Populate:Terrain released!

Populate:Terrain is a scripted plugin for Autodesk 3ds max. It assists in creating and optimizing terrain surfaces from contour lines or from existing meshes.

The quad based output allows for easier later remodeling, for example using push/pull painting. The regular face size reduces rendering issues (GI, displacement) and you can use Turbosmooth on it. It’s also a lot nicer to look at!

Free download for 3ds max 2010 or higher.

  • Pedroblanes

    when I install and run: Missing Files, please reinstall Reintal and what remains the same. 3ds max 2012. please help.

    • http://populate-3dsmax.com Marc Lorenz

      OK, can you give me more information about the problem please?

      So the installation did work and you have the menu entry in the “Tools” menu, but it fails to run then?

      Do you have this file in your 3dsmax directory?

      What OS are you running, Vista or Windows 7?

      There are some rare issues with Windows user rights (UAC), but I believe there is something else going on, in your case…

      • gordon

        Same here, “files missing – please reinstall” and I’m running XP 64-bit

      • Bernardo

        I’m running xp 64 and having the same problem

    • http://populate3d.com Marc Lorenz

      I changed the way the script is called from the menu entry, could you please try downloading the setup again, and install over the previous installation?

  • sulcs

    Hi Marc, thanx for your scripts, populate works fine, but terrain doesn`t. As you see populate-terrain.mse is in 3dsmax/Scripts directory but something is missing. 3ds Max 2010 64bit, Windows 7.

    • http://populate3d.com Marc Lorenz

      Thanks for the report. Could you please try if the installer-less version works for you? There is a .mse file inside, you can run it by dragging it into the 3ds max window, or from the menu: MAXScript -> Run Script…

      • Kristaps

        The same :(  tried on two workstations by dragging and running.

  • Pedroblanes

    Hi Marc I have the same problems that “Sulcs.” Working with Windows XP and tested with 3ds Max 2011-2012.

  • Pedroblanes

    sorry, Windows XP 64bit

  • http://populate3d.com Marc Lorenz

    To all: It seems that I could fix the error “no ‘get’ function for undefined.”
    Please contact me per mail for a fix.
    The “file missing – please reinstall” error is an issue with the installer I have not tracked down yet.

  • wmiler

    Very good this script, thank you.Here it worked perfectly, windowns 7 64bit and 3ds max 2012.I have a suggestion. A button to cancel the process, because sometimes we put high values​​, which crashes.

    • http://populate3d.com Marc Lorenz

      That’s a good suggestion, however it’s not totally simple (with scripts in general). I will think about ways to handle this.

  • http://populate3d.com Marc Lorenz

    To everybody with the “file missing – please reinstall” error.
    Could you please tell me if you have the following file on your disk:

    (path to 3ds max may vary)

    “C:Program FilesAutodesk3ds Max Design 2012Scriptspopulate-terrainpopulate-terrain.mse”

    If not, do you see the file “populate-terrain.mse” somewhere? 😉

  • Neoabu3

    Hello Marc.
    I have the path you say in 3ds max 2011-Win7x64 and I have the same error.

    • http://populate3d.com Marc Lorenz

      Are you running the updated version 1.1?

  • http://populate3d.com Marc Lorenz

    Please update to version 1.1.
    I hope all known issues are fixed now.

  • http://populate3d.com Marc Lorenz

    Fixed some remaining bugs with version 1.2…

  • Philippe Steels

    Great !! Can’t wait to test it