Terrain generated in TerraTools as viewed in VBS3

TerraSim® Releases Building Designer

May 5, 2016

Pittsburgh, PA - TerraSim is excited to announce the release of Building Designer,  a new stand-alone application that uses an intuitive 2D interface to simplify the construction of geo-specific, enterable building models for VBS.

Users can easily import building floor plans as background imagery, trace walls, and quickly place functional doors, windows, and stairs using a drag-and-drop system. Building Designer also allows custom texture import and assignment, furniture model import and placement, and 3D building model preview. Export currently supports the P3D model format for use in Virtual Battlespace (VBS2, VBS3, and VBS IG).

Vectors created in Building Designer side-by-side with the resulting model in VBS3
Vectors created in Building Designer side-by-side with the resulting model in VBS3

Previously, the creation of new building models for VBS required experience in 3D modeling and knowledge of VBS model rules, animations, and configuration files. Now, anyone can learn Building Designer in minutes and rapidly create geo-specific VBS building models containing collision volumes, shadows, door animations, and destruct states.

Key features of Building Designer include:

  • Import floor plans from common image formats: JPEG, PNG, and TIFF
  • Trace walls and quickly place functional doors, windows, and stairs using a drag-and-drop system
  • Preview 3D building models at any point during the creation process
  • Export the building model to the P3D format for use in VBS
  • Augment building models in 3ds Max using the VBS Developer Suite P3D conversion tools
Unit within a Building Designer-created model in VBS3
Unit in VBS3 inside a Building Designer-created model

For more information about Building Designer, see the Building Designer products page.

For additional information, including purchase inquiries or evaluation requests, email us at .

About TerraSim

TerraSim, Inc., a Bohemia Interactive Simulations company, is a leading technology company that specializes in the development of advanced software solutions to automate geospatial source data preparation and terrain generation. Our products are designed to be flexible, scalable, and compatible by continuing to support the widest range of visual, constructive, and serious game runtimes in the military simulation and training industry. Our business model encompasses the sale and support of commercial off-the-shelf software, geospatial source data preparation and terrain generation services, and advanced research and development.

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