Terrain generated in TerraTools as viewed in VBS Blue IG

TerraSim® Releases TerraTools® 5.7

September 4, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA – TerraSim announced the release of TerraTools 5.7, the latest version of its industry-leading virtual terrain generation software. TerraTools 5.7 adds support for VBS Blue IG v19.1 and further control over the data layers that comprise a terrain inset. This release also improves support for VBS3, including the latest 19.1 release and support for six unique visual surfaces, and it provides updated support for the latest versions of OneSAF, MASA SWORD, and Steel Beasts Pro.

TerraTools 5.7 is available to all customers currently under active maintenance and support contracts. Current users can download the software installer on our support site.

For evaluation and sales inquiries regarding TerraTools 5.7, email us at .

TerraTools-produced terrain inset with custom water areas for VBS Blue IG
TerraTools-produced terrain inset with custom water areas for VBS Blue IG

TerraTools 5.7 Highlights

TerraTools Core

  • New invert selection functionality in the Extract Features node, allowing for more efficient filtering of features
  • OmniWizard updated to use better default tree models for quick-start of new projects that correlate between VBS3 and VBS Blue IG
  • Improvements to the quality of OmniWizard-generated project flow graphs with source data that uses powerlines, scattered vegetation, or wall model references

CDB Import Plug-in

  • Detailed processing statuses in the Progress Monitor for TerraTools projects using CDB data
  • Improved processing for projects using imported CDB raster data
  • Improved support for road network data attributes and additional error checks for projects using imported CDB road network data

TerraTools VBS Blue IG Source Plug-in

  • Support for export to VBS Blue IG v18.2, 18.3, and 19.1
  • Support for custom water areas for terrain insets in VBS Blue IG v.19.1
  • Support for the instanced objects system used by VBS Blue IG v18.3
  • Support for the aggregated object geometry system used by VBS Blue IG v19.1
  • Support for lightmaps and lightpoint objects
  • Capability for exporting stand-alone models from a TerraTools project for use in a VBS Blue IG project
  • Support for several different resampling types which can be used to affect the output heightmap of a terrain inset
  • Improvements to instanced and aggregated object model placement which factor in base water, custom water, and road heightmap alterations
  • Numerous other bug fixes and improvements

VBS Export Plug-in

  • Support for export to VBS3 v18.2, 18.3, and 19.1
  • Support for six unique visual surface textures (up from four)
  • Smooth roads in VBS3 terrains within the VBS exporter using new attributes and node properties

MASA SWORD Export Plug-in

  • Support for export to MASA SWORD versions 6.8.1 and 6.10

OneSAF Export Plug-in

  • Support for export to OneSAF versions 8.6, 8.7, and 8.8
  • Build Obstacle Avoidance and UHRB Reasoning files within the OneSAF exporter for OneSAF versions 8.6, 8.7, and 8.8 without needing to generate these files in post-processing
  • Ability to load an existing Land Configuration file to terrain within the OneSAF exporter

Steel Beasts Export Plug-in

  • Support for export to Steel Beasts Pro versions 4.132 and 4.147
  • Stability and performance improvements to the Steel Beasts Pro exporter

Other Exporter Updates

  • Memory improvements to the CTDB multi-cell exporter for handling large terrains

Why TerraTools?

TerraTools is the military simulation and training industry's leading virtual terrain generation software. With world class features heavily rooted in automated processing, TerraTools rapidly produces high-fidelity, correlated geo-specific environments for use across visual, constructive, and serious game runtime applications. Advantages of TerraTools include:

  • Unmatched support for correlated terrain development across 15+ formats
  • Scalable, flexible, reusable, and configurable design to meet your terrain requirements
  • Extensive import and export support for geospatial data, models, and terrain
  • Built-in tools to monitor and manage each step of the terrain generation process
  • Advanced diagnostic tools for troubleshooting terrain generation
About TerraSim

TerraSim, 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.

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