Cookbook

Welcome to the cookbook! Here you will recipes to make different terrains and effects in Mirage.

Want to share a cool terrain setup? Send me an email with the settings (or a preset file) at diego@sinestesia.co.

Procedural Terrains

Prairie

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Use a smaller scale a high flat land setting to smooth it out. Keep some small amount of detail and twist to have some variation.

Setting

Value to use

Terrain Type

Smooth Hills

Difference

0

Flat Land

5

Detail

0.75

Twist

0.05

Scale

1.5

Canyon Desert

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You can easily create canyon desert scenes with the terraces modifier. For best results use the “Mountains” terrain type and enable Thermal Erosion. You can determine how much flat land to have with the lower terraces (below 20%).

Setting

Value to use

Terraces Amount

5

Terrace 0

60%

Terrace 1

50%

Terrace 2

40%

Terrace 3

20%

Terrace 4

15%

Volcanic Island

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Start by enabling the island modifier.

Next, enable the Smooth Modifier and set it to radial with a Factor of 10% and a size of 70%. This will make the edges of the terrain flat so they end up hidden beneath the ocean object.

Also enable the water erosion modifier for a more realistic terrain.

You’ll want to sculpt the area where it touches the water, since volcanic islands tend to have more irregular contours.

Setting

Value to use

Terain Type

Mountains

Ridgedness

0.75

Sharpness

0

Breakup

2

Roughness

0.2

Twist

0.1

Height

8 meters