Adding a Soften node

The Soften node softens a terrain, which can correspond to accelerated aging, for example, to transform young mountains into old mountains. You can add details in the form of noise to obtain a less smooth result. It also preserve flat surfaces, such as lakes and the sea that are not affected by the softening and do not receive additional details.

To add a Soften node, right click in the Graph Editor and select Create Node  > Terrain Transformation  > Soften or press the keyboard shortcut N-T-S-F (Node Terrain SoFten).

Select the node to open its parameters:

Editing a Soften node

  • Intensity: Use the slider to set the intensity of the softening. The higher the value, the more pronounced the softening effect.
  • Details can be added as noise in the Location drop-down box.

Everywhere: everywhere in the terrain.

More at highest locations: more details on the elevated parts of the terrain.

More at lowest locations: more details on the lower parts of the terrain.

  • The Scale parameter allows you to adjust the size of the details to add: very fine, or larger.
  • The Banks parameter softens the banks of a lake. If it is at zero, we achieve steep banks.

If we increase it, we achieve softer banks.


  • Sometimes the softened terrain can be found above a lake.

In this case, use the Elevation parameter to raise the lake so that it fits better into the surrounding terrain.


Parameters

Parameter Use
Intensity Adjusts the intensity of the soften.
Location Sets where to add noise to the terrain.
Scale Adjust the size of the details to add: very fine, or larger.
Banks Softens the banks of a lake.
Elevation Raises the lake so that it fits better into the surrounding terrain.

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