TerrainView is the free (for non-profit use) 3D viewer of ViewTec for interactive visualization of high-resolution 3D terrain and 3D object data.
TerrainView supports the most common 3D formats and provides features e.g. 2D moving map display, easy navigation through multiple fly modes, 3D screenshot functions, dynamic objects, 3D measure functions, scenario creation and playback, creation of points of interest, and the ability to create videos from either saved scenarios or interactive fly-through.
For the generation of realistic scenes, TerrainView offers a wide palette of lighting and weather conditions: Time of day, skybox, distant haze, volumetric clouds, rain, snow and wind effects.
Supported 3D formats: Autodesk 3D Studio Max 6 - MAX 2011 (max) Plugin, Collada (dae), CityGML (citygml), Autodesk 3D Studio Max (3ds), Multigen OpenFlight (flt), Terrex TerraPage (txp), ViewTec (ivc), Openscenegraph (ive), CyberCity (flt/ivc), VRML 2 (wrl), Alias/Wavefront (obj), NewTek LightWave 3D (lwo).
TerrainView can be upgraded to the different professional extensions:
TerrainView-Globe extends TerrainView with unlimited GIS, multilayered elevation and image data import based on Earth and offers ultra-fast and high resolution rendering for GIS and simulation users.
The extension TerrainView-Remote Control offers an API to remotely manipulate points of interest and 3D objects of a 3D scene in real-time.
The extension TerrainView-CMAX consists in a high-end system for seamless multi-channel, multi-projections and visualizations on multiple screens and walls.
TerrainView-Video is the extension to produce videos in a resolution higher than 640x480 e.g. PAL, NTSC and HDTV.