TerraTools®, the military simulation and training industry's leading virtual terrain generation software, rapidly constructs high-fidelity correlated environments from a variety of input GIS data, imagery, and 3D models for visual, constructive, and serious game simulation. Specializing in rapid and automated terrain construction, the TerraTools project flow graph allows you to compile and publish correlated terrain for use across many third-party runtimes including JCATS, JSAF, MASA SWORD, OTBSAF, OneSAF, OpenFlight, OpenSceneGraph, Unity, VBS3, VBS4, VBS Blue IG, and more.

Key Features

TerraTools provides all of the standard geospatial data processing capabilities necessary to create high fidelity 3D visualizations. Key TerraTools capabilities include:

  • Import and export a wide range of common GIS and industry-specific simulation formats and runtimes. See the TerraTools Bundle Comparison table below for more information.
  • Design a flow graph to control and automate correlated terrain construction which provides a highly customizable and reusable process that easily scales up for large area production.
  • Generate buildings with detailed interiors that can be controlled parametrically, including complex roof shapes, stairways, rooms, basements, roof access points, windows, doors and destruction.
  • Create road and rail networks automatically using the TerraTools content and material library, or define your own.
  • Generate bridges and underground tunnels parametrically with user-defined cross sections, including decks, pylons, sidewalks, etc., to create a variety of destructible bridge and tunnel models tailored to the landscape and project requirements.
  • Scatter and automatically align models according to user-defined rules to create forested areas with varying tree models or urban centers with street signs and lights oriented to roads and buildings.
  • Create, view, and edit data and attribution directly within TerraTools, including 3D terrain preview.
  • Write scripts to create, edit, filter, modify, or augment all types of terrain source data using the TerraTools scripting interface for maximum control and to minimize manual data preparation.
  • Review project statistics and performance using built-in diagnostic tools and investigate warnings, and address process errors.
  • Pick from over 650 unique 3D models and over 1500 textures to support a variety of geospatial database generation tasks, or import your own.
TerraTools Software Bundles Compared

TerraTools Core: Affordable standard set of features for OpenFlight terrain generation.

TerraTools VBS: Includes all components needed to support large-scale terrain generation for all BISim runtimes.

TerraTools Gov: Fully-featured production environment for a wide range of standard runtimes, suitable for government and defense contractors.

TerraTools Max: Includes every component offered by TerraSim for maximum support of simulation systems.

TerraTools Supported Formats and Bundles
System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 11 64-bit
  • CPU: 2.3 GHz dual-core processor
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Hard Drive: 5 GB installation, 250 GB project work space
  • Graphics: 1 GB, support for OpenGL 3.0 or higher
  • Misc: Administrative privileges on workstation

Recommended System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 11 64-bit
  • CPU: 2.8 GHz dual-core processor or better
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • Hard Drive: 5 GB installation, 1 TB project work space
  • Graphics: 4 GB, support for OpenGL 3.0 or higher
  • Misc: Administrative privileges on workstation, dual monitors