Choice of continent size, land area and many fractal funtions.
Automatic generation of river networks.
Import real-world data sets that can be used to produce maps of Earth and Mars are included on the FT3 CD and free online.
Import maps with color to altitidue conversion, allowing color contoured maps to be converted to FT3 3D relief,
or, start with a flat world.
Edit Your Worlds
World-crafting tools. Use height tools to form the terrain. Alternatively paint the climate and FT3 will construct the terrain to match.
Full suite of editing tools allowing world data to be specifically set, or modified based on existing world settings, with fractal functions then applied.
Altitude, climate, temperature, and rainfall calculations and editing.
Editing tools include smooth, roughen, deterrace, fill basin, raise, lower, mound, build mountains, noise.
Climate can be shaded with bitmap textures.
Use editing tools globally, on selected areas or paint them with a variety of brushes.
Change the Appearance of Your Worlds
Use overlays from multiple images, with optional transparency, to add detail such as clouds.
24 map projections, and the power to define your own.
Add craters, or institute a planetary bombardment.
Scripting language to automate complex and repetitive tasks.
Full customization. Contour colors, grid settings, export options, world creation parameters, editing values - all can be set by the user.
Export Your World
Export to CC3 and CC3+, Google Earth, JPEG, BMP, PNG and VRML files in a number of different views, styles, and projections.
Multiple file export allows quick and easy creation of tiled, multi-level world views. Files created in this way can either be stand-alone, or can include navigational hotspot links - either in CC3+ format, or as Web-ready HTML.
Full-featured CC3+ output, with sheets, including link options, layer buttons, title cartouche, compass rose, grid contour bars, etc. The final form of the CC3 map can be determined via a number of user settings.
Traveller compatible icosohedral export for Traveller.
Cosmographer 3-compatible export.
Compatible, and integrates with, NBOS's Astrosynthesis software.
FT3 is a product in its own right - you do not need to own CC3 or CC3+ to use it.
Behind The Interface
FT3 is coded in C++, and is optimised for the latest multicore processors and SSE2 technology.