Visualization of Terrain and Weather
terra3D is a system for the scientific and media related visualization of earth and weather. It has been especially desgined for TV weather reports, news and science magazines.
How Weather Animations Are Made with terra3D
The artificial earth is represented by a three-dimensional object with 2 information layers. The first layer describes the terrain with a colored height model. The second layer uses original satellite images for the visualization of the clouds. All object and layer parameters can be modified and animated with a portable graphical user interface. After having adjusted all parameters, a high-quality animation can be rendered.
How is the weather in other parts of the world? Simply select the desired country and the satellite that covers this country best and terra3D interactive computes a realistic picture of the current weather situation within a few seconds!
The terra3D Flyer is available for download: