Perlin noise is a algorithmic (computer-generated) effect developed by Ken Perlin, often used for simulating elements in nature and for procedural terrain generation, especially in situations with low levels of memory. It is also pseudo-random, and can be in any number of dimensions. An improved ...

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How do you generate tileable Perlin noise?

Related: Simple noise generation Understanding Perlin Noise I'd like to generate tileable Perlin noise. I'm working from Paul Bourke's PerlinNoise*() functions, which are like this: // alpha is ...
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How can I generate Worms-style terrain?

I'm working on a Worms-styled game and want to generate some terrain procedurally. I've previously done a lot of terrain generation using perlin noise, and this is what I started out using for this ...
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Simple noise generation

I'm looking to generate noise that looks like this: (images courtesy of Understanding Perlin Noise) I'm basically looking for noise with lots of small "ripples". The following is undesirable: ...
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A Simple Method To Create Island Map Mask

I'm searching for a nice and easy way to generate a mask for an island map with C#. Basically I'm using with a random heightmap generated with perlin noise, where the terrain is NOT surrounded by ...
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How can I generate random lakes and rivers in my game?

I have a 2D block building game and am trying to make randomly generated lakes and rivers. I have looked into the Perlin noise algorithm, but, I couldn't get it to generate random and nice results. I ...
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Smooth Voxel Terrain

As a personal project, I'm trying to make a terrain generator that will create terrain looking something like the Castle Story smooth terrain. If you haven't seen it before, here: So as you can ...
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Speeding up procedural texture generation

Recently I've begun working on a game that takes place in a procedurally generated solar system. After a bit of a learning curve (having neither worked with Scala, OpenGL 2 ES or Libgdx before), I ...
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Cave generation with Perlin worms

I'm currently trying to generate a Minecraft like voxel terrain with 3D Simplex Noise and also want to implement caves. I found the method of Perlin Worms in this thread, which generates really nice ...
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How do I create a horizon?

I added a sky to my raytracer that gets sampled when a ray completely misses any object. What I'm doing here is if a ray completely misses anything in the scene, it returns the Perlin noise ...
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How to remove floating terrain when generated with 3D Perlin Noise?

I'm currently using 3D Perlin Noise to generate random terrain in combination with Marching Cubes. My issue seems to lie in scaling the noise function to get reasonable heights in my terrain. If ...
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Tiling perlin noise seamlessly, but without repeating to generate an infinite 3D world

I have been working on a 3D game in java using LWJGL for a while now. I am trying to make procedurally generated infinite 3D terrain that is generated around the player. So far I have: 3D terrain ...
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How to flatten out terrain and make better caves with Perlin noise

I'm currently using Perlin noise to generate a terrain. This is my actual attempt to create caves. I do get some sort of cave structures but they are small and are always close to the edges of the ...
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C# Perlin noise - generating “endless” terrain chunks?

I'm currently writing a little side scroller in C#, to both learn C# and have fun. Right now I have a simple random number generator generating the world but it isn't exactly all that great - so with ...
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Do I need multiple perlin noise generators for different features in terrain generation?

I have a simple perlin noise algorithm in my 2d game, I feed it x and y location of a tile and get some value between 0 and 1. I then use a bunch of if-else statements to break these numbers into ...
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One Dimensional Perlin noise vs Multi-Dimensional

I am reading through a book called "The Nature of Coding" and I am working on porting the examples from Processing.js to Regular old Java. The example I am on uses the following method call in ...
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Help understanding Simplex Noise

Introduction This is less of a "how to" on using 2D simplex noise and more of a quest to understand what is happening both in the math and visually. I would rather not copy and paste the code I've ...
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2D Tile Game - Smooth Biome Terrain Transitions

While working on my 2D tile based game, I encountered a problem. I use Perlin Noise to generate the terrain. Some biomes (Desert, Forest, etc) have different flatness values depending on terrain, ...
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Adding terrain features to a perlin noise heightmap

I'm currently using Perlin Noise to generate heightmaps and model moisture levels as well as tree density to create terrain (in the form of 2D tilemaps - think dwarf fortress). How can I generate ...
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Smoothing Heightmap Data

I've made a Heightmap Generator that creates island heightmaps like in this picture: I am dividing the grayscale ( 0 - 255 ) into 4 diferent parts ( water, sand, gras and forrest ) and after ...
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Generate islands/continents with simplex noise

Managed to get something like this using a simplexnoise port i made from the original javacode to php: Used some tips from other post: Understanding Perlin Noise basically, lowered the frequency ...
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How do I generate random mountains in a sidescroller?

So I'm trying to make a simplified Terraria style world using Perlin noise. I got that working and the terrain is randomized. However the terrain always looks like like a weird cosines curve. Hills ...
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Unwanted Perlin Noise result

I've finally managed to write a working Lua version of Perlin's improved noise for Love 2D. However, when I run it, i get this: Which is just fine, I guess. But I would like something that looks ...
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Perlin Noise for generating terrain in a 2D side-scrolling game. Is there a way to make variations in noise's amplitude?

For example if my generated levels look roughly like this: But once in a while I would like to have the "amplitude" rise say 10 times than the rest of the level, so that it would look something ...
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Accidental noise - Gradient function

Related to my previous question (2D Terra(ria)in generation - Accidental noise) I'm stuck on understanding how the gradient function itself works (in the Accidental library). After help on chat (...
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Simplex Noise flat land and hills

I'm using the simplex noise to create Minecraft like terrain. I can only achieve hills like this. Does anyone know how to use simplex to make more dynamic landscapes?
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Creating a set of islands by subtracting gradient values from a Perlin noise

The answers to this question explains fairly well how to create a big island in the center of the screen by setting up a gradient and then subtracting its value from a Perlin Noise. Anyway they ...
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Procedurally generate rivers for 2-d heightmap terrain

I created an algorithm to procedurally generate 2d worlds based on a heightmap grid. (I used a 2d simplex noise algorithm mapped on the inverse of the distance of each pixel from the center, to "...
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How to use the float value from noise function in voxel terrain?

I'm using Unity, although this question is not really specific to that engine. Im also using an asset from the store called Coherent Noise. It has some neat noise functionality built it. I am ...
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C# XNA: Effecient mesh building algorithm for voxel based terrain (“top” outside layer only, non-destructible)

To put this bluntly, for non-destructible/non-constructible voxel style terrain, are generated meshes handled much better than instancing? Is there another method to achieve millions of visible quad ...
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Smooth 1D terrain generation

So I'm pretty happy with my terrain, and the progress on my game. I just want to figure out why the terrain is so steep sometimes. Right now to generate my random seed I use this: seed = (long)(Math....
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Creating Seamless Perlin Noise Across Faces of Cube

I am writing a planet renderer and have stumbled into a problem that I cannot solve. I am generating heightmaps in a glsl pixel shader. These heightmaps are generated for every quad in the quadtree ...
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Manipulating Perlin Noise

I've been learning about Procedurally Generated Content lately (in particular, Perlin noise). Perlin noise works great for making things like landscapes, height maps, and stuff like that. But now I am ...
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Why would someone chose midpoint displacement over perlin noise for 3D terrain generation?

I myself am creating a terrain generation algorithm and would be interested in knowing why others have chosen midpoint displacement over perlin noise. Minecraft is an example where midpoint ...
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2D and 3D Perlin Noise Terrain Generation

I'm using 2d perlin noise to generate a heightmap and then adding 3d perlin noise to the heightmap to create overhangs and ridges. But it's not turning out like I would like it to. There are too many ...
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How to zoom randomly generated maps?

I made a Java program which generates a random map based on Perlin Noise + Poisson Algorithm + Voronoi Diagram. Here you can see a generated map. White are caves, black is empty. The problem is ...
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Converting double “perlin noise” value to a set of colors

I've been working all day at learning perlin and other methods for generating terrain. I have a 2d top-down game and I need to generate random regions of connected colors. I've been playing with ...
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generating random block-based worlds with 3D noise

I want to create a 3D block-based infinite world. For any block, I want to be able to compute its block type. 3D perlin noise is the usual building block of such a world. If you ask the 3D noise ...
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Applying a noise texture to distort edges

I asked this question over on StackOverflow but then found this site, and it's probably better suited to here. I'm trying to implement Sketchy Drawings. I'm at the part of the process which calls ...
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Manipulating Perlin noise output to create different ore veins in different depths

I am developing a simple project using Java, for Android. It is a side-scroller with a procedurally generated, infinite world. Most of the generation will be working on underground but I expect the ...
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XNA/C# Convert polygons into tilemap

I'm currently working on my 2D survival game, where the world is infinite and generated by perlin noise. I wanted to also include biomes and this article interested me - http://www-cs-students....
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Perlin Noise Help

Okay so I have been trying to make perlin noise, fractal noise to be specific, with mixed success. What I do is I fill 5 arrays with white noise, basically just floating point values. Each array is ...
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Marching cubes density function: noise sampling leaves holes in plane

I'm following the GPU Gems 3 chapter 1 (Generating Complex Procedural Terrains Using the GPU). The main difference is that I'm using the CPU for generating the mesh(es) based off of marching cubes. ...
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2D Terra(ria)in generation - Accidental noise

I'm currently trying to implement terrain generation as described on the following page: http://accidentalnoise.sourceforge.net/minecraftworlds.html. But I have issues understanding how to interpret ...
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How to make map generation with Perlin noise look more like an actual map

I have been following a guide on Perlin noise, but I can't post the link here because of my current reputation level. I will post code if needed. When I get noise from this distribution, I tend to ...
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How can I clean up and smooth out procedurally generated terrain?

I am experimenting with procedural content generation, and starting with generating terrain from fractional brownian noise. The terrain produced looks fairly realistic, but has many artifacts and ...
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Generated Perlin noise is not coherent (sharp edges) [closed]

I'm having a bit of trouble implementing Perlin Noise, I've included an example the problem below. I've tried debugging but everything appears to be working correctly, and I can't figure out what's ...
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Perlin Noise for game terrain; math error (unexpected breaks in terrain (3D grid))

So, I'm learning how to generate terrain using Perlin Noise, and I came across this code: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4753055/perlin-noise-generation-for-terrain/4753123#4753123 PerlinNoise.h ...
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Procedural terrain using 3D noise

I'm coding a procedural terrain generation based on this article from GPU Gems 1. But using CPU (not GPU). I'm stuck at generating the procedural terrain. I just can't figure out how make a 3D ...
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How to blend biomes with procedural terrain

I'm working on a terrain generator. Through multiple noise functions, I'm able to create many kinds of terrain I like, but I'm having a bit of difficulty joining them together in a seamless fashion. ...
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How can I model AI Interactions across the entire game world without computing them individually?

I'm making a 2D top-down tile-based game in C++ using SDL2. The game uses a very large world map (think Dwarf Fortress). My world terrain is generated using a noise function, another function is ...