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Marc Lorenz

Populate:Terrain assists in creating and optimizing terrain surfaces from contour lines or from existing meshes. The quad based output allows for easier later remodeling, for example using push/pull painting. The regular face size reduces rendering issues (GI, displacement) and you can use Turbosmooth on it.

Populate:Terrain is a scripted plugin for Autodesk 3ds max. It assists in creating and optimizing terrain surfaces for architectural visualization applications. Populate:Terrain fixes imported meshed CAD models or directly converts contour lines. The result is a clean quad based poly surface with user definable grid size.

1: Spline Shape 2: Converted to mesh with 3ds max 3: Converted with Populate:Terrain

1: Contour lines 2: Converted using the 3ds max Terrain Compound 3: Converted with Populate:Terrain

New feature in 1.8, trimming with a spline shape:


Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 2010 or higher.


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eviyo's picture

Link doesn't work

Can anyone send me the script? email: [email protected]

strakda's picture


How do i instal this after downloading? Do i just drag and drop it in to the 3ds max file? thx a lot for help

iceice's picture


if you get the script, can you send it to me pls

[email protected]

Sushillan's picture

Link doesn't work

It says "The requested URL /index.php was not found on this server." Can someone mail me the script to [email protected] Thanks in advance

ttus's picture


ya , work fine.
if u Copy tract ENU folder
reinstall 1.86

Spacelord's picture

Error with 3dsmax 2018

No "get" function for undefined

Does it work with 2018 ?

djayart's picture

Thank you for the re-link

I have ESET no virus or what else found.
Work great.
This plugin is awesome.
Thank you

mischesn's picture

Thanks for the link! Works

Thanks for the link! Works perfectly. Definitely a false positive.

ttus's picture

re link URL

the Action to ignore the intention of the author

but, I know that it is a useful script.

a free product, I think that it Link does not apply to Warez.

If there are any problems, Delete the post.


windows UAC will issue a warning
I didnt found virus,At own risk.

dabek9201's picture

Link doesn't work

Can you send me the script? The page doesn't work, there is no way to download the script. email - [email protected]

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