Fractal Landscape 1: Executable or Text Version
Press space-bar to halt the program, then -s- to exit completely.
This first program attempts to create a passable looking computer generated landscape, using simple mathematical rules. First take a straight line between 2 points A and B, then move the mid-point, C, up or down by a random amount, up to a given maximum. Then do the same for the straight line between A and C and A and B, but reducing the maximum.
Fractal Landscape 2: Executable or Text Version
Press the space-bar to re-RUN the program. Alternatively, you can see the SAME picture again by pressing either of -h-, -l-, -f-, or -b-, to move the viewpoint Higher, Lower, Forward or Back respectively. Otherwise press any other key to exit, once the picture has appeared.
The processing time in the high-resolution option is quite long - a minute or so, even with a 2GHz PC.
If you get fed-up waiting or are worried the program has stalled, use Alt-F4 to exit. This program uses up to 150Mb of RAM ! Therefore, you may get an Error message,if there's not enough memory. In this case, again use Alt-F4 to exit.
Below is a screen capture of the latest Fractal Landscape generated by the above program.
Fractal Landscape 3: Executable or Text Version
Includes mistiness or shading as distance increases, and has been made drastically faster using Assembly Language for some key routines.