ISS Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons Producing accurate landscapes is complex and computationally expensive, noise systems difficult to tweak. Approximations are lightweight, flexible and easier to understand. The maths is simple trigonometry and random numbers. Simple algebraic simulations close the â€˜Gulf of Executionâ€™ associated with procedural generation.
This is the fourth issue of Seeds, a zine about generation.