my name is Stefan Kraus. I am co-founder and CEO of BiteTheBtyes GmbH, located in Fulda, Germany. We are the developers of World Creator, a procedural and real-time terrain and landscape generator / creation tool.
@Igorcontacted us and asked if we are interested to become a sponsor ... and here we are - thank you for contacting us, much appreciated. I love that idea and since we use C4D ourselfes a lot for creating awesome renders and animations, it just fits perfect.
We are 100% addicted to digital content creation, especially to terrain and landscapes. BiteTheBytes was founded in 2008 and our initial technology actually was a terrain software development kit (SDK) which was called Cloddy. It was based on a new technology we have invented to visualize extremely huge terrains in real-time (real scale globes). With that one we were able to visualize entire planets that were based on original data (e.g. BlueMarble, ASTER) allowing the viewer to fly from one planet surface to another without any interruption. For that technology we made first place at the European Innovative Games Award in 2010. Actually it was designed to be used in games but at that time no one really wanted to create open world games - so it was mainly used for science, flight sims (Eurocopter / Airbus) and some dome theatres and other non-gaming companies.
But since we wanted to be part of the games industry and also of the movie industry (yes, we are gamers and nerds), we started to develop a new terrain and landscape generator (World Creator) based on an existing one, GeoControl (created by Johannes Rosenberg). Our goal was to make it real-time capable and adding powerful design capabilities additionally to the procedural techniques - World Creator was born. First released for Unity (as a prototype) and then as a standalone application for Windows and Mac.
Now, after years of heavy development of World Creator 2, we have started to develop World Creator 3; it is faster (2.5 times), more powerful, has a better workflow and a real-time path-tracer for creating photo-real renders of terrains and landscapes (plus some extra goodies we will announce when time has come).
Feel free to write me if you have any questions. Since a year we do not have a forum anymore but a pretty awesome Discord server where we can interact with our community in real-time (we love things to go fast).
Here are a bunch of links you might be interested in, if you want to know more about us, our product, our social activities and more:
Companies Website | World Creator Website | Discord Server | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Vimeo | Twitch
Thank you for allowing us to be part of your community, much appreciated