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Creating and editing Terrains
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Terrain Engine

Unity’s Terrain system allows you to add vast landscapes to your game. At runtime, Terrain renderingThe process of drawing graphics to the screen (or to a render texture). By default, the main camera in Unity renders its view to the screen. More info
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is highly optimized for efficiency. The Unity Editor provides a selection of tools to create Terrain quickly and easily. This section explains the various options available for Terrain, and how to make use of them.

For more information about the 2018.3 Terrain update, see the 2018.3 Terrain Update: Getting Started blog post. You can also start or join a discussion in Unity’s World Building forum.

Additional resources

  • Terrain section of the Unity Knowledge Base

  • 2019–01–29 Page amended with editorial review

  • Added information about the 2018.3 Terrain update and links to other resources

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Creating and editing Terrains