[][src]Crate worldgen

World and Noise Generation in Rust.

Note that any/all of this documentation may change as the library goes through changes.


To start generating a world, we need a source of noise. The noise module contains different noise generators, for example for perlin noise:

let noise = PerlinNoise::new();

We can generate a single value from a generator using its generate method, as follows:

// x, y, seed
let value = noise.generate(1.0, 1.0, 15);

This on its own is not very useful or convenient, however by plugging this into a NoiseMap (from the noisemap module) we can generate a field of continuous noise:

let nm = NoiseMap::new(noise)
    .set(Size::of(10, 10))
    .set(Step::of(0.05, 0.05));

let vec = nm.generate_chunk(0, 0);

These can be combined and scaled to your liking:

let nm = nm1 + nm2 * 5;

Finally, we can wrap these into a World, and produce a vector of specific tiles (represented by anything you want) based on given constraints:

let world = World::new()
    .add(Tile::new('~').when(constraint!(nm, < 0.0)))

let tiles = world.generate(0, 0);

For more information on each of the three components, look at the documentation of the relevant module.

Full Example

#[macro_use] extern crate worldgen;

use worldgen::noise::perlin::PerlinNoise;
use worldgen::noisemap::{NoiseMapGenerator, NoiseMapGeneratorBase, NoiseMap, Seed, Step, Size};
use worldgen::world::{World, Tile};
use worldgen::world::tile::{Constraint, ConstraintType};

fn main() {
    let noise = PerlinNoise::new();

    let nm1 = NoiseMap::new(noise)
        .set(Step::of(0.005, 0.005));

    let nm2 = NoiseMap::new(noise)
        .set(Step::of(0.05, 0.05));

    let nm = Box::new(nm1 + nm2 * 3);

    let world = World::new()
        .set(Size::of(80, 50))

        // Water
            .when(constraint!(nm.clone(), < -0.1)))

        // Grass
            .when(constraint!(nm.clone(), < 0.45)))

        // Mountains
            .when(constraint!(nm.clone(), > 0.8)))

        // Hills

    for row in world.generate(0, 0).iter() {
        for val in row.iter() {
            for c in val.iter() {
                print!("{}", c);





The Noise module provides generators for different kinds of noise.


Generators for finite noise maps


For generating maps of specfic objects based on thresholds.