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In the add mesh menu, If you click on the button labeled Landscape, It will add a relatively cool looking mesh.

Add mesh menu

However, once I put my favorite color on it, This mesh seems pretty useless.

Screenshot of blue mesh

It actually looks kinda like Mt. McKinely

Picture from Wikipedia

The only possible use I can see is if I wanted to go into sculpt mode and modify it further, Then it could have some use as a base mesh to save you some time instead of sculpting from a plane. Is there actually any practical reason to use this button? or is this feature just another pre-made mesh like Suzanne and teapot?

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  • $\begingroup$ did you try adjusting the presets to get different results ? $\endgroup$ – Chebhou Apr 2 '15 at 19:12
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    $\begingroup$ well it also kinda looks like longs peak or mt. democrat so I think it's just a generic seed that looks like a random mountain. You can change the seed number to get different "mountains" but the landscape is really just a randomly genrated bumpy thing with a falloff vector. if you get rid off the falloff, (set to "none") you can see that it could also look exactly like the bottom of the ocean blue, home sweet home for us both. It's called "we see what we want to see". $\endgroup$ – Scalia Apr 2 '15 at 19:13
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    $\begingroup$ You might want to look on this rather good tutorial about using the addon - cgcookie.com/blender/cgc-courses/…. I have learned this addon from it. $\endgroup$ – Mr Zak Apr 3 '15 at 13:59
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You can change the settings for the ANT landscape creation by moving the random seed:

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By the way ANT refers to Another Noise Tool

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  • $\begingroup$ well there goes my answer. :( $\endgroup$ – Scalia Apr 2 '15 at 20:47
  • $\begingroup$ I can not seem to find that menu to change the settings now that I have added the landscape and changed the color. $\endgroup$ – X-27 the fluffy unicorn Apr 2 '15 at 21:11
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    $\begingroup$ You can only change the settings in creation. Once you change anything else you can't go back. blender.stackexchange.com/questions/7850/… $\endgroup$ – cegaton Apr 2 '15 at 21:26
  • $\begingroup$ if you want to change the landscape interacively you can try using a displace modifier with a noise texture see: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/27451/… $\endgroup$ – cegaton Apr 2 '15 at 21:30

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