There are not many tutorials for World Machine. I've seen some, but they usually just cover a very small part of the creation like for example "how to make a crater" and stuff like that.
I think it's a little pity there are so few tutorials, cause this software is really awesome and there are probably more than just me that struggles with it the first times they try it. I know it is supposed to be easy to learn, but I remember when I first fired it up. Nothing made sense and it seemed like I would never learn how to handle it.
That being said, I was thinking about making a tutorial on making mountains from start to finish and try to cover all the important things. Not from a reference photo, but since I usually work in layout mode it may be helpful towards your question. I'm no expert in this software, but I don't think one tutorial more will harm anyone. You'd have to be patient tho. I don't have to much free time these days, but I'll post it here in the forums when it's finished ;)
1 - I work a lot in the "Layout Mode" and I feel it's a little distracting that I have to swap between "Layout View" and "3D View" all the time just to get a good look at what I'm doing so I had an idea. What if we could split the "Workview" in to two parts where one will be the "Layout View" and the other the "3D View". This way it would be very easy to get a really good look at what you are doing right away and I can have a continues workflow.
2 - A simple (or advanced :D) sculpting tool that worked right inside the "3D view". Just a brush with some simple functions: rise, lower, flatten, smooth and so on. This would be very handy for some final touches to the terrain, create caves and lots more.
Would it be possible to have a manual option for saving sessions? Cause sometimes when I close the software it doesn't ask me if I want to save the session and sometimes it does and this is with the very same scene. Would be nice if I at least could turn on and option that makes it always ask when I exit the software
In the properties for the basic coverage macro there is these presets options. I have some trouble with this. My saved presets never really gets saved. Only just when I'm working with the scene. When I open a new scene or start a new project there are only the default preset.
I don't understand the point in me having the ability to save my presets if they don't get saved anyway?