Downloading and installing OpenOutcrop




OpenOutcrop can be downloaded in two parts -

·         OpenOutcrop Windows® 10 installer (download here) and a

·         Demo dataset provided courtesy by University of Queensland (download here)


Before downloading the application, please ensure that the target computer meets these minimum requirements.


Both the software application and demo dataset are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license. The full details of the license conditions can be found here.


In addition, the attributions below and licence conditions MUST be included in any subsequent distribution.


The OpenOutcrop installer when downloaded is a Windows® executable, Setup.exe. To install OpenOutcrop, right click on the downloaded file in Windows Explorer and select “Run as Administrator…”


The demo dataset also consists of a zip file. The file contains multiple Wavefront obj files in a folder named “CarnarvonHighway”. The folder and all files must be extracted from the zip file. Once unzipped, please make sure that the files are NOT marked read-only (Windows security thing).


One the data has been downloaded, you can fire up the application (the installer should have installed an icon on your desktop). A quick start is to open the file “Carnarvon.proj” in the sample data folder. Help can be found by using Help/Index… from the main menu.





The author of the software and the suppliers of the above dataset wish to acknowledge the financial assistance provided through Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research and Development (ANLEC R&D). ANLEC R&D is supported by Low Emission Technology Australia (LETA) and the Australian Government through the Clean Energy Initiative.


The software was developed as part of the project “ANLEC Project C0320-C327 Outcrop to model – the missing link” by Wence Sulda of Teraterra Pty Ltd.


All copyright and intellectual property of the supplied datasets are held by the University of Queensland and are licensed as part of the Creative Commons license above. The demo data set was created as part of the project “ANLEC 07-0314-0228 Final Report of Outcrop Analogues

and Preliminary Models” by Valeria Bianchi1, Davide Pistellato1, Fengde Zhou1, Samuele Boccardo2 and Joan Esterle1

1 School of Earth Sciences, the University of Queensland

2 School of Geosciences, the University of Studies of Padua



Minimum requirements


4 Core / 8 thread, AMD or Intel 64-bit processor



16Gb (ideally 32 Gb)

Disk space

100Mb (software)


1Gb (demo dataset)


Minimum 4Gb on card, 8Gb shared memory


Minimum 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) or higher