Aurora Borealis

Started by sjefen, March 20, 2017, 06:41:53 pm

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sjefen

Hi,


It's been a while since I've been active here. I haven't worked with Terragen for ages as well, but
I have just started a project and wanted to share a little crop of what I'm working on.


Regards,
Terje
ArtStation: https://www.artstation.com/royalt

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
32,0 GB RAM
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

inkydigit

Great to see you again Terje!
The aurora looks fantastic, has a feeling of movement that is beguiling!
Cheers
Jason
:)

Dune


sjefen

Thanks guys. It's good to be back and work with Terragen again.

I'm having problems with the shapes of the auroras. It's not exactly what I want, but I'll get three some time. I'm gonna experiment more with this, but for now, I'm rendering this one out big.


Regards,
Terje
ArtStation: https://www.artstation.com/royalt

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
32,0 GB RAM
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

sjefen

ArtStation: https://www.artstation.com/royalt

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
32,0 GB RAM
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

DocCharly65

Nice to meet you here
...must have been before I entered the forum :)

Beautiful project! I like the ambience.

DannyG

The sky looks very nice, the issue with this effect is the light on the surface. Getting that balanced is tricky 

Oshyan

The aurora actually does light up the ground, although this is a somewhat extreme result, depending on how long of a real-world exposure it was. :D

- Oshyan

sjefen

March 23, 2017, 04:08:42 am #8 Last Edit: March 23, 2017, 04:10:45 am by sjefen
It did light up the scene, but not as much as I wanted it to. I created a light source for it, but I'm gonna fix it a little bit in Lightroom when the final image is ready.
Rendering now at over 9000px in width. It takes forever.
ArtStation: https://www.artstation.com/royalt

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
32,0 GB RAM
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

sjefen

My render finished at just over 78 hours. It had some problems I had to fix, but I'm not
in the mood for doing this render one more time, so I decided to try out Pixel Plow and render
it even larger so I can print it.

Is there even a limit for how large I can render my images with Pixel Plow?


- Terje
ArtStation: https://www.artstation.com/royalt

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
32,0 GB RAM
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

bobbystahr

Ulco may know as IIRC he used them for his HUGE museum project...
something borrowed,
something Blue.
Ring out the Old.
Bring in the New
Bobby Stahr, Paracosmologist

Dune

Don't, didn't, but you can ask them.

bobbystahr

Quote from: Dune on March 27, 2017, 02:23:56 am
Don't, didn't, but you can ask them.


Who did yours then? A superb job from the pics you posted.

something borrowed,
something Blue.
Ring out the Old.
Bring in the New
Bobby Stahr, Paracosmologist

Dune

A few guys from the forum helped me then, the latter wall I rendered myself.

Tangled-Universe

Great to see you're back Terje :)
Can't wait to see your final render!
In case you want to get rid of your aurora lighting up surfaces you can disable "enable secondary" in your cloud layer, but be aware that it will affect its behavior in the atmosphere as well.