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Offline JimB

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Some renders
« on: December 30, 2006, 09:45:38 PM »
Finally got signed up here, so here are some efforts with TG2tp:

This one has very few octaves on the steeper rock surface:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i311/tarbicus/mountainous_03.jpg?t=11674226

This has the cloud Acceleration Cache turned off, which I find seems important to avoid 'voxel' blocks in the clouds when close to the camera. They therefore went a bit blobby so I just turned up the Octaves in the Pattern of the fractal. It also has Inverted Profile switched on.
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i311/tarbicus/mountainous_03_HQ4.jpg?t=1167

Mist/fog, which is a cumulus cloud layer at very low level, and using a Perlin function.
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i311/tarbicus/mountainous_03_foggy.jpg?t=11

This one I'm very pleased with, when it comes to the clouds:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i311/tarbicus/white_clouds_puffy4_trees.jpg?t=1167518410
Edge Sharpness is 0.0048
Cloud Density is 30
Roughness is 3.125
Coverage Gamma is 0.6
You need to play around with the other settings to taste. Render time was 19.5 hours, at 1600 pixels wide, with lots of settings high to see what happened.

Cheers,
Jim.


« Last Edit: December 30, 2006, 09:48:59 PM by JimB »
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Offline glen5700

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Re: Some renders
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2006, 10:12:24 PM »
Jim,
These are really nice, the high settings and long render times are worth it.

Glen

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Re: Some renders
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2006, 12:00:24 AM »
Yes, very very nice.

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Re: Some renders
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2006, 11:23:54 AM »
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Offline JimB

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Re: Some renders
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2006, 11:27:00 AM »
Thanks guys.

Just a note to say that it was late last night (tired), and I forgot that the last image with the puffy clouds had cloud quality settings of only 0.5

I think it's the Acceleration Cache, and high quality tress, that made the render time so long. Worth it, though.
Some bits and bobs
The Galileo Fallacy, 'Argumentum ad Galileus':
"They laughed at Galileo. They're laughing at me. Therefore I am the next Galileo."

Nope. Galileo was right for the simpler reason that he was right.

Offline Aerny

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Re: Some renders
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2007, 10:42:30 AM »
Wow, that last one really looked like a picture of Marburg (in the south of germany)

cheers,

Arnold

Offline TangoSmoker

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Re: Some renders
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2007, 08:41:42 PM »
Fantastic Pics. The render time show over 19 hours. What are the system specs? Just for curiosities sake.

Offline crazymonkey

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Re: Some renders
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2007, 09:34:46 PM »
nice man, some really solid renders there :)

Offline littlecannon

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Re: Some renders
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2007, 09:11:44 AM »
Nice renders Jim, lovely textures. Keep em comin'
I just need to tweak that texture a bit more...

Offline Mindscape

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Re: Some renders
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2007, 05:02:57 PM »
Love the foggy one  :)

Offline JimB

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Re: Some renders
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2007, 12:58:58 PM »
Thanks everyone, much appreciated.

Fantastic Pics. The render time show over 19 hours. What are the system specs? Just for curiosities sake.

Dual Xeon 3.06 GHz
3.25 GB RAM
Win XP-Pro

That render time only applies to the last one with white puffy clouds. The others were less than a couple of hours.

Here's another that was posted elsewhere for tech support if you're interested.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i311/tarbicus/big_clouds_01_terrain_trees.jpg
Some bits and bobs
The Galileo Fallacy, 'Argumentum ad Galileus':
"They laughed at Galileo. They're laughing at me. Therefore I am the next Galileo."

Nope. Galileo was right for the simpler reason that he was right.

Offline MichaelT

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Re: Some renders
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2007, 12:18:45 AM »
Looks fantastic, however this is a share your terragen file area if you know what I mean ;)

Offline ProjectX

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Re: Some renders
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2007, 07:59:43 PM »
I love the atmosphere of the render, only a couple of things I'd've changed:

1. break up the snow line, it's a straight edge, put a bit of fractal breakup on

2. Shrink the trees - this scene has the look of something epic to it, and massive, and the trees are really too big for it, also put in more to compensate for the reduced size, but make sure to put a fractal into the density of the population, and maybe some tonal variations too.

3. Clouds are great, but the atmosphere could do with some more samples, that's what's causing that grainy look to it.

As far as I can see the image is perfect other than that, great work.

Offline JimB

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Re: Some renders
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2007, 09:11:28 PM »
I love the atmosphere of the render, only a couple of things I'd've changed:

1. break up the snow line, it's a straight edge, put a bit of fractal breakup on

Actually, that's a bug in TG2. There is no snowline, but the clouds are interfering with the hilltops and causing a bright artefact. I originally put it all in the Support forum.  ;)

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2. Shrink the trees - this scene has the look of something epic to it, and massive, and the trees are really too big for it, also put in more to compensate for the reduced size, but make sure to put a fractal into the density of the population, and maybe some tonal variations too.

3. Clouds are great, but the atmosphere could do with some more samples, that's what's causing that grainy look to it.

As far as I can see the image is perfect other than that, great work.

Thanks for the compliment. It's actually not finished , but a test render, which was when I noticed the "snow caps'" cloud bug.

Looks fantastic, however this is a share your terragen file area if you know what I mean ;)

Here you go (Replace the tree Object file with your own!!!! My file path will be different to yours!!!)
Try raising the altitude of the clouds to get rid of the false snow caps.

If you do anything nice with this .tgd, please post it here so we may all learn and benefit. Thanks.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2007, 09:13:46 PM by JimB »
Some bits and bobs
The Galileo Fallacy, 'Argumentum ad Galileus':
"They laughed at Galileo. They're laughing at me. Therefore I am the next Galileo."

Nope. Galileo was right for the simpler reason that he was right.

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Re: Some renders
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2007, 01:02:45 PM »
 Stunning work JimB- I caught this a while back on the Yahoo list and loved it. BIG THANKS too for sharing the TGD.

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