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Offline hlam

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Above the clouds - about 15,000ft
« on: January 04, 2019, 02:02:21 AM »
Hello all,
I'm a very new user of Terragen but have been following its progress for the last few years  :D.  I'd like share an image created with a Terragen back plate and also HDRI rendered in Terragen.  Final render done in 3ds max with Vray.  Comp'd in Photoshop.
Any constructive crit much welcome  :)
thank you.



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Re: Above the clouds - about 15,000ft
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 05:31:49 AM »
Wonderful cloudscape Henry. Creating clouds is my favorite part of a job and I definitely dig those. Welcome to our community!
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Re: Above the clouds - about 15,000ft
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 05:56:59 AM »
Welcome indeed. And with such wonderful render. Good to have you onboard. No crits from me, great job!

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Re: Above the clouds - about 15,000ft
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 07:03:01 AM »

Nice work and welcome :)

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Re: Above the clouds - about 15,000ft
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 07:58:17 AM »
Beautiful layered cloud scape, great first post :)
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Re: Above the clouds - about 15,000ft
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 12:48:25 PM »
Great image!!! And welcome from me as well!

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Re: Above the clouds - about 15,000ft
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2019, 12:59:31 PM »
Very nice indeed, well done

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Re: Above the clouds - about 15,000ft
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2019, 01:00:24 PM »
Agree w/previous comments completely and add, lovely jet model...yours?
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Re: Above the clouds - about 15,000ft
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2019, 01:15:12 PM »
Welcome! Great clouds. The whole render is a well done.
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Re: Above the clouds - about 15,000ft
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2019, 05:55:00 PM »
Welcome here :)
In fact a wonderful render. I especially like the clouds! Great job!

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Re: Above the clouds - about 15,000ft
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2019, 12:10:00 AM »
Just a bit too much noise in one of the cloud layers in my opinion, but otherwise I don't think anyone would say it is not a photograph unless you told them. In other words, great work! :)

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Re: Above the clouds - about 15,000ft
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2019, 08:26:27 AM »
Just a bit too much noise in one of the cloud layers in my opinion, but otherwise I don't think anyone would say it is not a photograph unless you told them. In other words, great work! :)

- Oshyan

What a wonderfully supportive group here! thank you for all warm welcomes!.

Oshyan, totally agree on the noise on the clouds! Will have to look at ways to smooth that out. 
I don't suppose a form of distributed rendering is around the corner? ;)  From last check, I think this image took around 13 hours.  This is obviously without any optimisation! Much to learn here.

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Re: Above the clouds - about 15,000ft
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2019, 05:29:48 PM »
Can't add anything agree on all counts. Beautiful work and welcome!

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Re: Above the clouds - about 15,000ft
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2019, 11:17:45 PM »
We do not have current plans to implement a distributed rendering approach. You can manually create multiple slightly overlapping crop zones for really heavy renders, or your render manager may support such functions more automatically. You can also use render farms like PixelPlow which have systems that can distribute higher resolution renders across multiple systems and stitch the end results.

Without knowing your hardware (and settings) it's hard to know if 13h is longer than normal for this render, but it does sound a bit long to me. We are always happy to take a look at projects for possible optimization of render settings, and to make recommendations for that. You can send files privately for this to support AT planetside.co.uk if desired.

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Re: Above the clouds - about 15,000ft
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2019, 09:30:01 PM »
13 hours was for a 6000 X 4000. dual Hexcore 3.06ghz each.  settings AA 4, micro detail at .6 Everything else on default i think.


 

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