Started by Artofgp, July 03, 2017, 06:51:44 pm
Quote from: Dune on July 06, 2017, 02:13:04 amThere are several ways to do that; either make your own (Photoshop) 16-bit greyscale heightmaps, imported as image map shader, and used for displacement or mapping. Or kneed a mountain in another software and make a vector displacement map, import and vector displace it. Or use the painted shader (or warped simple shapes) to shape certain parts in TG itself (warped simple shapes are good for rivers, e.g.). And after adding a compute terrain, you can laterally displace the terrain by internal power fractal masks, or painted masks, or imported greyscale maps. But TG doesn't work like ZBrush.Or have a little patience (can't say more).
Quote from: bobbystahr on July 06, 2017, 12:55:42 amQuote from: Artofgp on July 05, 2017, 06:38:10 pmIs there a way to carve out or shape a certain area? (ex:create canyons and rivers, or shape mountains in a certain formation)Search create canyon
Quote from: Artofgp on July 05, 2017, 06:38:10 pmIs there a way to carve out or shape a certain area? (ex:create canyons and rivers, or shape mountains in a certain formation)
Quote from: otakar on July 06, 2017, 12:54:30 pmFor vegetation, the most accessible is the file sharing section here. My longstanding gripe is that the forum is not really suitable to present this very well, it's not easy to search and sometimes you can't tell the quality of the models until you've played with them, but there is a lot of stuff there now, the bulk of it for free for personal use. Oh and don't forget NWDA (www.nwdastore.com), some well priced models and entire project files and there are even free assets on offer.And welcome, this is a friendly place you'll find...
Quote from: Confused Dabbler on May 14, 2019, 08:50:12 amHello,Nice going! I'm a new arrival to terragen as well; I'm using the free version of Terragen Four. I believe you can download free versions here: https://planetside.co.uk/free-downloads/I have some other newbie questions.1. How to use the free terragen presets pack? I tried uploading them as an object and nothing happened. And when I try to open any of the files my computer says there isn't any application set to open them. Shouldn't terragen do that?2. I have attempted to use the objects function; I downloaded some free plants from xfrog and populate my world. The "nodes" (?) show up, but nothing happens when I render. I cannot seem to find any tips from youtube about this. Anyway, I know that I can do so much more with terragen than bare mountains, clouds, the sun, and lakes. Anyway, thank you!Attached[attachimg=1] is a sample of what I can eke out of terragen with my current knowledge of this.
Quote from: Asterlil on May 14, 2019, 01:22:26 pmWelcome from another noob! This forum is a great source of advice, and they are very tolerant of our blundering about. I recommend the video series by Vlad Chopine, known on the forum as Geekatplay. Even though they were made when Terragen was at v3, they are very useful and project-based.XFrog has a whole page of free samples, but some of them are a bit blocky; I use Blender to smooth out some details, since I use the models in that app as well. I have also learned from this community to use PoseRay (free) to iron out problems with OBJ files before importing them into TG.This is a fabulous piece of software, and it will reward your persistence. The bruises on your forehead will fade, and you won't even remember banging your head on the desk.