too computer-generated?

Started by René, June 12, 2020, 07:01:18 am

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WAS

Quote from: raymoh on June 13, 2020, 11:25:24 amThere is a very interesting theory (quantum physics, not esotericism!) that says that everything you can imagine is reality somewhere and sometime. Maybe not in our universe, but in another (parallel) universe. "There is nothing that does not exist".

Yep, quantum theories are nuts. For example, also, every thought you have is uniquely coded to you, and now exists in quantum space forever, in a finite pool of data that could theoretically be drawn from. The paper I read even went further talking about how gasses in space, could align in such a way, that for a moment, consciousness is born enough for the entity to think "what am I?". This was based in a paper about AI and Consciousness, and what defines it. It was crazy. Talking about how rocks have memory, and stuff.

Hetzen

Quote from: raymoh on June 13, 2020, 11:25:24 amThere is a very interesting theory (quantum physics, not esotericism!) that says that everything you can imagine is reality somewhere and sometime. Maybe not in our universe, but in another (parallel) universe. "There is nothing that does not exist".

That's the Hugh Everett's (father of lead singer of the Eels) 'Many worlds' theory. Quantum mechanics works on probabilities, which suggests all outcomes are statistically possible, including a broken egg reconstructing itself.

WAS

Here's one lol

Somewhere in Colorado.

René

That's insane! I wonder what processes trigger such regular strata.

raymoh

"I consider global warming much less dangerous than global stupidity"   (Lisa Fitz, German comedian)


Kadri

You want excessive displacements like in Terragen?
https://www.americansouthwest.net/arizona/vermilion_cliffs/edmaier14_l.html

I don't remember seeing those (there are more photos there. Just click) :o

WAS

Quote from: Kadri on June 30, 2020, 06:04:32 pmYou want excessive displacements like in Terragen?
https://www.americansouthwest.net/arizona/vermilion_cliffs/edmaier14_l.html

I don't remember seeing those (there are more photos there. Just click) :o


Man I actually wish I could render these sort of abstract broken disps in TG without the scanline effect, and exponential render time lol sometimes they care cool. Reminds me of C4D days.

René

This is so fascinating; the reason that structures form in a certain way is something that has puzzled me for a long time. Some rock formations look like man-made objects and others look like living organisms.
There is now a new theory that explains why this resemblance exists. If you can muster it to read; here the article on this subject. https://www.quantamagazine.org/a-new-thermodynamics-theory-of-the-origin-of-life-20140122/

A few quotes.
If a new theory is correct, the same physics it identifies as responsible for the origin of living things could explain the formation of many other patterned structures in nature. Snowflakes, sand dunes and self-replicating vortices in the protoplanetary disk may all be examples of dissipation-driven adaptation.
Wilson Bentley

Scientists have already observed self-replication in nonliving systems. According to new research led by Philip Marcus of the University of California, Berkeley, and reported in Physical Review Letters in August, vortices in turbulent fluids spontaneously replicate themselves by drawing energy from shear in the surrounding fluid.

WAS

Quote from: PabloMack on June 19, 2020, 03:32:55 pmI am just wondering what about it makes it look CG? The holes you see are common in rivers with rapids. The currents cause sand to race around and drill them out over long expanses of time.
This is just concretion density with normal fluvial/abrasion erosion. Different densities of the sandstone erode at different rates. Doesn't have to do with sand in rapids. This is seen in areas void of running water and simple abrasion erosion from wind.

It's not that it looks CG, it's that in TG we may often reseed due to immediate chaos.

raymoh

Found this: It seems to be a Terragen render, but it's a real photo!

https://www.deviantart.com/thayer2319/art/Glisten-850558162
"I consider global warming much less dangerous than global stupidity"   (Lisa Fitz, German comedian)

Dune

Looks a bit like this in Pamukkale in Turkey. Nice challenges for TG!

René

I wouldn't be surprised if film directors and production designers nowadays reject landscapes because they look too computer-generated, even when they're not. ;D

WAS

Quote from: raymoh on August 01, 2020, 12:27:40 pmFound this: It seems to be a Terragen render, but it's a real photo!

https://www.deviantart.com/thayer2319/art/Glisten-850558162

I've been wanting to tackle something like this for a long time. Good to see it's been achievable.

raymoh

"I consider global warming much less dangerous than global stupidity"   (Lisa Fitz, German comedian)