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Title: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on November 14, 2016, 12:39:26 PM
W.I.P.

I haven't been able to work with TG lately but now I have started to work on a Mars landscape. It's a work in progress, so there is still a lot to do.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on November 14, 2016, 01:14:25 PM
That's an interesting shape. Based on reality, or is it more interpretation and mood? I'm sure you'll make something exquisite of it.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: masonspappy on November 14, 2016, 01:15:58 PM
Its a good start!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on November 14, 2016, 01:58:07 PM
That's an interesting shape. Based on reality, or is it more interpretation and mood? I'm sure you'll make something exquisite of it.

It's supposed to be based on reality.  ;)  There are a lot f things  that need work: the colours, the atmosphere etc. It's procedural so it's no actual place on Mars.

These are some pictures i use for reference. It's hard to find images that show the 'real' colours of the Martian atmosphere.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: archonforest on November 14, 2016, 02:16:53 PM
This is very nice. A bit looks like cartoon graphics. :)
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: luvsmuzik on November 14, 2016, 02:49:00 PM
And I see a very eroded Sphinx in the largest one, the last one of the first images :) This will be great whatever you do with it!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on November 14, 2016, 03:59:28 PM
luvsmuzik: Haha, it really does look like a sphinx. I didn't notice it before.  :)
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: DannyG on November 14, 2016, 06:12:49 PM
The top twist and shearing reminds me of Volker's hornblower from years ago, that's certainly not a bad thing at all
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Kadri on November 15, 2016, 03:31:43 AM

Nice structures René.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on November 15, 2016, 06:17:53 AM
Thanks René. Nice challenge, good luck.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: AP on November 15, 2016, 11:22:31 AM
I am looking forward to seeing where this will go.


About the martian atmosphere.

https://www.quora.com/What-color-is-the-sky-on-Mars
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: mhaze on November 15, 2016, 03:46:30 PM
I look forward to seeing where this goes. So far the rocks and textures look great.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: inkydigit on November 15, 2016, 05:30:16 PM
Looks great so far René... I saw the Sphinx too!
Maybe a place for Nefertiti to rest ;)
:)
Jason
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on November 16, 2016, 09:09:27 AM



About the martian atmosphere.

https://www.quora.com/What-color-is-the-sky-on-Mars

Thanks for the link AP, this is really useful.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on November 16, 2016, 09:13:39 AM
Looks great so far René... I saw the Sphinx too!
Maybe a place for Nefertiti to rest ;)
:)
Jason


I tried it right away and it looks good. Maybe something for a future sci-fi themed project.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: AP on November 16, 2016, 09:43:03 AM



About the martian atmosphere.

https://www.quora.com/What-color-is-the-sky-on-Mars

Thanks for the link AP, this is really useful.

You are welcome. The atmosphere of Mars can be a bit tricky to have down.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: DocCharly65 on November 16, 2016, 02:26:51 PM
Very Cool, René!
Very nice structures!
Great shpinx on mars  :)
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: bobbystahr on November 18, 2016, 05:26:33 AM
Wow...mind successfully blown...off to bed now.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on November 21, 2016, 09:09:50 AM
Next iteration. Two steps forward, one step back.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: archonforest on November 21, 2016, 09:31:22 AM
Seems to me the step forward were good. Nice improvement.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: luvsmuzik on November 21, 2016, 12:57:27 PM
Is this the erosion now? I like it!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: bobbystahr on November 21, 2016, 05:09:25 PM
pretty soon we're gonna need a space suit to view these...loving this series
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on November 29, 2016, 07:08:08 PM
Still a lot of problems to solve but i'm getting there.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Kadri on November 29, 2016, 07:18:21 PM

Looks great already.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: bobbystahr on November 29, 2016, 07:28:27 PM

Looks great already.

In agreement...eerily real
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Oshyan on November 29, 2016, 09:38:32 PM
The blending of sand and rocks works very well.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: DocCharly65 on November 29, 2016, 11:22:50 PM
Convincing Mars surface! Great!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Jo Kariboo on November 29, 2016, 11:43:08 PM
Very nice. I like the attention to detail!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: AP on November 30, 2016, 12:58:37 AM
This is looking more like the real thing.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on November 30, 2016, 06:03:55 AM
You're surely getting there, awesome render. Perhaps a little (more) smallscale warp on the vertical cracks?
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on November 30, 2016, 09:32:51 AM
I'm still not satisfied with the rocks (too artificial) and I'm not sure about the colors either, but at this point I'm pretty confident that i can pull it off. Most of the time when I start I have no clue how to do it or if it's at all possible.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on November 30, 2016, 09:56:51 AM
That's the fun part of it, trying to exceed yourself. You are certainly on the right track, but I see what you mean (hence my warp remark). Good luck.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on November 30, 2016, 10:34:06 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Martin on November 30, 2016, 06:24:33 PM
Oh my god, this is amazing! I've been trying to make a similar realistic Mars  terrain several times before, but I always got stuck with the masking different rocks and dunes together properly.
This is perfect, the white cracked stones, the little sand dunes, and the layered mars rocks. At first glance I thought it's an obj file from zbrush or something. Did you get these results purely with TG displacement?
Truly amazing.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: inkydigit on November 30, 2016, 09:30:11 PM
This is going to be epic! :)
Keep on René! :)
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on December 01, 2016, 08:31:36 AM
Did you get these results purely with TG displacement?

Yes it's one hundred percent TG and procedural. The dunes are on a second (copy from the first) planet.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Hannes on December 01, 2016, 01:51:43 PM
This looks already amazing! Outstanding stuff! Looking forward to the next iteration.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: luc BIANCO on December 02, 2016, 05:24:18 AM
+1 great job  :D

This looks already amazing! Outstanding stuff! Looking forward to the next iteration.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: luc BIANCO on December 02, 2016, 05:29:30 AM
Did you attempt with only one planet and some merges ?

Did you get these results purely with TG displacement?

Yes it's one hundred percent TG and procedural. The dunes are on a second (copy from the first) planet.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on December 02, 2016, 07:28:26 AM
Yes i did. Using the merge shader gave some interesting results but I found it easier to use a second planet, although this technique has its drawbacks because the textures and populations of the two planets have to match.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on December 13, 2016, 11:17:13 AM
I'm still experimenting; it turns out to be harder than I thought. The latter comes closest to what I am trying to achieve.

Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on December 13, 2016, 02:39:20 PM
You'll get there. It's a pity of some parts that look too artificial, and I know it's pretty hard to get that naturalness. I might take something like this up as a challenge to see how far I can get, time permitting. I really like those pancakerocks.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: zaxxon on December 13, 2016, 03:43:12 PM
I think there are some quite wonderful shapes evolving here! This  is quite a challenge, I'm watching with great interest.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on December 13, 2016, 04:47:53 PM
You'll get there. It's a pity of some parts that look too artificial, and I know it's pretty hard to get that naturalness. I might take something like this up as a challenge to see how far I can get, time permitting. I really like those pancakerocks.

The problem is that I'm using images for reference. I had a few happy accidents which produced some attractive terrains which I can't use because they don't look like the photos.
I can address that artificial look the last stage(I hope  ;D ) by adding some noise and warping.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on January 13, 2017, 08:41:46 AM
I thought it was a no-brainer but I'm still trying.  :-[ Time to cut the knot.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Hannes on January 13, 2017, 09:21:51 AM
Simply wow!!!!!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on January 13, 2017, 10:33:23 AM
I think it's looking really good, and I know it's hard!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Kadri on January 13, 2017, 12:54:36 PM

If you still want to do them as in the photos i can understand why you are still working on it.
But the last ones are the closest i saw done with Terragen. Great work René.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Oshyan on January 13, 2017, 09:52:51 PM
Unfortunately for us, nature is never a "no brainer". ;) But I think you are getting very close, and it would not be a bad thing to try to create a sort of "summary of work so far" scene which is as good and Mars-like as you can currently achieve. Then save all your work and put it aside for other things for a while and see if you have more ideas when you revisit it in the future.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: luvsmuzik on January 14, 2017, 12:15:51 AM
Wonderful progress!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: bobbystahr on January 14, 2017, 03:37:50 AM
This is the very mind blowing best terrain modeling I've ever seen of Mars...just as I remember it from my visit, heh heh heh
Really well done René  *****
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on January 14, 2017, 07:35:56 AM
Unfortunately for us, nature is never a "no brainer". ;) But I think you are getting very close, and it would not be a bad thing to try to create a sort of "summary of work so far" scene which is as good and Mars-like as you can currently achieve. Then save all your work and put it aside for other things for a while and see if you have more ideas when you revisit it in the future.

- Oshyan

I think thats exactly what I am going to do Oshyan; I work too long on scenes anyway and eventually I get lost.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on January 14, 2017, 07:57:46 AM

If you still want to do them as in the photos i can understand why you are still working on it.
But the last ones are the closest i saw done with Terragen. Great work René.
Thanks Kadri, yes I still want it to be as in the photos but I also want to spice it op a little.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: mhaze on January 14, 2017, 09:45:49 AM
Just seen the latest updates, one word, WOW!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on March 19, 2017, 10:43:29 AM
Latest Mars renders.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: luvsmuzik on March 19, 2017, 11:48:00 AM
Great! sand is awesome as well as terrain!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on March 19, 2017, 11:58:25 AM
Great! Especially the sandshape variety is very nice.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Ethrieltd on March 19, 2017, 02:26:55 PM

It's supposed to be based on reality.  ;)  There are a lot f things  that need work: the colours, the atmosphere etc. It's procedural so it's no actual place on Mars.

These are some pictures i use for reference. It's hard to find images that show the 'real' colours of the Martian atmosphere.

There's these pages with some information about the color and color correction used for the Viking/Pathfinder Mars photographs, and the reasons, plus some photographs taken with the same camera on earth. It's a decent starting point for getting your head round how the Martian atmosphere affects the color balance.

https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4212/ch11-4.html

https://mars.nasa.gov/MPF/science/clouds.html
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on March 19, 2017, 04:12:33 PM
Thanks for the links Ethrieltd. I still haven't decided on the colors but I think I will go for a trade off between 'real' colors and what people think is real.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Oshyan on March 19, 2017, 07:36:01 PM
I just re-watched The Martian and it has some really gorgeous fake-Mars (largely filmed in exotic desert environments, but apparently some Terragen as well), so this is great and inspiring to see. I think both for realism *and* artistic purposes it would be nice to see things darker, more red and saturated. The shapes are great already, but the colors seem a bit too "pastel". At least for my taste. :D

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on March 19, 2017, 08:57:02 PM
I'm not done with the colors yet Oshyan; they are easy to replace.   ;) I liked The Martian very much, A lot of the live action was filmed at Wadi Rum in Jordan.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Oshyan on March 19, 2017, 09:29:02 PM
Yes, I hope very much to visit one day. Amazing-looking place. :)

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: AP on March 19, 2017, 10:39:15 PM
Possibly on the rocks, a very slight indication of dust to show that they are not entirely smooth-flat looking.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: bobbystahr on March 20, 2017, 03:41:37 PM
Yes, I hope very much to visit one day. Amazing-looking place. :)

- Oshyan


me as well, what an awesome, really awesome rockscape...
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: TheBadger on March 22, 2017, 04:28:57 PM
René,

Some of your scenes would make for super bad ass still to 3d animations! 8) Per that other thread you posted.

I imagine that it could be one way to fix some of the issues you face, since you could photoshop the still to perfection via matt painting techniques and then do the 2D-3D treatment.

Kinda just curious if all that could be done faster than a HD animation sequence of say 30 sec to 1 min in TG on your desktop... Assuming that you perfected the terrain the way you wanted for the terragen render vs a imperfect terrain fixed in photoshop then animated.

Awesome images regardless. Just what I was thinking about seeing these images after looking at your mars thread in open.

*oops I meant inkydigit's thread
http://www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,22982.0.html
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on April 05, 2017, 11:34:10 AM
The Badger: I'me considering making an animation if this Martian terrain turns out to be suitable, i.e. if it looks good from every direction.
I've never done this with Terragen, so undoubtedly it will present its own set of problems.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on April 05, 2017, 11:35:28 AM
Sandstone test.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on April 05, 2017, 11:58:06 AM
Smooth voronoi and tiny strata, very nice. Are the stones a pop or fake stones?
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Hannes on April 05, 2017, 03:00:38 PM
Cool!!!! Great surface!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: inkydigit on April 05, 2017, 04:28:20 PM
Sandstone test.
sweet set up... looking forward to see this evolve!
:)
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: bobbystahr on April 05, 2017, 04:45:45 PM
Cool stuff, or are the stones an imported .obj?
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on April 05, 2017, 05:54:38 PM
Are the stones a pop or fake stones?

The larger stones are made with Sculptris. :)
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: luvsmuzik on April 05, 2017, 06:06:18 PM
Keep at it! Great stuff!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Oshyan on April 05, 2017, 06:47:39 PM
That latest test of sandstone (and sand) is extremely promising!

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: bobbystahr on April 05, 2017, 07:18:22 PM
Are the stones a pop or fake stones?

The larger stones are made with Sculptris. :)


thought as much just didn't know where they came out of...
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: DocCharly65 on April 05, 2017, 09:58:25 PM
That looks very convincing! Great!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Jo Kariboo on April 07, 2017, 11:52:48 AM
Very nice again!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: TheBadger on April 09, 2017, 02:26:50 AM
Quote
so undoubtedly it will present its own set of problems

lol. U guys love TG for that.  :D I enjoy when I see people pull things off. Quite fun.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on May 14, 2017, 09:13:45 AM
One more.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on May 14, 2017, 12:54:23 PM
Last but not least, IMO. Certainly very convincing!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: bobbystahr on May 14, 2017, 02:12:20 PM
Ditto 2 Dune's comment
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on May 14, 2017, 07:43:39 PM
It's a five-year plan!  ;)
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: DocCharly65 on May 14, 2017, 10:28:58 PM
That looks very convincing! Great!

I must quote and echo myself ;D ;D ;D
...really good renders!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on May 19, 2017, 01:29:13 PM
w.i.p.

Sunset on Mars. I'm testing different light conditions to see if everything works well.
I think I'll be rendering Mars terrains for the next few years.;)
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Ariel DK on May 19, 2017, 04:03:07 PM
Its very convincing now!

There is also a serie called "Mars" (what a original name), from Natgeo
nice martian landscapes for for give you a different idea from what you see in "the martian"
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on May 19, 2017, 04:15:11 PM
I love it! Great work, René.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on May 19, 2017, 05:18:54 PM
Ariel: That series is what started this quest. :)

Dune: Thanks!
The starburst is totally out of place in this image.  :(
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Oshyan on May 19, 2017, 10:59:44 PM
They used Terragen on the Nat Geo Mars series. :D

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Hannes on May 20, 2017, 01:57:56 PM
The indirect lighting looks incredibly good here!!
Agree about the starburst.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Ariel DK on May 22, 2017, 05:41:33 AM
They used Terragen on the Nat Geo Mars series. :D

- Oshyan
well, that clarifies some things :)
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: DocCharly65 on May 23, 2017, 05:16:24 AM
Strange - I like that contrast of the starbursts blue to the rest of the red colors... 
Very cool indirect lighting of the rocks in the foreground.

Cool!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Matt on May 24, 2017, 08:26:05 PM
w.i.p.

Sunset on Mars. I'm testing different light conditions to see if everything works well.
I think I'll be rendering Mars terrains for the next few years.;)

I like this whole series. This new render could be one of my favourites, except that I'd prefer to see a white-ish sun. Yes, I've seen the photos of blue sunsets on Mars, but really the sun's visible disc turns slightly yellow at sunset, not blue (most people miss this detail). What turns blue is the dust in the atmosphere, not the visible disc of the sun. The dust creates a blue halo around the sun in the sky, but this scatters some blue light out of the direct sunlight, so the sun and the starburst should be white/yellow. If you're going for realism, that is  8)

Matt
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on May 25, 2017, 09:54:25 AM
You're right Matt. I may use a localized cloud for the bluish dust.
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width_feature/public/images/117989main_image_feature_347_ys_full.jpg?itok=mfrKtzfK
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: archonforest on May 25, 2017, 11:26:43 AM
Great job!!!!
Try the localized cloud and the white sun.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Hannes on May 26, 2017, 01:46:49 PM
Great idea!!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on May 26, 2017, 04:20:30 PM
Mars vehicle. w.i.p.

The vehicle is from NASA: https://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/detail/nmss-sev
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: zaxxon on May 26, 2017, 05:22:36 PM
This is such an excellent display of your ability and TG's facility to render the Martian landscape. Truly an enjoyable series!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on May 26, 2017, 05:50:53 PM
Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: DocCharly65 on May 27, 2017, 05:30:22 AM
Looks as from a movie! I love this render!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on May 27, 2017, 06:47:02 AM
Great render. I can imagine you traveling and rendering away in this terrain. Only thing you need to do is clone out some holes upper right or use force all edges.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: luvsmuzik on May 27, 2017, 01:11:52 PM
So glad you are sharing this! Fantastic!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on May 28, 2017, 03:04:55 PM
Dune: Do you mean those white specks? They are less visible at a higher resolution, but it won't harm to use force all edges anyhow.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on May 29, 2017, 06:45:14 AM
Yes, that's what I mean. But sometimes cloning them out in a still is much faster than using force all edges.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: DocCharly65 on May 29, 2017, 07:01:33 AM
Yes, that's what I mean. But sometimes cloning them out in a still is much faster than using force all edges.

When I saw them I first thought it were little parts of reflections - means really at first I did not recognize them.

What if they are? could movement of the light source of a thenth of a degree already help?
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on May 29, 2017, 07:33:56 AM
No, it's not to do with light, just an error in rendering (hole in the thin sheet of triangles, so to say).
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on June 13, 2017, 01:00:56 PM
No oxygen tank for the astronauts yet.  ;D


Model space suit here: https://www.yobi3d.com/q/space%20suit
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on June 13, 2017, 01:19:21 PM
Awesome! The terrain is terrific. I would just dirty the astronauts up a bit, especially near the shoes. Can you pose them differently?
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on June 13, 2017, 01:36:36 PM
Thanks! No unfortunately the astronauts can't be posed, but despite that I've placed them, because they add scale to the scene. They could use a little dust to blend them in better.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on June 13, 2017, 07:59:27 PM
A different POV.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Kadri on June 13, 2017, 08:20:56 PM
Looks great.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: luvsmuzik on June 13, 2017, 11:33:27 PM
So enjoying this!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on June 14, 2017, 06:24:05 AM
The lightness of the shadows is also a nice feature, sort of reflected light. I love it. If you have ZBrush (or perhaps another modeling app), you could try bending the arms a bit to differ them from eachother.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: DocCharly65 on June 14, 2017, 10:56:55 AM
again and again i'm impressed by the great ground!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on June 14, 2017, 01:37:11 PM
If you have ZBrush (or perhaps another modeling app), you could try bending the arms a bit to differ them from eachother.

I could do that, but most of the detail comes from a UV texture map that wouldn't fit anymore.
I have modeling software, but modeling and rigging an astronaut would be very time consuming and I would rather focus on creating landscapes. I guess I just have to wait until something better comes along. :)
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on June 14, 2017, 03:22:46 PM
Bending in ZBrush keeps the UV at its place, I've done that as well to various objects.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: mhaze on June 15, 2017, 07:39:17 AM
Great series of pics - I love the rocks, the colour and the ideas!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: archonforest on June 15, 2017, 07:52:57 AM
Love the details on the last render. Great stuff!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: ajcgi on June 29, 2017, 01:26:41 PM
The ground details here are totally spot on compared to images sent from Curiosity. Really great!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: bobbystahr on June 29, 2017, 11:44:00 PM
ditto to all the preceding compliments...sitting here in awe (as in awe hell I might as well hang it up) heh heh.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on July 02, 2017, 12:39:51 PM
Mars. Different type of rock, w.i.p.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Kadri on July 02, 2017, 12:47:39 PM

Nice rocks.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: DocCharly65 on July 02, 2017, 12:47:50 PM
One of the most impressive, interesting and great renders of rocks!

Geologists would have their biggest fun to analyse these rocks :)
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: KlausK on July 02, 2017, 01:24:55 PM
...the hills have eyes...shudder. Very good.
cheers, Klaus
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: bobbystahr on July 02, 2017, 02:26:46 PM
Awesome wind type erosion, trés hard to get. Well done.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Oshyan on July 03, 2017, 05:34:32 AM
This type of rock formation is incredibly hard to achieve, in any software. I'm really impressed with this latest image and the shapes!

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on July 03, 2017, 05:49:40 AM
Terrific rock!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: mhaze on July 03, 2017, 08:40:02 AM
Great rocks!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: DannyG on July 03, 2017, 10:06:42 AM
Very nice
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: fleetwood on July 03, 2017, 12:14:12 PM
Very unique interesting formation. Nice work.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: luc BIANCO on July 03, 2017, 07:54:44 PM
hi

in fact all pictures shown in this thread are impressive it is a real pleasure to follow your work  :)

luc
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on July 03, 2017, 08:17:57 PM
Thanks you all!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on July 03, 2017, 08:18:42 PM
Another variation.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Kadri on July 04, 2017, 12:59:08 AM

Nice. This reminded me kinda about Alien.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on July 15, 2017, 12:15:09 PM
Wadi Rum, Jordan

I do not know if there are mountains like these on Mars, I could not find them with Google, nor on the NASA site. This could be because NASA not only chooses its landing sites because of scientific value, but also to minimize the risk of failure of the mission.
So these mountains are based on those of Wadi Rum in Jordan where several Mars movies were shot. Some lower rocks in this area look eerily like those on Mars, so it's not unthinkable that bigger mountains do as well.

 I hope this makes any sense.

Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: bobbystahr on July 15, 2017, 02:17:26 PM
Your small displacements as at the cliff bottom just blow my mind. Have attempted this many times with zero success...well done René
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on July 15, 2017, 07:38:57 PM
Thank you Bobby!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Kadri on July 15, 2017, 07:51:34 PM

Looks great and nice details René.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on July 16, 2017, 08:02:42 AM
Pretty cool, René. And that's an understatement.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Artofgp on July 17, 2017, 01:15:45 AM
Nice work, Rene! Can't wait to see more :)
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on July 18, 2017, 05:45:07 AM
Wadi Rum v4
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: mhaze on July 18, 2017, 07:58:16 AM
Superb!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: bobbystahr on July 18, 2017, 03:55:54 PM
Pretty cool, René. And that's an understatement.

heh heh, is that reference to my awesome lower displacement comment?
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Oshyan on July 18, 2017, 08:51:28 PM
As I said on Facebook, this is really incredible stuff! I love the unique camera angle too.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: bigben on July 19, 2017, 03:37:41 AM
I am looking forward to seeing where this will go.


About the martian atmosphere.

https://www.quora.com/What-color-is-the-sky-on-Mars

I love it when I see posts of images with colour charts where the grey swatches aren't grey. Using a basic black/grey and white level adjustment on the swatches (given the differences between the sunlit and shaded targets) gets you something like this.

Love the details in these renders.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on July 19, 2017, 08:40:35 AM
Thanks for the nice comments everyone.

Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on July 19, 2017, 08:42:18 AM
More Wadi Rum.
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: Dune on July 19, 2017, 10:13:41 AM
They're very good!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: DannyG on July 19, 2017, 12:50:24 PM
Very nice Rene, Keep them coming
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on July 21, 2017, 06:22:21 PM
Wind/sand erosion
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: SILENCER on July 21, 2017, 08:06:33 PM
Rene

Your displacements are fabulous.
I'd be interested to see that nodal network.

Very nice work
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: René on July 22, 2017, 05:34:14 AM
Rene


I'd be interested to see that nodal network.

Very nice work


It's pretty straightforward
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: masonspappy on July 22, 2017, 06:34:34 AM
This is some gorgeous  stuff!
Title: Re: Mission to Mars
Post by: archonforest on July 24, 2017, 08:42:47 PM
Stunning work as usual! I always admire your work.