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MacBytes
Jul 25, 2003, 01:44 AM
Category: 3rd Party Software
Link: Terragen 0.8 - scenery generator for near-photorealistic landscape images and animations. (Free for personal non-commercial use) (http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/mac/index.shtml)

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mac15
Jul 25, 2003, 01:53 AM
yes! its about time it hit a good release. This is one thing macs needed. I'd been using the betas but this is alot better than the ones I'd used before.

Waiting for a final

Wes
Jul 25, 2003, 02:17 PM
Presenting Mars surface, somebody else's alpine landscape, that I edited and came up with this:

Mr. Anderson
Jul 25, 2003, 02:20 PM
Its not bad, but for me the best thing is that I can export the terrains to Lightwave objects.....this is going to come in quite handy ;)

D

Wes
Jul 27, 2003, 08:10 AM
I worked with the above scene and added a model and here is what I made, it's an mp4 movie, but yahoo won't let me have mp4's so I zipped it first.

500k Movie here (http://www.geocities.com/my_ibook/landing.zip)

.a
Jul 27, 2003, 09:23 PM
...sorry, your link did not work - i'd like to see it though!
.a

Wes
Jul 28, 2003, 06:09 AM
Originally posted by .a
...sorry, your link did not work - i'd like to see it though!
.a

hmmm Geocities found out I posted it on a forum and pulled it.... I'll have to host it somewhere else.

For now I'll host it here: Link (http://81.86.175.214/~wlb/landing.mp4)

Mr. Anderson
Jul 28, 2003, 06:17 AM
Still doesn't work - even just the ~wlb directory won't load.

Wes
Jul 28, 2003, 06:40 AM
Originally posted by Mr. Anderson
Still doesn't work - even just the ~wlb directory won't load.


Give it a try now, and if any of you could, host it somewhere else, this will only work while my mac is on.

Mr. Anderson
Jul 28, 2003, 07:06 AM
Ha, not bad, not bad.

So what were the puffs of smoke from?

You should also make them a little reddish, since that's what the ground is. Also, the ship isn't flying quite right, it seems to be at an angle to the fly path and comes pretty damn close to the ground.

Nice though, especially since you just started playing with it.

Where did you get the ship?

D

Wes
Jul 28, 2003, 07:30 AM
Originally posted by Mr. Anderson
Ha, not bad, not bad.

So what were the puffs of smoke from?

You should also make them a little reddish, since that's what the ground is. Also, the ship isn't flying quite right, it seems to be at an angle to the fly path and comes pretty damn close to the ground.

Nice though, especially since you just started playing with it.

Where did you get the ship?

D

Puffs of smoke were from Pyrocluster in C4D, I am trying to make them more reddish, still working on that. Ship is from: http://scifi3d.theforce.net/list.asp?intGenreID=10&intCatID=8

Mr. Anderson
Jul 28, 2003, 07:52 AM
So what did you render the whole thing in?

Is it just a back ground in terragen and then the rest of it done in C4D?

D

Wes
Jul 28, 2003, 08:24 AM
Originally posted by Mr. Anderson
So what did you render the whole thing in?

Is it just a back ground in terragen and then the rest of it done in C4D?

D

Background hills were done in Terragen and then the rest was done in c4d.

Mr. Anderson
Jul 28, 2003, 12:46 PM
How did you combine the two? Is it just a background image or something a bit more complex?

D

Wes
Jul 28, 2003, 01:16 PM
http://www.renderosity.com/tut.ez?Form.ViewPages=315&Form.sess_id=1676245&Form.sess_key=1059097043
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Tutorial on how it was done.

Basically you make the elevation map, make it into a material and apply it to a normal plane.

Mr. Anderson
Jul 28, 2003, 02:12 PM
Thanks for the link - I signed up and they have a couple useful tutorials that I can use with Lightwave. One specifically importing Terragen to Lightwave.

I'll post something when I get a chance, probably a couple weeks when I'm finished with my current stuff.

D