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Terragen - 69 by tigaer Terragen - 69 by tigaer proudly presents: terragen - 69


excuse the abstract title but i had no better ideas - even while working on the pic no good title came up in my mind. while the filename was 69.psd all the time i decided the give that 69 the honor to work as a title here. the 69 survived the whole 3 weeks i worked on the piece so... it seems right. ;) alright - what do we have here: the scenery we see here is not on earth, that's for sure. the whole environment looks very alien. i tried not to create a very realistic environment - more a not so common kind of ambience. with this piece i tried to negotiate a feeling off our world. to let you see things from the eyes of an alien eagle soaring through the skies of that far far away planet.


i tried to work out the shoreline with much more detail than usual. especially the water. in my opinion it's the best waterline i ever made. a whole day went into this. another thing i tried is the particular fog. i rendered a second pic from the same terrain with low fog setup and implemented it into my pic - it worked nicely after some alterations. the planet took me a while and i'm not 100% satisfied with that bastard - though a lot of work went into that part too.

aside that... some people think i add my textures via terragen and surface maps. no i don't - all the texturing you see in my pieces are completely done in photoshop. i don't have the terragen knowledge to do that directly inside the program - and see no need to do that. i have much more control over all the details when i add and alter these things manually in PS.


rendered with // terragen ver. 9.19
rendered resolution // 3800x2850
rendering time // 2 renders - ca. 8 hours
render without post process // [link]
post process done in // photoshop cs
post process time // ca. 25 hours
total filesize // *.psd with a res. of 3800x2750 -> 245mb
total layers // ca. 60
inspired by // n/a

happy viewing... =)

update - aug. 28th 2004

reworked the planet to make it look a bit better - added an atmosphere. also added a pair new rings to the planet to bring in more depth.
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OnsaNywaree Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just...stunning...where would you ever find a place like this in the universe?
humanfly82 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
it's really outstanding, and we have featured your work on our fresh-started blog - [link]

Feel free to comment!

Genbe89 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
I remember I couldn't get tarragon, I thought I was but instead I got a tool bar.
AntiTails Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
This is amazing, I love it
TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Im feelin the post work texture you've done, thats legit. The planet could use a little cleaning up but those mountains are sick. Good work.
CheeseKing1985 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
You ought to make one like this of a really hot planet where the water is lava and the rocks and cracks glow. That would be freakin sweet.
CheeseKing1985 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
This is THE best thing I've ever seen done by terragen!
the-Oblivion Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009

How did you make the fog/mist?
Nazo-The-Unsolvable Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't get it... every time I make something in terragen, it always comes out a bit... polygonal. How do you get it so smooth..?
TrAnKoS74 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Dinh-Gunslinger Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
Very, very nice dude. I've just started using Terragen and have found it fun to use but very difficult to master. Do you have any tips or links to sites to have good info on it because I can't really seem to find any. All I can find are sites with photos of renders people have already done but with no info on how or what plugins they use, etc, etc.

Again, very, very nice pic!
tigaer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
check out for some tg tutorials and stuff.
Dinh-Gunslinger Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Thanks a mill :)
Kazeroth Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
well I'm not an expert but i think your hard work and will to improve your skills like in the detail of water was worth the hard work. The depth of the image is amazing and details of reality like not to be able to see the round shape of the sun in the sky but to be able to see it on the water really add to the realism of the deviation. The fog is great too, not exagerated, it stays on one level and is only seen far away from the observer, as the first part is completely cleared of fog, as it is in life. I also like how you did the shore, some terragen images tend to put the water there without any difference when the water reaches earth. And maybe what you don't like about the planet are the rings. I think they don't fit in the pic, even if original, somehow they don't create the same feeling as the whole rest of the pic.
Anyway, it's just amazing, keep it up
iamthejabberwock Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The parched land and mountains are great (although I'm not sure how realistic cracked earth is next to a body of water...) I don't like the ringed planet - it looks as if it were just stuck on top of the rest of the picture. I think simpler would have been better in this case.
wasabi-pea Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
this is one of my favourites from you T_T i remember in 2004, i had this as my desktop (i hope you don't mind...) and i stared at it for hourrs. i love how beautiful and clear the colours and textures are. looking at it makes me feel like im flying (:
Atsuke Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Done only with Photoshop and Terragon? Damn. What's Terragone btw, please explain the program to me...

+FAV & set as my background wallpaper
tigaer Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
terragen, not terragone. :) just google for it. you'll find dozens of sites. glad you like the pic.
Anubis009 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
Simply phenomenal....
samenwisen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
Holy Jeebers! Incredible work mate, stunning! The only thing I don't particularly like is the ring around the planet but that's pretty minor. I especially love the water and the wave-break, stunning job, sure worth the effort, jaw dropping effort!
Scotchtapeworm Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
This is cool. I like the photoshopping you did. I never thought about rendering things and then working in photoshop!
Pedro-de-la-Luna Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
Well, your deviation is amazing :omfg:
LavenderSakura Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
awesome piece... I like how you blended it ^^
PatGoltz Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
And here I was thinking to compliment you on your overlay! It's still a wonderful picture.
blue-eyed-assasin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006
this is amazing!
great work... and make a tut for all!
thematrixishe Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
Please do a tutorial!
Dr-Teath Featured By Owner May 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the water and the fog, and the cracked mud texture in the foreground is a very nice touch.
Interesting composition, overall…wonderful! And the right size for a desktop, yay!
cirrustyphoon Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
+Fav, this is great, planet looks good, and the work you put into the shoreline shows :)
deeperthanyou Featured By Owner May 15, 2006
WOW! thats amazing. i just got terragen but i have been using photoshop for a couple of years now, you said you did the textures in photoshop, how exactly (if you dont mind me asking) do you go about doin that? thanks.
cgImagery Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006   Interface Designer
this looks too real...what's your secret? lol
tigaer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
mh pretty old piece actually... ;p no secrets... hard work. :nod:
cgImagery Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006   Interface Designer
lol uh...liar :D
Cheap-Incognito Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
Stupidly good for Terragen, Well done! :)
Sabretooth-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
maga awsome
FreelancerA1-1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005
ive wandered the terragen category, and i gotta say, this is the best render by far (in my opinion) been using it as my wall ever since i saw it late last year, can wait till i can get the money to buy a print of this =)

good work dude, id say "keep up the good work" but its going to be hard to top T69
Biiaru Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
omg. automatic fave. :D :+favlove: superb job, i wub it :D
greendragon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
thats absolutly beautiful, unreal amount of detail
Beetleborg Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2005   Traditional Artist
this so reminds me of the Caribbean
TheDarkElement Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2005
Wow, you have much more control than I have with terragen >.< That is amazing! I espisally love the lake you've done, which terrans did you use? I love the background too with the planet like image in the background quite inspiring! I also like the celestrals which are coming from the clouds, that is a quite nice effect even if they are quite hard. Just an amazing piece!
tigaer Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
well, what you see here is a product of manipulation with photoshop. only the basic pic was rendered in terragen. an example link can be found in the description. first the extra details added with photoshop make this one look that good. :) glad you like it. :) thank you!
admf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2005
+fave, this rocks hearty.
innocentlova Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005   Photographer seems so peaceful :aww:
Kjekse Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2005
The picture is great, but the rings are really stupid made. they don't fit the picture..
accursedx Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2004
amazing :clap:
SirJooK Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2004
Awesome stuff. Especially the flooring of the dust moutain, youv'e done wonders with the cracks.
ASZSephiroth Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
I can't take my sees off such a wonderful piece.
onesixone Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so COOL! Definitly the best shoreline I've seen
iamtheoneneo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
looks good and i wouldnt be abe to do better but theres to much in the picture sometimes the simple ones are the best
Griller Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
sieht gut aus nur das am Wasser die Erde so trocken is ;) neija sollte man noch mal überdenken aber es entspricht ja eh der eigenen Vorstellung.
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