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
- 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.