Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
October 24, 2004
Image Size
1.5 MB


40,002 (1 today)
373 (who?)
Terragen - Gleisshammer by tigaer Terragen - Gleisshammer by tigaer proudly presents: terragen - gleisshammer


my last terragen project with a cold snowy environment lies a while back and was called polarized :: [link] . what we see here came into my mind about 6 months ago. i was riding a train from the outskirts home to nuremberg. the train always stops on a station named 'gleisshammer'. i realized that this name has so much power somehow. (everyone that lives here in nuremberg will start laughing immediately) i thought that this name would be perfect for a mountain or so. not the ordinary mountain... what i had in mind was a mighty, massive, large and impressive kind of mountain. over the next few weeks i tried various things to realize my idea - i haven't got the idea realized the way i wanted... until now. imagine fresh cold air striving through your hair, into your lungs with every breathe you take. a look in every direction reveals mile high mountains. coulds caught beween them, throwing shadows on the walls of rocks and stones. even higher clouds laying large curtains of diffuse light over massive areas of snow, ice and stone.of course this pic is not pretending to be as realistic as possible. see it as a fantasy landscape - on a distant planet 4 times as big as mother earth. life evolves in small steps and will soon be able to climb these mountains to see farther than anyone before on this planet.


the challenge in this one was to create clouds from above. to get a good working result with that took almost 1/2 of the work. texturing went as usual and was pretty easy with this one. once again i used a lot of photography to realize texturing and clouds. the terragen i used was rendered 3 times with different atmospheres. one without haze/fog... completely clear. one with dense atmosphere, mist hanging between the mountains. another one where i tried to create some sunbeams. with all these different renders combined in photoshop i was able to start the post process... texturing etc. to see an animation about the 'evolution' this pic was going through... check here: [link]


rendered with // terragen ver. 9.19
terrain created with // world machine
rendered resolution // 4500x3375
rendering time // 4 rendered pics - ca. 20 hours
render without post process // [link]
post process done in // photoshop cs
post process time // over a period of 1 week (ca. 25 hours work)
total filesize // *.psd with a res. of 4500x3375 -> 726mb
total layers // exactly 50
inspired by // train station in nuremberg named 'gleisshammer'

happy viewing... and thanks if you read all down to this spot =)


ps: sorry for the large filesize. usually i try to stay below 1mb - here i had no choice. quality counts.
Add a Comment:
Ligh7Bulb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice at first glance but i can't help but feel a little off at those clouds. Still there's only so much you can do with Terragen 1 so good effort :)
Cloudd99 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
oh wow. great image
wafel-r Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist
amazing job. it's not just having a terragen - you need to know how to use it right - and you certainly know :> beautiful view and colors. :>
waterfallheart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
mountains are so magical...
torfkopp Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Einfach alles super stimmig...
Die Bergen wirken nicht zuletzt durch die super atmo und die geniale surface überzeugend realistisch. Außerdem interessanter Blickwinkel!
Noch kein so gutes Alpin-/Eisbild gesehen.
VyCMaN313 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superSaimon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
very nice camera position, great haze and the surface is just as real =)
xxcooldudexx Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
Cizzion Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
wow this is amazing! may i ask...was this done in terragen 1 or 2?

if did u get access to terragen 2?
tigaer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
tg 1 and photoshop
Add a Comment: