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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.

TECHN!CAL DETA!LS

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]

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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 =)

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ps: sorry for the large filesize. usually i try to stay below 1mb - here i had no choice. quality counts.
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:iconacronime:
acronime Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Very impressive !
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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 :)
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Cloudd99 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
oh wow. great image
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:iconwafel-r:
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. :>
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waterfallheart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
mountains are so magical...
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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.
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VyCMaN313 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!!!!!!!
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:iconsupersaimon:
superSaimon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
very nice camera position, great haze and the surface is just as real =)
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:iconxxcooldudexx:
xxcooldudexx Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
SWEET!
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:iconcizzion:
Cizzion Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
wow this is amazing! may i ask...was this done in terragen 1 or 2?

if so...how did u get access to terragen 2?
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
tg 1 and photoshop
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:iconcizzion:
Cizzion Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
righto - thanx mate
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:iconycpip800:
ycpip800 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Breath taking. Awesome.
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:iconpatternous:
Patternous Featured By Owner May 4, 2006
Wish i could make so nice things in Terragen.
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:iconobelisk92:
Obelisk92 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2006   Interface Designer
Fantastic! Very awesome! The atmosphere is so cool! :+fav:
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:iconjuzma:
Juzma Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2006
These terragen works of yours are totally stunning :)
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:iconalchemistmcmlxxxvii:
AlChemistMCMLXXXVII Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005
i felt the fresh air!
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
me too ;) :bow:
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:icondonnasnapshot:
donnasnapshot Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005   Photographer
spectacular!
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:iconunknown111981:
unknown111981 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005
most of your art is beautiful i wish i can be in some of the place you have in your art... beautiful
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:iconlelusz:
lelusz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2005
wwwwwwwwwwooooooooho :D i don't even know what to say, it's awesome !
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:iconiswinter:
IsWinter Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2005   Photographer
this is amazing....
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:icongriller:
Griller Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
Ich glaube du hast es drauf du kannst ja mit dem Programm umgehen ;)
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:iconvaart:
vaart Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004
amazing work.. :thumbsup:
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:iconaureal:
aureal Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2004
That's great, very realistic - haven't seen that good TG works for a long while :thumbsup:
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:iconcrystaleyes909:
crystaleyes909 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004   Digital Artist
wow, thats amazing :D I adore the louds, how did you make them in terragen? I though you couldnt..
and the shadows, and textrue, I adore all of it :heart:

great job
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Cute-n-Sweet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2004
WOW.....this is beautiful. all of ur work is so pretty. this ones just amazing
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:iconchossenji:
Chossenji Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2004   Traditional Artist
That is exxelent :clap:
What i expected from you :D
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Truckz Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
very nice....for a little critique....usually clouds are more whispy between mountains, these look good, but i got alittle confused in some parts....it seemed like you were blending pictures together instead of that being clouds of the mountain. Im not saying those are bad...it looks awsome and gives it an interesting look. Just....less fluff, more misty foggy looking cloud.



im not sure if i explained that good enough....or if your even looking at replies anymore :P
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Truckz Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
very nice....for a little critique....usually clouds are more whispy between mountains, these look good, but i got alittle confused in some parts....it seemed like you were blending pictures together instead of that being clouds of the mountain. Im not saying those are bad...it looks awsome and gives it an interesting look. Just....less fluff, more misty foggy looking cloud.



im not sure if i explained that good enough....or if your even looking at replies anymore :P
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Aexo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004
Do you use the paid version of Terragen? Because Im using the trial to see if I like it. Every picture made with terragen I see is awesome, but I cannot create something without it looking extreemly blocky.
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tigaer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
yes i used the full version. every terragen artist i know renders pics in full quality. that means with every setting on the highest possible point and almost all the time with very high resolutions... like 3200x2400 or twice as large as that. in the end it gets downsized to avoid pixelation in water and triangulation in the terrain. since you have no registered TG version in will be hard to create something really good. but it's possible... - check ~ terragen for tutorials if you like.
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Aexo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2004
Ok, Thanks!
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:iconscotto:
scotto Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004   Photographer
I totally love how the distant mountains look, this has a great adventury kind of feeling in it, very epic looking scene.
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:iconjaled:
jaled Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004
A very good work where fog merges with a shiny sky. :)
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:iconudha:
udha Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2004
Wow! I can't believe how far you have come with terragen! Every piece you submit surparses your last! AMAZING! +FAV
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:iconpatgoltz:
PatGoltz Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2004
Impressive! Nice terrain and atmosphere.
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:iconelectra-astraea:
electra-astraea Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004
stunning. simply stunning.
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:iconbrokenangel:
brokenangel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004
WOW!
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:iconanderix:
Anderix Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
shocking :omg:
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xDestitutex Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
Ich wollte schon längst auf diese großartige Bild einen Kommentar geschrieben haben, doch irgendwie habt ihr euch alle ne schlechte Woche ausgesucht um Devations zu submitten...:O_o:
^^
Aber weiter zum Bild:
Als ich es das erste Mal angesehen habe durchfuhr mich nen schauer. Ich weis nicht ob es daher kam das es so fantastisch aussieht oder weil ich mich auf diesem Berg stehen sehen hab. Immer wieder wenn ich es angucke dann kann ich regelrecht die reine...klare...kalte Bergluft auf meiner Haut spüren. Ich kann spüren wie sie meine Lungen füllt und Energie mich durchströmt.
Der obere Teil ist unglaublich schön geworden. Die warmem Sonnenstrahlen die sich durch die Wolken durchkämpfen um dem berg eine wunderschöne Aura zu verleihen. Ich bin hin und weg wie du die Wolken und die durch sie fallenden Lichtstrahlen gemacht hast. Ok rechts an manchen Stellen (rechts) sehen sie etwas zu aufgehäuft aus für das Bild, aber dennoch trüben sie das Bild nicht im geringsten. Die blauen schimmernden berge mit dem weißen Nebel um ihnen sehen einfach nur wunderschön und mystisch aus.
Was leider nicht so gut geworden ist, wie ich finde, ist der vordere Teil des Berges.(ich kann leider nicht erklären wo er anfängt, ich hoffe deswegen das du weist was ich meine)
Er sieht zwar aus wei ein realer Berg und ich will nichts gegen seine Schonheit sagen, denn die ist wie ich finde sehr realistisch geworden, doch passt sie nicht in meine Vorstellung, da ich mir einen Schnee überdeckten Berg vorgestellt hab. DOch er sieht mehr aus wie ein grauer Berg der mit einer kleinen Frostschicht überzogen ist. An manchen Stellen sieht es auch nur überbelichtet aus.
Dennoch ist dies ein Platz an dem ich jetzt gerne stehen würde um die warmen Sonnenstrahlen auf meiner Haut zu spüren, die sich mit dem kalten Wind und der klaren Bergluft zu einem unbeschreiblichem Gefühl zusammenschließen, und um den Zauber dieser Berge zu genißen und ihn in mich aufzunehmen.

:tribute:

Destitute
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tigaer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
die überbelichtung war zT beabsichtigt - ich wollt nen kontrastreiches bild schaffen und das macht es vielleicht auch etwas schwierig zu erkennen wie der berg in den dunklen bereichen verläuft. gut zu wissen das ich es auch bei dir geschafft hab diese atmosphäre richtig rüber zu bringen... damit hab ich erreicht was ich wollte. danke dir wiedermal für diesen roman und deine 'ausführliche' kommentierung. ;)
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xDestitutex Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
Immer wieder gern das weist du doch :aww:

Destitute
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pegacorn Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, i can never do terragen that good! :+fav: The mist and frost is amazing, so is the angle!
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:iconmusicfan:
musicfan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2004
very nice detail
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:iconm47r1x:
M47R1X Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2004
that is freakin sexy! it looks like you took a picture up in a plane or something over the mountains. wow! :faint:
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rAy-gfx Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2004
sorry can`t understand soo much english ;)

never mind .. like this pic ^^
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philcopain Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2004  Professional Photographer
Man ... this is just amazing !! you really mastering !!
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yulii Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2004
my word this is awesome tigaer.....the smokey look in between the mountain is awesome...i like that part very much..the light blue and white go so great together with this image.....it just stunning and yeah definately will look good on a wall ...somewhere :P ..fantastic creation mr tigaer..!!!!!!!!!:+fav:
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Hellhuff Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2004
very nice job on this, however, I have a suggestion

I have some experience with rendering high aerial view of terrains (--> [link] ), and I've found that to get an effective curvature effect you need to make the terrain bloody huge (I notice that your terrain dissapears in short order, you did a good job of masking it though ;) ). It takes forever to render, but it's completely worth it if you can see the horizon, have a look at mine. Sooo, my suggestion would be to make the terrain larger for the horizon effect

cheers, enjoy the :+fav:
Hellhuff
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