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Terragen - Pulsar Dawn by tigaer Terragen - Pulsar Dawn by tigaer
tigaer-design.com proudly presents: terragen - pulsar dawn (evolution)

D³SCR!PTION

in a distant future mankind spreaded seeds into the farthest regions of space... regions that need hundreds of years to travel, even on a such high technological level. mankind discovered forces, in the depths of space that, a few decades before, no one even tried to imagine. colonies, built for the simple purpose to do science, may soon discover how to master the mightiest of all forces... a black hole. outpost 2031, also called 'dawn', on planet amergine started terraforming almost exactly 400 years ago. the atmosphere, flora and fauna started to progress well recently and soon people may be able to spread out over the whole surface. there are hundreds of towers on different locations all over the planet.

races that will discover the ruins of these towers... 20.000 years in the future will guess what happened to the 'elder' kind. yes, they will call us 'the elder'... we were the first... out there. soon this race will understand what happened. old data was found... luckily reestablished. planet amergine lies peacefully in a huge stellar dust cloud called 'the elegy'. in the center of that cloud lies a pulsar. a dead star, once a majestic sparkling sun. 'the elder' settled here to find out how to use the mighty gravity forces that surround such a pulsar. maybe they found out how to use the mightiest force of all. maybe they traveled into another dimension. nobody knows what happened to them... all that is left are the ancient ruins of a presence that left a long time ago.

ps: this is science-fiction. 'fiction'. don't be confused with the story... the story just continues what the pic shows. what you see is still the era of men.

TECHN!CAL DETA!LS

the render to that pic was made in the last days of 2004. at first i wasn't sure if i could use the render at all. i tried various things... implented this and that... and at first it hasn't looked very inviting to do further work on it. however... i did further work and now see what came out. the result is one of my most ambitious manipulation works ever. countless (not really ;)) layers and folders within the psd file. i do myself hard to name it 'terragen' since almost everything is manipulated in that piece. the only things that come from terragen are the rays. all the other stuff is own photography... textures... or self built stuff like the structures. the structures are completely photoshop. some might think i used a 3d software... but no. the buildings were also the hardest to realize. some of you might remember 'terragen - dilektium'... where i first tried to implement a bulding. i found that it looked ok and so i tried to take the next step in this piece. i knew, when i started the building work, that this must be a piece that tops everything i did before. now i'm not sure if it does so with the look... but technically it really tops everything i did before. i wanted a truly EPIC look and i also took the time to invent a little story thet simply explains the feelings i had while creating this piece. 'the elegy' - the dust cloud i talked about in the story - may be an element for me to try in a future space art piece... but that'll time show.

songs i can only advise here are listed in the stats. lisa gerrard is a female singer that even worked with hans zimmer on the gladiator soundtrack. in my eyes one of the best soundtracks ever made in movie history. a deep mystical voice followed by sounds that perfectly describe the emotions in 'pulsar dawn'.

STATS

rendered with // terragen ver. 9.19
terrain created with // /
rendered resolution // 4500x3375
work resolution // 4500x3375
rendering time // 1 rendered pic - ca. 16hrs
render without post process // [link]
post process done in // photoshop cs
post process time // over a period of 4 weeks (ca. 35 hrs work)
total filesize // ca. 488mb
total layers // 139 (very precisely)
inspired by // my imagination
song // lisa gerrard & patrick cassidy - 'elegy' and 'amergins invocation' - album: immortal memory
development animation // [link]

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

FULLVIEW ESSENTIAL

ps: thx out to `alyn - was a help to hear your thoughts.
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:icongalati8825:
Galati8825 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Writer
I want to know more about the Elder and the planet amergine. This was fantastic story telling and art. Almost Poetic.
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singLereflex Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006   Photographer
this is really cool. i likethe little story too.
my only suggestion would be to do something else in the sky! the surface is so vivid and detailed but the sky is almost solid blue :<
i love the concept of the one complex alone in the midst of all the mountains.
very nice.
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ainokitsune Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
Holy freakin' moley. Words fail. Really.
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Doctor-S Featured By Owner May 5, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
COOOL very nice pic!!! you rock!! hehehe
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moonshinemin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2005
I love the spread of lighting in this peice. Dramatic yet serene!
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Novakaris Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
this is Insanely good...............my eyes are so attracted to this.......yes this is excellent. I've never heard of this "Terragen" before, but it sure looks like it can be used to make some great stuff. I hope I'll be able to do something like this someday.......
*thumbsup* *thumbsup* *thumbsup* *thumbsup* *thumbsup* *thumbsup* *thumbsup* *thumbsup*
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tigaer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
well terragen only created the basic landscape... all the effects that give character to the pic were added in postwork via photoshop. :) thanks - i'm glad you like it. :)
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MysteriousTremendum Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is incredibly beautiful, i love everyting about it; the light rays, the mist, the mountains, the colors...
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passenger-nq Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
das schaut wieder mal spitze aus. das licht ist klasse; hell aber es blendet nicht. die farben sind auch klasse. da find ich nix zu meckern
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paranoidinhell Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005
OMFG :o that looks amasing :o
not a total fan of the sky and its clouds tough..
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paranoidinhell Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005
OMFG :o that looks amasing :o
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Want Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005
Man kann sehen, dass du "Lichterpackete" der Fenster kopiert hast. ;)
Obwohl es kaum/wenig Terragen ist (wie viele deiner Werke) hast du mit deinen Fotografien ein recht gutes Terrain aus dem "Nichts" gebastelt. Aber, I am not in love with your "23 layers - each about 95% transparent" - technique. :)
Gruesse aus dem Bergischen Land.
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zebravissimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2005  Professional
The small clouds take away from the rest of the piece
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xDestitutex Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2005
Du bist Irre! Hatte ich das schonmal erwähnt? ^^ ;)

Es ist fantastisch und mit Freude anzusehen, wie du dich irgendwie in jedem neuen terraGen Bild selbst übertriffst. Nie in allen Bereichen, aber es gibt immerwieder welche, die durch ihre Schönheit, durch ihr detailreichtum oder einfach nur weil sie einen fesseln auffallen und ehrrausstechen. Hier sind es außer den grandiosen Farbspielen die texturen der Felsen, Felder, Flüsse ect.
Sie sind... unglaublich... sie sind so gut, das ich mir wünschte, das noch so einige andere deiner alten Bilder so gemacht worden wären... bei den alten war es bisher immer so, das es Abschnitte gab wo du sie kaum von einem echten Foto unterscheiden könntest, aber im gleichen Augenblick sahst du auch Stellen, wo man ganz deutlich sah, dass dem nicht so war... hier allerdings ist es etwas ganz anderes, denn es scheint solche Stellen garnicht zu geben... alles hat einen Stil und scheint aus einem guß gefertigt worden zu sein... einfach nur... fantastisch.
In wieweit nun die Strahlen TerraGen arbeit waren so sind sie doch nicht wegzudenken aus dem Bild, denn gerade die Strahlen im Vordergrund, die sich über die ganze Schlucht strecken ein gigantisches Aussehen und lassen Farben nebeneinander Auftauchen, die so insgesamt einen wahren Augenschmaus ergeben.
Ein Blickfang ist natürlich auch die Sonne und die härteren Übergänge vom hellblau ins dunkelblau und dann ins gelb bevor es in die Schlucht geht. Gerade das dunkelblau eingeschlossen von den helleren "Ebenen" gibt dem Bild nochmal einen gewissen touch.

Zwar hab ich immernoch einen anderen Favoriten, aber dennoch ist es ein großartiges und wunderschön anzuschauendes Bild und ich hoffe, dass du ein paar Erfahrungen hiervon in deinen nächsten Bildern verwenden kannst um irgendwann das perfekte Bild zu machen oder wenigstens eins, was für mich sehr nah drankommt.

Destitute
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phoenixmaster Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2005
AMAZING. this is da best i saw since i joined last yr. keep it up, and make more ASAP!!!
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furryphotos Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005  Professional Photographer
Always love your tg/PS work :)
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mandarin-vanilla Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005
*drools*

Now I remember why I love devart. . . I am so getting that print.

You are awesome Tigaer. You probably hear that a lot . . but I mean it.
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tigaer Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
i just adjusted the print prices :) thx for your feedback :) appreciated. :)
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Rothar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005
This looks fantastic, I like the exotic sky and landscape.
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madbrainsurgeon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dunno man not keen on the smog cutting off so low and so sharply
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cyberphobia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
cool.. I'm impressed... the best terragen pic ever? :heart:
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naked-mess Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005
very breath-taking.
looks like a lord of the rings/ sci fi scene!
-very cool :slow:
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artofJLP Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work ! :)
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streethawk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
WTF this is awesome. really like what's going on in this piece. render without post work sucks. and then you create such an awesome piece :O +fav

Keep them coming
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rHyMe-rEaSoN Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
i skipped reading the description! >_< that has never happend before!...well it's very dramatic as always. i can really see the different layers of lights :D
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DIN1031 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
Wow.
The Effect of the Flamelike sun is nice.
But it looks also like a starting Explosion, and this is last Moment of this pic.
Very Very nice
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yulii Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
oh wow i like the wind effect kinda look..gives this image some kinda motion goin on there..:P..fantastic piece tigaerrr...:clap:!!
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bookdiva Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
Incredible, magical, fantasyworld, beautiful. :hug:
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etype2 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
Very,very nice.:-)
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Novacron Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another stunning peice of work.
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Cunjo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
:eyepopping:

pwns.. as usual... Is there anything you CAN'T DO?!?
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
yep... i can't make everyone happy ;) - thx for your feedback on my flash too... :) glad you enjoyed the ride. hehe
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Cunjo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
heh, well not even God makes everyone happy ;)

Yeah, the flash was cool... almost got lost at the end 'cause I intelligently had the screen scrolled down far enough that I didn't see the repeat button when it was over XD
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environaut Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
:wow: Now this is amazing...A-MAZ-ING!!! I am also blown away that the land there was integrated post-render! Brilliant work...definitely a :+fav:
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Virdilak Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
smallview doesnt even start to do this justice.
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sufflae Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
:w00t:
ma new wallpaper :D
this is bloody awesome man
it is hard to believe that the land is from scratch
instant fav
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
interesting... you started off even without any land... thats pretty nice. the fog is a little too thick around the midsection of the main tower, it looks kinda funny, but doesnt detract too much from it overall. great job!
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cherryflavouredgirl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
WOW
i wish i could actually describe what i felt when i saw your work....
but it won't do justice to it...
just beautiful
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balaa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005  Professional General Artist
I really rather like that! Sometimes I ponder on the idea of pulsars...we perceive the rapid pulsating as a momentary flash if viewing from earth..but considering how many millions of lightyears away they are, how long does the actual pulse last? Very curious piece, I like especially the atmosphere, the towers and the subtle city lights near the right of the picture. I must add that the description itself, which I hope viewers payed especial attention to it as it helps further elaborate the piece itself. Well done!!!
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TindrasGrove Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
Whoah.

So the "terrain" (mountains) are actually photos?

Nitpick: It feels like the larger building at least should be casting some more noticeable shadow, and the rock in the bottom left corner feels like it has some really harsh edges, like it should at least have a little bit of the foggy ray-ness softening it a bit, IMHO.
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TindrasGrove Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
Whoah.

So the "terrain" (mountains) are actually photos?

Nitpick: It feels like the larger building at least should be casting some more noticeable shadow, and the rock in the bottom left corner feels like it has some really harsh edges, like it should at least have a little bit of the foggy ray-ness softening it a bit, IMHO.
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tul Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
loving it man! i still don't kn ow how you get those straightrays, but oh well. Anyways, did you paint hte building, it looks awesome (if this is in the discription, sry, i dun like reading them...maybe i will.......;)
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redcancer- Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
terragen clouds=death and always look fugly. also i think a slight silouhette effect on the tower would be neat
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rabidmongoose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
I hope your imagination doesn't snap from having gone to far with this one :lmao::rofl: Chris....Schweet bro. :+fav:
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alyn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
interesting, I didn't realise you built up the bottom landscape completely from scratch, I thought there was a terrain there somewhere :omg: - in that light, I'm even more impressed than I was initially. :#1:
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zulamun Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Arr herr tiggmeister, jsut great.... bleh, what to say?

I love the rays and the tip on top of the sun :)
atmo great, lighting great, pp great, :+fav: <;p erfect dude!
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Dowhook Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005   Artisan Crafter
Amazing rays and postwork :O
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
what's up what all the terragen users putting buildings in their pieces? The lighting doesnt make sense in any of those piece I've seen so far... and it's the same in this one... The building in front of the mountain should be much darker...
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suckup Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
great piece. i especially like the reflections of the river in the valley :thumbsup:
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Tice-cream Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
it is a good thing I watched in full view... It is most impressive this way.
keep up the good work
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