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Terragen - Silver by tigaer Terragen - Silver by tigaer proudly presents: terragen - silver


this time i tried to follow an advice by a friend who told me to not overload my pics with details. in my previous pieces i had a lot of details and added more and more. from my point of view they were good for the pieces. but this time i follow the advice to not add too much. what we have here is, again, a fictional scenery on a distant planet somewhere in our universe. the sheer mass of planets and stars out there should make it possible that a scenery like this really exists. ;) i guess everyone who looks at this piece will never see something like this for real... but we still have our imagination, right? :) so please take a look at the pic - then close your eyes and imagine you're inside the scenery. you can see the planet rising on the horizon. you feel the winds that stride through your hair... and you take a deep breath of the fresh clear air. :) if you can imagine this while keeping the pic in mind... i have succeded with my piece.


this time i haven't tried to improve. this time i tried to create a different kind of scenery from my usual stuff. i rendered the pic 2 times with different atmosphere and water settings. i combined the pics in PScs to make them fit to the idea i had in mind. later on i added the big planet - clouds abd particular parts of very early renders of mine. also added various textures to the clouds. the clouds needed the most attention in this one - i'm still not happy but i don't know what else more to do. the terrain was from the net somewhere... and the atmosphere file i got from *hypnotic. though i changed a lot of settings to make them match my ideas... thanks out to *hypnotic.


rendered with // terragen ver. 9.19
rendered resolution // 3800x2850
rendering time // 2 rendered pics - ca. 25 hours
render without post process // [link]
post process done in // photoshop cs
post process time // over a period of 3 weeks (ca. 20 hours work)
total filesize // *.psd with a res. of 3800x2850 -> 306mb
total layers // ca. 32
inspired by // a friend

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


ps: after some comments i see what people seem to crit. the most: the planets. if you think they look too much fake, because of positions etc - well, it's all intended and part of the composition.
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Given 2004-09-22
Spacescene or waterscape? I can't figure out, the blend and motive seems fuzzy. But I know this much, the work put into this, the amount of detail and creativity in Terragen - Silver is truly worthy of a DD. Feast your eyes in the eyecandy from `tigaer. ( Featured by DanielRabjerg )
sebaaurore Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
So beautiful !!!!! I love it!!!!!
MandelCr8tor Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome render, I'm new on
Deviant, but have a lot of terragen renders on Renderosity.
surch for TerraCr8tor
LordFreeza Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Zortje Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Awesome colors and nice reflections :)
Tonks1 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
noizart Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Oh, and I forgot to mention the main planet's reflection on the surface, it lacks refraction :) (nothing big, about 1.15, but real tiny)
noizart Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
All's good except the cloud cluster on the right, I mean, that sunburst through the clouds over the sea. It's really off compared to the light sources, and a few big bugs slipped through (like clouds being part dark, then going light with no natural transition).. The work could've used an extra 1-2 hours to be "perfect" :)
muzski Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008   Digital Artist
25 hours RENDER TIME! Wow!!!! :-)
ruthlessmoons Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Student
WOW the colors, the colors! so beautiful
CJ5 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
very awesome. im not gonna complain about the planets, haha. FAR better than i can do. ell oh ell.
TrAnKoS74 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic :+fav:
snuffy77 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, thats amazing, I just got terragen and I can't do anything with it.

Instant Fav.
UnholyNova Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007   Digital Artist
Wow. just amazing.
apt2vanish Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Awesome gradients
Desmessed Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
a great pice of work =)
AyanFujimiya Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
I love your work, awesome!
WikkiEE Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
speechless ...
Rachael-b Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
Awesome pic!!! :D <3
Southern-tigon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
i just did something in terragen but new to it this is awsome. can you by any chance show me a few things
if its not any trouble?
Southern-tigon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
one question: did you use photoshop to get th sky like that or is that an atmospheric effect.
tigaer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
don't have the tg sourcefiles anymore. sorry. glad you like the pic :)
Jumanjich Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
man i'm in trance
how?you are great!!!
my work in tg bad ((
jiro-tu-emo-shi-shio Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
err man love terragen ...need to learn how to make more then one rendering look good :(

Hexxher Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
Wow, stunning..!! :aww:
pyronixcore Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
this looks totally awesome, fascinating! ;p :thumbsup:
smashmatt Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
pues me encanta

el efecto de la tierra y el agua ha kedado muy bien ^^-
LadyOfGlenmore Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Über kurz oder lang - ein geniales Bild!

Aber mit Terragen 2 komme ich überhaupt nicht klar, alles auf englisch - bäh! ;-D
blue-eyed-assasin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006
<cleans up remains of eyes and brain>
speechless - amazing
<body stumbles off stage>
NicotineDesire Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Professional Artist
Beautiful! I love how you did the water.
Augermage Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
I love the sci-fi feel to your images :+fav:
Kjherstin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
bobyo4 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006   Digital Artist
:wow: :jawdrop: wow :clap:
Elefef Featured By Owner May 15, 2006
O_O This has got to be the best Terragen picture I have ever seen! faved
tigaer Featured By Owner May 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
Kite0Girl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006
Woohoo very cool!!.. :+fav:
LadyWhiteLilly Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
It makes me want to hear that song...Pure Shores , by All Saints...really...I'm amazed with your work...
DVeditor Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors and lighting are awesome - keep up the good work!
LordFreeza Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Silver-Panda Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Student Digital Artist
I love it.
Ryujin350z Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2005
ok this is cheating life..................thats a pic taken from a far far away planet and you know it.................nice job man...i love it
MysticalWolf2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
Gosh I love that, beautiful!
Gomurisu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005
OMG. Just awesome. :judge: and :+fav:
Caterpillar- Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005
You're a genius, I'm wordless.
Dekus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
Wow... this is Beautiful! i love these kind of space/sci-fi/whatever scenes..... The clouds at the front are kinda strange though...
EtherealReverie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005
you've gotta be shittin me!!!!!!!! WTF, THIS IS BREATH TAKING!!!
visionsary Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005   Digital Artist
I like the POV, and the idea alot, but IMHO,,,your atmo is in need of alot of work. Its a beautiful image, but the sun spot, glare, and reflection is off. I do admire the focus and idea of this one though.
desnaturada Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
beautiful :aww:
X2-Glory Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
this is undoubtably one of the best scenes i've ever seen if not THE best scene! awesome job man!
Rudeman777 Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
The reflections man, and 2 renderings, amazing. :headbang:
00adam Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
beautiful, not much else can be said, the colours are stunning
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