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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.
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