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Terragen - So Close by tigaer Terragen - So Close by tigaer proudly presents: terragen - so close (no matter how far)

alright, what do we have here... this one took nearly 4 weeks to finish it off. tried several ideas and different techniques. goal was to create a waterfall as good as possible. a lot of heart and sweat went into this waterfall and it was worth all the work. i achieved what i had planned. this pic is part of a collab between me and *boyaka - i'll keep you informed when its done.

every interested should take a look into the render without post process... surely an interesting thing to compare. :) link can be found in the stats below. this pic shows absolutely that i'm definitely no ace in terragen. :shrug: hehe ;)

rendered with // terragen ver. 9.19
rendered resolution // 3200x2400
rendering time // ca. 4 hours
render without post process // [link]
post process done in // photoshop cs
post process time // ca. 30 hours
total filesize // *.psd with a res. of 3200x2400 -> 138mb
total layers // ca. 53
inspired by // the idea to create a detailed waterfall completely out of my mind


happy viewing...
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xscythe7x Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
xscythe7x Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
look at my terragen stuff if you wanna feel better. can't figure it out. only have ver. 2.1.81 though
mohd90 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow .. i love the Photoshop part ..
jobrotherslove Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
WOW this is so cool! :icongrin--plz:
Crimson-Designs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
looks like I see the CN Tower in the background there.

Nice image.
avkhatri123 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
WOW once again.. THATS AWSOME!!! I love the waterfall and the city in the background.
avkhatri123 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Wow, awsome job it is so cool i love teh waterfall :)
Otush Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
I like this one!!!
Oma-Lord Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
i love the water fountain ;&
DES1GN Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006  Professional General Artist
amazing! :clap: i love it! :+fav: and :+devwatch: for sure!
Patternous Featured By Owner May 5, 2006
and how the heck do you remove the haze and make it so easy to see far?
Patternous Featured By Owner May 5, 2006
How come your render takes so long time...
and is that the registered version?
CycloneNimrod Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
How the hell did you make thar waterfall in Terragen?! You are so good man, keep it up.
tigaer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
no not tg. photoshop. terragen isn't able to render waterfalls. ;p
CycloneNimrod Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
haha didnt think so. Thanks for replying :)
the-final-I Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
:worship: [stares]....................................................
cosmicspark Featured By Owner May 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Terra clouds
lelusz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2005
woah, i have a question- how did you do that waterfall ?
219-249 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2004
thats sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet as
Dark-Neo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
DUDE I love it! Added to my favs Nice work
poo-on-you Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
this is amazing, I wish i knew terragen that well.
Ch3vron Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2004
Damn... Thats real eye-candy. Best terragen-pic i've ever seen. Definitely a :+fav:
astroal Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
Very nice.... interesting use of the CN Tower. great lighting.
Richie12 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004
I love this, i like how it shows the dust and smoke over the city and it has the pleasant sunlight over the mountains, kinda like comparing the city to natures beauty.

Brilliant work here... +Fav
plantagenist Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004
The waterfall is good .....but I feel that if you made the rock at the top a little smaller and more jagged it may look more realistic, overall though it's a sight to behold
mattdanna Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beautiful. I love the sun rays in this.
The birds are great.

Nice job Chris!
dapejn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
der wasserfall.. aber auch die cityscape, echt hammer!!! :+favlove:
elpacienteX Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004
this I like much. excellent
froggerlotr Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2004
The waterfall is gorgeous...
mercuury Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2004
this is great and inspiring
cr125rider Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2004
Renering and tex. are really good.
Only thing i have a problem with is the water fall. It doesn't really fall strait down. Colors are perfct in it though.
Aein Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2004   Photographer
Couldn't be much more from the heart. Forever trusting who we are And nothing else matters. Sorry it's great to see you taking a very good program and expanding on it. I'll never know how you did the buildings and birds etc, but I'm glad you did them :aww:. Well rendered too. Well done.
darkpheonix Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004
whoa.....LOVE the cloud shadows! that's beautiful...simply beautiful.

I personally find having the Toronto (I think so..) skyline rather...unfit for this piece, but it's all good^^

amazing work!

m3talh3ad Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
Simply beautiful.
And ya gotta love the Metallica reference (if, the title in fact has anything to do with Nothing Else Matters)
zelta Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2004
Wonderful (as always)
It's funny that you make this things look more real than they can ever be in real reality. And there something odd to that ! :D

I've been away for few months. Hopefully I will be lucky enough to take a look of all your best work from the last few monthis (:
hack13 Featured By Owner May 21, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
wow, this is absolutely outstanding!

btw.. is that the CN Tower in the back? :O_o:
Katbaby Featured By Owner May 18, 2004
stunning! I love the waterfall! :+fav: I may just break down and buy this one chance could you do something with butterflies, I've a passion for them would love have something of yours with butterflies in it for my wall :)
tigaer Featured By Owner May 18, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
normally i don't do close up scenery... but we never know what the future brings. :)
mistic Featured By Owner May 16, 2004
so harmony... entirely so great. keep it up :)
blassed Featured By Owner May 16, 2004
Ey des is halt echt sowas von hammergeil! Ich glaub des is wirklich eins deiner besten! Klasse Ideen eingebaut und echt gut ausgeführt :clap: Die Vögel kommen auch echt gut! Echt schönes Bild! :)

tatamobile Featured By Owner May 15, 2004
oh my god oh my god oh my goooddd!! thanx for a wonderful screensaver!!
Anderix Featured By Owner May 11, 2004
Definately a new favorite. I never did thank you for helping me out with the new terragen programs, how do you add figures (all I'm at so far are some nice landscapes.) Keep up the work.
tigaer Featured By Owner May 12, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
terragen cannot create trees, houses... foliage. it's a pure landscape generator. the way i add my stuff leads through photoshop... and a lot of manipulation work.
imightbejohn Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
I usually hate computer generated landscapes; they usually look cheesy. However, I love this.
tigaer Featured By Owner May 11, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
well the CG part in this one is very small... almost 90% of the pic are manpiulated via photoshop. - thanks :)
rikkie Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
fantastic piece of work . One small criticism : the waterfall doesnt look good at all , if you'd remove that it would be perfect.
orchid-darkstar Featured By Owner May 7, 2004
This is so enchanting ... a scene from a fantasy movie of some sort that I'd probably watch. There are things wrong with this, but considering I could never create anything remotely as gorgeous - I won't even mention it! This is far too stunning in other aspects to even nit-pick. :+fav:
CabalcoTech Featured By Owner May 5, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Terragen ownz y0 ;)

That's a very neat landscape.
rabidbribri Featured By Owner May 5, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
That is absolutely beautiful. Is this a picture you enhanced? Great job. ;-)
tigaer Featured By Owner May 5, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
enhanced, yes... a lot of work in photoshop. - thanks
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