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Oh, Sweet, SWEET program!
« on: June 20, 2008, 10:52:44 AM »
I found the coolest thing! It's a program where you can create a landscape, and then take pictures of it! It's a little hard to learn, but I've almost got the hang of it. It's free to download, and you can even use the pictures you make for free, as long as you it's for non-commercial use.

Here are a couple pictures I took.





The download link is http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/download.shtml
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Re: Oh, Sweet, SWEET program!
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2008, 11:49:52 AM »
Ooh, Terragen. I remember seeing that program's stuff around; people used to post a lot of it on Deviantart. I used to fol around with 3D stuff/landscape too, although it was with 3Ds Max and a lot less userfriendly (I'd imagine) to dummies for the sole purpose of creating landscapes.

Didn't know Terragen was free to download though; will have to try it out. Seems very neat.

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Re: Oh, Sweet, SWEET program!
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2008, 01:11:38 PM »
You should even be able to adjust the camera so that it's just the sky, and you could use it for sky backdrops. Although the ones you have already are really very good, so there's really no need.
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Re: Oh, Sweet, SWEET program!
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2008, 01:42:56 PM »
wow that's just awesome. is it flexible?? like do you get to manually design the terrain?

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Re: Oh, Sweet, SWEET program!
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2008, 02:58:10 PM »
You can customize almost everything! You could manually design the terrain if you want to, it's easier said than done though, if you want it to look realistic. Almost everything is flexible though, you can change everything about the sun and the sunlight, the clouds, atmosphere, water, it's absolutely incredible.

I actually made a few more pictures, which I think are CRAZY awesome.





(^This one's supposed to look weird)




That last one my 10-year-old brother made with almost no help from me. He even designed his own terrain. The thing of it is, it's pretty easy to use, once you've figured out the basics.

EDIT: You can also choose the size. I've made several new desktops for myself with this program, but you can also make the output really small if you like.
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Re: Oh, Sweet, SWEET program!
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2008, 05:57:26 PM »
Yup, Terragen is great.  I've used it for a long time.  ^_^  Some really good things can come from it and from enhancements in image-manipulation programs such as Adobe Photoshop or The GIMP.


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Re: Oh, Sweet, SWEET program!
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2008, 12:24:37 AM »
Love this program. I made an awesome desktop, though the lack of anti-alias between the land and the water is bugging the crap out of me. But I like the program, I pressed about 5 buttons, changed a couple numbers without much knowledge of what they did, and POOF, instant awesome desktop!

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Re: Oh, Sweet, SWEET program!
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2008, 04:45:10 PM »
oh ok, that's fantastic then. I'm gonna try it out

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Re: Oh, Sweet, SWEET program!
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2008, 07:15:59 AM »


Experimenting :D

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Re: Oh, Sweet, SWEET program!
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2008, 09:35:58 AM »
No way Menti! That's too cool. Good contrast.
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