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Offline sjefen

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Aurora Borealis
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:41:53 PM »
Hi,


It's been a while since I've been active here. I haven't worked with Terragen for ages as well, but
I have just started a project and wanted to share a little crop of what I'm working on.


Regards,
Terje

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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 10:48:58 PM »
Great to see you again Terje!
The aurora looks fantastic, has a feeling of movement that is beguiling!
Cheers
Jason
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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 07:07:48 AM »
In response to your query, Terje: http://www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,19103.msg186745.html#msg18674

Good to see you back.
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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 08:16:44 AM »
Thanks guys. It's good to be back and work with Terragen again.

I'm having problems with the shapes of the auroras. It's not exactly what I want, but I'll get three some time. I'm gonna experiment more with this, but for now, I'm rendering this one out big.


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Terje

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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 10:36:12 AM »

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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 08:11:13 AM »
Nice to meet you here
...must have been before I entered the forum :)

Beautiful project! I like the ambience.
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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 04:49:18 PM »
The sky looks very nice, the issue with this effect is the light on the surface. Getting that balanced is tricky 

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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2017, 04:56:09 AM »
The aurora actually does light up the ground, although this is a somewhat extreme result, depending on how long of a real-world exposure it was. :D

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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2017, 08:08:42 AM »
It did light up the scene, but not as much as I wanted it to. I created a light source for it, but I'm gonna fix it a little bit in Lightroom when the final image is ready.
Rendering now at over 9000px in width. It takes forever.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2017, 08:10:45 AM by sjefen »

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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2017, 03:50:49 PM »
My render finished at just over 78 hours. It had some problems I had to fix, but I'm not
in the mood for doing this render one more time, so I decided to try out Pixel Plow and render
it even larger so I can print it.

Is there even a limit for how large I can render my images with Pixel Plow?


- Terje

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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2017, 04:49:27 PM »
Ulco may know as IIRC he used them for his HUGE museum project...
something borrowed,
something Blue.
Ring out the Old.
Bring in the New

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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2017, 06:23:56 AM »
Don't, didn't, but you can ask them.
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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2017, 02:23:31 PM »
Don't, didn't, but you can ask them.

Who did yours then? A superb job from the pics you posted.

something borrowed,
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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2017, 04:15:22 PM »
A few guys from the forum helped me then, the latter wall I rendered myself.
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Re: Aurora Borealis
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2017, 08:34:44 PM »
Great to see you're back Terje :)
Can't wait to see your final render!
In case you want to get rid of your aurora lighting up surfaces you can disable "enable secondary" in your cloud layer, but be aware that it will affect its behavior in the atmosphere as well.