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Offline littlecannon

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Canyon Strata Question or two - RESULTS
« on: January 01, 2007, 03:28:25 PM »
Hi All

At last... I think I'm beginning to get the hang of Strata, Canyons etc. With a little help from Oshyan, I've managed to produce this Canyon based on a ter file of Monument from Snoops Strata Tutorial for Terragen 0.9.

There's a few things left to sort out to my liking, but here's the files to play with if you want them. I haven't included the terrain file or strata colour map (see below). You can just Generate Terrain, link a new strata colour map and it still works beautifully.

You'll have to go to this link at Ashunder to get the Map and ter file from Snoops tutorial as I don't like to redistribute people's files. Just download the tutorial and re-link the map and terrain where needed:

http://www.ashundar.com/page.php?id=138

Enjoy, Simon. ;D

P.S. let me know what you think.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2007, 03:48:03 PM by littlecannon »
I just need to tweak that texture a bit more...

Offline MeltingIce

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Re: Canyon Strata Question or two - RESULTS
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2007, 05:44:29 PM »
Awesome image, I've been meaning to do a canyon render like that.

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Offline crazymonkey

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Re: Canyon Strata Question or two - RESULTS
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2007, 09:37:11 PM »
that strata looks simply stunning...excellent work.

Offline FrankThomas

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Re: Canyon Strata Question or two - RESULTS
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007, 12:04:08 AM »
Blows my canyon out of the water :)

I'll have to try a bit harder next time heh

Offline littlecannon

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Re: Canyon Strata Question or two - RESULTS
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007, 08:37:46 AM »
Thanks for your kind comments... I still feel I have a way to go yet before I get what I want... but it's getting there. ;D
I just need to tweak that texture a bit more...

Offline MooseDog

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Re: Canyon Strata Question or two - RESULTS
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2007, 01:46:57 PM »
thx for sharing!

here's what happens when you let stuff loose into the wild  ;D.  learned alot! (like i hope the specular channel can be rendered out separatley when tg2 is fully realized  ;D )

« Last Edit: January 03, 2007, 03:40:38 AM by MooseDog »

Offline littlecannon

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Re: Canyon Strata Question or two - RESULTS
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2007, 05:11:50 PM »
Cool... It's good to seee what people gleam from files shared... keep em comin'

Simon.
I just need to tweak that texture a bit more...

Offline Costaud

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Re: Canyon Strata Question or two - RESULTS
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2007, 05:18:15 PM »
I have dowloaded your .tgd file but I got this error message "Unable to open terrain file"  :(

Offline Steve Pendleton

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Re: Canyon Strata Question or two - RESULTS
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2007, 08:04:43 PM »
I have dowloaded your .tgd file but I got this error message "Unable to open terrain file"  :(

I too had this problem and solved it by opening the .tgd file in a text editor and changed the file paths for the mon1.ter and woodstrata.bmp files to match those on my machine then save and close. Opens in TG2 without a problem now.

Offline littlecannon

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Re: Canyon Strata Question or two - RESULTS
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2007, 08:16:57 PM »
I have dowloaded your .tgd file but I got this error message "Unable to open terrain file"  :(

I too had this problem and solved it by opening the .tgd file in a text editor and changed the file paths for the mon1.ter and woodstrata.bmp files to match those on my machine then save and close. Opens in TG2 without a problem now.

Yep... you can do that or you can go into the image map shader and click the little folder icon to re-link the Strata Colour map and then go to the Terrain Load Shader and re-link the terrain file.
I just need to tweak that texture a bit more...

Offline Steve Pendleton

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Re: Canyon Strata Question or two - RESULTS
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2007, 10:03:10 PM »
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Yep... you can do that or you can go into the image map shader and click the little folder icon to re-link the Strata Colour map and then go to the Terrain Load Shader and re-link the terrain file.

I couldn't do that as opening your downloaded .tgd file froze the application! I got 2 blank dialogue boxes with no OK buttons or anything else, one on top of the other. I could pick them up and move them around but nothing else. The only way out was to force quit the app. I suspected it might have something to do with the linked files so went looking into your .tgd with a text editor, altered the paths to suit and got it to work, must be a preview release issue, I use the Mac version of Terragen 2 by the way.

This doesn't change the fact that your efforts with this scene are stunning, well done.

Regards, Steve

Offline littlecannon

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Re: Canyon Strata Question or two - RESULTS
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2007, 08:56:13 AM »
Hi Steve
I have had this problem too... I think I just hit enter a couple of times and the blank dialogue boxes closed, then I did as I said in last post. Must be a bug at the moment.
I just need to tweak that texture a bit more...

Offline Incognitas

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Re: Canyon Strata Question or two - RESULTS
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2007, 07:10:00 PM »
Thank you for the .tdg file..I've been dissecting it and in the meantime hopefully learning something.I went so far as to add my own image and to add a twist and sheer shader.Got some interesting overhangs. :)

Offline littlecannon

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Re: Canyon Strata Question or two - RESULTS
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2007, 10:16:47 PM »
Thank you for the .tdg file..I've been dissecting it and in the meantime hopefully learning something.I went so far as to add my own image and to add a twist and sheer shader.Got some interesting overhangs. :)

Thanks, those overhangs are looking great.
I just need to tweak that texture a bit more...

Offline shn

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Re: Canyon Strata Question or two - RESULTS
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2007, 10:15:25 AM »
Little Canon, would you attach the .ter file you used. I get an error message saying that the .ter file and the wood-strata files are missing. :/