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Title: How to Create a Gas Giant
Post by: TheBlackHole on August 29, 2009, 04:31:08 PM
1. Leave the terrain flat.
2. Go underground.
3. Set the Sky Size to 16384 (4x the norm)
4. Click Render. Enjoy.
Title: Re: How to Create a Gas Giant
Post by: TheBlackHole on August 29, 2009, 04:31:39 PM
Note from author:
This is for Terragen 0.9.
Title: Re: How to Create a Gas Giant
Post by: CCC on August 29, 2009, 07:37:05 PM
It can't be that simple.    ;D
Title: Re: How to Create a Gas Giant
Post by: matrix2003 on September 04, 2009, 12:39:59 PM
Agreed.  I believe this guy is a troll.
Title: Re: How to Create a Gas Giant
Post by: CCC on September 05, 2009, 07:33:56 AM
Yup!
Title: Re: How to Create a Gas Giant
Post by: Seth on September 26, 2009, 07:06:34 PM
Note from author:
This is for Terragen 0.9.

too bad to post it in the TG2 Documentation
Title: Re: How to Create a Gas Giant
Post by: PG on September 26, 2009, 07:54:46 PM
It doesn't actually work in TG 0.9 either.
Title: Re: How to Create a Gas Giant
Post by: TheBlackHole on October 02, 2009, 07:47:00 PM
Actually it does. Simply move the camera 20 meters underground. Or, deselect "land" so only the sky is rendered. For more realism, use some 3D clouds and change the atmosphere colors.
Title: Re: How to Create a Gas Giant
Post by: stuck on October 05, 2009, 02:24:39 PM
An example .tgw file would be helpful because I'm with the majority here, it's not that simple and it doesn't work as described in the original post.

however with a bit of tinkering you can do interesting stuff in TG 0.9x by 'going underground'.  Here's one I made earlier:
http://www.terragen.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=465&pos=11
Title: Re: How to Create a Gas Giant
Post by: TheBlackHole on October 05, 2009, 06:59:39 PM
Make sure Backface Culling is enabled and add clouds. Make sure the Sky Size is 16384 or larger.