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General => User-contributed Tutorials => Topic started by: plugsnpixels on November 11, 2016, 02:42:05 AM

Title: Useful tutorials found online
Post by: plugsnpixels on November 11, 2016, 02:42:05 AM
Found this very nice overview from Cornell:

http://people.cornellcollege.edu/dsherman/terragen2-tutorial.html
Title: Re: Useful tutorials found online
Post by: plugsnpixels on November 18, 2016, 02:12:26 AM
Just noticed they have a TG3 tutorial as well:

http://people.cornellcollege.edu/dsherman/terragen3-tutorial.html
Title: Re: Useful tutorials found online
Post by: bobbystahr on May 25, 2017, 01:31:06 PM
a bit dated bit maybe useful for a newbie...nice share
Title: Re: Useful tutorials found online
Post by: Danny on November 20, 2017, 05:03:35 PM
Just noticed they have a TG3 tutorial as well:

http://people.cornellcollege.edu/dsherman/terragen3-tutorial.html

Of course not knowing this persons hardware it's tough to gauge, however for that image @ that resolution to take 4 hours 39min to render is insane. He must be using a old @ss laptop or something, regardless of Soft shadows or receive shadows being enabled. I actually think without the author (presumingly Prof Sherman) posting his hardware specs as well as the other render settings this mini tutorial is doing more harm than good for the software. If I didn't know any thing about Terragen I would would pass on reading that render time alone. Imagine a potential customer reading that?
Title: Re: Useful tutorials found online
Post by: bobbystahr on November 20, 2017, 05:06:52 PM
Just noticed they have a TG3 tutorial as well:

http://people.cornellcollege.edu/dsherman/terragen3-tutorial.html

Of course not knowing this persons hardware it's tough to gauge, however for that image @ that resolution to take 4 hours 39min to render is insane. He must be using a old @ss laptop or something, regardless of Soft shadows or receive shadows being enabled. I actually think without the author (presumingly Prof Sherman) posting his hardware specs as well as the other render settings this mini tutorial is doing more harm than good for the software. If I didn't know any thing about Terragen I would would pass on reading that render time alone. Imagine a potential customer reading that?

based on his render size I'd be willing to guess an underpowered old laptop myself.
Title: Re: Useful tutorials found online
Post by: Danny on November 21, 2017, 12:31:50 PM
That's my point a potential customer doesn't know this. In the time of real time ray tracing and the fact that time in a production is everything this would deter me. This is misleading without more info. Also is this guy teaching the software? His addy is Cornell College, curious although non of my business if they have a educational program teaching TG. If so he needs to book up on the forum posts.