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Title: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: geekatplay on November 13, 2013, 03:04:45 PM
I posted new tutorials "Discovering Terragen 3" http://www.geekatplay.com/terragen.php , you can also watch them at Youtube geekatplay channel,
New tutorials unlocked weekly to free watch, or you can always buy all them, to support site going.
Here is list of upcoming more tutorials:
Release : Discovering Terragen 3" - Beginners/intermediate level, over view off application and fast way to start working with it.
Coming soon: "Exploring Terragen" (multiple series" - Intermediate/Advanced, project based tutorials. Learn by example with in depth.
Coming soon: "Mastering Terragen" - Advanced, subject based on subjects, example: Mastering Highfield terrains, or Mastering Cloud Layers ...etc.
Terragen is professional complex application and it will take some time to cover all aspects, please let me know if you have any specific questions or suggestion.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: Oshyan on November 13, 2013, 11:25:16 PM
Wonderful to see Geek At Play tackling Terragen 3! Thanks for providing some great, free content.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: TheBadger on November 14, 2013, 01:19:23 AM
Ah! Just saw this now! Never mind my other posts I guess. Man thats funny! Great minds think alike ;D ;) :)

By the way, geek. I used your site for hexagon 2, which opened the door to modeling for me. Never posted on your site, so thanks! Maybe now TG will give up all her good bits for me. Like the way you did the other tuts I saw on your site (watched a lot of them too). Hope these will go the same way.

Cheers to you!
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: Danny on November 14, 2013, 11:28:28 AM
I snatched up some WM tutorials last night, very well laid out. Cheers
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: mhaze on November 16, 2013, 09:11:07 AM
I can recommend all the tutorials from geekatplay.  I've bought many of them and learnt a lot from them.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: rcallicotte on November 24, 2013, 11:50:29 AM
This guy's tutorials of all of the software are very well done. His voice is low, but his knowledge and presentation are very good quality.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: geekatplay on November 26, 2013, 05:22:14 PM
Thank you. I will fix voice volume.
I am finishing new tutorials (intermediate / advanced). This is project based tutorials, but also cover nodes properties and interactions. Here is end image from one of the tutorial.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: yossam on November 26, 2013, 06:34:19 PM
Can't wait..................more information for my old withered brain to absorb.  ;)
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: Oshyan on November 27, 2013, 01:36:10 AM
Looking great! We announced your first video series in our newsletter today. :)

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: TheBadger on December 01, 2013, 12:00:35 AM
Hi,

There are a number of sections on your TG page that say "coming soon". My question is if buying the series covers whats on its way, or only what I can see has video now?


Also, are you open to suggestions on topics for future tuts?
Two things that I would really like to see are a tut on mudbox/z-brush Vector displacement maps + Terragen.
There is a thread here in the forums on this topic that generated several thousand views in little more then a month or so. So the interest is there.
Also, a tut or three on Geo-control + Terragen would be real nice too.

Thanks for reading.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: Dune on December 01, 2013, 06:56:17 AM
If you have a ny questions regarding VDisp, Michael, just ask. It's not hard.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: geekatplay on December 02, 2013, 04:41:56 AM
I am totally agree with Dune, if you have question, first check the documentation on wikki, next ask community. Tutorials does help to get into application. However from my expirance creating over 1500 video tutorials, this is not express way to get answer. With time as more tutorials will be recorded, i hope cover more subjects of application.

About tutorials: they all available if you purchase them, but you don't need to if you don't want. I am unlocking new tutorials weekly.
I am activity looking for suggestions on new tutorials, what is more interesting to the artists. I am done recording other set of tutorials, that orientated as project based tutorials. And will release them as soon done packing and finalizing bonus pack with presets (shaders) 
Thank you for your support.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: geekatplay on December 05, 2013, 03:42:32 PM
New tutorials out : Exploring Terragen 3.  This is project based tutorials, targeting intermediate and advanced level of artists.
Watch for free online, be sure to subscribe on youtube to receive notification when new tutorials unlocked.
http://www.geekatplay.com/terragen.php
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: Oshyan on December 06, 2013, 06:55:48 AM
Great to see such rapid progress!

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: alessandro on December 06, 2013, 10:55:55 PM
Great tutorials!
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: geekatplay on December 11, 2013, 03:54:46 PM
Will any one be interested in Digital Matte Painting series, using Terragen?
I did many with Vue and wonder if any one here using Terragen for that also?


Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: TheBadger on December 11, 2013, 05:54:42 PM
As for me, YES! Most certainly! 8)
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: kaedorg on December 12, 2013, 05:57:10 AM
Curious to learn about Matte Painting.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: Snowflake on January 04, 2014, 01:19:49 PM
from Me 1+ too, a realism Mattepainting Tutorial with a real plate and integrating TG 3 Elements would be nice - free or as pay DVD!

http://www.fxphd.com/blog/behind-the-environments-of-spartacus/

(http://www.fxphd.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/image19.jpg)

Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: Upon Infinity on January 07, 2014, 05:23:49 PM
You can count me in for the Matte Painting.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: MrWobinson on January 22, 2014, 02:42:43 AM
I agree these are very good and worth paying for to encourage him to keep doing them. Certainly beats watching TV.

As regards suggestions for more tuts how about some on animation.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: Danny on February 26, 2014, 12:52:56 AM
Heck yeah!
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: geekatplay on May 16, 2014, 12:16:28 AM
New tutorials out : "Exploring Terragen 3, series 2"
http://www.geekatplay.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=196
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: geekatplay on May 16, 2014, 12:20:05 AM
Creating Sci-fi planets with projection controlled backdrops, planet rings, shaders, masked shader, highfields, water, fog, displacements ...and more ... and more... Uploading to youtube now. Check Geekatplay channel for weekly unlocked tutorials.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: Oshyan on May 16, 2014, 02:37:39 AM
Nice to see further progress on this. Thanks Vladimir!

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: archonforest on May 16, 2014, 08:26:51 AM
This is awesome Vladimir :D
I am just finishing the 1st series now and got some good data out of it. Will buy the rest asap ;)
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: kaedorg on May 16, 2014, 08:28:22 AM
It sounds very interesting.
I bookmark that for autumn when I won't be so busy.

David
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: geekatplay on May 16, 2014, 02:48:48 PM
here is link :  http://www.geekatplay.com/terragen-tutorials-two.php
I am also working on set of tutorials integration and workflow of Environmental software (including Terragen and FBX exports) and Cinema 4d. hope this tutorials will be out soon. However they will be available only at cineversity.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: zaxxon on May 16, 2014, 05:44:07 PM
Just starting to watch these latest tutorials from Geekatplay: excellent again! I envy Vladimir in his ability to divine the inner workings of TG with such ease (apparent ease at least  :)), and I'm certainly grateful that he has offered this latest set. $26 dollars for many, many well explained aspects and techniques; think of how many hours of self-exploration it would take to learn these on your own, a real bargain in my estimation. If I sound like a 'fanboy' right on, I am a fan !
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: geekatplay on May 17, 2014, 04:36:32 AM
Thank you for your support. I am glad you founding them useful.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: TheBadger on May 17, 2014, 04:42:25 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: geekatplay on August 15, 2014, 04:00:02 PM
new tutorials unlocked, free to watch www.geekatplay.com
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: geekatplay on January 11, 2016, 04:29:42 PM
More tutorials out : http://www.geekatplay.com/terragen-tutorials.php  also watch at youtube GeekaptlayStudio channel
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: TheBadger on January 12, 2016, 01:05:17 PM
Thank you lots for the heads up. I check periodically, so nice to know for sure. :) 8)
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: reck on March 20, 2016, 11:18:39 PM
Hello Mr Geek,

Do you plan to do some Terragen 4 tutorials in a few months when it's released?

Thank you for doing these and keeping us up to date with your work.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: geekatplay on October 18, 2016, 12:55:36 AM
i am working on them now, here so far subjects:
All about clouds,
Terragen to VR and Unity
New features in Terragen 4 (RTP...etc)
Lens effects
Image based distribution and more.
Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: zaxxon on October 18, 2016, 04:09:33 PM
Great news! I'll be looking forward to the release of the new material. Is there any chance of a Terragen to Unreal tutorial as well?  :)
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: archonforest on October 18, 2016, 05:54:37 PM
Any suggestions?
I would like to see and buy a thorough explanation about how to build real looking PF rocks, mountains.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: Kirtap72 on October 19, 2016, 02:52:54 PM
Thatīs good news! Please explain as much as you can and not just about the new features. I'm really struggling to learn this wonderful software and there is almost no tutorial out there that isn't really old. My biggest problem is how to make nature like trees and grass look real, how to texture a mountain (for example how do the "image map shader" work), and how to texture an object correctly when I bring in Obj-files.
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: Oshyan on October 19, 2016, 10:00:22 PM
The existing GeekAtPlay tutorials for Terragen 3 are still a great resource. Aside from the list of major new features in Terragen 4 (shown here: http://planetside.co.uk/whats-new-in-terragen-4/ ), it is still largely the same as Terragen 3 as far as how you work with it. So the existing info is often very applicable.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: Danny on October 25, 2016, 01:06:23 PM
I think these new v4 tutorial series should focus on way more advanced functionality than the 1st series to avoid being just redundant. The first series are v3 tutorials they are defiantly applicable in v4. A quick run through of the RTP is all that is needed IMO. I would certainly move forward into v3 clouds with a complete analysis of all parameters as well as addressing render times in each parameter. That's the main update in v4 that's what created all the buzz so that should certainly be covered extensively as well as the new Ozone feature. Mesh displacement and general object displacement, adding strata and misc vector displacements to terrains and objects etc. Compute normal/Compute Terrain should be explained, we often see shared files with excessive Compute nodes which are not necessary and do nothing but crank your rendertimes up. Camera - DOF function and new lens effects should be reviewed. I have more ideas from all the posts here as well as questions I get at NWDA which I address on a case by case bias, but these are things that should be out there for the public to view. danny@nwdastore.com


Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: Oshyan on October 25, 2016, 07:13:52 PM
Good ideas and feedback Danny, for sure! We still need interested presenters, that's the main holdup on having anything like this happen. I have asked a couple of people but folks seem shy. ;)

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: Danny on October 25, 2016, 07:31:14 PM
Good ideas and feedback Danny, for sure! We still need interested presenters, that's the main holdup on having anything like this happen. I have asked a couple of people but folks seem shy. ;)

- Oshyan

That's the catch, finding someone who is technically proficient with good presentation skills. When I was with 3DAD that was always a challenge with any software. You could find one or the other. It was very hard to find someone with both attributes
Title: Re: Tutorials from Geekatplay
Post by: geekatplay on May 19, 2017, 05:41:54 PM
New tutorials out : http://www.geekatplay.com/terragen-tutorials.php
included for Terragen 4