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Thanks arachnid and yes I have tried the sculpting tool. I got some cool and sometimes some pretty bizarr effects with that.

Question:Although when I get an image with Terragen, then put the image through Gimp and add something, I then tried to open the same image back with Terragen but it won't go or I can't find it. Sometimes Terragen says it can't open or won't. I've tried leaving the image as a .bmp or a .jpeg file extention but Terragen refuses. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong or Terragen just doesn't do this anyway.

Also.... have you tried this for Terragen: TGPGuiLib for Terragen

It's kind of dated I see but I've been sorta checking it out along with the water plugin that will work with TGPGuiLib. I haven't tried it yet.... :lol:

Oh hey guess what....I've found a real big discovery. There actually is "water on Mars".

Red Planet

:lol::lol: ...gotta get a hold of NASA.... :lol:

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Ok...took the check mark out of "sky" after creating this image then then ran the "render image" in Terragen. Opened it up in Gimp, added the stars and put the super nova and planet to match the reflections on the water and changed the picture to .jpeg.

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Ok...took the check mark out of "sky" after creating this image then then ran the "render image" in Terragen. Opened it up in Gimp, added the stars and put the super nova and planet to match the reflections on the water and changed the picture to .jpeg.

Clicky Click

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Very nice!!! Good Job!

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Thanks arachnid....followed your tip and payed attention with planning on lighting, shadows and reflections. Some of these can consume a bit of time can't they with trying all the different ways to change, add or subtract all the textures to work with. And yet I know I'm only scratching the surface with these programs. You wouldn't believe how many I've discarded and then start over... :lol: And yet some ideas can develope in no time. :wacko:

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Thanks arachnid....followed your tip and payed attention with planning on lighting, shadows and reflections. Some of these can consume a bit of time can't they with trying all the different ways to change, add or subtract all the textures to work with. And yet I know I'm only scratching the surface with these programs. You wouldn't believe how many I've discarded and then start over... :lol:  And yet some ideas can develope in no time.  :wacko:

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There are times it may take me 3 or 4 hours to come up with an image I like, I have started and scraped many. I can be my own worse critic though.

I made a new wallpaper Serenity it is very colorful.

Michael

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Also check out a few of my pictures from my trip to Baker Oregon:

Baker

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I guess I'll post mine. I refrained becuase I did not create but I'm bored. Click on it for larger size

mydesktop2dz.th.jpg

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Got one here to... :D

Click-it-ty

I like that one!!

Thanks arachnid....that was all done using the sculpture tool only again... :lol:

Still like how you're

getting that smooth wave and reflection effect... :thumbsup:

Bozodog....coool cat.. :D **Pip** ;)B)

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Nice work rv....

glad to see some creativity along with using terragen...I'm not a big fan of the program but you're definitely improving by adding things to the image.

only one suggestion...

when making starfields...I'd try to vary the brightness of the stars, easily done with multiple black layers of different opacities and an eraser...would look alot more "real".

keep up the good work. :)

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Well thank you very much Tictoc

Yes I have been experimenting with putting/adding other images into Terragen whether they are my own through Gimp or from Goggle. There are some functions I'm still learning what they do and some I just don't know what to use yet between the two programs. :lol: This has been a real learning experience playing with these programs and a lot of fun. :D

I know what you mean with the starfield background. I've been trying to improve through Gimp by using the Saturn fractual and manipulate the different sliders to get what would look like a starfield pic. Then change the colors to white and then use the noise/spread to scatter them around. From there I would use the contrast and brightness to tone it down some.

I like your tip/suggestion and will try to see what I can come up with.

Thanks so much... :thumbsup:

Heres a few more that I have tried when I was trying out some ideas... :rolleyes:

Along Time Ago

Nature

Cone

Crater

A couple of those may be a bit on the abstract side... :rolleyes:

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Ok...made a terrain with Terragen and took out the sky. Loaded the image in Gimp and set up the stars,

then added a couple of layers with black background and played with the opacity levels. Merged down and erased so that the terrain is in veiw. Added some cosmic gas(very lightly), added the moon image, scaled down to match shadows, erased it's backgound and merged and then added a couple larger stars (or nova's).

Copied to jpeg and here it is....Clicker

***pant...pant...out of breath... :wacko:

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Ok...made a terrain with Terragen and took out the sky. Loaded the image in Gimp and set up the stars,

then added a couple of layers with black background and played with the opacity levels. Merged down and erased so that the terrain is in veiw. Added some cosmic gas(very lightly), added the moon image, scaled down to match shadows, erased it's backgound and merged and then added a couple larger stars (or nova's).

Copied to jpeg and here it is....Clicker

***pant...pant...out of breath... :wacko:

Breath Dude!!!

Very nice RV56!!! I like it very much. You did great job on it!

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Thank you very much Michael....

Yes...*pant*..must get breath back..*pant*...*ok I'm better now*

Well if it wasn't for all you guys in this Graghics board I would still be wondering and wanting

to be able to do these things. :rolleyes: Though I'm still learning and trying, I know I'm only scratching the surface... :D

So a big thanks to all of ya... :thumbsup:

***now I think I'll take a break and go blast myself silly on the guitar for a while... ^_^ ***

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