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Offline zionner

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #390 on: March 25, 2008, 04:12:58 PM »
Ohh! Transparent :P

It might just be me...But I think that water looks like a higher res + more detailed version of Half-Life 2's Water. (If you have'nt played it I'm sure you could get a screenshot and compare for yourself ;) )

Looks amazing though, I cant wait to get my hands on it :P

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #391 on: March 26, 2008, 12:38:55 PM »
Another example of light absorption (also known as "Beer's law"). This is similar to "transparency colour" in Terragen v0.9:

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New! Volumetric shading of the participating medium. In v0.9 you could control the subsurface diffuse colour, but the lighting was only calculated at the surface of the water which would give an unnatural hard shadow and exaggerated shading on rough water. Now there is an option to sample the lighting at multiple points along the ray to give volumetric shadows under the water, although they are quite subtle in this example render:

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #392 on: March 26, 2008, 12:46:25 PM »
Ooooh.  It's your birthday.   ;D
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #393 on: March 26, 2008, 12:52:27 PM »
Happy Birthday :)

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #394 on: March 26, 2008, 12:57:43 PM »
You're a few days too soon... ;)
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #395 on: March 26, 2008, 01:14:14 PM »
Ohh :)

Happy Birthday Matt!

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #396 on: March 26, 2008, 01:34:41 PM »
Now this is more like it, I can see great potential in these examples. Well done PS and the team. Were a step closer to a release then ? :)
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #397 on: March 26, 2008, 01:40:10 PM »
 :D

Okay then.  It's my birthday.   :o

You're a few days too soon... ;)
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #398 on: March 26, 2008, 01:53:06 PM »
That looks fantastic Matt, great work on that so far.
The light absorption looks very convincing/realistic and the volumetric shading looks sweet, great effect! ;D
Much better and satisfying examples than the last one.

(I presume the blocky intersection of the water with the stone in the first image is due to the displacement of the stone itself?)

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #399 on: March 26, 2008, 02:06:45 PM »
(I presume the blocky intersection of the water with the stone in the first image is due to the displacement of the stone itself?)

That stone is displaced quite heavily and the microtriangles are stretched quite badly even in a waterless render. That's made worse because the underwater surfaces in these last two renders are at lower detail than the main detail level, but there will be an option to control that. I don't really see a blocky intersection with the water, but the stone is pretty blocky and the variation in colour of the fake stones on top doesn't help either. (The part that I think you might be looking at is all underwater and what you're seeing is fake stones colour variation.)

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #400 on: March 26, 2008, 02:08:59 PM »
Well then happy birthday calico!
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #401 on: March 26, 2008, 02:17:43 PM »
Wow! These new renders are looking fantastic!

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #402 on: March 26, 2008, 02:31:35 PM »
Keep up the great work! I can hardly wait. :)

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #403 on: March 26, 2008, 02:33:00 PM »
Ferkin gerkins!
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #404 on: March 26, 2008, 02:46:10 PM »
Those look great. Well done guys - cant wait to try the beta! :)