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Default Terragen™ - 01-12-2006, 03:15 PM

DIGITAL CG LANDSCAPES - THE FUTURE OF MATTE PAINTING IN 3D

I have been watching TG Software (a procedural terrain-generating program) over the years, and finally bought my own copy this week, and I have been experimenting for a while with 3D matte paintings (entirely created in 3D) and I am going to start using it for film, and other related fields.

This software has great potential for future 3D Matte Paintings/Photo Real CG Environments, where 3D artists will have the freedom to fly trough these environments easily, instead of complicated projection set ups.
WATCH THIS EXAMPLE MOVIE which is just the raw 3D render with no tweaks and/or adjustments.

http://www.kk3d.de/terragen/tg2/index.htm


This software is already being used in Movies such as Columbia Pictures' Stealth with a combination of other software for various render passes.

3D artists can create these scenes, and render stills, that can be quickly painted on top of these renders, creating backdrops that can easily be used on lock off's or even with a simple projection on to flat geometry for some parallax. By creating various passes generated with other 3D packages, the final result after the compositing stage with several render passes will have impressive and highly promising results.

The new version of TG2 features a realtime 3D preview , a Populator system allows you to easily place millions of instances of plant models in a scene. Also the preview will feature an advanced hybrid micropolygon renderer with powerful multi-angle displacement capabilities.

TG2 also will have multiple cloud layers which are volumetric 3D clouds, and you will b able to use third party vegetation models, and render extremely detailed photo real landscapes.

In the very near future, we will be able to create photo real environments in 3D within a very short amount of time, using Next Gen 3D software packages like these, combined with other 3rd party plug-ins, and especially multiple processing computer systems that will hit the market very soon.

Again, this is only an example of where things are today, and very soon the possibilites in 3D will become endless :D


Below is the link to the article how TG was used for the movie Stealth
http://millimeter.com/mag/video_stealth/


Animated gif image from millimeter.com


BELOW ARE SOME OF MY OWN EXPERIMENTS




ANOTER EXAMPLE BELOW OF A VERY EARLY WIP SCENE ENTIRELY CREATED USING 3D A COMBINATION OF TG AND MAYA


















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ALL THE RENDERS BELOW BY VARIOUS ARTISTS ARE USING THE BETA VERSION OF TG 2 THAT IS NOT EVEN OUT YET





ALSO MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT TG2 THE NEW VERSION AND BELOW ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF WHAT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE END OF THIS YEAR WITH VOLUMETRIC CLOUDS, IMAGE DONE BY Olivier Cousinou






Olivier Cousinou' s website
http://olivier.cousinou.free.fr/tgdgal1.html

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Luois Bianco's Website and below some of his work

http://lucbianco.free.fr/tgd_index.html

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MARKUS GANN's Gallery Below and his website

http://www.begann.de/pic/tgd/tgd1.html




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I ALSO CREATED A SECTION FOR THIS IN MY FORUM http://www.laborganika.com/forum/index.php, ANYONE INTERESTED FEEL FREE TO JOIN DISCUSSIONS< SHARE/POST YOUR WORK.


THE FUTURE OF MATTE PAINTINGS IS VERY EXCITING, CREATING VIRTUAL WORLDS/ ENDLESS DIGITAL LANDSCAPES IN 3D. AGAIN REMEMBER THAT THESE ARE RAW CG RENDERS WITHOUT ANY COMPOSITING/ADJUSTMENTS. THINK ABOUT ALL THE POSSIBILITES. ESPECIALLY BEING ABLE TO CREATE REFLECTION MAPS, PANO'S, AND THE LIST GOES ON . . :wink: . . . . . . .





ALSO GO WATCH THIS MOVIE ON THE LINK BELOW

[url]http://www.kk3d.de/terragen/tg2/index.htm[/ur


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