Thanks for the link - I’m a sucker for trying other software, especially for terrains. I see this seems to work with nodes - I once tried Terragen which does the same and just couldn’t get the nodes concept. Hopefully this will be simpler:)
The following seems so very tame & naff. So it would be better to view my humble effort before you view Martin’s site link below. Still, I have much to add, well I would have if I can find any half decent bushes and suitable trees. This is the last one I shall bore you all with until and if, I ever finish this pod. I have loose ideas for the next four pods but at this rate not until the Summer.
OK Roy feast your eyes on this site and, prepare to be gobsmacked !
So, I’ve finished as far as I’m concerned this part of the recreational pod I. One section down three more sections to complete the pod.
What appears to be a dark grey sky will of course ultimately show the inside of the dome of pod I, with an external space backing; I hope, if I don’t run out of memory before then, in which case fiddling will come into play. LOL
This shows the same view but nocturnally. No, that isn’t larva the pathways below cliff/mountain level self illuminate, so that crew/passenger/inhabitants can relax after duty periods if they so wish, go jogging, walking or whatever.
The Silver Birch and the medium sized bush immediately behind the silver birch in post #70, the light green fir tree in #72 together with these Chinese Windmill palms were modeled by a Russian freelance CG artist called ~ Konstantin Kim.
His models and especially his textures are really superb in my humble opinion and knock X-frog into a cocked hat. My only grouse is that I can’t buy any of them as the sets are only published for 3ds Max and Cinema 4D, which I find very, very frustrating. Fortunately, one of the members of another site which I regularly patronise obviously has access to one of the above renders and converted Konstantin’s free models to the Kerkythea files that I’ve used to render this. With Konstantin’s blessing I should add. But soooooooooooooooooooo frustrating!!!
Right having let off steam as it were, here is the completed MkII Phase IV offering. Imagine if you will, that this is the interface between the temperate zone I have just finished and the more arid zone which takes up the other half of this recreational pod into which we shall be travelling. The zones are separated by a force field that only permits animate objects above a certain molecular size to pass through, retaining on each side the appropriate atmospheric conditions.
I have been following this RedSquare, and am enjoying this bit a lot, nice planting going on, have been playing with plants lately myself so it is interesting to me, and good you are using Kerkythea to render, so we are able to see how it performs.
Definitely seeing one of my favorite Science Fiction classic films inside this project Silent Running from1972
A fine job so far.