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Posted: 03 September 2013 04:52 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello
Carrara have great   tools for lanscape creation.
enjoy , hope you like this.

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Posted: 03 September 2013 08:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Very nice!

How long did that take you?

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Posted: 03 September 2013 10:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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    That’s a beautiful shot!  It would be perfect if the tree’s to the left had some underbrush or tree litter or something.  :D   I think that’s the only thing preventing this from looking like a photo.

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Posted: 03 September 2013 07:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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solt - 03 September 2013 04:52 AM

Hello
Carrara have great   tools for landscape creation.
enjoy , hope you like this.

Very beautiful scene, solt, and nice render job. I love it.

Say solt,
Would it be okay for others to post Carrara landscape renders, work in progress screenshots, and /or other related posts in this thread? It has a great title and introduction image to launch such a thread, in my opinion - and the very true fact that you say in that first post, inspires me to hop on into Carrara and jam on a landscape!

I’d totally respect if you’d rather keep this one private, though wink

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Posted: 03 September 2013 10:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Another great render!

And I really like Dart’s idea to have a themed thread for landscapes, even if it doesn’t turn out to be this one.  Seems like a good idea to have a place where those whose focus is on creating and rendering landscapes can post their work, exchange ideas and feedback and give tips to each other.

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Posted: 03 September 2013 10:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Jonstark - 03 September 2013 10:34 PM

Another great render!

And I really like Dart’s idea to have a themed thread for landscapes, even if it doesn’t turn out to be this one.  Seems like a good idea to have a place where those whose focus is on creating and rendering landscapes can post their work, exchange ideas and feedback and give tips to each other.

I agree on all points!

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Posted: 10 October 2013 11:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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kakman - 03 September 2013 10:46 PM
Jonstark - 03 September 2013 10:34 PM

Another great render!

And I really like Dart’s idea to have a themed thread for landscapes, even if it doesn’t turn out to be this one.  Seems like a good idea to have a place where those whose focus is on creating and rendering landscapes can post their work, exchange ideas and feedback and give tips to each other.

I agree on all points!

I aggree as well I would like to learn more about the landscaping features that Carrara has.

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Posted: 11 October 2013 02:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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It is a wonder how much can be done with the terrain primitives in the terrain editor. From all of the generators and filters that you can add and switch where they take place in the lineup of how they affect the mesh, to the built-in height map editor, to the ability to export your height map, import your own, perhaps after editing one you’ve exported - and then mix in more generators and filters on top of that. Then comes the power of those terrain shaders! Yikes it’s very impressive and fun to play with!

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Posted: 11 October 2013 07:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Dartanbeck - 11 October 2013 02:31 AM

It is a wonder how much can be done with the terrain primitives in the terrain editor. From all of the generators and filters that you can add and switch where they take place in the lineup of how they affect the mesh, to the built-in height map editor, to the ability to export your height map, import your own, perhaps after editing one you’ve exported - and then mix in more generators and filters on top of that. Then comes the power of those terrain shaders! Yikes it’s very impressive and fun to play with!

Carrara is an amazing tool it has so much to offer. it’s a 3D swiss army knife. I feel like a kid in a candy store. I am wanting to play with the terrain editor but am in the middle of working with so many other parts of it. I just can’t learn it fast enough!

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Posted: 11 October 2013 07:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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here is a link to a classic Carrara Landscape tutorial

http://www.polyloop.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=24975.

It will download a PDF file.

This tutorial will teach you how to create stunning landscapes in Carrara 4.
As this is an early introduction, you will experience the very basic principals for quickly building realistic landscapes, concentrating on shading and lighting. The terrain generating feature in Carrara 4 is very intuitive. Once you have completed this tutorial, you will be able to render stunning landscapes by using the standard generated terrains from Carrara 4.

Tutorial created by: Johannes Rosenberg (Cajomi) A master at lanscape creation.

Here is website.

http://www.cajomi.de/

 

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Posted: 11 October 2013 08:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Dartanbeck - 03 September 2013 07:52 PM
solt - 03 September 2013 04:52 AM

Hello
Carrara have great   tools for landscape creation.
enjoy , hope you like this.

Very beautiful scene, solt, and nice render job. I love it.

Say solt,
Would it be okay for others to post Carrara landscape renders, work in progress screenshots, and /or other related posts in this thread? It has a great title and introduction image to launch such a thread, in my opinion - and the very true fact that you say in that first post, inspires me to hop on into Carrara and jam on a landscape!

I’d totally respect if you’d rather keep this one private, though wink

hello, and thank you all.
sorry I do not not see all of these answers about this subject.
yes, Dartanbeck, it is a good idea that you submit.
yes I’m ok. everyone can send his images ... and we will exchange ideas about Carrara landscapes
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Posted: 11 October 2013 12:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Awesome!

One thing that I really enjoy doing, when creating Carrara terrain, is to use the generators and filters to help me to get the overall shape and texture of the environment. When I say texture in this way, I’m referring to the bumpiness and mesh resolution. Be careful setting your resolution too high in the view port, or you could come to a halt with certain filters, like rain erosion.
Once I get the terrain to the proper look and feel, worrying less about the central content use area, and more on how I want the surrounding terrain to be, I use the Export Map function and tweak a mid-gray smooth center in the middle with an image editor. Depending upon the image editor used, you can also ad further details and changes by simply changing contrast and/or brightness and by painting directly onto the map. Then bring the new map in and make a terrain using it, which now saves from having to calculate the affect of all of those generators and filters I’ve used to make the initial shape. So now that I’ve imported my new height map, I set the intensity to get the height scaling the way I have envisioned it to be and then start having fun with more generators and filters, etc., to get it just the way I want it to be.

Keep in mind, while making terrain for use with content, that the resolution used on the view from within the terrain modeler should be equal to the render output, so that you’ll have a better idea of where the terrain will be during the render. For example, the default terrain uses a much lower resolution for the working view than the render. So if you set the feet of a character firmly on the ground, the render might put the feet deeper under the surface, or float them over the top.

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Posted: 12 October 2013 02:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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RingoMonfort - 11 October 2013 07:25 AM

here is a link to a classic Carrara Landscape tutorial

http://www.polyloop.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=24975.

It will download a PDF file.

This tutorial will teach you how to create stunning landscapes in Carrara 4.
As this is an early introduction, you will experience the very basic principals for quickly building realistic landscapes, concentrating on shading and lighting. The terrain generating feature in Carrara 4 is very intuitive. Once you have completed this tutorial, you will be able to render stunning landscapes by using the standard generated terrains from Carrara 4.

Tutorial created by: Johannes Rosenberg (Cajomi) A master at lanscape creation.

Here is website.

http://www.cajomi.de/

Thanks for the link, the Rosenberg site has some very impressive renders.

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Posted: 12 October 2013 07:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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One of the very best things about Carrara is the Terrain primitive and shader. It makes it so easy to get started. Combine with some good tutorials and you can build incredible landscapes.

I have not yet come close to creating any landscape in LightWave like those that I have done in Carrara!

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Posted: 13 October 2013 05:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Garstor - 12 October 2013 07:07 AM

One of the very best things about Carrara is the Terrain primitive and shader. It makes it so easy to get started. Combine with some good tutorials and you can build incredible landscapes.

I have not yet come close to creating any landscape in LightWave like those that I have done in Carrara!

I would have to say I am impressed with the landscapes I have seen. I didn’t even realize when I first aquired Carrara that it had such a powerful landscape generator.

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Posted: 13 October 2013 08:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Dartanbeck - 11 October 2013 12:43 PM

Once I get the terrain to the proper look and feel, worrying less about the central content use area, and more on how I want the surrounding terrain to be, I use the Export Map function and tweak a mid-gray smooth center in the middle with an image editor.

My current preference is to start with Daylon Graphics Leveller; export that as a PNG (though they support a “Carrara MSH file…never heard of that and haven’t tried it). I often tweak the PNG in Photoshop and then use it in Carrara.

I am wondering about World Machine and what it can produce. Curious to find if it is worth moving to from Leveller.

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