this is one of the most exciting projects around - love all the updates! Good going guys.
Holy frejoles! Wish I could learn to wrap my brain around that nodule method TG2 uses. Very nice.
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Hey Ascension- I learned via World Machine. I took to that quite well...TG is a bit different again but I'm getting there.
What do you think of the river valley texturing on the opposite bank?- do you think it looks realistic? This is another surface layer mixed via the fractal breakup. I'm goin to double the number of texture layers but I want to improve it, not just add more.
The water has better reflectivity I think. The water level is too low though- if I raise it, it will look better, and it will also obviate the need for the mud flats...so Robes you can shuffle back in lol
I've still got a nice river mask in hand as well- should be able to improve those river valleys...and of course there's the plant populations //drool
ok, the river banks east and west are not at the same heights. In order for the river to be perfect I'd have to go back and alter the western bank- get rid of those cliffs. That's not difficult at all but it is worth it for the purpose of these renders..?
So onto the surfacing...
improved half of the surfaces here-
now onto the mountain.
I'd like to throw in some displacements as well to the terrain.
running off a render now of Mindol....
hmm, still needs a lot of work. Promising tho...
I think displacements will help as well as tree cover in the foreground running up the lower slopes.
First tho, getting more variation into the surfaces on the mt.
here's one at slightly higher detail settings:
I think the base of the mountain needs a lot of work