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Sunrise at the Ridge

By nukeation
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This scene was completely inspired by a long morning of following the ridge behind Lagunas de Baru in Costa Rica, when the sun was just getting up behind the mountains and the fertile slopes were soaked with warm sunrays among mists.

Vue 7.2 Infinite. 8192x8192 standard terrain with 17,751 EcoSystem instances, proc material, and a total of 971,299,400 polygons.

Rendered at Broadcast quality @ 1920x736 in approx. 18 minutes.
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csSamanthaProfessional Digital Artist
That s amazing Bro...
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malaykeshavHobbyist Photographer
One of the best ever seen =]
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Thank you :)
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koncalievProfessional
you are a genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You're too kind! :) Thank you.
jayoerg's avatar
only 18 minutes !
you must have a good computer :-)
wonderful piece!
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Thanks. Intel Core i7 - the best for 3D at the moment! :)
jayoerg's avatar
wow, are you rich or something? :D
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I used to be rich before I bought that computer! :D
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dmalandHobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning!
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MkGrrProfessional Digital Artist
Well, I just started a special section in my fav's for Vue and virtual landscape, 'cause of you ;)
nukeation's avatar
Oh wow! I'm honored!! :worship:
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o0WARLORD0oHobbyist Digital Artist
my computer gets very slow with 1280*1280 terrains :'(
what's your secret? :p
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Big bad computer!! :XD:

I'll try and post some tips on how to work with heavy terrains on a low-end computer.
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o0WARLORD0oHobbyist Digital Artist
i'm thinking about changing my core2duo 6600 and 2gb with core2quad 6600 and 4 gb :p
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If you can, go for the new Core i7!! It's WAY better than the 6600 (that's what I had before I got my i7)
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o0WARLORD0oHobbyist Digital Artist
oh yeah but that's a new socket ^^;
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very nice :clap:
nukeation's avatar
Thank you! :)
asetix's avatar
That terrain has a ton of detail, nice one!!
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Thank you! :)
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00AngelicDevil00Professional Filmographer
wow I love this!! The lighting and the fog/haze settings are perfect! :thumbsup: I just wonder....how many lights did you use in this scene? And what type of lights? :D (time to learn :lol:)
The texture of the terrain looks interesting; I like it!
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Thanks so much!

I used only one light - the main Sunlight. About 90% of the time, I only use one light. Using only one light makes sure you have VERY realistic lighting. It makes things hard from one point-of-view, but it also keeps less things to worry about because you need to manage only one light.

The terrain texture is the same as in the "Material and Terrain Test" I posted before this one. The terrain was made in World Machine 2. :)

My Haze amount was 8%, believe it or not. I played with Aerial Perspective more than anything else in this one, and the Glow.
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