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Lake Sunset
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Published: June 28, 2010
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This is one of the examples provided in the current picogen release.

About: This image was rendered with picogen, a terrain synthesizer and renderer under heavy development, but already available for the brave. Visit #picogen for more information :)
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Mathness's avatar
Looks great. :D
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lyc's avatar
excellent work :D
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phresnel's avatar
Thank you very much, Thomas!

Good job at the futbols, btw :)
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KrzysztofMarczak|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! It is very realistic.
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I am glad you see it this way :)

But personally, I am not satisfied yet D:
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KrzysztofMarczak|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course you have a lot to do. Terrain shape and atmosphere effects are great. But images will be better when:
- terrain will be not monochromatic (grass, sand, rocks, soil, etc...)
- on the sky will be some clouds
- some trees and other flora
I'm also programmer (as you saw I'm writing program for 3D Mandelbulbs) and I know how much work is needed to create application like yours. You have very good results and you are on very good way to make program better than Terragen. Your program has some important advantage for me: it is for Linux and it is opensource.
When I found some free time I will try your program.
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Thanks for the ton of encouragement, and yes, I know some of your stuff, which I really like :)

Flora, clouds, and textures are already scheduled for the next major releases (where major currently means the digit behind the dot, read, for picogen 0.4, 0.5, etc.).

A third advantage over freeware-Terragen comes to mind: No artifical limitations, like maximum heightmap size. I should integrate this into my propaganda :D
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