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Terragen 2 Intro and Tutorial by DVeditor Terragen 2 Intro and Tutorial by DVeditor
A bit of a quickstart for those looking to overview the general features of Terragen 2 (technology preview.) I hope this simple tutorial helps put visuals to all the new buttons and tools!

Enjoy!



EDIT: Also, here is a link to the second tutorial I've been promising. Hope it helps!
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LicianDragon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just downloaded terragen 2 free edition and all that went through my mind when I opened it up for the first time was NOPE but this has really helped me out! Thanks!
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DVeditor Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Glad to hear it! I hope it gets you started. :)
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Dibujantte Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Thanks for the tutorial. Joy!
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:icondveditor:
DVeditor Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome - hope you found it useful!
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SeaDragonLife Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Thank you! this is very helpful!
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:icondveditor:
DVeditor Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome! Hope future ones can help out as well.
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drumsab Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Thanks, I can get started now!!
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:icondveditor:
DVeditor Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awesome! How has it been going?
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the-Oblivion Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
When I did the sunlight, it looked really grainy, and overall awful...
Is there any reason for this? =/
And is there a way to fix it?
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:icondveditor:
DVeditor Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hey, sorry for the delay. I'm not certain what might be happening there, but I'm working on a revamp of this tutorial that will hopefully clear things up!
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archangel72367 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh the irony, i have a dA account that started with my Terragen renders. I just got Terragen 2 deep and is it ever...and looking for tuts online and googled and got your tut, a Fellew dAer...And thank you is a pale appelation for what i mean when I say "Thanx a googleplex!"
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:icondveditor:
DVeditor Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Anytime - hope future tutorials can be helpful as well. :D
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Lennartm Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Thanks!
This will help me alot.
Terragen 2 seems quite complicated compared to terggaen 1.
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:icondveditor:
DVeditor Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah, it really is more complex than TG Classic. There are lots of great resources out there though!
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stormfrog Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Nice, I want more Terragen 2 tutorials since all old tuts are completely useless now!

But maybe it would be better to call this an "introduction" than a tutorial because you don't actually describe what / and how you are doing things.

Etc, "...by selecting the color box we get a quick idea of what this layer is doing"... err? Do we? Were is the color box? My Terragen 2 doesn't have a color box anywhere. It does have a color TAB? And it does not provide any input field where I can type the height level where the layer is supposed to be. It has a "coverage" input field which seems to randomly choose where the shader is visible.

If you feel up to it I would greatly appreciate a more detailed tutorial because T2 is extremely confusing compared to the old GUI.

Thanks!
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DVeditor Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much for the feedback. Can I get your input on what areas of TG2 you'd like to see a tutorial about? Making a how-to for an image is one thing, and something like this intro is another, but I want to make sure any future info is really applicable to the user. :) Any input will be heavily considered! Thanks again.
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masHugac Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, awesome tutorial!
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JohnTheImaginative Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soooo helpful! Thank you!
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JohnTheImaginative Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soooo helpful! Thank you!
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s3tdancer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
thanks!!
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:iconxpermentist:
Xpermentist Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
really helpful, now i can render without my scene looking weird...please make more
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:iconcelynn:
Celynn Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
That was really helpful. Thanks.
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stalker777 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for this tutorial :D
It helps alot in understanding the basics and a few beginner basics of Terragen 2 ^_^
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drx-the-master Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing tutorial thank you for this and all the other art work :love:
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FenrirSPhantom Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Thank you for the Help I appreciate it . I have been trying to find help with the program but been having no luck. Thank you very much. :)
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illusoryOne Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
"Ohhhh...". Thanks for posting this tutorial. Yeah, I know, it's been up for a while, but it is by far one of the most concise tutorioI've seen elsewhere. Felt :slow: when I first opened the program. I have been using 0.9 for so long. In fact I still use it a lot. I'll view the next one as well. =)
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Xt3-Design-Factory Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
thx for this tuto, i will try it directly.
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:icondveditor:
DVeditor Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
My pleasure, hope it helps!
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Xt3-Design-Factory Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Yes of course ^^
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BurnoutGirl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Thank you so much for this, I tried randomly pushing buttons and moving sliders but this was much more helpful to get me started ;)
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:icondveditor:
DVeditor Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Haha, yeah hope this helps a bit more than that approach. ;) Good luck!
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Elemento11 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008   Digital Artist
thanks i have and idea now....
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Ikkezz Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
How can you adjust the canera angel to see more of the sky?I kinda got stuck there..
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blacklesness Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thnx for the help
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:icondveditor:
DVeditor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
My pleasure!
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BlackLabelDaemon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you for this tutorial, i was left absolutely perplexed when they made Terragen 2 so complex. I saw the screenshots before the tech preview and i put Terragen 1s ease of use and the screenshots together and wasn't expecting the program to actually get harder to use, this has really cleared it all up thank you.
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DVeditor Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Anytime, glad it helped! :)
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Fennwick Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Nice one - couldn't make head nor tail of the technology preview when it first came out, and left it lying unused.
I can't say that I now understand TG2 (can anyone?) but this tutorial has helped a great deal. I have checked out a fair few guides and FAQs, but not one of them has been as useful as this.
:+fav:
Cheers.
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DVeditor Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
Glad to hear it! It's a really intense program, thanks for leaving an encouraging comment! :)
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sk8terpunk101 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
that was helpful. thanks!
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:icondveditor:
DVeditor Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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baweaver Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks man! I've been looking for a good T2 tutorial forever, thanks for both of them. Instant fav! Really a nice tool
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DVeditor Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Glad to help! :)
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LongyZ Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Absolutely excellent tutorial, It's really helped my get started with TG2.

I searched the web for about an hour for a good TG2 tut. Yours was by far the best I found.
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DVeditor Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for the compliment! I'm glad it helped. :D
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Akhiris Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
Pretty cool tutorial. Works well also with the Mac version, except for the minor visual differences in the buttons.
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:icondveditor:
DVeditor Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Good to know - thanks for stopping by!
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Avilels Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
im still confused ...
and consume my cpu ..
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:icondveditor:
DVeditor Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Anything specific that's confusing you? I know it's pretty CPU-intensive, but it's really not that hard once you get the hang of the controls. :)
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Rensing Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I was so lost. ^_^;
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