I just started using Terragen and im absolutley loving it. Its my new favorite toy. I've only created one scene with it (Here) If you could take a look and maybe give me some pointers or tips it would be greatly appreciated.
Mainly true. Now let us dive into the coolness that is GoogleEarth. I've got some awesome fairly high-rez shots from that program. And dont tell me the satilite images are copyrighted because you cant copyright god's green earth. what i like is already knowing where the jungles and caverns are. i dont actually have to render anything, i just wait for the imagry to download and then i carefully position my camera. i admit i do have to then fiddle with adding atmosphere/shadows to the screenshot.
the ultimate program would ask you, "sir what would you like", perhaps using dragon speak's voice recognition technology, or even google's new goog411 speech recognition technology. then the pc would surf the planet for a location matching what you might to see.
i suppose the only issue would be some locations you want dont exist. thus terragen2 will be around for awhile.
The colors are great, and I love the water and the transparancy. The texturing is fuzzy enough to give it a slight sandy look too. I really like that little ramp that goes into the river at the bottom of the image.