Gallery 1: Fractal Landscapes
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The images here are taken from 6 different fractal landscapes. Click on a thumbnail to get a 640xNNN image, or click on 1280xNNN to get a full-size image. Note: These were all generated using FLG (my fractal landscape generator program). You can preview and buy posters or canvas prints of some of these images by clicking on the BUY A PRINT links.
Both the formations and the textures of this landscape were inspired by the Arizona desert - although having never been there, I have no idea how closely the scenes match (I would expect a significant deviation). The pictures are taken at different times of day: the first is at sunrise, the next three are mid-morning, the last two are mid-afternoon. This landscape is by far the most complex that I have created to date, having incorporated over 10 fractal maps in its generation.
Southern Alps Series
I will never forget flying in a small plane over the Southern Alps in New Zealand. It is one of the most amazing places in the world. This landscape reminded me of those types of mountains - lonely and almost desolate.
Desert of Imagination Series
This map was a test of the multifractal capabilities of FLG. This landscape was made before I added thermal erosion, so it isn't quite as realistic as I might have liked. It also uses one of Terragen's standard surfaces (Sand and Grass), which is a bit simplistic. Nevertheless, it makes a reasonable desert.
For me, this series reflects the far north in summer - just on the edge of the Arctic tundra perhaps. Here we have heavily glaciated fold mountains, separated by wide valleys and intermittent pools of water. The sense is of being at the edge of the world.
Volcanic Terrain Test
These are renders of a test landscape, which was designed with volcanic terrain in mind. Rather less time has therefore been spent on the composition of these pictures than might usually be the case. Nevertheless, it is for the qualities of the landscape that I like these, in particular the shapes of some of the rock formations.
Yet another test landscape, this time a test of thermal erosion. The view is just a random view, and hence there is little sense of scale to it. The landscape was made by applying thermal erosion processes simulating different particle sizes and talus angles to the landscape. The surface is a minor modification of the default Terragen mars surface, the only difference being that I added a Carbon Dioxide frost to the surface. This, combined with the low angle of the sun, should give an impression rather like actually being on Mars, in a polar region, just before the spring thaw.