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jin choung
11-15-2008, 03:29 PM
howdy,

sooo yeah... i always assumed that terragen is hundreds if not thousands of dollars but wow... $99.... not expecting that.

i was figuring i'd always have my lw included copy of Vue (forgot what version that was) if i ever needed to landscapes but good to know there is a pretty dang cheap alternative that produces seriously spectacular renders.

stealth was a truly cheesy movie but the landscapes (as well as many of the jet vfx) were superb.

jin

serge
11-15-2008, 03:39 PM
Crazy, isn't it. And if you own the previous version you get a $80 discount. LOL

JeffrySG
11-15-2008, 04:58 PM
What product page are you guys looking at that shows it listed as 99$?

thx :)

MooseDog
11-15-2008, 04:58 PM
huh? link sir jin? what do you know that mortals do not :).

here's their site info:

Planetside Software (http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/tg2/prepurchase_tg2.shtml)

afaik, it's still in beta.

jin choung
11-15-2008, 05:00 PM
BEHOLD!!!

http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/registerc.shtml

(under the bolded question "How Much Does it Cost?"

jin

Bliz
11-15-2008, 05:06 PM
It's the skys with the beautiful clouds that impress me about terragen2.
Anybody got a tutorial on using T2 to render a HDR cubic or spherical environment map?

virtualcomposer
11-15-2008, 05:12 PM
I think that picture looks better then vue

jin choung
11-15-2008, 07:01 PM
Not to rain on anyones parade.... and I MAY be wrong, but isn't that price ($99) for Terragen1?

Upgrade path
Registered users of v0.7 through to v0.9 who purchased before December 15th, 2006 will receive a discount of $99 (USD) towards Terragen 2 when it is available. Current purchasers of TG 0.9 will receive an $80 discount on a purchase of Terragen 2.

I think T2 will be slightly more than $99. If I'm wrong - that's GREAT. And I hope I'm wrong.

I just saw this:

Pre-Purchase options
Pre-Purchase Terragen 2 "Deep": $199 (upgrade from registered v0.9 for $100)

Terragen 2 Technology Preview without feature restrictions
License for one user and 3 additional render node licenses

Free updates to Terragen 2 "Deep" edition final release and subsequent minor updates (2.x versions)
Pre-Purchase Terragen 2 "Deep" with Animation: $299 (upgrade from registered v0.9 for $200)

Terragen 2 Technology Preview without feature restrictions
Animatable parameters, motion blur, improved anti-aliasing for animations
License for one user and 5 additional render node licenses

Free updates to Terragen 2 "Deep" edition final release and subsequent minor updates (2.x versions)
Free updates to Terragen 2 Animation module available upon final release and subsequent minor updates (2.x versions)
The final release of Terragen 2 "Deep" and Animation module is scheduled for 2007.

d'oh.... you're right!

$99 was indeed terragen1... (stupid non specific web page)....

oh well so 200 - 300.... still not bad! as stingy as i am when it comes to pricing, that feels about right.

jin

virtualcomposer
11-15-2008, 07:10 PM
I think they need to get the open GL a bit more user friendly though. It is a bit confusing and early ninties look. The look that you after render looks great though.

meshpig
11-15-2008, 11:08 PM
Sounds interesting, is the $99 version for mac any good on intel/Leopard?

m

Andrew March
11-16-2008, 12:08 AM
Sounds interesting, is the $99 version for mac any good on intel/Leopard?

m

There is no $99 version, it's $199:

"Pre-Purchase options

Pre-Purchase Terragen 2 "Deep": $199 (upgrade from registered v0.9 for $100)

* Terragen 2 Technology Preview without feature restrictions
* License for one user and 3 additional render node licenses
*
* Free updates to Terragen 2 "Deep" edition final release and subsequent minor updates (2.x versions)

Pre-Purchase Terragen 2 "Deep" with Animation: $299 (upgrade from registered v0.9 for $200)

* Terragen 2 Technology Preview without feature restrictions
* Animatable parameters, motion blur, improved anti-aliasing for animations
* License for one user and 5 additional render node licenses
*
* Free updates to Terragen 2 "Deep" edition final release and subsequent minor updates (2.x versions)
* Free updates to Terragen 2 Animation module available upon final release and subsequent minor updates (2.x versions)

The final release of Terragen 2 "Deep" and Animation module is scheduled for 2007. "

mac
11-16-2008, 02:30 AM
Terragen is ok if you don't mind waiting 3 days for a 800x600 pixel render to complete. And if you want 1 population of trees add another 3 days. Oh how about 1 object, yup add another 3 days.

Terragen .9xxx was a lot of fun and a lot of creative work came about it. Terragen 2 is almost vaporware. I hear one day it might go beta (lol) till then your best bet is to hold on to your hard earned cash.

Andrew March
11-16-2008, 02:32 AM
mac, it's gone beta already and render time are now just a little longer than Vue, without the dodgy quality.

meshpig
11-16-2008, 03:27 AM
mac, it's gone beta already and render time are now just a little longer than Vue, without the dodgy quality.

OK ... $99-$199, whatever.

m

Ernest
11-16-2008, 09:35 AM
There is no $99 version, it's $199 Terragen 0.9 is still $99. It's only of version 2 that there is no $99 version.
is the $99 version for mac any good on intel/Leopard?I don't have a Mac but you can try it for free. The only limitations of the $0 Terragen 0.9 are that the maximum resolution is 1280 x 960, the largest texture is 512x512 and there are less AA levels.

Andrew March
11-16-2008, 09:50 AM
Yes ernest, I know, but the thread is about TG2, not TG1.

zapper1998
11-16-2008, 10:26 AM
Terragen is ok if you don't mind waiting 3 days for a 800x600 pixel render to complete. And if you want 1 population of trees add another 3 days. Oh how about 1 object, yup add another 3 days.

Terragen .9xxx was a lot of fun and a lot of creative work came about it. Terragen 2 is almost vaporware. I hear one day it might go beta (lol) till then your best bet is to hold on to your hard earned cash.

Actually renders fast on my machine
2000x2000 with lots of water,sand,trees,bushes
took about 3hrs on my 32bit Xeon Dual Core machine...

Andrew March
11-16-2008, 10:51 AM
People's experience with TG tends to be only with TG1, TG2 has come along way in a few short months to addressing many issues like multicore and RAM optimisation, the only down sides so far are the limitations of exporting, quality wise it smacks Vue with an ugly stick every time.

Larry_g1s
11-16-2008, 03:08 PM
Thanks Jin, I've often times need something like this and vue 5 (came with LW upgrade) just didn't cut it.

jin choung
11-16-2008, 05:43 PM
Don't forget this:
"Prices have not yet been decided for the final version of TG2. There will be more than one edition of TG2, and we anticipate their prices will be competitive with similar applications."
http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/tg2/tg2faq.shtml#faq26

yeah but for the pre-purchase at least, they list two versions... one for $199 and the animation one for $299.... hopefully, that will be the final prices.

but for me, this is just a good, in case i ever need it kinda thing. good to know it's out there and not pricier than my car.

jin