XM Magdalena 3D print, GGeorgy (3D)
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03-26-2007, 02:36 PM

is there any tutorial on how to make a realistic huge mountain scene?

or where can I find already ade vue landscape scene??

thank you

03-26-2007, 06:15 PM
Well, there's many kind of high mountain scenes... Some have forests, others only have snow.. Some are clouded, others are so misty you only see the silhouettes... So, it depends on what kinda mountain scene you have in mind... Check out some pics at google and link'em here so we have an example on what you wanna make...

03-26-2007, 06:41 PM
Plus tell us what version of Vue you are using.

03-26-2007, 06:42 PM
Im looking for that type of mountains


nothing special, but I would add a cloud layer and some stuff to make it more special

Im using vue 6 xstream

03-26-2007, 08:41 PM
As far as i know there's not really a good way to get such mountains with Vue's tools, which i think is a shame :( ..however you might be able to use a very highres bitmap and use that to create a mountain like that with.

There's another alternative tho which i think is much better and results in higher quality mountains and landscapes than Vue's native landscape generator.


..and this one is not bad but the above one rocks.


/ Magnus

03-27-2007, 12:46 AM
No, those are not so hard.

First, think big! When you create a terrain, zoom out a bunch till you see a circle (the end of the world as far a Vue is concerned) - then scale your terrains up. Don't try to make it all with one terrain. Far back terrains can be low res (256x256), mid terrains a bit higher res, close terrains can use eco systems. Don't forget that terrains can be tilted and twisted to get special effects. Procudural terrains are a bit tricky at first, but really look great.

The atmosphere is also critical to make it look like it has depth. Haze and fog are needed. The spectral atmospheres are perfect for landscapes. Don't use GR unless absolutly necessary

Take a look at the sample scenes that are included with Vue. They will give you a bunch of ideas for how the terrains are set up.

03-27-2007, 10:41 AM
As an alternative to apps like Worldmachine you should check out Geocontrol. This is very easy to use with highly realistic terrain creation. It workes very well together with vue. (import/export). :thumbsup:


03-27-2007, 05:39 PM
and is there any free vue scenes except the ones that came with the software??

03-27-2007, 06:21 PM
and is there any free vue scenes except the ones that came with the software??

03-27-2007, 06:51 PM
and is there any free vue scenes except the ones that came with the software??

03-27-2007, 08:22 PM
First I thought your triple post was an accident, but then I noticed that they had been posted with half hour intervals. You know, that's just annoying. Don't expect any answers after doing that.

03-27-2007, 11:32 PM
this was an acident an I apologize.

My browser was crashing and I was recovering it, I think each time I did it, it posted the content that was on my page before.

This is entirely my fault and I am sorry for it.

I do know that bumping has a limit of 12 hours.

sorry again

03-28-2007, 09:28 PM
You might also want to try going here:


and downloading the free "Young Mountains" tutorial. This shows you how to easily use the Function Editor to produce far more realistic mountains than the default terrains.

If you search the Free Stuff sections at Renderosity & 3DCommune you will also find a range of free terrains.

I find World Machine a very capable tool for landscape generation, and I was impressed with the demo version of GeoControl - although not enough to buy it!! :)

Terragen (free) is also good, although you need plug-ins to obtain 16 bit images for export.

Some time back one of the UK Computer Art mags featured a version of MojoWorld on it's cover CD. If you can find a free copy, this programme produces some fantastically complicated landscapes which export well into Vue. Be warned though - the UI takes a lot of getting used to!!!

Have fun!!! :thumbsup:

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