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Deception (terragen) on EPZ

A_Harrison 13 261 Canada
6 Feb 2007 8:27PM
Has anyone out there heard of or used Terragen (A terrain generator program)

You can control the land made with it,also the sky,clouds,water,water,sun...etc

I have found a few members using this and claiming they have taken a landscape and manipulated it when in fact I believe the image never saw the inside of any kind of camera.Every inch of it was made in a computer.

Do you think this is wrong?


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redbulluk 14 218 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2007 8:32PM
Define wrong.
A_Harrison 13 261 Canada
6 Feb 2007 8:34PM
Claiming it startred out as a photo taken with a camera when in fact it never was.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
6 Feb 2007 8:39PM
That would be deception. But is that really what they claim? Or do they simply not mention how the images were made? (Which is not the same in my book...)
redbulluk 14 218 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2007 8:39PM
Claiming it as a photo, yes... and kinda dumb - most (freeware) scenery generators are relatively easy to spot.

Doing it, and combining it with a photo, no...whatever floats your boat.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
6 Feb 2007 8:42PM
Yes, good point - as long as there's something of a photo in the image somewhere, I have no problem with it.
A_Harrison 13 261 Canada
6 Feb 2007 8:43PM
Oh they say where the picture was taken and even claim they wrote a program to manipulate it.

My kids can make one of these in about an hour but don't claim they went half way around the world to do it

fauxtography 13 6.6k 36
6 Feb 2007 9:10PM
A_Harrison 13 261 Canada
6 Feb 2007 9:12PM
Do you mean where the pictures are?
fauxtography 13 6.6k 36
6 Feb 2007 9:14PM
yup. I'd be interested to see them... Smile
A_Harrison 13 261 Canada
6 Feb 2007 9:22PM
I have two in my folio if you go back about a year.

They are called My Mountain and Desert Sunrise.

Sorry I can't get this link thing to work.

I never claimed them to be real though

A_Harrison 13 261 Canada
6 Feb 2007 9:23PM
Not ready to name names.!!
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
7 Feb 2007 2:37AM
I've seen two....they are very obvious, but at least one of them was in the landscape AND Digitally Manipulated categories.
Doclassie 13 1.1k England
7 Feb 2007 3:16AM
I don't think its any worse than people putting fractal patterns in the gallery.... or any of the fantasy digital creations that you see from time to time.

Do I think they're photography? No.. do they have a right to sit in the gallery? Yes..... its not my site.... I don't decide what goes in and what is excluded. I use it for what I want to get out/put in and so do others.

If someone claims to have taken a genuine photo and its actually entirely CGI constructed using cheap 3D software.. then I feel sorry for them, and the people who haven't the eye to spot the difference ;O)
joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
7 Feb 2007 8:18AM
A few years ago, I was bored with time on my hands and spent a fair amount of time with Bryce creating elaborate 3D landscapes. One of these is my top earner over on one of the cheapo stock-photography sites. Even had one customer complaining that she thought it really was a photo until she saw it full size - despite me making it clear in the picture's description that it was a 3D rendering!

I've even been tempted to upload it here on a couple of occasions, just for a laugh....

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