I used Vue's "planetary mode" to create a world completely enshrouded with clouds. Inspired by the incredible images sent back from low Earth orbit of the International Space Station.
"Taranis", by the way, was the Celtic god of thunder.
I recently asked my fans on Facebook which of my "classic" images they would most like to see redone using my modern tools. I received over 100 replies but would you believe not a single one of them requested I revisit "Of All Places" from 2007? Regardless, I was trying out a new method for creating rocky structures using Zbrush and the revision sort of happened naturally.
This scene departs from the original a bit in that it is set more in a rocky ravine than a dark cave. I rendered the original using Lightwave but used Vue for this scene. I hope you like the update!
I thought it would be fun to turn the lights down on my Dapplewood scene and add some fireflies (something I haven't done since "Summerwood" over 12 years ago). I hope you enjoy it!
This render was an exercise in creating trees with multiple trunks using Plant Factory and placing them in a "volumetric" Vue environment. Or just creating something nice and lush for your desktop :-)
The project went through a couple of different revisions as a I tweaked the size of the leaves to allow more (or less) light to penetrate the canopy. I may or may not add those versions to the Pickle Jar. I really prefer this one. Hope you agree!
I created this planet in Lightwave to use in the sky of my "Aquarii" render. It occurred to me, however, that it might make a nice simple wallpaper on its own. I've added it to the Planetscapes gallery, including multiscreens and a 8K lossless version for my Supporters/Plus Level Members.
I hope you like it!