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Inspired by "Monet's Pond" in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. I added the lotus (petals modeled in Lightwave, model assembled in Plant Factory) to give the piece a central focus.
This one started out as a revisit of "Planitia" (which turns 10 years old this year!) using some of my custom-designed Plant Factory models. The plants used some of the techniques I learned creating "Dreams of Avarice".
It took an unholy long time to render on Shadowfax due to the all the SSS and refractive globes. Somewhere about 2/3rds of the way through the render it occurred to me that perhaps the bottom of the screen was a bit on the busy side, but I let it finish rather than start over.
Let me know what you think!
02/01/17First off, happy Birthday to my lovely and talented wife Jessica!! You don't hear much from her, but trust me when I say that this gallery would not still be here without her hard work. I love you baby!
This piece is a "side-project" that I started in the middle of working on something else. I was working on a new sci-fi project and decided that an unused element would work nicely as an aurora. The scene was designed and rendered on my old Bucephalus workstation. my signed prints. We purchased one of my metal prints as a Christmas gift this year for some good friends of ours and were blown away by the results. They are a bit smaller than the wrapped canvases (max 30" wide) but they are easy to hang and absolutely stunning.
1/25/17A couple of new renders to post today.
I will admit that this one is framed specifically for my own particular vertical triple-screen setup. I hope it looks great on yours. This one took quite a long time to render on "Bucephalus" due to the volumetric fog. For that reason I don't have a multiscreen ready right now.
Unfortunately when I saved this scene file Vue 2016 messed up a lot of the texture maps and it will be quite a chore to reset them all. I will do it someday though I promise!! Let me know what you think!!
I haven't worked with Apophysis (a "2D" fractal "flame" generator) in quite a while so I decided to boot it up on Asfaloth while two particularly lengthy renders were finishing on my desktop workstations. I was particularly interested in the new "3D" features of the program and trying to emulate some of the incredible floral flame renders I've seen online.
This render doesn't quite look floral yet, but I think it looks interesting enough to share in my gallery while I keep learning. Let me know what you think!
1/17/17Minimal Surfaces" to the Pickle Jar...
Experimenting with "Scherk" Minimal Surfaces here. I know it's a simplistic looking render, but it makes a nice counterpoint to my last abstract :-)
Rendered using Lightwave 11.6.
Happy 2017 everyone! Can you believe that DB is starting its 20th year online!? Thank you so much to my Members for keeping me rendering for the past two decades!
I have a few different irons in the fire at the moment, and the first one ready is an abstract that I created to learn how to use my own imported geometry in "The Plant Factory". The gemstones were modeled in Lightwave and placed on the "vines" using TPF. The "plants" were then brought back into Lightwave where I used the dielectric shader to texture the stones.
I hope it isn't too chaotic for use as wallpaper! I have two more scenes rendering now that I hope to have up sometime this week so stay tuned!
Although the image is of water and the plants that reside. The genius of focusing on the one and drawing the eye to it singular beauty was very artistic. It makes you appreciate the simplicity yet complexity of the water Flower.