I wanted to create a much simpler version of "Archive" that would take under 8 hours to render. It's a much simpler scene than it's companion, but sometimes (as they say) "less is more". It may end up being in the Pickle Jar, but I thought I would feature it for a while and get your thoughts...
This works wonderfully as the wallpaper on the lock screen on my Galaxy S7
Mon November 7, 2016 at 9:22 am
@Ryan - Just a heads-up; the link to this page from the image on the home page is broken. It goes to archive1 (which is a clone of archive2) instead of archiveminor1. Fortunately, the link for comments points to the right page.
Fri October 7, 2016 at 11:42 pm
love the colors and lighting.
Wed September 21, 2016 at 12:32 pm
I always enjoy the abstracts. I love the colors in this.
"I just put this on my iPhone..."
Tue September 20, 2016 at 10:52 am
...and it may be the best lock screen image I've put on there yet. It looks great!
Sun September 18, 2016 at 8:18 pm
I'm picky, and when things bug me I tell you. Don't change a thing here, this is freaking cool. I can't describe where this takes me, an AI's brain or what it's like to be in a game program or a digital Dyson sphere but it's bloody good.
Sat September 17, 2016 at 2:43 pm
This reminds me of the scene in Lawnmower man where he tires to find a way out of a "diseased mainframe". I like the gradient look to the piece.
"Lovely and Clean"
Sat September 17, 2016 at 4:09 am
I love this - so much more than "Archive", which is a little busy for me. This is clean, elegant, simple and beautiful!
Thu September 15, 2016 at 1:03 pm
very minimalistic. pretty cool
Wed September 14, 2016 at 3:25 pm
Really like this one. I also liked the previous Archive, too, but this is like a 2D detail from it, and just as worthy of existing. I really like both in different ways. I'd definitely keep this as a proper composition in its own right, not a Pickle Jar variant of the previous one.
Just a couple of points, though:
1. Where's the blue hexagons? In the central 'blue' area, blue colour is emitted as rays, but there are no blue hexagons as such to match the red and green ones. It just struck me as a little odd, though not terribly important. Is it that the red and green colours are reflected from other sources, whereas we're seeing the blue source but not its reflection, I wonder?
2. If you want Pickle Jar versions of the other image (i.e. the original Archive), my one criticism of it is that there's a bit too much red in it. It would be nice to see alternative versions with other dominant colours, or a more varied mix.
"Texture - Yes!"
Wed September 14, 2016 at 1:21 pm
This is great. I am not usually one for abstract designs, but this has lots going for it. Texture and detail, and interesting but not dominating colour! I really like it. Another one to look at often and not get tired of.
Wed September 14, 2016 at 9:28 am
This is seriously one of the best backgrounds my computer has ever had. I need, like, another monitor, just to free up more space for wallpaper to show through.
Tue September 13, 2016 at 9:11 pm
I love it. Eagerly awaiting the multi-screen renders! Always liked this type of wallpaper, I'm a big fan of your abstract creations, like Oculus, The Grid (both original and recent), The Comb, Synapse, and so on. More!
"As you said..."
Tue September 13, 2016 at 7:08 pm
Less is more. A simple concept and execution, but because it's less busy, it is much more please to look at for longer period of time. This is giving Portals a run for it's money for top spot in my all time favourite list.
"Came here from the Email..."
Tue September 13, 2016 at 4:10 pm
... and just wanted to say that I really dig this and the main one. Glad you shared them both.
"Simpler, but just as good "
Tue September 13, 2016 at 3:43 pm
I too shared your reservation with the colors of the 'parent', but we lurve this one..
Thanks again, Ryan, for all you do for us.
Tue September 13, 2016 at 1:28 pm
This one is awesome. Definitely a keeper......when the dual screen comes out. :) Thanks again for you time and efforts.
Tue September 13, 2016 at 1:25 pm
Love the art, where is the multi-screen version?
"'Minor' version, major impact!"
Tue September 13, 2016 at 11:19 am
This looks great on the desktop! It may be a variation on the more complex image, but IMO the two are so different that they each are deserving of their own entry.
The stained glass effect is really neat. I love your abstracts. If you're ever in the mood to do more easy-to-render "experiments" like this one, I would certainly look forward to seeing the results. :-)
David E. Smith
Tue September 13, 2016 at 9:15 am
This looks like part of a really cool board game, and I'd probably buy it.
Tue September 13, 2016 at 9:04 am
This would look great as a triscreen. :)
Tue September 13, 2016 at 8:36 am
I wanted to create a much simpler version of "Archive that would take under 8 hours to render. It's a much simpler scene than it's companion, but sometimes (as they say) "less is more". It may end up being in the Pickle Jar, but I thought I would feature it for a while and get your thoughts...