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This scene was an exercise using Plant Factory to model hard surface, non-plant, objects. Normally I would have modeled and rendered a scene like this using Lightwave, but Plant Factory objects work so well in Vue that I may go this route from time to time. I hope you enjoy it!
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"Star Warsis"

Sat December 15, 2018 at 2:19 pm

"V2 takes me back..."
This has the deep architectural feel of some of your early renders - the ones with mages standing on improbable platforms that stretch over wells and chasms, reaching for some portal or scrying window... This is like that, but for the electronic age. I like!

Sat December 15, 2018 at 1:37 am

Jim Bonner
"Best wishes to the family, Hapoy Holidays & Merry Christmas!"
This is my first visit in 8+ years and the quality of the work has increased exponentially! Bravo Ryan! keep up the awesome work!!!

Thu December 13, 2018 at 8:42 am

TY, I cleared my cache, re-downloaded, and that got it.

Merry Christmas to you and the family!

Mon December 10, 2018 at 9:48 am

Love this, both versions really syfy feel

Fri December 7, 2018 at 5:29 pm

You may be seeing the old image from your browser cache. Click the link to load the image in your browser and then hit SHIFT-CTRL-R to fetch the updated image from my server. I just checked and it is the correct dimensions :-)

Thu December 6, 2018 at 9:56 am

This is very strange in deed. I just (prior to this message) re-downloaded the image using the link for "3840 x 1200 (dual widescreen)" twice, and the 2nd time to another folder. The dimensions are still coming up as 3360 x 1050, file size 1,036 KB, & filename (unaltered) rootaccess12x3840.jpg. I'm at work now, I'll try at home tonight.

Can someone else try the link, and verify / refute my findings?


Thu December 6, 2018 at 9:52 am

"Love it"
Stopped by for a holiday wallpaper for my laptop, had to remote in and change my dev box wallpaper to this.

Mon December 3, 2018 at 9:08 pm

Michael Espinosa
"A new Hope"
This is a beautiful wallpaper, it really reminds me of Star Wars when Obi Wan has to shut down the death star tractor beam. Add a bit of Tron MCP and you get this. Well done!

Sat December 1, 2018 at 6:04 pm

I very much like this one. It was only when I was actually able to have a good look at it, particularly the lighter version, I saw all details and colours. (It's images like these that make me want 4K monitors !)

Sat December 1, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Very odd! The file on my local system was correct so I reuploaded. Thanks for the heads up!

Fri November 30, 2018 at 10:15 am

"Wrong image size"
Ryan, would you check the image size for the file picklejar/rootaccess2/rootaccess12x3840.jpg which I'm downloading and getting as 3360x1050, not 3840x1200.


Fri November 30, 2018 at 9:10 am

Jacob Klein
"V2 is much improved"
Kudos to a very detailed scene, and GREAT idea about fixing things in the 2nd version - Looks fabulous!

Thu November 29, 2018 at 10:55 pm

"V2 nailed it"
Superior in every way Ryan thank you. Widened the angle, reduced the glare, and overall crisp factor heightened. This one I will set as my desktop.

Thu November 29, 2018 at 1:21 pm

"Star Wars Reminder"
This definitely looks like something from Star Wars the Force Awakens.

Wed November 28, 2018 at 11:31 am

"Star Wars"
Reminds me of a scene from a recent Star Wars movie. May be just me, but I wish the little dude walking across the bridge was a little bit more visible. Outside of that, great work as always!

Wed November 28, 2018 at 2:22 am

This reminds me of the first Tron movie and might have been the theme he was going for since Root Access is computer related. I do however agree that for phones, a slightly darker version would be needed to offset the icons from the wallpaper.

Tue November 27, 2018 at 10:49 pm

"variant please?"
I love this concept, and "Root Access" would be great for my phone background, but I feel it is too light overall, and I prefer darker backgrounds for my phone. Is there any chance of a more subdued version? I tend to agree with @Hawk about a more zoomed out version too.

Oh yes, otherwise, great as usual.

Tue November 27, 2018 at 10:33 pm

"Circuit Dreams"
Imagining what it would be like within a circuit, and this is a very insightful sample of what one might see. I like it.

Mon November 26, 2018 at 11:58 pm

"A scene from Krypton, Season 2?"
I'm not being facetious; I enjoyed Krypton quite a bit, and this looks like a scene we could see in the upcoming second season. I won't say who the red-robed figure is supposed to be, because I don't want to spoil the surprise!

That, or this could just be a scene from one of the Christopher Reeve films, and Kal-El's doing a little routine maintenance down below.

Either way, it's on my desktop now!

Mon November 26, 2018 at 6:12 pm

"Superman and Cat"
So when I zoom on this one I see a red caped figured (Superman) and in front of him what looks to be a small figure possibly a cat? I don't take Supie for a dog lover so must be a cat. Either way can't really unsee this now.

Mon November 26, 2018 at 5:57 pm

This is nice. I like that you can mix it up between natural scenes and "techie" scenes.

I would challenge you to try to combine the two in some fashion

Mon November 26, 2018 at 4:16 pm

Phil C.
""Forget it, Mr. High and Mighty Master Control! You aren't making me talk.""
This looks like something out of the Grid universe of TRON. How I love those movies, and how I love this rendering as a consequence. :)

Mon November 26, 2018 at 4:07 pm

"I kinda like it, but..."
I do kinda like it. But... if you feel like making another version of it, would you consider making it appear like it goes on for a very long time? This one looks like it's small. Some of your other scenes like this seem like they go on for a long time, with a huge sense of scale.

And... keep up the good work.

Mon November 26, 2018 at 4:03 pm

I've not commented in a long time, this captures something that calls to the sci-fi nerd in me, the light in the columns has a delicate mix of luminescence and gloom, while still beautifully in balance. Very nicely done.

Mon November 26, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Mark A.
"fortress of solitude?"
It reminds me of a colorized version of Superman's fortress of solitude.

Mon November 26, 2018 at 3:55 pm

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