Blue Christmas (Happy Holidays!)
"Happy Holidays! This is, of course, an update to my "Blue Christmas" which I rendered first using World Builder in 1999, then again using Lightwave in 2002. This is my first version using Vue d'Esprit.
It would be an understatement to say that this was a difficult render to produce. Without getting too technical I will just say that you can really get yourself into trouble by cranking up the quality settings in Vue. Also, I've found the new version of Vue doesn't even begin to accurately estimate the render time remaining.
Fortunately I was able to finish the render (though I had to restart it a few times) and I think it turned out pretty well. I do see a few things I would like to tweak but I might wait until after the Holidays to do any re-renders. The sad thing is that even after all this time, this render is really only my first hi-res draft. Better to post what I have though and fix it later.. "

"Blue Christmas (Happy Holidays!)"

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8.36/10 rating (149 votes)

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"Awesome Holiday Piece"
Any shot at this one in a Galaxy S4 or S5 resolution?

kelton
Tue November 11, 2014 at 10:07 am
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Elegy (Winter/Day)
"A daytime rendering of my "Elegy" winter scene (without wolves). I hope folks using "ChronoWall" to change their wallpaper with the time of day will enjoy this one!"

"Elegy (Winter/Day)"

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8.67/10 rating (165 votes)

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"Tree Pictures"
This is one of my favourite tree scenes

Pippa

Wed February 17, 2016 at 6:46 am
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Elegy (Winter/Night)
"A night-time winter version of my "Elegy" wallpaper. I rendered this one shortly after posting the original Autumn version, but thought it would be better to post it later in the season (a little closer to Halloween)."

"Elegy (Winter/Night)"

 


8.61/10 rating (175 votes)

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"Elegy Winter Night"
Just as I thought you had not shown snow falling except on GG winter, you introduce us to this. Oh, and thank you for adding three wolves. I understand that odd numbers are more asthetically pleasing, but I would rather see two of these magnificant creatures than one (probably means it has no pack-not good) as on Desert Snow and Desert Dawn.

lminthorn
Tue February 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm
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Dracul -- Happy Halloween 2011
"My Halloween offering for 2011. My first version was a bit understated so I ramped up the evil for v.2. A number of folks suggested that I make the castle look a bit older and in disrepair, but I was really going for a "Dracula in his prime" look here.

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"Dracul -- Happy Halloween 2011"

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8.66/10 rating (190 votes)

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"Classic!"
I adore that black and white version (bwcastledracula1). Reminds me (as I'm sure was intended) of the classic horror films. So very, very awesome! Definitely a favorite.

Mike

Fri October 30, 2015 at 8:51 am
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Heliocentric (Night)
"This is my third version of "Heliocentric (Night)". I also gave in to temptation with the second version and added a huge planet in the sky. Some folks liked, it but I can see where maybe less might work better in this case. For the third version I've gone with a quarter moon to light the scene.

The first version took nearly 80 hours to render on Bucephalus at 3277 x 2048. The second took only 15. The third took 17 ;)

I was informed by my son Ian yesterday the two characters by the fire are indeed myself and him. I guess it is official then..."

"Heliocentric (Night)"

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8.57/10 rating (159 votes)

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""I guess it is official then...""
...so which one of you is the assassin? :)

Greywolf
Wed October 12, 2011 at 1:48 pm
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Red Harbinger
""The comet's tail spread across the dawn, a red slash that bled above the crags of Dragonstone like a wound..." -- A Clash of Kings (Prologue)

After seeing the season finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones" I was inspired to revisit my Harbinger wallpaper and create a new version for fans of the series (and myself) who are waiting impatiently for season 2. This one depicts the blood red comet that hangs ominously over all of the happenings in Westeros during the second book.

The blue Harbinger was the first wallpaper I worked on after a long, very arduous, hospital stay in 2009. Reading "Clash of Kings" during that time was truly one of my few joys at the time.

I had originally posted this in my Pickle Jar, but the reaction was so positive that I decided it had earned a place in my gallery.

Valar Morghulis!"

"Red Harbinger"

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8.57/10 rating (219 votes)

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"GoT and Black Company"
I still love this wallpaper, originally before reading the inspiration was Song of Ice and Fire, it came across as the comet in the North from the Black Company, especially as it was called Harbinger in the book. Might be something others would be interested in as well.

Betty

Thu August 27, 2015 at 11:45 am
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Dødenfell
"My first project designed and rendered entirely on my new workstation (Bucephalus). Thanks to all the Members and people who pitched in (over $3000) so I could work on such an insane tower of technology!

After the Chaiten volcano in Patagonia erupted a lot of people sent me pictures of lightning in the ash cloud and asked if I could do something similar. . I received more photos last year after the Eyjafjallajökull eruption. At long last the new version of "Vue d'Esprit" (9.5) adds the ability to limit clouds to a certain area, freeing me to make all sorts of "cloud sculptures".

This one started as a thunderstorm but as I was working on it I was reminded of the volcano and decided to go in that direction.

My son Ian drew me a picture of this scene and suggested that I call it "Death Mountain". I suppose that works too. In the end I decided to call this one "Dødenfell" because it is a Norse(-ish) word meaning "Death Mountain"."

"Dødenfell"

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8.15/10 rating (213 votes)

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"LOVE this one."
I've had this as my home screen wallpaper on two phones now and it is just so damned gorgeous. It actually showed me the wallpaper motion effect on my Galaxy S6 Edge. This background uses that to amazing effect to look more 3D.



All in all, just ridiculously awesome.

Kes

Fri September 18, 2015 at 11:47 pm
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