Silent Night (Merry Christmas 2015!)
I was hoping to post this about a week before Christmas, but some last minute changes (light color, added mist on the water) led me to render it one more time. I hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful Holiday!!

"Silent Night (Merry Christmas 2015!)"


8.96/10 rating (185 votes)


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"For a year round wallpaper"
I wish for a pickle jar version with the lights turned off. I mean, just a nighttime forest landscape so that the trees on the background would not be any lighter or darker. I always prefer peaceful wallpapers with preferably a single color and not too sharp variations in brightness.

Thinkcat

Sun March 13, 2016 at 5:39 pm
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Pyre (Christmas)

"Pyre (Christmas)"


8.02/10 rating (131 votes)


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"Magical Christmas"
Merry Christmas to you Ryan (and family) from a new Lifetime Supporter/longtime Member! With many Thanks for all the art that is in you and that you create for all of us!



BTW: I second Chris B's suggestion that a Santa/St. Nick like figure would be a cool alternate version. But I do love this one.

Glenn H

Fri December 25, 2015 at 11:54 am
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Holiday Fluorescence

"Holiday Fluorescence"


7.25/10 rating (69 votes)


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"This makes me happy"
I love Fluorescence and have enjoyed the variations. I try to add festivity to my desktop and this is perfect!

Davin

Sat December 12, 2015 at 11:20 pm
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Snowy Poinsettia

"Snowy Poinsettia"

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7.81/10 rating (69 votes)


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"@Tim M"
Ryan

Sun December 13, 2015 at 5:52 pm
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At World's Edge
Vue 11 "360 Ecosystems" finally makes it possible to bedeck my trees with Christmas lights!

"At World's Edge "

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Pickle Jar Versions


8.64/10 rating (171 votes)


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"9"
Hi, this is a great wallpaper but be better that if you have a dynamic theme.

Regards.

Meta
Fri December 20, 2013 at 8:39 pm
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Gotham Garden
Here is a more "Christmas-y" entry in my Gotham Garden seasonal series. I used the same technique from Sleepwalker Wood to create the lights in the foreground. The lights on the far rooftop gardens are actually texturemaped onto the trees themselves. Vue doesn't let you put ecosystems on ecosystem objects (yet) but I think this was a nice workaround.

"Gotham Garden "

Pickle Jar Versions


8.01/10 rating (103 votes)


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"GothamGardenxmasblue1 wrong one .. 1680 x 1050"
I am getting the standard yellow light on the trees when I try for the 1680 x 1050 of the blue light Gotham garden Xmas. Is it possible to fix this I love it!

Denise
Tue December 17, 2013 at 2:01 am
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Sleepwalker Woods (Winter/Night)

"Sleepwalker Woods (Winter/Night)"

Pickle Jar Versions


9.13/10 rating (195 votes)


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"Pickle Jar Image Cutoff"
Ryan -

It looks like one of the pickle jar uploads may have failed: sleepwalkerwoodwinternightmixed42x1440p.jpg is missing perhaps the bottom quarter of the image.

Cody

Thu December 31, 2015 at 4:59 pm
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Winterborn
An update to 2001's "Winterborn". I wanted this version to be brighter and have a little more "magic". Hope you enjoy it!!

"Winterborn"

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8.39/10 rating (195 votes)


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"Winterborn"
So crisp and sparkly. I can feel the cold. Love all of your work.

Camille

Sun January 3, 2016 at 8:09 pm
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Blue Christmas
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 "

Pickle Jar Versions


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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Highland Yule
I thought it would be fun to add some Christmas lights to my "Highland" scene. Finding the appropriate mix of lighting between the background and foreground turned out to be an interesting challenge. Happy Holidays from Jessie, Ian, Jason, and me!

"Highland Yule "


7.99/10 rating (221 votes)


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"Multiscreen Render"
Yes, I agree with David. I'd like a multiscreen render of this, please. :)

CHSpera

Tue December 22, 2015 at 5:14 pm
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Magi -- Merry Christmas 2010
Dedicated to my wife Jessica.

I try to do at least one Christmas wallpaper a year. It's been a tradition since I first started DB. After depicting mostly secular icons for many years I felt inspired this time to explore the Christian aspects of the holiday.

I was at Ian's school "Holiday" concert recently and was disappointed that many of the songs I sang as a child (O' Holy Night, Silent Night, The First Noel, etc) were no where to be found. I'd never heard most of the ones they chose.

I think whether you are a believer or not I think there are a lot of beautiful songs, art, and traditions to be found in the Mass of Christ.

The tale of the Magi always captured my imagination as a child and I hope you enjoy my depiction.

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"Magi -- Merry Christmas 2010"

Pickle Jar Versions


8.38/10 rating (310 votes)


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"Magi"
I love good Christmas art. Whether it's religious or something like a country scene (one dwelling in a forest with a lit tree type scene) they are all great. Keep up the great tradition.

Joel

Mon September 7, 2015 at 0:19 am
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The Ride  -- Christmas 2009
I've done a few versions of this scene over the years. The first was done in Bryce in the 90s. The "forest" was faked using a spiky terrain.

I rendered a second version using World Builder in '03. The forest looked much better.

I used Vue d'Esprit for this version. Technology marches on!

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"The Ride -- Christmas 2009"

Pickle Jar Versions


8.60/10 rating (398 votes)


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"9"
Any chance we could see this in 3360X1050?

Kelton
Wed November 20, 2013 at 10:39 am
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Song of the Sky (Yuletide) -- Christmas 2008
This is a combination of "Song of the Sky (2007)" and "Yuletide (2007) that I put together for Art in Design (my longtime Christmas card printer in UK).

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"Song of the Sky (Yuletide) -- Christmas 2008"


8.00/10 rating (407 votes)


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"Stellar"
I'm going through downloading your Christmas wallpapers for my work computer and this is still my favorite. This one is out of this world. =)

Kristen

Wed December 2, 2015 at 12:48 pm
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Yuletide (2007) -- Christmas 2007

"Yuletide (2007) -- Christmas 2007"


7.55/10 rating (393 votes)


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"Best Christmas wallpaper"
You make the best Christmas desktop wallpaper, period. It's the whole reason I got a year subscription. Looking forward to this year's wallpaper. :)

Coda
Wed November 10, 2010 at 11:41 am
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Snowy Creek Christmas -- Christmas 2006
It wasn't easy stringing all of those lights and hiding the cords/generators. This is a holiday version of my original "Snowy Creek" render. There's also a springtime version!

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"Snowy Creek Christmas -- Christmas 2006"

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8.19/10 rating (615 votes)


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"9/10"
I'd love to see a 5760x1200 render of this one. I just recently added a 3rd monitor to my setup and I think this one would look nice in higher resolutions.

Jeremy
Mon December 23, 2013 at 6:32 pm
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Silver Bells -- Christmas 2005
Modeled and rendered using Lightwave.

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"Silver Bells -- Christmas 2005"


7.05/10 rating (164 votes)


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"Silver Bells"
This is my favorite Christmas image you've done so far, and one of my favorites over all. Your Christmas tree pictures are beautiful, but there's something about this one that really speaks to me. I'd love a dual screen version, though I realize the demand is probably pretty low, and you have better things to do than revisit three year old images. :)

asterismW
December 2, 2008
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Season of Light -- Christmas 2005
Experimenting here with instancing and global illumination. Merry Christmas!!

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"Season of Light -- Christmas 2005"


7.75/10 rating (312 votes)


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"9/10"
About perfect.need it for Samsung GS4/5

Kelton
Wed December 3, 2014 at 6:56 am
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Poinsettia -- Christmas 2004
I scanned the leaves from our family poinsettia plant to create this.

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"Poinsettia -- Christmas 2004"


6.90/10 rating (112 votes)


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"christmas fave"
This is by far my favourite Christmas one. I love poinsettias, makes me feel much warmer and more comfortable than snow does on a wintry day!

Joe
Mon February 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm
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Comments (1)

The Ride -- Christmas 2003

"The Ride -- Christmas 2003"

Pickle Jar Versions


8.11/10 rating (243 votes)


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"9"
any shot at 3360X1050?

Kelton
Mon October 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm
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Holly -- Christmas 2003

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"Holly -- Christmas 2003 "


6.26/10 rating (94 votes)


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"HD version please?"
Ryan, could a 1920x1080 version of this be made please?

Simon
Sat December 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm
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Spirit of the Season -- Christmas 2002

"Spirit of the Season -- Christmas 2002"

Pickle Jar Versions


6.59/10 rating (78 votes)


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"Classic"
Love this one as well. Gave it a "10" too as I feel the rating is way too long for this 1. Would love to see a possible "updated" version of this concept in the future. Still this image is a classic and one of my all-time Christmas favorites.

Lincoln
Tue December 7, 2010 at 1:15 pm
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Blue Christmas (2002) -- Christmas 2002
One of my most popular Christmas wallpapers. The first "Blue Christmas" was rendered using World Builder and the lights were added in Photoshop. For this version I rendered the scene using Lightwave. The tree lights are the same tech that I used for Pyre.

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"Blue Christmas (2002) -- Christmas 2002"


8.22/10 rating (227 votes)


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"@Amanda"
I didn't catch the episode but I am pretty sure I haven't licensed the image to the Ellen show. I wish these people would ask me first!!

Ryan

Mon December 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm
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Peppermint -- Christmas 2001

"Peppermint -- Christmas 2001"


6.33/10 rating (73 votes)


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"Checking out all the oldie"
but goodies. I really seem to like the older simple christmas ones, like this, winterborn, silverbells, ornimant, snowball.

Chris B
Sun December 11, 2011 at 11:23 pm
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Winterborn -- Christmas 2001

"Winterborn -- Christmas 2001"

Pickle Jar Versions


6.75/10 rating (67 votes)


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"Droid Edition"
This picture is awesome! Can you post a Droid HD version of it?

rdreamer
Thu November 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm
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Holiday Fluorescence -- Christmas 2001

"Holiday Fluorescence -- Christmas 2001"


7.27/10 rating (95 votes)


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"Wonderful"
A great take on a classic. Thanks.

Jeff

Wed December 16, 2015 at 10:23 pm
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Ornament -- Christmas 2001

"Ornament -- Christmas 2001"

Pickle Jar Versions


6.87/10 rating (76 votes)


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"Favourite christmas desktop image "
This is a nice christmas image, I would love a higher res version though.

Peter
Sat December 6, 2014 at 0:46 am
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Yuletide -- Christmas 2000

"Yuletide -- Christmas 2000"

Pickle Jar Versions


7.42/10 rating (110 votes)


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"Joy"
What attracts me to this rendering is the solitude of nature and the good company of joy!

Nate R.

Tue December 8, 2015 at 0:39 am
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Snowball -- Christmas 1999

"Snowball -- Christmas 1999"


6.40/10 rating (55 votes)


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"New Vue"
You said Vue has a new underwater rendering engine right? Bet they wouldn't expect something like this >=]

Chris B
Sun December 11, 2011 at 11:26 pm
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Blue Christmas -- Christmas 1999

"Blue Christmas -- Christmas 1999"


6.81/10 rating (126 votes)


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"A Christmas Favorite!!"
My 16-Month old niece gets excited each time she see this one on my desktop. It is very pretty and the use of the light is incredible!!

ReggieMann
November 27, 2008
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Let It Snow -- Christmas 1998

"Let It Snow -- Christmas 1998"


6.09/10 rating (54 votes)


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"fantastic work"
been a fan for years, only became a member within the last week. i don't see how Mr hall can claim that you stole anything, a leaf floating on a pond is a common image, it occurs in nature frequently..it's not as if either you or him "stole" the idea...

keep up the good work..the members gallery is well worth the donation, i put it off for too long and am happy to help your creative endeavors

Jon G
Thu April 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm
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Morning Star -- Christmas 1998

"Morning Star -- Christmas 1998"


5.91/10 rating (44 votes)


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"Morning Star 2016"
It's a few years later, and I'm still hoping that this wallpaper will get an update, perhaps later this year.

Gabe

Wed February 3, 2016 at 0:38 am
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The Ride -- Christmas 1998

"The Ride -- Christmas 1998"


7.47/10 rating (133 votes)


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"@Eva"
Maybe try the updated version?

Ryan

Mon December 10, 2012 at 12:15 am
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You'd Better Watch Out -- Christmas 1998
This is a Christmas version of "Don't Look Into the Light".

"You'd Better Watch Out -- Christmas 1998"


5.09/10 rating (54 votes)


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""Light""
I take X-rays for a living, have a fascination for all things skeletal and love this Christmas rendering!

Thanks so much for giving me one more thing to smile about

Pembrajo

Wed December 2, 2015 at 12:21 pm
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