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Jigsaw Puzzles!

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For a while now folks have been asking that I rework one of my earliest abstracts. That one is particularly tough to recreate though because it's actually not a 3D render at all. It was one of my first attempts at visual artwork on the computer and I used a set of 2D filters in an early version of Photoshop. This was before I had a copy of Bryce and knew anything about 3D rendering. The first step to creating a new 3D version was for me to learn how to create a convincing "woven" mesh. Fortunately I found a method using Blender that produces pretty excellent results. This particular render is my practice with that method. Obviously I need a lot more practice but this method can be used to create lots of interesting effects :-)
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Jenanne
"Ditto!"
Me too. I'd love to see a purple version.

Tue March 30, 2021 at 6:56 pm

Taki
"Request for another colour?"
I'd like to add my voice to the chorus requesting other colours, specifically a transparent version in purple or violet.

Tue March 30, 2021 at 0:53 am

Shawn
"Why no pickle jar res for 5760x1080?"
Title says it all, I like the pickle jars images as well but I never see this res available.

Fri February 26, 2021 at 12:20 pm

CS
"Colors"
Very nice render. Would like to request additional colors if at all possible. Thanks

Fri February 5, 2021 at 1:10 pm

Seth R
" The greatest wallpaper"
I have been a fan of your wallpapers almost since you started as an online digital artist, and this has displaced a long time favorite as as my absolute favorite; I have set it as my startup screen on my PC.

Fri January 29, 2021 at 1:16 pm

Tim
"Beautiful"
I love this render. It's stunning. Thankyou

Thu January 28, 2021 at 11:46 am

Ozaawaagosh
"Simply the BEST"
The best Renders so far, they are breathtaking beautiful, so realistic, I love looking at these, they are my favorite wallpapers now on me iPad. Thank you so much Ryan

Thu January 21, 2021 at 12:27 pm

Brandon
"A Modern 20 Year Old Wallpaper"
I have fond memories of all those relatively simple Bryce rendered wallpapers made of metal, glass, and shine that were all over the internet in the early 2000s, and this reminds me of those. I love it!

Thu January 21, 2021 at 8:15 am

Tim Mason
"eye candy"
How do you come up with these??? Instant desktop background choice....at least until next update!

Wed January 20, 2021 at 6:29 pm

itsamenow
"WOW!"
I've been using your wallpapers for many years now and I have to say that this is probably the most beautiful screen I've ever seen. I literally have to stop myself from staring at it. Again...WOW!

Tue January 19, 2021 at 6:08 pm

Lisa
"New Favorite!"
I love this SOOOO MUCH!!! It immediately went onto my desktop!! I adore the elegant simplicity of this and the realism and colors of the sphere. I'd love to see pickle jar versions of different sphere color combos too! <3

Tue January 19, 2021 at 10:11 am

Fonkin
"Triple Wide - Blurry"
The 5760x1200 compared to the 3840x1200 is blurry. The marble and the mesh are crystal clear in the smaller size. Hopefully Ryan can fix this. Really a great render. Thanks.

Tue January 19, 2021 at 6:17 am

Billy D
"Absolutely Stunning!"
I'm not an artist, but I am particular about what I find visually pleasing, and this is absolutely on the mark. The subtle colors around the ball, the way the light reflections are rendered, and the waves of the surface are all mesmerizing. I could stare at this image for quite some time!

Mon January 18, 2021 at 9:30 pm

Eric
"Uh. Maze. Ing."
What a throw-back! H20 Weave was one of my favorite backgrounds way back when. Fabrica is an incredible transformation from then to now. What an incredible example of using technology to make us stop and think of the simplest, least-technical things in life. Bravo, Ryan!

Mon January 18, 2021 at 4:08 pm

Gene
"Just wow. "
I'll readily admit that in the past, I wasn't a huge fan of the DB "semi-abstracts" (my awkward term) like this. I didn't dislike any of them; they just never struck a chord with me. This one is different -- very different. The technical execution is simply stunning. And an order of magnitude beyond that is the quality of what's portrayed - and here my words fail. I could just sit and stare at this image for an hour - just for the sheer enjoyment of staring at it.



And a little side note to ponder: in "real" photography, capturing an image of a spherical reflective object (even only partially reflective) always seems to reveal a photographer (or the photographer's clever attempts to hide). In this one, the total lack of any sign of a photographer just adds more to the magic of the image. It's a 10!

Mon January 18, 2021 at 3:52 pm

Jeff
"Wonderful"
While I enjoy some of your rich, complex pieces, it's the simplicity of this one that really makes it beautiful! A new favorite, I think.

Mon January 18, 2021 at 3:25 pm

webworx
"Is it live, or is it... ?"
Thanks for a very thoughtful remake! The work you went through to accomplish this work is much appreciated!

Mon January 18, 2021 at 11:40 am

Scott
"Movement effect"
My eyes see a slight movement effect in this image, like the darkness is closing in on the marble. Very neat.

Mon January 18, 2021 at 11:24 am

Scott Wilkins
"Movement effect"
My eyes see a slight movement effect in this image, like the darkness is closing in on the marble. Very neat.

Mon January 18, 2021 at 11:24 am

Telaria
"Wow"
GREAT job, Ryan - LOVE this!! Thanks!!

Mon January 18, 2021 at 11:21 am

Jenanne
"Thank you!"
I confess, I was one of those folks who kept asking for a remake of H2O Weave. I can't thank you enough. I just love this!

Mon January 18, 2021 at 10:43 am

Steve
"Beatiful!"
I agree with your son -- these simpler designs make better backgrounds. It's like the way that "chamber music" is meant to be listened to while you're dining with the king: it needs to blend into the background even as it needs to bear up under scrutiny.



Just one thought -- we work with the background centered in our screen as single-screen users, and so having the design element in the center of the screen doesn't work so well. You get that in the multi-screen renders. This is like the advice that simpler is better. Off-center is better, too.

Mon January 18, 2021 at 10:38 am

Tansen
"optical illusion maybe?"
The work itself is amazing but the lighting kind of looks like it is fading in and out. Which I find is awesome. even if this is not the intention, still pretty cool. :)

Mon January 18, 2021 at 10:37 am

Anton
"Wow"
Just wow, the simplicity mixed with color. This is just abstract by definition, this is art.

Mon January 18, 2021 at 9:07 am


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