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Trying a different way of rendering big puffy clouds in Vue here. These are VDB objects and they render a lot quicker than Vue's built in clouds. I happen to think they also look better in certain instances. They will be part of my work flow going forward.

I hope folks don't think the scene is too dark, as the sun has yet to rise and all the light is from the clouds. Most of the light in the scene is in the background but I did try have some foreground illumination. I just got a new monitor however and it's very bright so your mileage may vary.

Inspired by the works of Thomas Moran and NC Wyeth.

Let me know what you think!

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Tarot
"10/10"
I love this series of 4 and though the clouds may have a bit of a different look that some don't like, I think they look awesome with a little bit of a painted look which I like.

Thu March 25, 2021 at 10:03 pm

mjrepublicano
"It's the clouds..."
I understand that you are trying out a new method of rendering clouds, but in opinion, the new method isn't making clouds look at all real. They are too "flat" looking, and not enough of the nuanced shading that your other cloud works possess. I love most of you work, but these clouds are far below your other pieces.

Mon March 8, 2021 at 4:36 pm

Ozaawaagosh
"Awesome"
Love this, the realism is bloody awesome! The light, clouds, sky, and the atoll are fantástico. It reminds me of the time I spent in the various South Pacific Islands.

Sun March 7, 2021 at 7:25 am

jimbo
"Interesting Painted quality in the less well-lit clouds"
Interesting scene; would like to see what happens a few minutes further on in the day. Still like the early dawn appearance of the landscape

Tue March 2, 2021 at 7:07 am

Russ
"Like but skewed trees in triple screen"
As always, great stuff. When you get a chance, the triple screen renders have the trees on the left very stretched/skewed into the screen. One little thing is all :)

Tue March 2, 2021 at 5:33 am

Rodewaryer
"Bloody Outstanding"
I don't respond here mainly due to the seeming disconnect between members and the admin. However, this piece requires a comment due to it's quality and content. Very nice change of pace and a render that knocked the ball right outta the ballpark. Fantastic.

Tue March 2, 2021 at 5:30 am

Honu68
"The clouds"
I lived in Tampa, Fl. for 12 years. The summer thunder heads looked exactly like your rendering. Gorgeous!!! Thank you.

Tue March 2, 2021 at 1:19 am

Brandi U.
"Those clouds!"
Love, love, love what you've done with the clouds.

Mon March 1, 2021 at 11:01 pm

Timhogs
"Artwork"
I like it! Very Maxfield Parrish!

Mon March 1, 2021 at 10:24 pm

Scott
"Dark is best"
For a computer background, darker is best. Great job!

Mon March 1, 2021 at 2:59 pm

Afya
"Darker is better!"
Sublime. I love the oil-painting, playing-with-light feel.

Mon March 1, 2021 at 2:43 pm

punchanella1
"Hideaway"
Your work is always spectacular but this one does look less "real life" or 3D and more like art I would see in a museum. Different and unique...

Mon March 1, 2021 at 12:26 pm

BobC
"Lovely!"
I actually love the painting-like nature of this image. The restricted color palette and the use of color as a compositional element nicely contribute to that quality, I think. Very striking and pleasing image. I hope that you will continue to throw in one of these "painterly" images from time to time....

Mon March 1, 2021 at 10:50 am

James
"memorys"
I spent 7 years in the Philippines. looks really natural. only need a fresh San Miguel. Thanks again for sharing your creations

Mon March 1, 2021 at 9:38 am

David
"painting like"
Hi Ryan, I agree with 'seadragonlady' - different and very much like an oil painting. I don't have an issue with the darkness, but the waves, boat, grass and clouds look more like a painting than your typical DB render. Will test out the triple-screen on my work PC. You thinking about a set of time of day renders on this one?

Mon March 1, 2021 at 9:10 am

seadragonlady
"Different"
It is a very different style to your usual landscapes and I don't hate it. I think it looks a little bit 'oil painting' and the darkness makes it a bit in your face. Rather than as if you stepped back and viewed it at a distance. Well those are my thoughts for what they are worth. I can't even draw a straight line and there is not an artistic bone in my body..

Mon March 1, 2021 at 4:43 am

Littlemom
"Not Sure?"
I usually love your landscape renders but there is just something not quite right with this one. It's to dark, or the trees look off or something I'm not quite sure what it is? That said I'm glad you did a landscape they are my favorites of all the renders you do.

Sun February 28, 2021 at 10:29 pm


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