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Jigsaw Puzzles!!

DB Jigsaw Puzzles!

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I was watching a nature documentary on Netflix recently and briefly glimpsed a scene of coral standing before a billowing kelp forest. The contrast was so striking I decided I had to try and emulate it using my tools. The coral and kelp were both modeled using Plant Factory. The title calls back to a similar (but less colorful) scene I created using World Builder way back in 2000.

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"Very Serene"
I wish I could use this as a backdrop to an aquarium. It is a very relaxing image, and I can almost see the kelp swaying in the waves. I love the contrast between the complexity of the coral reef and the simplicity of the kelp forest. Is it my imagination that most of the fish are looking at the kelp?

(Have you ever considered doing an alien underwater scene?)

Sat October 24, 2020 at 11:57 am

"Seconding the lost city suggestion!"
I love your underwater scenes as well, and the suggestion of having lost civilizations, shipwrecks, or artifacts as a theme sounds like something you could do justice to!

Wed October 9, 2019 at 11:36 am

Lews Therin
"Best underwater one yet"
This is the best submarine backdrop you've done. You could expand on this by taking elements of this and incorporating it with sunken civilizations. Search underwater cities & hit images. You might get some cool ideas there. Underwater pyramids and such.

Wed August 14, 2019 at 10:37 pm

D. C. Sessions
"MOAR underwater!"
Your submarine scenes are always good (if rare) and this is a fine example.

Wed July 10, 2019 at 8:00 am

"Re: Angelfish"
Oops! That's what I get for emptying my fish objects folder into the scene without checking what they all were :-) I've removed the angelfish from the single-screen versions and will do so for the multiscreen asap.

Wed July 10, 2019 at 7:05 am

"what Mitch said (↓)"
"You have a freshwater angelfish in a saltwater image..."

Wed July 10, 2019 at 6:04 am

I got nothing, no critique that is. Pretty nice job on this one, looks spot on....

Tue July 9, 2019 at 8:52 pm

"Very nice layout and color... HOWEVER"
You have a freshwater angelfish in a saltwater image. I can't help but feel the poor thing is about to go belly up!

Tue July 9, 2019 at 6:41 pm

I lit the foreground as a scuba diver would ;-)

Tue July 9, 2019 at 1:58 pm

Love this. The colours are magical. My new background for summer.

Tue July 9, 2019 at 10:58 am

"Light source"
Love the image: so peaceful and restful. Odd light source however: upper right in the water; below and up in the coral. Perhaps a bit of an alien world thrown in?

Tue July 9, 2019 at 10:43 am

I always love your under the sea renders, and this one does not disappoint. Great job Ryan.

Tue July 9, 2019 at 10:37 am

Nathan Zachary
"Stunning colours!"
Really beautiful colours, Ryan, and it's fantastic to see the multiscreen renders at the same time as the announcement!

Tue July 9, 2019 at 9:26 am

James C.
Love anything underwater so this one is the batch of my favorites from you. Love the shading and blending from light to dark. Great work!

Tue July 9, 2019 at 8:55 am

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