No waves, no wild atmo, no planets, no asteroids, no extensive texturing, no crazy photomanip or postprocessing. Just a pure, serene setting captured in one shot, ready to be used as your desktop wallpaper if you want
Okay maybe I lied - I did a little postprocessing.
5 Hour Terragen Render (Atmo Maxed, Cloud Shading Default, Ultra AA.)
1 Hour Photoshop Postprocessing (Just some levels and saturation.)
I took a glance back at some of my first few works, as a new year comes upon us and as I crawl closer to finally getting 1,000 pageviews. Many thanks to those of you who have directly or indirectly helped me over the months, I wouldn't be here without your suggestions and support. Here's to more learning experiences and more beautiful art.
I had the sudden urge to make a new wallpaper. Murano style teardrop sculptures. Available in 1920x1200 as well, simply download the zip file.
Modeling took about 20 minutes. Setting up the render took a little over an hour. I didn't deviate from my usual glass renders, the backdrop is the usual trusty DGS shader and the sculptures are all L_glass shaders. To be honest the arch_mat probably would be better but I don't have the time to mess with it, so I stuck with the L_glass. The lighting is done solely through Final Gather using 2 bright cubes. Finally the render job was pulled off using distributed bucket rendering with my laptop. This sped up the process quite a bit.
Finally, if this render is popular enough I will make a tutorial. Because so many people have already asked me, so here is your chance.