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Ambient Spines

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Mark-TamaroHobbyist General Artist
I love the delicate organic look of this. Also I'm very fond of the simplicity of the composition. I think it brings out the beauty of the form.
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Thank you very much, this is one of my earliest works with Sunflow.

Most of my work deals with very simple objects and scenes. Simple geometry simply arranged and composed has always done something for me.
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slobo777Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks a lot like a skeletal backbone or tail. I do like the organic look to the designs you have been making - too many of this style elsewhere are just spheres stuck togther; I think your effort into the starting components raises the bar a little. Sunflow also seems to produce some ineresting soft shading (unlike POV-Ray for instance).

Seeing this and other things you have done recently makes me want to get into procedural work in POV-Ray again - I keep meaning too, but still manage to hoover up all my time into Apophysis-based images.
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Yes, I set out for a skeletal look in this one, I'm glad it came across that way.

As for the soft shading, Sunflow is a Global Illumination renderer, not to the extent of MentalRay yet, but it's growing.

"Ambient Spines" wasn't real global illumination, but a quick method called Ambient Occlusion, which I quickly came to love the look of.

Most of my time lately has been devoted to coming up with a subsurface scattering shader, and I'm beginning to get some promising results.

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slobo777Hobbyist Digital Artist
Subsurface scattering is advanced work, I'm impressed! Is it aimed at ideas for 3D IFS fractals, or are you getting more into these organic forms?
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Both.

I wanted a better renderer for the IFS fractals, so I plan to integrate the volumetric IFS work I've done into Sunflow. But I'll always continue working with the solids as well, the solids provide wider variety of possibilities to play with.
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