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SunFlow Render
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Mark-TamaroHobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! It has an "airy" feel to it. I like the fracticality of it too.:D
casteeld's avatar
Thank you, this one has always been one of my favorites.

It was one of my first efforts with the Sunflow renderer, my first with ambient occlusion, and my first with this kind of iterated geometry.

Thanks again :)
TWENTY4e's avatar
:love: That's very cool work!
casteeld's avatar
Thank you very much, I've kept it as my wallpaper ever since it was made.
ekbworldwide's avatar
Looking at the sunflow gallery [link] makes me more than a little interested.

But since I'm not a programmer - can I use sunflow at all?
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No, you don't need to be a programmer.

You run SunFlow from the command line (or from a batch file) to open the application. The app is windows based so it should be familiar.

You open scene description files and render them from the app.

The scene description files are just text files you can edit and change in Windows notepad. Typically you would export them from a 3D modeling app like Blender, Maya (v6.5 or later), or 3dsmax. Then make any rendering tweeks your want, open it in Sunflow and render. :)

You will need to install the Java 6 SDK. Check out: [link]

You need Java 6 SE(Standard Edition), SDK(Software Development Kit)

If your comfortable getting Java 6 up and running, then you can install SunFlow.

If your comfortable with all of the above take the plunge, be sure to join the forum, the folks there are very helpful.

I'll warn you there is little or no documentation, so you'll have to really work with the example files and ask a lot of questions.

I hope this helps, (or at least doesn't confuse).
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jarrichHobbyist Digital Artist
I like this. Really neat image :clap:
casteeld's avatar
Thanks, it started out as a simple render test, (I've just started using Sunflow).
I liked it so much I went ahead and cleaned it up a bit and did a larger render.

Thanks again!
cyberxaos's avatar
Very cool :thumbsup:
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Thank you very much :)
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