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Tangled Roots by LuxXeon Tangled Roots by LuxXeon
A photo I took of an alien plant, during my last expedition to the outer rim.

Of course, it's actually a render of a model I did in 3dsmax 2012, using a variety of experimental techniques. Began as a series of interwoven splines, lofted, and given displacement. The ground plane is also displaced geometry.  I used a Maxscript to mathematically interweave the splines based on some algebraic coordinates, and Corona Alpha 5 renderer to render the result.
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psychillmusic Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
so cool
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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
nice work!
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KiusLady Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It sounds silly (because this whole piece is amazing!) but I'm in utter awe of your bump maps!
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you!  I put a lot of effort in getting the bump and displacement realistic, so I appreciate the recognition for it.  Thank you so much.
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Lance66 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
amazing piece, really well done, looks photographic. Very cool artwork :)
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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IamZandar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The more surprising form that i have ever seen.  Excellent rendering and in the textures.
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!  I'm sure there are plants like this somewhere in the universe.
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john-reilly Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That is amazing. Very interesting & original idea :)
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RegusMartin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome concept! 
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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Regus!
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RegusMartin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:)
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kobaltkween Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I like the textures!
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, KK!
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MichaelG1234 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, almost like some thing alien.  Your heart tells you it`s beautiful  but your brain insists it`s dangerous.
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Michael.  Yes, that's very much the feeling I was trying to communicate with this render, and I'm glad you picked up on that.  I wanted something ominous, but not overtly so; something that might invite you to touch, but leave you wishing you hadn't.  I need to work more on modeling organics, like flowers.  Flowers are fairly easy to model, but the tricky part is making the petals appear delicately organic and soft.  Materials play a big part, but really the base geometry is the key to achieving that.  I think I missed the mark in this particular render, but it's something I'll practice.
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nic022 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Great, incredible plant, so real, excellent :)
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, nic, that means a lot.
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KRYPT06 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing my friend !!!!!!

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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Schmiegel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Great plant creature. Love the geometry.
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, my friend!
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Kerya-Alexis Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Fantastic!
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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LoByteSo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool!
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
THank you!
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha.  Thanks.
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome of course but seriously :wow:
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is just amazing!
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, kuz!
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