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.
It sounds silly (because this whole piece is amazing!) but I'm in utter awe of your bump maps!
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.
amazing piece, really well done, looks photographic. Very cool artwork
The more surprising form that i have ever seen. Excellent rendering and in the textures.
Very nice! I'm sure there are plants like this somewhere in the universe.
That is amazing. Very interesting & original idea
I like the textures!
Very nice, almost like some thing alien. Your heart tells you it`s beautiful but your brain insists it`s dangerous.
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.
Great, incredible plant, so real, excellent
amazing my friend !!!!!!
Great plant creature. Love the geometry.
That is just amazing!