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Path of Spawn
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Published: September 25, 2016
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Re-imagined Sandbox


"Not everyone Joins with prop spawning abilities - only a rare few Players were known to ever possess the godly gift. Also known as Spawners, these Players were praised and worshiped for their power to create from nothing. With so little of them, the Spawners decided to scatter across the lands of Sandbox, and to Spawn and give to those in need. With time, the populations grew hungry for more. Not keeping up with the ever growing greed, the Spawners became hated and blamed for widespread poverty and despair. Certain that the killer of a Spawner would be granted the power himself, the hungry and the lustful killed every Spawner known to give. Only one Spawner survived - the Remaining Spawner. The Remaining Spawner fled to distant lands, and for the first time - harnessing the remnants of all the Spawners’ powers - Spawned himself with Eternity. Today he rests there, up in the mountains, and every dozen years, he wakes, and the Spawning begins, and he Spawns and gives for all to come. Every dozen years, the Players of Sandbox gather, and as one march the Path of Spawn, leading to the mountains. There, with mourn, each Player will be given a single new spawn, which will have to do for the years to come."

Stretched this over months of work. 329 effects, 679 props, 116 individually posed ragdolls, a good deal of lua scripting, and a handful of post game editing (including soft light stacking, volumetric, atmospheric passes and texture blending techniques) later, and this is the result. Probably the biggest pose I've worked on yet. It stretched engine limits and I had to pull every trick I know of to capture it properly. Raw capture scaled at 25600x14400 and was later downscaled. I'm fairly happy with it overall!

Speed Pose Video!

Imgur Album including:

Atmo Pass
Light Pass
Trippy Isolation Pass
Cart Closeup
Truck Closeup
Mech Closeup
Palms Closeup

Image size
5120x2880px 14.54 MB
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 (Windows)
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Unbelievable. Legendary. Although this work has been created for a long time, but one thing remains relevant - Vioxtar you are just a god of gmod arts.

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Buga-WugaStudent Digital Artist
Wow! I just love to zoom in and find all those nice little details!!
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Scorpius-JchlHobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, Amazing job, so detail, love it!
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LaszloEdeStudent General Artist
Great details! :)
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PixQuillProfessional Photographer
Beautiful. I love the way the hands and tree share the same incline 
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VioxtarHobbyist Digital Artist
Appreciate it!
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musa1918Hobbyist Photographer
I've seen your work on many wallpaper website especially this one, out class concept well done mate
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CupidKillerHobbyist Writer
J'adore! This reminds me of those dystopian movies where nomadic remnants of humanity travel to a distant land seeking refuge from the harsh climes. 

The structure of the hands is truly breathtaking, a symbol of salvation or could it be desperation?

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"what spell do you cast"
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Incredible, stunning piece
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KibaInuzukaFanHobbyist Digital Artist
This is such a beautiful piece great job!
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This is incredible. 
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djdogdeviationHobbyist Digital Artist
The hands of TRESH
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friggin amazing
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Somehow, it looks like it's out of a photo...
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BoneMarrowBro Traditional Artist
This scene is almost like it's straight out of an old CRP or Point-and-Click game. Bravo!
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So bloody awesome <3
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NocluseHobbyist Digital Artist
You handplaced every single prop on those hands... respect...

Did you use garry's mod? How on earth did you get the landscape to look like that?
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VioxtarHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I used Garry's Mod. I used a whole bunch of models to shape the ground, created different materials, blended them together, added separate rock models and foliage models, and that was about it!
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LimpSeatBeltHobbyist General Artist
Is that a guy with a traffic cone on his head in the bottom right?! 
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n-rodProfessional Digital Artist
awesome landscape!
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