Animated Environment - Dino scene


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Recent additions
Terrain and Water Crabapple ecosystem Clouds Proc Terrain
   
 
 
Cinema 4D Kitchen Scene

 

Images posted on March 13th 2010
Kitchen Full Stove Close Oven and Stove Fridge and Sun
Scene Info
 
Coral Reef

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Vue Coral Reef - Created for Siggraph 2009 Coral Reef
About the scenes
 
Software: Vue, Cinema 4D, ZBrush, Photoshop
Rendered in Vue Infinite

Green Plate coral, sponges, and protruding rock structure on the right of the scene modeled in Cinema 4D then sculpted in ZBrush.

I designed 40 solidgrowth coral species for this scene, which later became the "asileFX | Coral Reef Collection." Tube worm textures designed in photoshop and used on vue grasses. All coral was designed from real coral, for the best realism. Used reference photographs from my reef tank. I created alternate shader materials for every coral, using the angle of incidence of the object to control the luminosity of the materials.

Scene is lit with 2 lights, distant and spot, using light gels and volumetrics. Light and atmospheric colors taken from eye dropper samples of ocean photographs. Used natural lighting setup.

Left Image: Complete Reef
Right Image: Preliminary test render of the larger coral scene.

 
Alligator Snapping Turtle
In-Progress
C4D Modeled - ZBrush Sculpted
About the scenes
 
Software: ZBrush, LightWave 3D, Cinema 4D, Photoshop

Alligator snapping turtle, this is only a ZBrush snapshot, not a final render.

Initial model created in LW, UV mapping and model tweaks in Cinema 4D, sculpted and colorized in ZBrush.

Colorized texture map exported from zbrush and edited in photoshop.

 
Atmospheres
Vue Atmospheric Scenes
Storm Night Sky
About the scenes
 
Software: Vue
Rendered in Vue xStream

Created as a training scene for: Spectral Atmospherics and Clouds Creation Techniques.

Left Image: Stormy atmosphere
Right Image: Night sky

 
Planet
About the scene
 
Software: Vue
Rendered in Vue xStream

Planetary scene render of one cloud layer. Infinite plane used for the water.

Cloud layer uses a large scale density map, rendered from a spherical render of a grayscale procedural terrain function.

 
Cumulus Clouds
About the scene
 
Software: Vue xStream Cinema 4D
Rendered in Cinema 4D
Custom cumulus cloud layer. This shot was created as part of a Vue 8 xStream in Cinema 4D 30 minute demo for e-on and maxon.
 
Sun Rise
About the scene
 
Software: Vue
Rendered in Vue

Sunrise
Example of 3 spectral cloud layers, created for the asileFX Spectral v2 - Low Altitude Collection.

Low altitude referring to stratus and cumulus clouds.

 
Landscape with Rivers
Vue river terrain functions
River Close River Landscape
About the scenes
 
Software: Vue
Rendered in Vue xStream

One procedural terrain creating rivers with functions.
Created in the Vue 8 Terrain Workshop training.

Left Image: River Close-up
Right Image: High altitude render of river cutting through the terrain.

 
Farmland
Composite and Matte Painting
Farmland
About the scene
 
Software: Vue, Photoshop
Rendered in Vue, post in Photoshop
Material uses one massive function to control everything except the shape of the terrain.

Additional fractal material renders were created for the composite, and I did a bit of work with the burn tool in photoshop.

Created in an unreleased training session for Vue 6.
Had complaints about spending too much time in the function editor for training, so i canned it. Techniques were later dispersed throughout additional training.
 
Composite Render, Vue 8 Getting Started Cover
Created for the cover of my Vue 8 training, Getting Started with Vue 8.
Vue Landscape - Training cover for asileFX Landscape Crop 2
About the scene
 
Software: Vue, Photoshop
Rendered in Vue Infinite

Created initially with a procedural terrain function and one procedural terrain. The terrain was then broken down into 3 terrains and rendered as plates. Composited in photoshop.

Left image: Full scene
Right Image: Alternate crop, closer to original image scale.

 
Fog n Hills - High Altitude Render
Vue Atmosphere Scene
Fog n Hills
About the scene
 
Software: Vue
Rendered in Vue xStream

Made this in Vue 8 xStream, rendered with the standalone.
Entirely custom, all materials, atmosphere settings, terrain and grass material designed from scratch. Only presets were my own clouds, and heavily modified.

Very minimal post work, just a small color correction. I was going for more of a c41 look with the original render, but lost a lot of detail when high amounts of green. So, I went closer to realism.

This scene uses 4 spectral cloud layers.
All cloud materials were modified from one of my fog materials.
Stratus fog # one, if you own the asileFX spectral v2 collection.

Terrain is procedural, not infinite, just extended it a bit into the farther away fog. Rendered with the "final" render mode, only setting not custom. Took about a half an hour to render at the shown res.
With just the primary and low fog layers I had the render down to 5 minutes, but I decided to create a blending layer to create a merging shadow, with god-rays it kind of killed the render time.

If I was to animate I would restructure the layers a bit. Plus, low density clouds can sometimes take longer to render because there is more depth to calculate.

 
Oak Tree
Oak tree created using Cinema 4D's Mograph 2
Mograph Tree
About the scene
 
Software: Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Vue
Rendered in Cinema 4D

Leaf textures created from scanned leaves and edited in photoshop. Bark from photographic seamless textures.

Tree trunk exported from Vue into Cinema 4D. I added leaves to the tree with Mograph, also created a wind systems for them.

 
Terrain and Landscape Scenes
Terrains created in vue.
Mountain and Clouds
About the scene
 
Software: Vue xStream Cinema 4D
Rendered in Cinema 4D

Custom procedural terrain, materials, and spectral cloud layer.

This shot was created as part of a Vue 8 xStream in Cinema 4D 30 minute demo for e-on and maxon.

 
Eroded Terrain Terrain Crater-like
About the scenes
 
Software: Vue
Rendered in Vue

Standard terrain sculpted in Vue 8's terrain editor using procedural terrain erosion techniques.
Both images created in the Vue 8 Terrain Workshop training.

Left Image: 3D Sculpted Terrain
Right Image: Standard Terrain

 
About the scenes
 
Software: Vue
Rendered in Vue

Left Image:
Custom underlying strata terrain function and materials. Materials distributed with graph output from the terrain function. Created in the Vue 8 Terrain Workshop training.

Right Image:
Mushroom terrain sculpted in Vue 8's terrain editor. Scene lit with an environment sensitive material based on slope. Radiosity render with lume slope material layer. Low influence of sun light for blue moon lighting.

 
Mayan Pyramids
Composite and Matte Painting
xStream and Cinema 4D - for Siggraph 2008
About the scene
 
Software: Cinema 4D, Vue, Photoshop
Rendered in Vue, Cinema 4D

Pyramids modeled and textured with procedural and image based textures in Cinema 4D, rendered with black matte. Also used cinema objects for the ground objects. Pyramids were modeled from a reference photograph of the shown buildings.

Models were exported into vue. Used xstream for cameras and lighting, plus vue sync. All other work made with vue standalone.

Populated grass ecosystems on the ground objects and then painted in the trees.

I rendered several plates from vue, some with the buildings and some without. Then composited it all together along with dozens of painted layers in Photoshop. Online reduced-scale version of this image looks rather poor compared to the original 2k.

 
Additional Images
Terrain and Water Crabapple ecosystem Clouds Proc Terrain

Software: Vue

Created during the production of What's New in Vue 7.

Software: Vue

Crabapple "tree-cosystem" Vue tree stripped of leaves and branches populated with an ecosystem of 3 customized flowers and plants. (approx 1 billion polygon tree)

Software: Vue, Photoshop

Test render of an attempt to make realistic vue trees for medium scale stills, that are lightweight for ecosystems.

Software: Vue

More Vue 7 cloud tests.

Software: Vue

Test drive of the terrain fractal in early Vue 7.
Part of a 2k 10s animation.

Software: LightWave 3D

Modeled in LW, all polygonal modeling. Used in asileFX movie prop modeling series.

Software: Vue

Older render, from the first release of Vue 6. Scene created in the asileFX Vue 6 Advanced Spectral Atmospheres training.

Software: Vue

Render from training:
Optimization and Dynamic Population, part of the Advanced Production Techniques series.

Software: Vue

Early tests of the cloud system in Vue 7.

 

Software: Vue

Software: Vue

Painted ecosystem rock formation.

Part of training:
Vue 6 Tips n Tricks 3, the last training made for Vue 6.

Software: Vue

Made this scene for a Vue demonstration at Siggraph 2007.

Customized vegetation and painted the entire scene as an ecosystem. Rendered with radiosity.

Software: Vue

Icicle ecosystem, part of training: Vue 6 Tips n Tricks Volume 1

Software: Vue

Made this one day while testing out Vue 6 pre-release. Never did finish the scene.

Software: Vue

Leaves use a procedural alpha function to switch between leafless branch textures, and autumn leaves.

The leaf portion of the function uses an independent color control.

 

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