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1/22/15
I've added "Midnight Sun" to the Members Gallery today. It's been rendering on Bucephalus for far too long but I hope you feel it was worth the wait. It may be a while before I'm able to post multiscreens for this one so I would recommend using the 5K version if you can get away with it. Let me know what you think.

I definitely need to upgrade my rendering hardware this year if I am going to be doing 5K renders for all my wallpapers. If you have a 4K or 5K monitor (or plan to get one) I would certainly appreciate you not taking the sliding sale discount when you sign up or renew! The faster I can render these the more I can post in a year. Thanks!!

 

1/15/15

I've added "Ringshine" to the Members Gallery this morning. This render was inspired by an article I saw online imagining what our skies would look like with rings like Saturn.

This is another piece that I rendered on Asfaloth while my main machine was busy with another 5K render.

I'll say it again: Rendering everying at 5K is really going to tax my existing hardware so this might be the year I have to get a new workhorse. If you would like to help me with this effort please think about becoming a Member, renewing your Membership, purchasing a print, becoming a Patron/Donor, or simply leaving a small tip (if you are already a Lifetime Member). Thank you!!

 

1/10/15
This new version of "Winterborn" was inspired by the incredible macro-photography of Alexey Kljatov. I used one of background ice crystals from the 2012 revision which were all modelled using Incendia's Snowflake modeler.

This particular crystal was created while I was showing my son Jason how to use the program back when he was only 6 years old (he entered the parameters, I completed the shading which is really the hard part). For this render I created the "threads" in Xfrog and rendered the whole using Lightwave 11.

 

1/7/15

Happy 2015 everyone! My two main machines are still rendering Vue landscapes so I've been working on my old Macbook Pro the past few days. "Synctorii" is new in the Members Gallery today...

"Synctorii" is my first wallpaper of 2015. I modeled and rendered this one completely on my trusty 2010 Macbook Pro. Trust me, if you ever want to stay warm in the winter try 3D modeling on a Macbook (using Windows!). My IR thermometer measured 130 degrees on the bottom...

I guess this render is my imagining just what might be going on beneath all that brushed aluminum...

Bucephalus is rendering the last of my "December Ice" series. It's a successor to "Circumpolar" but not necessarily a remake. The translucent ice, however, is taking forever to render due. It should be finished in the next couple of days (fingers-crossed).

My Asfaloth mobile workstation is rendering a new Vue landscape which I will not spoil by describing..

Rendering everying at 5K is really going to tax my existing hardware so this might be the year I have to get a new workhorse. If you would like to help me with this effort please think about becoming a Member, renewing your Membership, purchasing a print, becoming a Patron/Donor, or simply leaving a small tip (if you are already a Lifetime Member). Thank you!!

Besides new hardware, I thinking 2015 may just be the year I update the main website and finally produce usable mobile apps. I would be happy to listen to any and all input my Members may have about the what they would like to see from such efforts!

 


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