"Hard to believe that it's been ten years since I last updated my
"Campfires" series. I've tried to capture a bit of the aurora
around the poles with this latest version, which I rendered using
I hope you all have a wonderful 2013 in whichever part of our globe
you call home!"
"It was recently suggested to me that it has been a long time
I've done an astronomical wallpaper. Time to remedy that!
Here's one for the astronomy geeks out there. As I am sure
already know, a "Magnetar" is a
special type of neutron star with
an extremely powerful magnetic field. My representation is a
on the fanciful side, but I hope I mananged capture the
and dark energy of such a body.
I modeled most of this using a new program called "Incendia".
hope you like the results!"
"It wasn't long after I posted my "Atoll" update that the requests for a night
version started coming in. It sounded like a great idea to me,
but unfortunately my first version took far too long to render
for me to considered doing even a multiscreen.
In the end I decided to tear down the slow-rendering version and
figure out how to process it quicker. I finally found the
answer (NO PROCEDURAL TERRAINS!) and was able to produce a well-
received multiscreen version as well as this night render.
I'm not sure this is going to be the final version of the night
scene, but I thought it looked nice enough to share. Let me
know what you think!"
"I set out in this piece to update "Atoll" from 2002 using Vue's
new water rendering engine. Unfortunately the clouds and fog
that I added to the island itself caused Vue d'Esprit all sort of
trouble during the final render. The final render took far
longer to produce that I am happy with. There are still some
elements in this piece that I would like to fix up but that will
have to wait until I have added more renderers to my stable."