Glow in the cave

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Under: Works covered
Hey everyone!

Today's piece is this one:

Cave image made with Andrew's tutorial (modified quite a bit)

This was such a fun piece, but such a challenge! The biggest of which was the main crystal. The cave itself was a challenge, because the cave did not want to respond right to the textures. It was a constant struggle with the reflective shader. Finally, after dropping it, it looked like this:

(Progress shot)

Granted this is not like Andrew's, but this was what I was happy with in the end. Andrew's also has a more rounded shape, while mine is more cavernous, if you will. I have to say, I really like his result though!

Anyhow, after struggling for what felt like endless hours with the cave walls and floor, I finally got to the crystal. This one was hard, even following the tutorial especially closely on it, but it came out like this at some point:

(not quite the wow I was looking for, hahaha)

Using some clever layering in the compositer, I amplified the crystal and added some glare and also modeled and added the mushrooms:

(not quite there yet, but almost)

With this render, I was getting more and more satisfied, but really did not want to leave it alone just yet. So, modifying the compositing a little, gave this result, aka the final:


And there you have it. Btw, I noticed that Cycles now has the ability to control particles with textures as well, so you can have some semi-random, yet controlled placement of your particles again!

Have a great one!!

Thank YOU!!!!!!!!!

In : Works covered 

Tags: jesus  cave  walls  rough  reflective  cycles  blender 
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