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The Reading Place by ArthurBlue The Reading Place by ArthurBlue
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Can you see the key? :)

Rendered in Vue.
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:iconjewlzmea:
JewlzMea Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
First interactive Picture I have come across very nice great work. 
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thanks! Speaking of interactive, you may also enjoy this one, "Forest Flight", I made a long time ago: arthurblue.deviantart.com/art/…
I hope it works in you. :)
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:iconchakat-shadows:
chakat-shadows Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
What is the key for?
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:iconkahdrim:
Kahdrim Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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:iconsumiko-toru:
sumiko-toru Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
 very inspirational! :crazyrun: 
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:iconjunestarr:
Junestarr Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see the Key! I'd love to see Vue myself.
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:iconloveit:
Loveit Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
you should do backgrounds and sale them youd make alot of money fantastic piece!!
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:iconvoadorchama:
VoadorChama Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I can see it! And I wanna go there so bad!
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:iconmizrael:
Mizrael Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Waldo found! And By Waldo I mean the key....
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:icontherealz:
therealz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I first saw the person, the stairs, then the key... then I was like whao how many other keys are there.. didn't see any other ones... then I read the description... lol.. I'm curious how long it normally takes you to draw these scenes in vue.. (interested in getting into vue myself)
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:iconnahojis:
nahojis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconpapamook:
papamook Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Digital Artist
fantastic image, I love how the stairs just blend into the rock arch! Did you do that with metablobs?
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Thanks!
Yes, but each step is not only one primitive, it's composed of many, to keep the edge a bit sharp.
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:iconpimanjc:
pimanjc Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
A wonderful image. Lots of interesting detail.
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:icondapperman:
DapperMan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is just wonderful Artur, probably my favorite picture yet! Did you model the steps or anything else in ZBrush, or is this all done in Vue?
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Hi! It's been a while. :)
Thanks! This is all done in Vue. The structure is made of metablobs. I did start by trying it in Zbrush initially but my vision was so specific with the camera angle that I wanted to achieve that I quickly realized that it would be much faster to just do it in Vue than to have multiple export-import iterations between zbrush and Vue.
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DapperMan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ha, it has been a while. Been enjoying watching your progress here at dA.
Metablobs, eh? You got some wonderful detail using that. It will be exciting to explore something in Vue that I never have before. Thanks for the reply!
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:icontronlives:
TronLives Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous. It really tickles the imagination! :)
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:iconarmoredthirteen:
ArmoredThirteen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
This is beautiful :)
May I ask what 3d modeling program you're using? And do you have any tutorials for setting up such vegetation? That's one aspect I haven't touched much on in max...
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Thanks!
This particular rock structure was modeled in Vue itself, with metaballs built with many primitives (Vue calls it metablobs). The texture was made in Vue also, with a bit of displacement.
The vegetation is made mostly of native Vue plants and some customized xfrog trees.
I don't have any tutorials but Vue is a program specifically oriented towards the natural world. For example, one of the features in Vue is the ability to create what they call "ecosystems" with billions of polys, made of many kinds of plants, each instance of each plant species being slightly different from the other because they are "grown" when planted. An ecosystem can have millions of instances. The ground cover in this image is made of several ecosystems, with different settings and with different plant species. The background is made of a tree ecosystem. After that, I placed some carefully positioned "hero trees" in the foreground to create the composition.
If you want to see some Vue tutorials, I would say a good reference is geekatplay.com.
If you use max, Vue also has a version which interfaces with it. You can create ecosystems in Vue and then render them in max, for example. The version is called Xstream: [link]
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Trisaw1 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Very nice placement of vegetation and scenery. The use of subdued lighting makes this image really work. One gets a great sense of scale. Nice job!
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NetSeawolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so beautiful !!
How many time is need at vue to calculate this picture ? and what is the Pc capacity Number of proc ,speed and Ram ?
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Thanks!
If I remember correctly, I think it was about 12 hours. My PC has a i7 CPU, with 8 cores @12.8GHz, 12GB RAM.
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:iconarmoredthirteen:
ArmoredThirteen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
12.8GHz? The fastest I've ever heard of is a little under 8.5, and that was cooled with liquid nitrogen...
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Sorry!! That's a typo, it's 2.8, not 12.8. :)
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:iconnetseawolf:
NetSeawolf Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow good Computer !!!
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:iconmbinz:
mbinz Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
a very special place! great image!
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconpimanjc:
pimanjc Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Excellent work. Great detail.
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconpdeck:
pdeck Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
amazing world, I like how you populate small details in the scene (grasses, leaves, twigs, etc...) it makes the scene much more natural, lighting is well done. I like your images, for they are somewhat a blend of real life and fantasy.
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Thanks, Philip! :))
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:icontehuti:
tehuti Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Found the key! :eager:
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:iconkostiantyn-dvornik:
Kostiantyn-Dvornik Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Really nice calm place for reading! Very impressive
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Thank you.
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:iconklontak:
Klontak Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the vegetation on this one!
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconmanfromabora:
ManFromAbora Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the textures of the trees!
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconpillooww:
Pillooww Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I want to be there. You're amazing! :squee:
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconmino159:
mino159 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome :)
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thanks! :)
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Gwenchen93 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see the key :D

Thatīs wonderful ! I want to be there !
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconjuanlucha:
JuanLucha Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Simply great.
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:iconredsuzanne:
RedSuzanne Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes..found the key.. This is where I go every time I pick up a book. Another layer is placed with every turn of a page. It is good of you to have shown it to people, but if they read, they have been here as well. :-)
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thanks! Yes, you're right. :)
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:iconredsuzanne:
RedSuzanne Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A pleasure. Thank you as well.
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:iconlaurachan3:
LauraChan3 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i'd give anything to read in a place like this! it tickles my fantasy...just like books!! great inspirational work!
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