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)
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.
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!
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]
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.
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.