posted by dave at 6:39 PM in category gallery
This one kind of blows, but it's better than the one it replaces.
posted by dave at 8:42 PM in category gallery
I'll probably give this some major tweaking, but it took so damn long to render that I don't feel like messing with it anymore tonight.
posted by dave at 6:56 PM in category gallery
As usual, this is nothing like it looked inside my head.
I kinda like it though.
posted by dave at 7:38 AM in category gallery
This thing took over four hours to render for some reason:
posted by dave at 10:45 PM in category gallery
Wanted to make something with a maple tree in it, so I did:
posted by dave at 10:25 PM in category gallery
I used to love making new images.
These days every time I make one it reminds me of one I've already made.
I guess you could say I'm in a rut.
Anyway, here's my newest:
posted by dave at 10:40 AM in category gallery
Just a little bored yesterday.
posted by dave at 2:25 PM in category gallery
Shiprock, in Arizona I think.
posted by dave at 7:11 PM in category gallery
An image I actually rendered on Tuesday but didn't publish until tonight.
I've been sick.
posted by dave at 8:02 PM in category gallery
Okay, I took all of the orphaned images and moved them into a new gallery.
That was 15 minutes of my life I'd like to have back.
posted by dave at 11:34 AM in category gallery
1. Marked by unusual and impressive intellectual acuteness.
What a dumbass.
When I redid the site layout - specifically when I switched to a two-column layout - I had to shrink all of my CGI galleries from 15 down to 12 images each so the thumbnail bar would fit on a page.
In my haste, however, I forgot to tell the images that they were being reshuffled.
Without getting too technical, I've managed to take one-fifth of all of my favorite images and make them virtually inaccessible except via the cumbersome All Images page.
I can't correct this until I get home.
posted by dave at 10:28 PM in category gallery
A new image made last night that took over 18 hours to render for some reason.
I've noticed that my last several images have been of a similar theme. What I don't know is whether they're supposed to represent a journey towards something or away from it.
Alternatively it could just be that I'm finally developing a more realistic sense of scale and distance in my renderings.
posted by dave at 7:56 PM in category gallery
A couple of rather similar images.
posted by dave at 10:41 PM in category gallery
Playing with the Terragen Strata plugin and made this one.
I like this image. I think it can be a lot better than it is. Maybe it should just apply itself instead of being so lazy all the time.
posted by dave at 11:31 PM in category gallery
Just a little image I made while playing with Terragen's bliss effect.
posted by dave at 10:59 PM in category gallery
Damn I'm feeling creative lately. My third image in as many days has some of the most complicated surfacing I've done yet:
posted by dave at 5:46 PM in category gallery
Instead of doing things I should have been doing, like mowing my lawn, I worked with Terragen today and came up with this:
On a related note - I've got so many images now that I'm finding it harder and harder to find one to eliminate before I can put a new image in one of the three Terragen galleries. I really need to start thinking about adding a fourth - and maybe a fifth - gallery for Terragen images.
posted by dave at 12:23 AM in category gallery
Today I saw an image that used Terragen's "glow" feature in a way I'd never even thought of before.
I copied the style and made this:
posted by dave at 8:01 AM in category gallery
Here's a new image that didn't quite live up to the potential of its terrain. I may have to change the sky completely.
posted by dave at 7:51 PM in category gallery
I actually did this one yesterday, but my hosting company has been sucking lately so I couldn't upload anything until this evening.
posted by dave at 8:34 PM in category gallery
In honor of the stormy night they're promising for tonight, my latest image.
I doubt the skies here will look quite this cool.
posted by dave at 2:42 PM in category gallery
Just a quick image I made using an interesting terrain file that one of the Terragen gurus posted.
posted by dave at 3:45 PM in category gallery
Spending my vacation day listening to the rain hit my skylights I just couldn't stand it anymore so I decided to kill some time making a new Terragen image.
I also updated an old image, raising the water level to add a little more detail.
posted by dave at 10:50 PM in category gallery
I was playing with DarkTree and Bryce this evening and made my first image for 2004.
posted by dave at 4:47 PM in category gallery
A new Terragen image, not sure how to describe it.
Also, I've rerendered an older image. I like the new version a little better than the original which I seem to have lost.
posted by dave at 12:07 AM in category gallery
The images I create never end up looking the want I imagine them when I first start out.
Case in point - this new image was way cooler in my head than the way Vue D'Esprit rendered it.
posted by dave at 7:52 PM in category gallery
I continue to play with Bryce, and some interesting new skies that I've downloaded, so I'm able to push another crappy image out of gallery 5 and replace it with a less crappy one.
I present "moonshine" for your viewing pleasure.
posted by dave at 11:37 AM in category gallery
Playing with Bryce today and made this image.
It's not very good, but it's worlds better than the Gallery 5 image it replaced.
posted by dave at 2:03 AM in category gallery
Over the past few days I've been playing with Terragen a lot, and have managed to crank out three more images that I think are worthy of posting.
The one of the right is probably the best one I've ever done.
posted by dave at 1:08 AM in category gallery
After a long hiatus I've made another Terragen image. It's certainly nothing special except that I think the sky looks pretty cool.