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Raynor Ridge by nukeation Raynor Ridge by nukeation
An amalgam of HyperTerrains merged seamlessly with a base terrain (4096x4096 Mesa). I think of this place as a little spot in the unforgiving canyons of Mar Sara.

One of the logistical focuses on this scene were horizontally displaced HyperTerrains that create flat, crumbly stone faces. The arch, and the bulges on the left, are a single HyperTerrain.

Full version and additional 'making of' images can be found on my blog: [link]

Created entirely in Vue 8.5 Infinite
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BubbleCloud Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work has been featured in my journal! :) [link]
It was a suggestion by :iconvishw:
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nomiii Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Amazing![link]
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That is outstanding. I want to buy Vue now: Create my own references. WHOO-HOO!
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nemesis222 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IMPRESSIVEEEEEE
Can you tell if there are a pipelin with maya 2010?
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
This has been featured [link]
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SerkDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nice work of textures displacements and bumps great job!
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Inn8art Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
wow!
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Bromberry Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
very cool pic :)
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dmaland Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap:
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andys184 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Game developers should follow your work and get an idea how to make gaming more realistic. You did an awesome job. Or is this real?
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janvanepen Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
very realistic!
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xplosivemind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
uber render.
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Random007 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Thanks for publishing some techniques for gratis on your blog. I'm far from an ideal customer: I want to create everything myself (that's the kick for me!) rather than arrange other people's scene assets. That can lead to silly development time better spend on scenes... but it's what I enjoy. Moron! *shakes head*

I must do my v cracks with more slope and bulbous appearance, it works really well! Good job with that technique. Superb.

You've got a lot of different directions and dynamics, most obviously with rock cracks. Good balanced geometry. The horizontal, the vertical and the 45 degree. Works exceptionally.

The far left looks like some strata filtering is going on.

Excellent colour texturing. This is altogether harder than it first appears and scales are really important. There are blue tones to your rock texture that are a bit inexplicable but otherwise it's brilliant. Have you thought of adding some horizontal/flat-attracted slope based vertical streak patterns to simulate rain weathering?

Your lighting is always excellent. A light 10-25 degrees forward of the camera is great for picking out detail. I must remember that.

How many bloody polys is that? I've got 6MB now but really need 12 to experiment with scenes THAT detailed... or to try to recreate one of Drea's dense jungle masterpieces. *cries inconsolably*
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E1itePolyg0n127 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shit... for a second there I thought this was real! :stupidme:
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hoskins78 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The rock detail looks superb :clap: very nicely done! :D
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Digitalheavens Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Awesome work my friend - Love it.
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Random007 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Ubercool! I do like a nice rock.
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Malstorm Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
i will start by saying i love what you do with vue...really great stuff...but i would also like to add that your (Materials: Your Secret Weapon - Volume 1) was really dissapointing for me. i paid $24.00 for something really basic...i thought it was gonna show me how to make fantastic mats like yourself...but it didnt...it really didnt show me anything i didnt know already...the start was great i was really getting into it...and half way through it you just went straight into something i couldnt follow ( like working with mats you'd already made and sold at a earilr date. maybe there will be a part 2 for this tutorial and maybe it will be free to anyone that has already purchased ( Your Secret Weapon - Volume 1 ) ?
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nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Hi Malstrom,

I'm really sorry that you were disappointed with the product. If you put in a request at Cornucopia you might get a refund.

We just released part 2, and it focuses on making tree bark, moss, and other materials as well as micro-ecosystems.

The other materials I was talking about was an example that you can take an existing material and add a granular material like the one shown in the first half of the video (Generic Rock) on top of the existing material to make it look more realistic. I'd more than happy to email you in detail on how to use that part of the video you couldn't follow.

Thanks,
Dax
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Malstorm Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
hi...thanks for the super fast reply...no refund needed...but a email on more details would be great

my email addy is bazzyboom@hotmail.com

Kind Regards Barry
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nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Hi Barry,

I'll shoot you an email later today. :)

Thanks,
Dax
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Malstorm Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
hi dax...

i still havnt received my email from you yet...my email addy is bazzyboom@hotmail.com

kind regards Barry
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nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Hi Barry,

Sorry about that. I'll email you right now. Expect an email in the next half hour.

Thanks,
Dax
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chavanuco Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic!!as always
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TheNaturaGrafic Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing!!
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rich35211 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
crazy good Rocks :)
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StrikeFear13 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow man. Please start doing 3d work for movies o.o This looks AMAZING!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's one of the best rock-arches I've seen I think :clap: I also like the rock slab just below it in the front too 8-)
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Lee99 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Impressive work once again! The lighting and textures are amazing! 0_0 The rocks for some reason remind me of Assassins Creed 1.
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artmanax Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Your best work!
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nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thanks so much! :)
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artmanax Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Your welcome!
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Direct FAV XD!
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nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Direct thanks!!! :D
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MarkVasilkov Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
You have done a beutiful terrain,but the sky is too overexposed,maybe you wanted to do this effect but i think it doesnt do any good to the landscape.good luck in future :)
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nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thank you. :)

The sky exposure is intentional to display the intense harsh sunlight and for the fact that this isn't Earth.
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MarkVasilkov Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah i was thinking about that.
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Smattila Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010   General Artist
Very nice. The rock texture looks very realistic and believable
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nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thank you! :)
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gerberc Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Stunning!
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SkillZombie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding work. From the great texturing on the rock faces and even the lighting and solar reflection, it all looks great. Nice job! :D
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nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like the details.
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SkillZombie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. I'm glad you made it.
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paulus-uK Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Excellent work, usual very high standards in play here, your tutorials are excellent also, and I
would recommend them to anyone, who has a wish to learn Vue.
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nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thank you so much! :)
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biancomanto Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really astonishing!
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! :clap:
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