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The Grotto by nukeation The Grotto by nukeation
I had the sudden inspiration to create this.

Took me about half an hour to get the scene set up, half an hour of test renders, and the final render took about 18 minutes at "Superior" settings.

I was getting impatient when it took 18 minutes to render. Am I spoiled? :XD:

Enjoy! Made entirely in Vue 7 with HyperTerrains (tutorial: [link])
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DARKROLANDO Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
did you draw this or just edit the pic?
The-Pwnisher Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
haha, yea dude. I renndered something and it took 4 days!!! Then on the last two hours of the home strech of the render the powere flickered and I lost my render!
riknard Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
You're getting a little exposure due to Wetbanana's DD... this is on one of his homepage frames.

Comes a time, and soon, I think, that we won't be able to tell a digital photograph from a digital render. I can 'hear' the splashing of the wavelets echoing in the grotto... 'smell' the salty air, assuming it's ocean and not a large freshwater lake.

And for the algae-phobes... some algae is edible, like pond scum, or so the survivor books tell us... I haven't tried it myself, and would have to be very hungry to do so.

Great image, if that didn't come thru before :]
AntonyBanderos Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! Excellent work!

I have Core i7 860 & 4Gb memory DDR3 too. But my render time is too much, about 4,5 hour (I used Global Radiosity and Final render preset). That is the problem?
nukeation Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Thanks. There is a difference between a 965 and 860 when it comes to timing, so it could be that. At the same time, it depends on how complex your scene is and the scale of the scene. It is too detailed to go into here (and I wouldn't be able to say much without seeing the actual scene itself) but I will be covering performance optimization in my upcoming book.
AntonyBanderos Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! Thank you fo the reply!
I think, you are using "re-use indirect lightin" checkbox on!
nukeation Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
No, I don't like to use that. Sometimes if you forget to refresh it when you have changed something in the scene, it creates very distorted lighting artifacts.
AntonyBanderos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think, this is the key to make your render time shorter!!!
At first, when your scene is finished, you make 1 render with small resolution (320x200). Vue saved a radiosity map automaticly.
Then, you can make resolution biger 1600x 1000, choose Ultra render quality preset and turn on "Re-use indirect lighting". This will be your final render. Just check it!
nukeation Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Trust me, I know Vue inside out and I'm writing an advanced techniques book on it. The radiosity map is limited by resolution it is being rendered at. You lose a lot of detail (over 70%, I'd say) when you use a 320 map for a 1600 render.
AntonyBanderos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thancs so much! I wonna loock at your new book!!! I"ll be your first reader! How many pages in it? When you finish the book?
Where you learn Vue?
My Skype name is antonybanderos, my ICQ 416774139
I'm glad to correspond with you!
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