Posted on May 17, 2002
I’ve posted a newly tweaked version of “Valley of the Sun”. A lot of you thought the original was too “washed out” by the sun beams and I agree with you about that. There’s a little more detail in the shadows this time, but hopefully it still retains the “hazy morning” look I was going for originally. I’ve put the original version in the Pickle Jar if you care to compare. I think you’ll find the changes are subtle.
I used to enjoy working with World Builder, but lately it’s become rather painful. I’ve become accustomed to a certain level of instability in 3D applications (going all the way back to Bryce 2), but World Builder is like Nitro Glycerine. I don’t think I will be working with it much until the fine folks at Digital-Element (whom I respect a great deal) shore up the holes.
I’ll be moving on now to something new.