Posted on October 20, 2011

A few items to mention today.

First, I’ve added dual and triple-screen renders of “Dracul” to the Members Gallery this morning.

I hope you enjoy it and have a great Halloween. I plan on adding one of my Halloween wallpapers to the free gallery early next week.

Next I wanted to mention something that happened a few weeks ago. I was notified by a fan that someone was selling one of my images as an Android “Live Wallpaper”. Live Wallpapers, if you didn’t know, are interactive animated graphics that can be used in place of static images. They are only usable (to my knowledge) on Android devices.

I was actually pretty blown away by what the developer had accomplished and apparently the app had become pretty popular in the Android Marketplace. It’s called “Mystic Halo” and here’s a video of it in action:

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People have been asking me to create Live Wallpapers for a while now, but I’ve always been too busy making my 3D scenes. I made an arrangement with this young coder to share the proceeds from the app and now we are looking at creating more. I whole-heartedly encourage every Android user to check it out here.

Poseidon's Playground (Alternate) -- Updated 10/20/11Last, but not least, I am happy to report that my alternate box (Hydra) finally finished my print render of “Poseidon’s Playground” today. I was afraid the prints would be too dark if I used my original scene so I brightened the colors and lighting a bit before rendering. I also added some depth of field blur to make things look a bit more 3D.

I’ve posted this render in the Pickle Jar if anyone would care to take a look. It’s quite a bit different from the original 2009 piece and would love to hear your feedback.

If there was only going to be one version, would you rather I keep the DOF blur or use the original focus?