Posted on June 6, 2012

Gotham (2012) -- Updated 06/06/12I mentioned last time that the only way to move forward with my “Gotham” render was to redo the clouds. They were simply too expensive to render. I’ve spent the past few days exploring ways of making them render faster. I also wanted them to look more cloudlike and less like smoke.

My second version is now available in the Members Gallery. I know there are going to be quite a few people who will prefer the first version and that’s fine. I thought it was pretty cool myself when I first put it together. Unfortunately it just took too long to process. It will remain in the Pickle Jar available to my Members for all time.

This new version took around 24 hours to render. A lot better but still a long time. Let me know what you think!

Speaking of long renders: I ordered myself a new “mobile workstation” yesterday to replace my wonky MacBook Pro (black screen of death every 15 minutes). It should ship out next week and be here in time to meet up with the extra RAM I ordered from Newegg. I’m looking forward to working on new projects while my renders are cooking!

If you would like to help me pay the bill for the new machine please think about purchasing a Membership, renewing one, or purchasing a gift for someone else. Did I mention my prints? Thanks!!