Posted on April 15, 2014

Pot of Gold (2014)

Here is my first draft render of “Pot of Gold (2014)”. It took around 12 hours to set up all 4 billion polys in Vue 2014 and it took a whopping 100 hours to render at 4K on Bucephalus(ouch!). I will try to bring that number down with my second draft…

I rendered the original way back in 2003 and used pretty much the same software (Xfrog) to model the bloom. Let me know what you think of the update!

I also have a second render of “Endless Blue” (this one with more life visible underwater) finishing up soon on Asfaloth

You may have noticed that I have been spending quite a bit of time on updating my gallery. I’ve gotten so many requests for old favorites at modern resolutions, but it seems like running in place to simply go back and re-render the original scene. It’s a lot more fun and challenging to create something new but inspired by the original concept.

Anyway I hope no one minds that I am on a roll with these updates in 2014. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.