Digital Blasphemy | 3D Wallpaper

Posted on May 24, 2024


Happy Friday! Creating dark and colorful planetscapes is like comfort food for me and this scene is like a bowl of chicken noodle soup.    “Arethusa” was a celestial nymph from ancient Greek mythology and I’ve taken to naming my planetscapes after them.   

I created the foreground using Gaea (very fun using it to create alien forms), the planets using a mix of Cinema 4D and Lightwave, and the rendered the whole thing using VUE.   

I hope you enjoy it! 

Posted on May 18, 2024

Red Sky at Night

I often get requests to “remaster” certain works from my “classic” collection.     This year I’ve been trying to address some of those requests (while still learning a new 3D software package).   Recently in my Discord a member asked that I revisit “Red Sky at Night” from 1998 and I recalled that many folks have requested the same over the years.    I thought it would be interesting to recreate it using VUE using their built in displaced ocean feature but, sadly, couldn’t get the effect I wanted.   

I then tried a terrain (like I did in the original) and it was nice but still not where I wanted to be.   Lastly I used Blender to create an ocean mesh and that gave me the look you see here.    I’ve also reddened the sky quite a bit more than the original to better fit the title. 

I hope you enjoy it.   Might share those other versions in the Pickle Jar later.   Keep the requests coming!!