Digital Blasphemy | 3D Wallpaper

Posted on January 11, 2023


Here’s my first attempt at a ringed gas-giant planet created using Cinema4D and Redshift.    I’ve already explored creating a “Class M” type planet with this new software and both projects taught me a great deal about the shading/rendering system.   

As usual I used both planets in “ground based” renders.   “Class M” can be found in “Arboreal” and this world can be viewed from the “Tropical Moon of Ianeira“. Hope you enjoy it!

Posted on January 9, 2023

Tropical Moon of Ianeira

Continuing a theme I started with “Tropical Moon of Thetis” and have revisited over the years.    Even going as far back as “Space Vista“, I’ve long had a fascination with creating planets and viewing them over an ocean (preferably from a beach).    I had always used Lightwave3D to create the planets but this time I am learning to use a new software package, Cinema4D.

I am very aware that the lighting on the planet is a bit off for a scene like this.   For the sun to be lighting the planet on the horizon, technically the foreground scene should be awash in daylight.  Imagine then that another moon of Ianeira is eclipsing the sunlight to provide you with an even rarer vista 🙂

I hope you enjoy it. Will probably post a render of the planet itself later this week…

Posted on January 2, 2023


This year I plan on adding Cinema4D to my 3D toolkit and this piece is step towards me learning how to use it. Here I’m concentrating mostly on modeling and shader editing.   I used the standard renderer rather than Redshift to explore C4D’s procedural shader system.   

The title refers to the opposite of “trypophobia” (“an aversion or repulsion to objects like honeycombs and sponges that have repetitive patterns or clusters of small holes“). Hope it doesn’t trigger too many people. I have tried to make it look as inorganic as possible if that helps 🙂

Expect more abstract artwork in 2023!

Posted on December 26, 2022

Arboreal (Day)

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas holiday (if you celebrated). We’ve been enjoying having Ian home from college for his winter break and it’s very nice to have the whole family together again.

I wasn’t planning on doing any work over the Holidays but it did occur to me that a day version of “Arboreal” might look interesting.

Over the years I’ve created a few different versions of this scene but I’ve never attempted a sunny day version. Now that I have I feel like it has a totally different vibe. I hope you enjoy it!