Digital Blasphemy | 3D Wallpaper

Posted on April 4, 2024

Path of Totality

I was fortunate to witness a total solar eclipse with Jessie and the kids in 2017 and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.   What I remember the most was how large and detailed the corona appeared in the sky.   Easily the largest thing outside our atmosphere I’ve ever seen.    Now another eclipse is imminent here in the States (on April 8) and I’m hoping to see that one too.   Weather permitting, totality is only a couple of hours drive from my home.   A few Members requested I create an eclipse themed wallpaper and I thought that was a great idea.

I tried something a bit different with the corona here and  I know it’s not entirely realistic looking.   I wanted to use Cinema4D’s pyro system to create something hyper-detailed and stylized and I hope you don’t mind the license on my part. Here are my other eclipse themed wallpapers over the years if you are interested!

Safe travels and happy viewing to everyone hoping to see the eclipse on Monday!

Posted on March 19, 2024


Getting back into abstracts with this experiment in procedural object placement/shading using Cinema4D.    The principles expand on what I learned to create “Proxima” and, like that project, I will be creating a darker “night version” shortly. I hope you enjoy it!

I’d also like to mention that the 3/31 date is fast approaching when my legacy credit card system will be turned off. If you do not have a payment method created on DB 2.0 your account will auto-expire on the renewal date. Legacy Members who signed up using PayPal are exempted but should still consider setting up a new DB 2.0 subscription.

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Thousands of auto-renewing payments are going to be forcibly discontinued this year and my business is facing the greatest crisis it’s faced in nearly 10 years!   If you really enjoy my work and want to see it continue I humbly ask that you not only create a new payment but consider a Plus, Donor or above Membership going forward.

Thanks everyone for your support and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Posted on March 8, 2024

The Long Night

As I mentioned the last time, I was working on creating a “sky effect” in Cinema4D and then got side-tracked creating the foreground in VUE.   After putting together my arctic vista I decided to create the day version first and that became “Return of the Sun“.   

I can now confirm that the “sky effect” I was working on was aurora and I hope you enjoy it in the night version!