Ever since Lightwave added their own Instancing engine, I’ve thought it would be cool to add real stones to my “Karesansui dry garden. The original used a displaced plane to simulate the raked gravel.
This new version uses over 4 million instances to create the “gravel sea”.
I’ve also subdivided the stones so they look a bit more hi-res. Not sure if I should mess with the background or not. I’ve done some experiments but anything I add back there seems to steal focus from the foreground.
Let me know what you think! So many different applications for instances…