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"Hypnagogic City"

Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:37 pm
by yonderbean
ImageHYPNAGOGIC CITY by Mathew Borrett, on Flickr

This is a 16K Clarisse render, printed at 40 " x 72 " or 100 x 183 cm. Its on exhibition right now in Toronto at Red Head Gallery. Its a surreal future vision of my home town. It started when I downloaded the publicly available sketch-up model of the city. All the modelling was modo, the sculpting all 3Dcoat. Lots of trees from evermotion, xfrog, vizpark.

This was my learning project with Clarisse, and I had a deadline. It was a really close call. The size of the render was a big challenge. I underestimated how long the render would take by a wide margin and had to equip myself with a refurbished 16 core machine in order to get enough buckets to hit the deadline. Bit of an adrenaline rush but it worked out okay in the end :)

The final scene was up to about 400 billion primitives, and Clarisse performed like a champ with about 20 gigabytes of assets. I went with the legacy renderer as I really like the simplicity of the standard shader.

Given that this was my first Clarisse project, I'm sure my scene structure is an inefficient mess. Everything evolved organically and I'm still wrapping my head around the possibilities of the file system.

Almost all of the materials are simple cubic projections. I didn't bother with any UVs except for the trees and a few random things.
Probably 90% of the light is from a few hundred point lights. Some volumetric fog in the background. Some post in photoshop, mostly touching up seams and exaggerating aerial depth with zd masks.

A detail:

ImageHYPNAGOGIC CITY detail by Mathew Borrett, on Flickr

Re: "Hypnagogic City"

Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:41 pm
by jandersunstar
Amazing! It would be nice to see a behind the scenes video :) or at least more detail views. Congrats!

Re: "Hypnagogic City"

Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:41 am
by daaims
Gorgeous details ! As Jander said, it would be nice to have more detail view.

Cheers ;)

Re: "Hypnagogic City"

Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:36 pm
by xilofoton
Very inspiring! I agree about the detail requests.

Re: "Hypnagogic City"

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:05 am
by yonderbean

Re: "Hypnagogic City"

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:20 am
by jandersunstar
Just amazing! It would be nice to do a little fly by or a little animation, you are just great!

Re: "Hypnagogic City"

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:34 am
by anemoff
Awesome! ;)

Re: "Hypnagogic City"

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:47 pm
by ambassador1
Super rad, would be cool to see the final print in person.

Re: "Hypnagogic City"

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:21 pm
by daaims
Thank you for those other shots ;)

Re: "Hypnagogic City"

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:32 pm
by yonderbean
Here's a second relit version.

ImageHYPNAGOGIC_CITY_II_Cforum by Mathew Borrett, on Flickr

ImageHYPNAGOGIC_CITY_II_det1 by Mathew Borrett, on Flickr