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of my 3D Artwork gallery.
The following images are all made using various 3D digital art programs. Whenever possible I will attempt to post short comments with the images on their creation.
Feel free to right click and download any of these images that you might like as use for a desktop wallpaper. They are all in JPG format though, so you will need to convert them to BMP format in order to use them as wallpaper in Windows.
Bruce / Aug 2010
the years I have spent much of my time just experimenting with
background scenes that I may find useful for certain pieces of artwork.
Some of the following images are also some of my oldest as I first
started to dabble with CGI Artwork. Back before I discovered programs
like DAZ Studio, Bryce, etc. I had done most of my computer artwork
using just PSP and my VistaPro programs. Since I enjoy doing scenics in
my photography, many of my early works were of a scenic nature.
Although somewhat enlarged for this page, the originals in many of
these frequently weren't much bigger than 600 to 800 pixels in width.
As a side note regarding VistaPro, although these images were all
created in the past 5 years or so, I first started playing around with
VistaPro many years earlier back around the early 90's when they came
out with their early versions. For a number of years I didn't play
around with the old version I had, but then discovered they had come
out with newer versions and I upgraded to the version I now use.
This image was created using VistaPro to generate the terrain and water. The sky background was a digital photos of clouds that I took and the
lighthouse and lighthouse keepers home were just simple artwork made with Paint Shop Pro and added in postwork. The quality of this image
is not very good due to the lower resolution of the original which is 640 x 480. Since my wife and I are both lighthouse fans, I am suprised that I
have not done more artwork involving this theme. Sounds like a new project coming on...
Windchill was one of my early attempts at creating a blustery snow / ice scape scene using VistaPro. Reminds me of a typical U.P. Winter.... ;)
Some post touch up work was done with PSP 9 and although I have never used it as a background for any of my artwork, another artist
friend of mine has and it worked out fairly well for her project.
Another example of a VistaPro creation. Frequently water can be a difficult part of a scene to create with Terrain or 3D CGI programs. Sometimes
VistaPro can be a bit tricky to get decent looking water, but in this image, I was fairly pleased with the overall look for what I was attempting to
achieve. The sky background is a digital photo that replaced the regular VP generated sky. This is a nice feature that VP has that allows you to
add a differant background plate prior to rendering so you don't have to mess with adding a background in post work.
Although a big fan and frequent user of VistaPro, this image was generated using another popular terrain program called Terragen which I think does
a much more realistic job with still water. Now, I haven't played around with this program in some time, but it is really a nice program for doing
terrains. I used the free version that they had, but there is also a commercial version with more features and less restrictions of image size, etc. For
someone wanting to get their feet wet with a terrain program, this would be a nice one to try out, although as I recall, I believe the free version can only
be used for personal use and not for commercial renders. Something to keep in mind if you intend to try and market any of your artwork. But since I
haven't used this program in awhile, I would suggest you stop by their website and check it out for yourself. One added note I would like to add is that
when I used this program with my older computer, sometimes I suffered crashes during the renders - something I have not run into with VP.
Is another early bit of artwork done with VistaPro and some minor post work done with PSP 9. The clouds in this particular scene are created
using the VP program itself. Although I frequently add my own skys from digital photos, I was fairly pleased with the VP generated clouds in
this scene and decided not to change them.
Just another example of using the Terragen program. The terrain and water created with Terragen and the sky was added in post with PSP 9.
The moon was a digital photo I took and also added it in post. Now that I look back on this, I am not really happy with the sky as the stars
seem just a bit too big and too bright. The moon which seems a bit overly large could also have been scaled back, bit I must admit I do like the
look of the moon in this scene.