So looks like this effect is a bit of fun. Here two things I’ve experimented with. Both extremes. The Cthulhu also uses a negative specular setting offset by positive ambient in the material. Looks quite like the work of some serious postworking but all done in one render. Vicky did incorporate a postwork in the form of combining two layers - as a result considerably faster than the all in one approach of Cthulhu.
Stuart…I’ve also seen some other renders done (not here in Bryce) with a small rendered-looking frog placed obscurely in some place or other in an image (you wouldn’t really see it, and so kinda have to look out for it). Odd thing is, however, a TV advert running on Sky also has a frog hopping in the background, and so I’m wondering is there something about frogs that the CG people know about, does it stand for something or other…etc.
The building was made in Wings3D, the Amadillo is from the Stanford 3D Scanning Repository: http://graphics.stanford.edu/data/3Dscanrep/ them, there is also a Victoria 3 from DAZ 3D. The horizontal angle of view is around 150 degrees, the EWL fisheye lens was used. Lit by the visible light sources (included in the Bryce 7 Content Bundle 2 which has not yet been published but has been ready for 2 years), and the sun. All lights (over 100) have 20% soft shadows. Rendered premium with 36 rpp, lower left part with 256 - near the squiggle
EDIT to add - the material on the outside is Lincolnshire Wolds by David.
One more: ‘Under attack’ - blood platelets with some nasties attached. Something you don’t want your doctor seeing in the microscope after a visit.
Doc: “Well, I’ve got some bad news and some very bad news”
You: “What’s the bad news?” Doc:“Well, it’s like this - you’ve only got one more day to live.”
You: “WHAT? How can there possibly be badder news then that?” Doc: “Well, ahem…cough…erm, we should have called you yesterday”
Just finished rendering this.
Found the truck at www.archive3D.net, they say they have 35,000 plus models.
The ground is Davids Desert and Stone.
Changed it to suit what I wanted and left it to render while I watched TV.
Just looked at the finished image and it’s turned out looking like a child’s
Quite like it though. Don’t normally use other peoples models but a truck was a bit to much.