@eireann: That’s a real neat looking image. Reminds me of the rifling inside a gun barrel.
@Roland: Little Paradise is very nice, though I think the bars are more distinguishable in the first image than the others. I don’t see bars in the other images, just black lines. Perhaps adjusting the color, adding a bit of blue will give them a more bar look. Or lightening the background color. Still, all of them look great.
@David: Anyone whose watch any number of your tutorials are used to your wibbling and noodling. It’s part of the reason they are good. I’ll have to watch your two new videos when I’ve time because the newest images are marvelous.
Friends on another site I frequent, suggested I put my pumpkins on a set of steps. I’m sure they had house steps in mind, which I didn’t think would look good sitting by themselves. These type steps would look great against the side of a house, with a door and maybe side windows. Something for another time.
Instead, I decided the steps would be as you see in this image. An expanded, and flattened cube, cylinders to cut the cove, and cylinders to cut the flutes. I first tried to use HDRI lighting, but realized I didn’t know enough about setting it up to produce something acceptable. I’ll have to go back over the HDRI tutorials. So I stayed with TA lighting, a fiddled with wood texture on the infinite plain, and on the shelves and spindles.
As usual, comments and suggestions are gladly welcomed. By the way, in checking this post after submission, I saw the image can be enlarged and looks so much better.
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