52nd Bryce Render Challenge! ( Under The sea )



  • Dan WhitesideDan Whiteside Posts: 475
    edited June 6

    Always thought that Bryce did excellent underwater scenes and all the entries certainly bear that out. Really great work by all!
    My first entry: “Scout Sub GoldFin”.
    Submarine model by Petipet, kelp by Lisa's botanicals, rocks by TCH, and fish by Toucan (Clone arrayed in Mooo).
    Used a large volumemetric cube that encloses the scene and a water plane above, illuminated by the sun. Rendered with Normal AA, about two hours.

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  • Dan WhitesideDan Whiteside Posts: 475
    edited June 6

    My second entry: "Aquatic life".
    Living room model by Stonemason, Big Dog by Hivewire, orca is a DAZ Original, and, once again, fish by Toucan. Yet another volumetric cube for the exterior water.
    Interior illuminated by a short ranged dome light around the lamp and a large dome light centered in the room. Exterior illuminated by the sun. Rendered with normal AA – about 45 minutes.
    Thanks for looking!

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  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,718

    Dan - great underwater scene, the submarine is impressive.
    The room corner with a view out into the water is again an excellent, nicely detailed, entry.

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,367

    adbc, drachenlords, Horo, Mermaid, Yellow Pen, thanks very much.

    Dan, Two superb renders. Great caustics on the surfaces of the first scene and indeed impressive submarine. Splendid idea for the second one and I really like the reflection in the table. And, as Horo mentioned, wonderful level of detail in the living room.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,898

    Dan - two magnificent underwater scenes.

  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,230

    Dan : beautiful underwater scene, the living room is a very cool idea, both entries are awesome.

  • Yellow PenYellow Pen Posts: 728

    Dan: Beautiful Entries both, yes. And cool Ideas....

  • Dan WhitesideDan Whiteside Posts: 475

    Thank you so much for the comments on my entries. It's greatly appreciated!

  • drachenlordsdrachenlords Posts: 761

    Both pictures are fantastic as always. The submarine is great but my favorite is Aquatic life.

  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,230
    edited June 12

    My last entry : sea-turtle.


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  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,718

    adbc - beautifully done entry, great caustics on the ground and subtle light rays.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,898

    Adbc - I agree beautifully done

  • FirePhoenixFirePhoenix Posts: 27


    waow, great work by all! 

    My entry here: 


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  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,230

    Horo, mermaid : thank you.

    FirePhoenix : that's an awesome render, excellent work.

  • FirePhoenixFirePhoenix Posts: 27

    oh thank you adbc 


  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,718

    FirePhoenix - very nice entry.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,898
    edited June 13

    FirePhoenix - superb entry

    My 1st Entry The Sharks


    The 2nd Submerged

    For both I used Environment – Inclement Weather-beneath the waves and freebies.


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  • Yellow PenYellow Pen Posts: 728

    adbc: Sea Turtle is wonderful. Very well done.

    FirePhoenix: very nice Scene... and very well done. Beautiful Light.

    Mermaid: both entries are beutiful. I love the colors and the light.

  • FirePhoenixFirePhoenix Posts: 27
    thank you very much for all your comments.

    mermaid: so beautiful, Very well done

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,718

    mermaid - two really great entries. I'm glad you could make it in time.

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,367

    adbc, I fully agree with Horo and the others: well done.

    FirePhoenix, Very interesting scene and the colours fit very well.

    Mermaid, great entries, I like the water surfaces and specifically the bubbles in the second one.

  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,856

    Drachenlords, three great renders.  Your posing in the first one is amazing.  The first two have excellent depth to them and the third is so eerie.  Well done.

  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,856

    Horo, the split view is so effective.  What an enjoyable scene.  The sun rays in the second is pretty and the third one is like Drachenlord's 3rd...eerie.  Kind of gives me the heeby-geebies.

    adbc - how did you get mermaid010 to pose for your picture? :)  I am a fan of that crazy fish and did a couple of pics with it.  Very cool.  The second image with the swimmer just has me hoping that she makes it to the surface.


  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,856

    Hansmar - three excellent renders.  You captured the right look in the first image and the second has a wonderful fantasy feel to it.  I love the third one with the submarine...so fun.

    YellowPen, what a great mermaid scene.  I've never seen this mermail before.

    Electro-Elvis - awesome.  The words that come to mind are suspense, frightened (petrified) and creepy.

  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,856

    Sorry about so many posts but I had to do a page at a time to see them all

    Dan, that's a cool submarine model.  Nicely done.  I really like the dolphin looking at the dog.  Good lighting.

    adbc, your gel lighting is perfectly done...bravo.

    FirePhoenix, such an interesting composition.  It reminds me of the stone figures I saw in a TV story.  People put a whole village of figures in the ocean.

    mermaid010, both strong images but I'm leaning to the second one.  I like your gel lighting too and the underwater view is believable.

  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,230

    mermaid : superb entries, the colours and lighting are very cool and real.

    Yellow Pen, Hansmar : thank you.

    NGartplay : thank you. About the mermaid : The girl, posed in D/S, it took me a bit of fiddling to get the position right in Bryce, it just happened.

  • FirePhoenixFirePhoenix Posts: 27

    Hansmar andNGartplay: Thank you for your nice comments. I'm glad that you all like my render

  • S RayS Ray Posts: 316
    edited June 14

    1st Entry  Sunken Treasure

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  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,718

    S_Ray - great entry, good idea and well done.



  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,367
    edited June 14

    S_Ray, I second Horo on this!

    NGArtplay: thank you.

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