#4 Canyon City Gate 08

Welcome to Canyon City.
Enjoy your stay!

Cropped Version for Feature Row




Scene Set-Up

Short making-of video, compiling WIP renders in the creation process:

95% Blender / 5% GIMP
Rendered in Cycles.
Cuda CPU rendered with 512-1024 adaptive samples.
4 layered render, compiled in Blender compositor

Inspiration/reference for this render was a wild blend of a dystopian city scape in a rough Tatooine (Star Wars) like environment paired with densely populated and cramped living conditions a la Hong Kong’s Walled City, Favelas nestled up a mountain side in Brazil’s large cities and large slum quarters/cities around the world. Other core elements were the emphasis of scale and the interplay between shadows/darker areas and lights/lit areas.

The micro displaced terrain and cliff plus the high amount of objects made the scene super resource heavy. I had to spend a considerable amount of time to make my pc render it, by splitting it up in 4 layers and optimizing it where possible, but in the end I learned a lot.

As always, your feedback, comments and critique is more than welcome!

If you want to check out my other work:
BA: https://blenderartists.org/u/wk042/activity/portfolio
Artstation: https://www.artstation.com/wk042
IG: https://www.instagram.com/wk042/


Nice work.

The cliffs - are those photo scans? If not, how did you make the cliffs?

Thank you!
No, they are actually “hand-made”. I used a combined approach. Blocking out the rough shape with simple geometry, applied a multires modifier, sculpted the intermediate details with free photoscanned rock brushes and micro-displaced the small details with a rock displacement texture using an adaptive subdiv modifier. Even though it’s not a tutorial, you can see the rough process in the making-of video above. I hope this makes it a bit more clear :slight_smile:

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:+1: congrats.

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Thank you!

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I featured you on BlenderNation, have a great weekend!

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Thank you very much!

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You’re on the #featured row! :+1:

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Thank you for the support!

Fantastic job!
The composition and the detail are greats. The textures are awesome.

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Thank you!