Castle in the Sky

Inspiration from my favorite filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki.

Modeling, lighting and rendering in Blender. Clouds could probably have been photo bashed, but I created and rendered them in Houdini to learn the software, and composed them into the Blender render in post.

Music: Semolina by Slow Meadow.

Vignette :
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Animation + sound :

Still :

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I featured you on BlenderNation, have a great weekend!

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Oh, thanks Bart! You too

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Awesome work. :metal:t2:
The animation looks great.

Nice and peaceful. Beautiful colors too ! :+1:

I spent a lot of time on that one, modeling from scratch, so that’s encouraging :slight_smile:

Very nice work, cool image and really nice flyby animation too.

Thank you RTB!

Beautiful scene. :smiley:

Nice work… but your Artstation link is broken.

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You’re on the #featured row! :+1:

How do you do so many clouds? Are some of them images, or are they all volumes?

Nice work by the way. So many details. I think the blimp is my favorite part.

Looked it up for ya fam

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Thanks everyone for your messages, and @bartv for featuring my work :grinning:

@alekba & @MagnussonProductions thanks for noting the broken link. I’m indeed updating my web presence, using from now my real name instead of a pseudonyme, and Artstation link changed indeed.

@Zorro_Weaver Yes, clouds are volumes. I rendered only 1 frame and then animated it with a warp tool in compositing, as rendering a sequence would have taken ages on my computer.
Honestly, this wasn’t the best workflow for this image. I did it only because I wanted to learn more about the volume rendering techniques, but normally for an image like this, I believe that photobashing the clouds in post would be better and faster.

Thanks but again get 404 error. Strange.

:star_struck: wow beautiful

That was awesome! I didn’t expect something coming from behind. It looks great.

Thanks again guys :slight_smile: