Here is my WIP work. I am taking the small world theme to an island rather than the “terrarium” ideas other people have. I want to make my scene into a small island community, isolated from the wide world far away.
The thought process behind it is. Have you ever thought maybe all the worlds are just created by a giant super being and the universe was just created and laid out by one giant game of marbles? (probably not but still interesting )
This is my PURE entry “Tiny world of atoms” Rendered with Cycles 1024s. At first I made large scale city destroyed by Atomic bomb but later shrinked it to fill terrarium like bottle to make it even closer to the theme. Nuclear blast made with Smoke/Fire simulation. City and trees made with particle modifier. Background image is from HDRIHAVEN best hdri site i have found so far. It took 6h to render. Sorry can’t render higher resolution to show city details due to render times. Maybe I will add closeup later.
If you will have any questions about workflow just ask.
A plastic model train station by the tracks, with those tiny un-detailed smooth people figurines. A young man is talking and gesticulating to a woman who is turned away with an upturned nose, as if you say, “shut up”
A tight shot of a Christmas tree, adorned with ornaments, tassle and fake snow. we can see 2 tiny ski tracks in the fake snow, and then in mid air a Chrismas ornament person with skis on jumping off a bough doing a daffy.
Great start! One note about hands. They are really tough to pull off, and I’ve seen a lot of pieces kind of ruined by a poorly made hand. Consider no hand and just make the scene even more chatic and animated – and all in the child’s imagination.