Challenge #778 (18/05/18) Entries CLOSED

Theme #778 for Friday 18th of May 2018 is:

Tiny World

Entry closes at 22:30 GMT, Monday 21th of May 2018.

“There are two main goals for these contests: Fun and Glory.
Fun: You get only 4 days to create a cool image, based on the theme for the week.
Glory: After 2 days of voting, a winner is declared. The winner picks the theme for next week.”

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awesome! This should be fun to try.

I recently saw this video about the simple deform modifier, and it could be quite useful this week. You could model a tiny world on top of a grid, then apply the modifiers and get a spherical world.

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@Millani, that will be a useful modifier this week. I was thinking a spherical camera view may also be of use depending on the look you are going for. Should be a fun challenge. Good luck all! :smile:

Hi all! Lovely choice of theme this weekend. Hereby my entry thus far. Its pure, 500 samples. Gonna work some more on it later this weekend I think.


I can’t come up with any ideas. I guess you could say I’m having a little problem.

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Does anybody here use Discord? (not to be confused with discourse)


Neat topic for sure, and yeah definitely use Discord @Iridesium



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.

This is about 45 minutes of work currently, only the basics.

@RayVelcoro Your render is going well, it is a theme park? If so, you could add related details on the ground and around the track supports.

@RC12 I really like your idea, having worlds in little bubbles is very interesting.


This is my final rendering everything is procedural textures only additional added was a filmic contrast curve. I finally figured out the volumetrics rendering as well with the GPU ( I think )

Pure Entry 500 samples Filmic. Think I will call this one…
" Celestial Tiny Worlds "

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 :wink: )


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.


This could be a potential creative angle for this topic!

Perhaps something of a Gulliver’s Travels inspiration?


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Ok, I have two original idea concepts:

  1. 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”

  2. 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.

Final Update:

Here is my Pure entry for this week’s challenge:

And here’s another (Non-entry) angle of the scene:

Thank you Photox, FlyingBanana and other’s for the motivation/support.


Both ideas sound promising and fun!

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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.

Tiny World - Tiny Yard


Cycles, filmic, HDRI background, spherical camera view, contrast/saturation/sun with 3rd party software (Photoshop Pro).

If I have time I may attempt to redo over. The camera view is interesting visually.


This is an enjoyable theme, some good entries and ideas - this is where I am up to.

The Great Caper Caper

WIP - Pure, will need to throw a few more samples at it :slight_smile: any feedback is welcome.


Thx! I’ve moved on a bit since, this is where i’m at now;