Gate to the underworld, based on Chinese mythology. Another quick turnover artwork made for a weekly render challenge under the prompt ‘Gate’. All in all took about 4 days to complete from idea to final render. As usual, I spent the first day gathering research and sketching thumbnails for composition. Modeling the gate was quite a fun challenge as I relied on modifiers heavily to keep everything nondestructive and easy to manage. Fusion is mainly used for compositing the sky and color grading.
Made with Blender v2.93
Render details: Eevee render at 4K (3840x2160), 512 samples, + bloom & Volumetric enabled.
Render time: 3mins (RTX 2080)
Project duration from start to finish (including render time): 4 days
Compositing software: Blackmagic Design Fusion 16