Sunken Temple of Time

Hi everyone!
I’m sharing with you a new personal piece, a fan art for my favourite location in the Legend of Zelda series.

My goal was to play with the new caustics features of Cycles: it’s amazing how they improve the overall quality of this kind of environments - I can’t wait to have it on an official Blender release!

As you see from the shots below there is quite a lot of overpainting involved.

I hope you will like the project!

Master Sword close up

Hero shot

Shadow pass: I use this as a first stage to work on the composition

Created with Blender 3.2 beta, rendered in Cycles


Duuuuuude that’s so cool!

How did you make the central dais/circular platform? Been wanting to make something similar myself but never figured out how to make the surface look convincingly ruin-like.

Than you Ulan!
The circular platform was sculpted very loosely with some scrape brush used to worn out the edges and stencils for details. Stencils are a great way to create this kind of architectures!

Honestly the modeling is very basic here, I spent most of the time getting the correct lighting and vegetation.

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I featured you on BlenderNation, have a great weekend!

Thank you Bart! I wish you a nice weekend

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You’re on the #featured row! :+1:


Thank you!

This is so incredible, how did you achieve that painted look?

Wow this is nice. It bends my mind, like “is that a photo with a bunch of filters” or “is that made in photoshop”.
edit: I felt the Zelda immediately even without knowing the references exactly