Summer Garden – fresh assets

As all too often, this is quite an old set of renders by now; several months old. I had to do a series of custom plant assets lately. The following renders are from a scene I put together quickly using old building models of mine to showcase the models. The plants were done the hard, old-school way, with polymodelling and a helping hand from the Advanced Painter script. Nothing special to these except a great deal of patience. One exception is the tree, which was made with Onyx. The scenes make liberal use of Vray’s Environmental Fog (with Sun+Sky). The hovering pollen was  made in P-Flow.

You will find the full set of shots here. And if you feel like splashing out on plant models in .obj or Max formats, have a browse in my model store. There is even a handy, discounted pack with all assets.



    • Javi Pintor
    • September 29, 2010

    Amazing! I’m curious about your post workflow. All your renders have a particular touch, excellent work!

  1. I’ve been looking for your e-mail address online and I couldn’t find it. I would like to e-mail you. I am interested in the 3D model of your bust of Cicero and I would like to buy it/use it for a project of mine.

    Very brief proposal: I am a visual artist. One of my recent projects is to create a large community garden in Cicero NY on public land at the public library based in part off of ideas from Darrin Nordahl’s book “Public Produce.”

    The idea is to treat other resources the way the library treats books. People can “check out” a plot of land and create their own garden. There is a large public section where the produce will be donated to food pantries and other venues.

    The garden is in Upstate NY in a small city called Cicero. Cicero the Roman once said “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” We have adopted this quote as our motto for the project.

    In short what I want to do is create a life size Cicero scarecrow for the garden. Visually it would reference both greco-roman sculpture AND scarecrow aesthetics.

    My plan is to use Pekakura to unfold a 3D model and use this for a pattern to sew a scarecrow out of fabric and then stuff it with straw.

    I saw your render of Cicero on Shutterstock as an image. I could not find any place that you were selling the model itself (if I missed it and it is available I apologize, please point me to it).

    I was wondering if you would be willing to share your 3D model or sell it for a modest price. The community garden is a non-profit and all on public land.

    I can be reached by e-mail: thomasgokey at gmail dot com

    To read a more detailed description of the project you can see this post on my blog:

  2. amazing,
    please tell me color mapping and environment..
    i cant reach to this mood, i dont know whats the problem of that, lighting,camera setting, or environments.. please help me thanks

    • Cobb
    • February 2, 2011

    wwwwWWHAATT?!!? These are renders?!?

    (face palm)

    • BBB3VIZ
    • February 2, 2011

    Indeed, they most definitely are.

    • bacardi
    • October 18, 2011

    Hi 🙂 Fantastic work, i recently stumbled upon this website. I have a question regarding this project. From what i can notice it’s lighted with a physical sun? Any chance of an in-depth analysis of the workflow of this project? I’m trying to make something of a similar design and i’m interested in learning new things. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    • Simon Balling Lyngsø
    • January 6, 2012

    Hi bertrand benoit!!

    I love your work!! You are quite the perfectionist!!
    I have always been wondering how you did the pollen in this scene and what material you ended up using for the particles??
    Right now i have the opertunity to do pollen in the work iam doing so i would love if you could put me up to speed on how to do this??

    Thank you very much!
    Best regards Simon

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