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Spherical Anthology 2.0 (Xmas Edition) by LuxXeon Spherical Anthology 2.0 (Xmas Edition) by LuxXeon
Modeled in 3dsmax 2013, rendered in Octane v1.0.

Full-size viewing is highly recommended to see the full details in the surface of the ornaments, etc.

This is a follow-up scene to my original Spherical Anthology render, which explored many different basic tessellations of surface topology on a sphere, as part of an exercise in hyperbolic geometry design.

In this scene, which I've themed for the Christmas holiday, obviously, I went a few steps further in the topology re-meshing, and pattern-finding techniques in the polygonal manifolds. All of the surface patterns you see on each sphere in this scene are actually modeled into the geometry from the underlying surface polygons; as in the first edition, I took no liberties or shortcuts using displacement or opacity map tricks. It's all done through surface-modeling subdivision techniques. The patterns are found within the underlying polygonal tessellations, and through various surface modeling operations, like polygon extrusions, bevels, inset, and edge cutting procedures, some of the distinct and beautiful repeating patterns are revealed.

Everything in the scene is modeled from scratch. The tree was done using a really great technique I found in a tutorial online, but I don't have it bookmarked or I would link to it here. I'll have to see if I can find it again.

Total modeling time was about 60+ hours, most of which was spent finding the best patterns in the surface mesh, which are then selected by polygon, and manipulated through modifiers or Graphite modeling tools. Render took about 2 hours in Octane render using PMC kernel. Hope you enjoy.
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golem1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Delightful :D  

Have a merry and a happy!
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, and same to you!
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olve3d Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful Clap 
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Your Work Has Been Featured :tea::tribute:

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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Cheers! :iconbellsplz:
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Z-Johnny-B Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
They look like you can pickem up. Very good work. Your my first fav.
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thank you very much.  I appreciate that. :thumbsup:
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sed Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Shouldve been featured at Christmas!! :iconartfellaplz: Well done!
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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