Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
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.
Add a Comment:
 
:icongolem1:
golem1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Delightful :D  

Have a merry and a happy!
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, and same to you!
Reply
:iconolve3d:
olve3d Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful Clap 
Reply
:iconthemadmulatto:
TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Your Work Has Been Featured :tea::tribute:

:iconso-often-bled:
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
Reply
:iconthemadmulatto:
TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Cheers! :iconbellsplz:
Reply
:iconz-johnny-b:
Z-Johnny-B Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
They look like you can pickem up. Very good work. Your my first fav.
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thank you very much.  I appreciate that. :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconsed:
sed Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Shouldve been featured at Christmas!! :iconartfellaplz: Well done!
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
Reply
:iconmehrdadart:
mehrdadart Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
wow, you should actually have them 3D-printed. :clap:
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
Reply
:iconantarann:
AntaraNN Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Filmographer
Fantastic decorations. Wish I could find some like these in real life
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I may have them 3d printed some day. I'll let you know if i do. ;) Thank you.
Reply
:iconmistokar:
mistokar Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
beautiful; please give more info about the work
Reply
:iconmistersingh:
mistersingh Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Really excellent work:)
Reply
:iconjazzilady:
jazzilady Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice looking!:)
Reply
:iconmoorecreativity:
MooreCreativity Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
you should have these 3d printed and sell them...they are gorgeous!
Reply
:iconnic022:
nic022 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Excellent
Reply
:icondweezal:
Dweezal Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I would love to hang these on my Christmas tree! These patterns would make gorgeous candle holders too.
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's a cool idea! Thanks.
Reply
:iconjason-c:
Jason-C Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful patterns here. :)
Reply
:iconkrypt06:
KRYPT06 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent
Reply
:iconicondevco:
IconDevco Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry Christmas, mate!
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Merry Christmas. :thumbsup:
Reply
:icontheeverydayghost:
theeverydayghost Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I love this! You should check out shapeways.com, I reckon it's right up your alley :)
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. Yeah, I based the materials for these on some of the incredible printed objects I've seen there. Perhaps some day, if I work up the nerve, and the extra cash, I'll do some 3D printing. These would be on the list.;)
Reply
:icontheeverydayghost:
theeverydayghost Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I'd definitely buy them for next Christmas!
Reply
:iconanthonyralano:
AnthonyRalano Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is excellent.
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Tony.
Reply
:icongala3d:
Gala3d Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Fantastic!
Reply
:iconvikk0art:
vikk0Art Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, these details are really amazing! Nice job!
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
Reply
:iconkobaltkween:
kobaltkween Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think it looks lovely. I especially like the tree. I hope you've been enjoying the holidays!
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I'm happy with the tree also, it was an easy but time consuming exercise. It's based on a fantastic tutorial I found in one of the 3dsmax forums. If I find it again, I'll send you the link; I'm sure the techniques used are just as applicable in Blender's robust toolset, and maybe you'd be interested in it for a future project. I'm having a really great holiday break. I may be sending you a note/PM soon. I have a couple questions regarding a class project that is due when we return to session, and thinking maybe you can help me out. Hope you and yours are doing well also, and enjoying the holidays. :)
Reply
:iconkobaltkween:
kobaltkween Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oooo, definitely send me the link if you come across it again. I'm having a problem wrapping my head around plants in general. I mean, I get the procedures when I come across tutorials, but something hasn't quite clicked in my head yet. I did some grass (simple mesh with particle system), and that was easy and clicked, but anything with branches and leaves, flowers, or berries (really, anything that should be _on_ the branches), I just don't have a feel for. I mean, not just in 3d, in general.

And definitely drop me a line if you think I can help. I'd be more than happy to lend a hand if I can.

I'm so glad you're having a goody holiday! Everything has been good here so far, knock on wood.
Reply
:icony-phil:
Y-Phil Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Superb objects... the result is bluffing :aww:
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Phil!
Reply
:icony-phil:
Y-Phil Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'Welcome :-)
Reply
:iconshippd:
ShippD Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
awesome outcome :iconchristmastimeplz:
Reply
:iconaureliuscat:
AureliusCat Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Fantastic, great job! :clap:
Reply
:icon2loose2trek:
2Loose2Trek Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
This is beautifully detailed work LX ... photorealistic in all aspects. And, yes, I do find this immensely enjoyable. Your efforts have paid off to those of us who appreciate the expertise and patience required to accomplish such work. :)
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much.
Reply
:icon2loose2trek:
2Loose2Trek Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
You're most welcome! :)
Reply
:iconschmiegel:
Schmiegel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Great subdividing! You've found some great patterns!
Also the tree is amazing!
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Now if I could only come remotely close to the incredible and beautiful detail you get in your surfaces with MB3D, i'll feel my goal is complete; but alas, that will never be. ;)
Reply
:iconschmiegel:
Schmiegel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Well, I guess you could get some nice results if you use high resolution images on tricky objects as texture/bump/displacement maps - see some of my older Blender/Bryce renders. :)
Reply
:iconkuzy62:
kuzy62 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!!!!
Reply
:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
Reply
:iconradicaun:
Radicaun Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Those ornaments are fascinating to look at! They're so wonderfully intricate and complex! :iconxmastreeplz:
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 1600 × 952




Details

Submitted on
December 26, 2012
Image Size
1.2 MB
Resolution
1600×952
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,787 (1 today)
Favourites
80 (who?)
Comments
50
Downloads
45
×