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Caves, how are they made

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Saturday, November 23, 2013 Under: General
Hey all!

I watched and did (for a change) one of Andrew's tutorials yesterday and it was a blast. I struggle intensely in getting the crystal how I wanted, but through a lot of leading, it is how I want it and, I hope you give it a try as well. Naturally, I just finished a book on Procedural Textures, very appropriately named, Procedural textures, and so I was not about to download the textures. Instead, I did the whole thing, from displacement to color, etc, all procedural textures in Cycles.

Here is how my progress went:
 - When I started the tutorial, my cave's floor and walls, etc, were just not coming together. It was too rough, too uniform; no matter what I did, it just sucked, haha. Until, GOD inspired me to take down the glossy shader. I did and almost instantly, the texture worked, I had better variations on the floor and so on. The result was just fantastic and here it is:

- So I kept working and working and working and finally added the basic crystal (which I really struggled with), added some stalagmites and stalactites, entered some mist and did another progress render with the world turned off:

- Moving on, I could now add the mushrooms, the person at the mouth and the world + a little bit of compositing:

- I was fairly happy with this result, but the crystal was just too white, imo. I wanted it a whole lot bluer and so, went a bit further on the compositing to produce the final:

(click to see full-size)

And that's it for this post!! :D

I hope you liked Andrew's tutorial and that you give this scene a try yourself!! If you are interested in the book, or would like to see a sample from it, check out my portfolio site where the store is located!

Thank YOU!!!!!!!

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Tags: jesus  blender guru  blender  caves  tutorial  cycles  mushrooms  crystals  progress 

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