Archives: 3D Landscapes

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The following art gallery is an archive of the 3D landscapes developed using Vue D’Esprit, an old 3D terrain generator developed by e-on software. Many of these 3D landscapes were inspired by photographs of natural places. I provide them here as free desktop wallpaper for older screen resolutions. If you would like to use my artwork in your personal or commercial projects, please contact me for permission.

Geometric Collapse

3D Landscape: Geometric Collapse
March 7, 2007

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Description: Experiment with volumetric lighting and simple geometric shapes.


Extraterrestrial Identity

3D Landscape: Extraterrestrial Identity
March 14, 2007

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Description: Another experiment with geometric shapes and volumetric lighting. Scene shot with indoor lighting techniques to give the appearance of being “cave-like.”


Morning

3D Landscape: Morning
August 21, 2005

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Description: Atmospheric lighting experiment. Meant to give the feeling of early morning, you will notice how light and foggy it is in the background while in the foreground everything becomes dark and more defined.


Draconis

3D Landscape: Draconis
July 26, 2005

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Description: My first successful scene using panoramic camera angles. I started out with an image of despair in my mind, but as I continued I felt this image portrayed something more surreal.


Flutter of Serenity

3D Landscape: Flutter of Serenity
January 25, 2005

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Description: This was my first successful attempt at modeling the appearance of a river. Because of the angle of the camera, I needed something that appeared to ‘flow’ off the screen. A simple water plane would not work for this image, so I used terrain with water texture instead.


Merciful

3D Landscape: Merciful
August 21, 2005

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Description: Atmospheric lighting experiment. It reminded me of an early morning in the mountains of North Carolina, light and hazy at a distance…


Moonstruck

3D Landscape: Moonstruck
July 10, 2003

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Description: This was my first piece working with filtered depth perception. Blurred grass and flowers in the foreground intended to give the feeling of lying down in the grass.


Summer Blossom

3D Landscape: Summer Blossom
May 20, 2003

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Description: Lots of detail in the foreground. It took over 20 planes of grass, multiple weeds and various flowers just to cover the front mountain. I liked the effect, so it was worth it.


Distant

3D Landscape: Distant
May 13, 2003

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Description: My images generally radiate a warmer and more soothing feel, but I decide to work with colder atmosphere in this scene, giving this landscape the appearance of distance and loneliness.


Peaceful Drive

3D Landscape: Peaceful Drive
August 19, 2002

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Description: An old VW bug traveling down a rural road in a dream-like country scene. This image is a favorite among many of my visitors.


Dragonfly Reeds

3D Landscape: Dragonfly Reeds
July 21, 2002

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Description: I wanted a surrealistic scene with detailed textures, and this is the result. I think the terrain textures turned out nicely and have a unique effect.


Glowing Waterfalls

3D Landscape: Glowing Waterfalls
June 21, 2002 (Remade on 10/2004)

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Description: This is one of my earliest scenes generated with Vue D’Esprit. This was inspired by a scene found in an old version of Nintendo’s Donkey Kong Country.


Slim Fast Beach

3D Landscape: Slim Fast Beach
August 12, 2002

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Description: My original inspiration for this image was St. Anne Beach in Guadeloupe. I named it ‘Slim Fast Beach’ for fun, because the palm trees have skinny trunks.


Horizon Maraud

3D Landscape: Horizon Maraud
January 10, 2003

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Description: This image was inspired by a photograph taken of a deer grazing in a Florida Wildlife Park. Post-processed in Photoshop.


 Sonoran Desert

3D Landscape: Sonoran Desert
January 10, 2003

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Description: I loved the beautiful sunsets I’ve seen in photos of this desert, and decided to model my image after a scene in Sonora, Arizona.


Samburu Hills

3D Landscape: Samburu Hills
May 13, 2003

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Inspired by Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.


Glowing Vive

3D Landscape: Glowing Vive
September 28, 2002

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Description: I love the coloring and atmosphere in this image because it’s almost surreal. In actuality, this image was inspired by a photograph.


Neon World

3D Landscape: Neon World
February 6, 2002

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Description: This was one of the first 3D landscapes I created using Vue D’Esprit. To create the glowing effect, I used 2 objects/layers for each plant, layering the glowing object behind the black one.


Maple Sunrise

3D Landscape: Maple Sunrise
January 12, 2003

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Description: A calm and peaceful sunrise… This 3D landscape features many rocks, rocky terrain, and vegetation.