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Escape to Hexland by chrishillman Escape to Hexland by chrishillman
This is try 3 to upload this.. It should work now, I have cut the JPEG Quality quite a bit and the file size is tiny -- not that I like crappy JPEG errors in wallpaper. But it looks ok.

I have turned off the distances in AO so there is no grainy-ness to this render. It is also less monochromatic because I used some better lighting. If you like it, +fav it.
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ajaxone Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
3d. How much fun is that. I have always wanted to try it but i am too.......... lazy i guess. Right when i was leaving college was right when they really started to focus on it as a class. Bad timing i guess.
chrishillman Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, 3d... it is like a combination of drafting, photography and getting kicked in the face. And chances are you only like one thing on that list but POW! you have all three.

It is never too late to learn, [link] you can download the program (only a few MB, nothing crazy - comes in Windows and Mac plus some more exotic versions) and the documentation from the books is all provided for free via their Wiki. There are also a lot of video tutorials on YouTube and the like.

It is really cool, but takes a lot to master. If you are a Photoshop shortcut key user then Blender will not be that bad because there are a few menus but the keys are easiest to remember.

I have very simple taste and talents to match, I use Blender mainly for simple logos when I want something to pop. I bet I will get a better chance to do more 3d now that I am a paid artist.
mytharak Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Can we get some color please?

I think some colored variations of this would be awesome. I vote blue.
andreasM Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks very cool, but is still simple :)
Got here from the 'post your best render' at the blenderartists (formerly known as elysiun?), wasn't this the splashscreen in a version of Blender?
:+fav: ;)
chrishillman Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I wish. This was just an experiment that ended up cool. There have been a lot of others with very similar work. I can only take credit for the lighting, the original ideas have been inspired by so many others.

Thank you for the Fav and the comment. I appreciate them!
v13t13ngh13m13 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005
Hi! This is brought to you by the Random Deviation Button! Thanks!
awesome. nature's shape, the hexagon. Reminds me so much of the honeycomb house by F.L. Wright. just awesome. how in all of... did you do this? friggin awesome. faving definite
chrishillman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the comment. It is really easy to make this kind of thing in Blender. Thank you very much.

What a name. I hope you don't have to type that in much.. yikes. ;)
5-legged-spider Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
This is almost photo realistic, superb!!!! :)

chrishillman Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much for the kind words.
zilla774 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
makes for a cool desktop. simple yet complex. good render, the grainyness of it adds a little something to it. nice to see its not got any vectors or anything over it too. works nicely as a wallpaper.
chrishillman Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I think simplicity is best for a wallpaper, people can add to it if they want (I am just happy to see things in use).

Great gallery! Such detail (and it's twisted-o-licious with extra bile). What we call in Maine "Wicked Cool". I will have to check it out later...
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