Sunday, December 27, 2009

More cloudscapes

Did another rendering of cloudscapes. This one was included in the Cream of the Crop collection at

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

3d trees: Low poly tree models uploaded to Google 3d warehouse

I just made some low poly tree models. These models are easy to work with and would not bog down your computer that much. These may not look very realistic but they do look great from afar and cannot be almost distinguished from the other highly detailed tree models. These are now available for download.



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

3D trees: low poly coconut models uploaded to Google 3D warehouse

I made some low poly models of coconut trees. These are now available for download.



Saturday, December 19, 2009

3D pine tree renderings

Did some renderings of the 3d pine trees I uploaded to the Google 3d warehouse.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New 3D trees uploaded to 3D Warehouse

I uploaded three new 3d trees in the 3D Warehouse. This is the first time I modeled pine trees. I am not sure what species of pine tree are these, but they sure look like pine trees. By adjusting the width and arrangements of the pine needles, I was able to come up with 3 different 'species' from one base model.




Thursday, December 10, 2009

Adding the Moon to a Vue scene

I already did several sunset renderings but this is the first time I added the Moon on the scene. To add the Moon, click the planet icon (located below the cloud icon on the toolbar on the left side). It will appear on the main camera window and you can just drag it where you want it to be. You can also re-size it and change its brightness.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Indigo Renderer sun tool

Just playing around with the sun tool in Indigo Renderer. This cool tool allows you to drag the sun in the scene anywhere you want.

Monday, December 7, 2009

3d grass Sketchup test renders

This is the first time I used 3d grass as ground cover in a scene. I am planning to upload this 3d grass model to the 3d warehouse.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

3D trees Sketchup flooded forest renders

These scenes were from the same forest model which I rendered a few weeks ago. I just added a very wide water plane to submerge the ground and get that inundated look.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Vue 8 Pioneer test renders

I made some quick renders of cloudscapes using the free version of Vue 8 Pioneer. The version had many limitations aside from the Vue logo. The one thing I like is the ability to render full HD resolution without any watermarks.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Another 3d trees SketchUp forest rendering

For these scenes, I used the tree model named 'small maple tree summer' that is included in the 3D tree collection found in the Google 3D warehouse. All scenes are rendered using the free version of Indigo Renderer.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

3d trees SketchUp in lake view rendering

I did more practice renders. I am still using the heavily forested hill which I have been using for the past month now. This time I made a large water plane that extends beyond the horizon and I submerged the valley and lower hills completely. I then positioned the sun in such a way that its reflection would be seen on the water.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Large 3D trees for SketchUp now ready for download at the 3D Warehouse

I uploaded these large 3d trees in the 3D warehouse today. You can now start downloading these from the 3D tree collection. The free version of Indigo Renderer was used to render the images below.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

More 3D trees for SketchUp now available for download

I added nine more trees inside the 3D tree collection of the 3D Warehouse. These models came from just one base model. I just changed the leaf shape and color on each model and saved it as a different file. All images shown are rendered using the free version of Indigo Renderer.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Flooded forest test renders

For these images, I just used the forest model I have been using for the past several weeks. I assigned a water material to a large rectangular box I modeled and just placed it in such a way that it would submerge the valley.

This maybe useful when visualizing environmental impact studies.