Blender Renders

I do like a bit of Blender, and I got some wind in my sails after doing the obligatory BlenderGuru Donut tutorial, so here’s some of them.
All tools, textures, and tutorials used are listed below.

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Easter Bunny

2022-04-19
Easter bunny render with an 'easter egg' in it :)
Bigger Easter bunny render with an 'easter egg' in it :) PNG

Hair particles are quite frustrating to control. I don't know enough about it.

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 10 seconds

🔢Samples: 200

Infraspace city animated

2022-03-19

A quick animation with a couple of extra assets!

Credits: Infraspace

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 21 minutes

🔢Samples: 20

🎬Frames: 180

Infraspace city, Day and Night

2022-03-19
My city in the day
Bigger My city in the day PNG
My city in the Night
Bigger My city in the Night PNG
Closeup of the main assets
Bigger Closeup of the main assets PNG

I've been playing a lot of Infraspace, and I love the Park and Stadium designs (which I've replicated myself here.

I also like the idea of a day night cycle to show off some of the assets.

Credits: Infraspace

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 10 seconds

🔢Samples: 20

Pyrite Ball

2022-03-13
Pyrite Ball after 30 minutes for a challenge
Bigger Pyrite Ball after 30 minutes for a challenge PNG
Final result after a bit more scene work
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A Pyrite ball in 30 minutes!

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 20 seconds

🔢Samples: 100

Dry Riverbeds

2022-01-15
Dry riverbeds crossing a field
Bigger Dry riverbeds crossing a field PNG

I saw the thumbnail of the linked tutorial and thought to myself 'I can do that', so I did.

🛠Engine: Cycles

🕑Render Time: 45 seconds

🔢Samples: 400

Tutorial: How to make procedural pathways

Hexworld

2022-01-07

Playing with geonodes from tutorial, it's a hexworld! It's far more complicated to set up than I thought. A bunch of maths and thinking, and geonodes doesn't have great debugging yet.

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 20 minutes

🔢Samples: 400

🎬Frames: 250

Tutorial: Hexagon World with Geometry Nodes Fields - Erindale

Happy New Year!

2021-12-31

Quick New Years fireworks!

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 30 minutes

🔢Samples: 600

🎬Frames: 90

Prepare for exploration!

2021-12-09

Space scenes are great, and I wanted to play with adaptive subdivision (it's great as always, but wow, the default 1px is slooooooooooow)

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 6 hours

🔢Samples: 400

🎬Frames: 220

Gateways to infinity

2021-11-30

I know this looks like that tutorial, and I was inspired by it, but I just wanted to make rings

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 4 hours

🔢Samples: 500

🎬Frames: 140

Little Wooden Crate

2021-11-22
A wooden crate with rope I found while helping my girlfriend move.
Bigger A wooden crate with rope I found while helping my girlfriend move. PNG

Inspired by a crate my girlfriend had while moving house. The rope and the drawn on glass were the fun parts!

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 1 minute

🔢Samples: 500

Tutorial: Draw Curves on Surfaces FAST in Blender 2.81-Quick and Dirty

Spinny Metal Ball

2021-08-11

Quick spinning ball thing to play with JSDisplacement again

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 4 hours

🔢Samples: 200

🎬Frames: 250

Bathroom Tiles

2021-08-08
Bathroom scene inspired by my shower
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Quick experiment with Geometry Nodes. I knew little, now I know little++.

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 30 seconds

🔢Samples: 200

Freespace Inspired Nebula Flyby

2021-08-05

I've been trying to improve my first person camera animations these last few renders, and I really like this one. Freespace!

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 10 hours

🔢Samples: 250

🎬Frames: 600

Desert Archeology

2021-07-24

Playing with the Cell Fracture Addon is good fun, but it did take quite a while for it to generate this, and much experimentation.

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 4 days or something...

🔢Samples: 50

🎬Frames: 1150

Relaxing Nighttime Writing

2021-07-03

Nice relaxing book for my sisters birthday!

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 1 hour

🔢Samples: 200

🎬Frames: 60

Pirate Treasure

2021-06-24
Pirates Treasure chest with gold, the typical pirate treasure scene :)
Bigger Pirates Treasure chest with gold, the typical pirate treasure scene :) PNG

Pirate Treasure for a Reddit contest

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 80 seconds

🔢Samples: 200

Age of Empires Mill Comparison

2021-05-06
Comparison to reference, Age of Empires Mill
Bigger Comparison to reference, Age of Empires Mill PNG

Watching some Age of Empires videos got me thinking

That mill looks pretty nice. Many experiments here, most successful.

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 4 minutes

🔢Samples: 150

Age of Empires Mill Perspective

2021-05-06
Better perspective, characters, and doodads
Bigger Better perspective, characters, and doodads PNG

A much more interesting angle with some extras

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 4 minutes

🔢Samples: 150

Blowing Desert

2021-04-30

I saw Pwnisher's car scene and for some reason, the moving volume got me.

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 2 hours

🔢Samples: 200

🎬Frames: 100

Tutorial:

Atlantis Stargate

2021-04-20
Stargate from SG:A with some Wraith Darts incoming
Bigger Stargate from SG:A with some Wraith Darts incoming PNG

A Stargate was one of the first things I wanted to make. Finally got around to it!

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 50 seconds

🔢Samples: 200

Crazy Concentric Voronoi (from tute)

2021-04-15

Quick run to test this crazy voronoi displacement I saw on Reddit

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 60 minutes

🔢Samples: 10

🎬Frames: 250

Tutorial: CG Matter

Futuristic Star Trek style table

2021-04-07

So much gloss and transparency. There's loads of work in stuff that can't even be seen (e.g. pistons on lifter thing)

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 23 hours

🔢Samples: 100

🎬Frames: 1320

Marbles and Pebbles

2021-03-09
Does anyone have marbles anymore?
Bigger Does anyone have marbles anymore? PNG

More geometry nodes, with marbles!

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 60 seconds

🔢Samples: 300

Geometry Node Station

2021-03-01
Kinda looks like a metal rubbish dump all stuck together
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Quick space station using the new Geometry Nodes

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 20 seconds

🔢Samples: 500

Floating Rock Platform

2021-02-28
Floating rocks in the glowing mist
Bigger Floating rocks in the glowing mist PNG

I like floating platforms. I also like volumetrics.

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 20 minutes

🔢Samples: 300

Control Service Weapon

2021-02-02

Control is a fun game. I wanted to play with the Service Weapon in Blender

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 60 minutes

🔢Samples: 200

🎬Frames: 240

My Subnautica Base

2020-12-04
Right on the edge of the Jellyshroom Caves!
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Recently finished Subnautica and liked the aesthetic. Underwater bases are some James Bond villain levels of AWESOME :D

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 12 minutes

🔢Samples: 500

Working on the stairs

2020-11-12
Such lighting!
Bigger Such lighting! PNG

I wanted to try some procedural texture tiling. It's waaaay over my head though.

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 13 minutes

🔢Samples: 800

Halloweeeeen

2020-10-20
Spooooky Pumpkin fun with knife project
Bigger Spooooky Pumpkin fun with knife project PNG

I've always liked these kinds of spooky atmospheric scenes.

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 12 minutes

🔢Samples: 200

Crystal Caverns

2020-10-14
Glowing crystals took a while, volume took even longer
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Trying some glowing crystal action

🛠Engine: Cycles

🕑Render Time: 18 minutes

🔢Samples: 100, 1000 for volume

Mass Relay

2020-09-17

Found this in the old boxes. My first foray into Blender, took months. Then about 5 hours to make it way better. Relay model isn't mine

🛠Engine: Cycles

🕑Render Time: 7 hours

🔢Samples: 100

🎬Frames: 1510

SCP TV

2020-09-10

I love Control (Remedy game), and I wanted to play with boids

🛠Engine: Cycles

🕑Render Time: 13 hours

🔢Samples: 300

🎬Frames: 500

University Water

2020-09-04

Playing with water and cloth sims

🛠Engine: Cycles

🕑Render Time: 12 hours

🔢Samples: 400

🎬Frames: 250

Borg Cube

2020-08-07
Borg Cube - you will be assimilated
Bigger Borg Cube - you will be assimilated PNG

I got a decent way through making this without a tutorial, so I'm pleased. The JSDisplacement greebles and AO emmision methods are really cool.

🛠Engine: Cycles

🕑Render Time: 4.5 minutes

🔢Samples: 400

Tutorial: By Dikko

Bullets

2020-08-07
Bullets scattered everywhere on a table
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Playing Halo MCC with a friend and figured it'd be easy to do that menu scene with all the bullets ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

🛠Engine: Cycles

🕑Render Time: 6 minutes

🔢Samples: 800

Shattered World

2020-08-07
Shattered World with dust cloud
Bigger Shattered World with dust cloud PNG

Wanted to make a shattered world for a while. I'm not happy with this, but it's a start for next time. That volume tanked the rendertime too...

🛠Engine: Cycles

🕑Render Time: 20.5 minutes

🔢Samples: 400

Tea and Biscuits

2020-08-07
Tea and biscuits scene from a colleagues' photo
Bigger Tea and biscuits scene from a colleagues' photo PNG

The teapot was the hardest thing to mode. Feels like I did it the hardest way possible.

🛠Engine: Cycles

🕑Render Time: 3.5 minutes

🔢Samples: 300

Well and Bucket

2020-08-07
Rocky well with a bucket and rope next to it
Bigger Rocky well with a bucket and rope next to it PNG

Proving to myself I COULD do rocks with displacements, also the rope and grass.

🛠Engine: Cycles

🕑Render Time: 11 minutes

🔢Samples: 400

The Beast Planet

2020-05-13

I got to practice some rigging, animations, and compositing :D It's from a show called Shadow Raiders. Some good sci-fi ideas in there.

🛠Engine: Cycles

🕑Render Time: 2 hours

🔢Samples: 400

🎬Frames: 600

Ancient Door

2020-05-08

Ancient areas are creepy places! I wanted to try my hand at animating. I need to do a tutorial...

🛠Engine: Eevee

🕑Render Time: 5 hours

🔢Samples: 64

🎬Frames: 1100

Happy Easter!

2020-04-17
Easter Eggs
Bigger Easter Eggs PNG

Eggster!

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 1.5 minutes

🔢Samples: 128

Sword from CG Fasttrack

2020-04-06
Sword with cinematic compositing
Bigger Sword with cinematic compositing PNG

The CG Fasttrack tutorial sword. I ended up using different assets or making some out of stubborness. The final result suffers for it, but I learned many new things.

🛠Engine: Eevee

🕑Render Time: 5 seconds

🔢Samples: 64

Tutorial: CG Fasttrack

Sword showing runes

2020-04-06
Sword showing runes
Bigger Sword showing runes PNG

I did another one from the other side so I could see all those cool runes :D

🛠Engine: Eevee

🕑Render Time: 5 seconds

🔢Samples: 64

Sword WITHOUT cinematic compositing

2020-04-06
Sword WITHOUT compositing
Bigger Sword WITHOUT compositing PNG

I almost like this one better. Still, compositing can add much more flair than I gave it credit for.

🛠Engine: Eevee

🕑Render Time: 5 seconds

🔢Samples: 64

Enchanting table

2020-02-29
Enchanting table with some fun knick knacks
Bigger Enchanting table with some fun knick knacks PNG

My go at an enchanting table. Not really happy with it, but sometimes you're just done, you know?

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 15 minutes

🔢Samples: 500

Urban Takeaway Coffee

2020-02-02
Takeaway coffee up on a wooden table, so relaxing
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Less DOF, since I'm pleased with the bridge :)
Bigger Less DOF, since I'm pleased with the bridge :) PNG

Coffee is the best thing, and sitting with one during the city buzz is very relaxing.

I was really happy with the bridge, but I realised that the DOF made it hard to see, so I did another one with less DOF :)

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 15 minutes

🔢Samples: 500

Fixed olives, highlighted differences

2020-01-31
Old olive render vs new bits
Bigger Old olive render vs new bits PNG

Finally fixed the olives. Note the differences mainly in the olives themselves, jar, and fork. I wasn't happy with the materials originally, and I want to show the difference now afterwards.

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 25 seconds

🔢Samples: 100

Olives on a plate!

2020-01-27
Olives on a plate!
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Olives are my favourite single food. Good inspiration.

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 25 seconds

🔢Samples: 100

Spooky

2020-01-26
Spooky :) Ground turned out really good
Bigger Spooky :) Ground turned out really good PNG

This was going to be a bright grassy scene, but then I needed to hide the bad grass.

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: ~1 hour

🔢Samples: 100

Doonut

2020-01-18
Obligatory Donut Render
Bigger Obligatory Donut Render PNG

Added a true Australian treat. Lamington :)

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: ~30 seconds

🔢Samples: 20

Tutorial: The Infamous BlenderGuru!

Floating Rocks

2020-01-18
Random floating rock
Bigger Random floating rock PNG

I like floating rocks ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 60 seconds

🔢Samples: 20

Moovin Doonut

2020-01-18

Donut gettin spun into scene like a champ

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: ~2 minutes

🔢Samples: 20

🎬Frames: 60

Ocean View

2020-01-18
Bit of an ocean view
Bigger Bit of an ocean view PNG

I wanted to try making water with mist in the distance. I like it.

🛠Engine: Cycles (with denoiser node)

🕑Render Time: 30 seconds

🔢Samples: 30