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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-)


  1. If I remember correctly, only the sky is a picture and it was rendered in octane.
    It's a really great piece of work, as all Anuraag works I have seen.

  2. Thank you everyone, and Bart - feels great to be featured here.
    To corroborate - it's all done in 3D with a 360 degree skymap. As Utopia correctly mentions, it's rendered with Octane 2.56d and the final result is a mix of two renders - one with physical Sun+Sky and another with the sky texture. Color grading and radial blur on wheels done in Photoshop.

    To say more about the image - it tries to capture the similarities and differences between the two 'trips' hinted at in the picture. An old hatchback for a weekend getaway or a shuttle to the outer space - are they very different? Or actually alike?

    Feel free to appreciate or criticize.

    Thanks once again.


    • Antakira Software on

      @Anuraag A truly great job. The image is absolutely superb, but I also like the connection between the two trips depicted in the image. I wonder how much of Photoshop retouching was made to the image. Would it be possible to see the image before-after the Photoshop stage?

  3. Looks absolutely beautiful. Love the metaphor, the colors used and the amount of detail.
    Although I couldn't pull this off myself, a small thing that I noticed was the modelling of the top of the main fuel (orange) tank of the shuttle. Seems to not be subdivided enough... or is that the way the actual thing is made?

    • i was taking care of that all this while, but completely missed that out at the time of the final render :(

    • it's not supposed to be the launch pad - maybe an alternate vehicle assembly building, or just a museum - i wasn't going as much for accuracy as for the mood/ambiance

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