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"Winter Gazebo"-full HD version


By George Kim.

George Kim writes:

This is a 3D environment demo of DIGITAL MIRAGE which specializes in VFX & Product Visualization. The entire 3D content has been been created from scratch using Blender and the lense flare was added using Optical Flare. If interested in commissioning a project, please contact me through: [email protected]

The 19 second original rendering was done by, which just updated their plugin for Blender 2.67. The rendering took about one and half day, through a subscription which is no longer available to new customers, I believe. :( (I wonder how long it would take by other render farms.)

Happy blendering,

George Kim


    • Hi EnV (Enrico Valenza),
      It's an honor to see your comment. :)
      Yes, I too was a bit disappointed at the current rendering speed. It would have taken 5~6 days on a GTX 660 Ti (with over 1,344 GPUs), though.
      In fact, I would love to see all the render farms currently on the market supporting Cycles participate in a speed test--if they are willing--of rendering "Winter Gazebo," to see which of them is currently fastest. ("The original 3D
      sequences are made up of a single Blend file.)
      since it's made of one single blend file to see which of them can

      • Hi George,
        well, thanks, it's an honor for me. :)
        Yes, it would be nice to see such a contest. Btw, hopefully Cycles will have an optimization to render faster in the next future, not everybody can afford a renderfarm.

        • norbertoidiart on

          Last week i used with several different renders. First versions in low resolution for client aproval and final versions in 720p. All cycles, and with different passes. It works pretty well, and fast.

          I spent a good price, reasonable, for a project i've been payed for and would be impossible to reach de deadline without a render farm.
          Also we should remember that the farms have different user levels andp rices.


  1. Great job! It's a very subtle detail, but the bird flying across the second shot really enhanced it for me! Nice work!

  2. wait a minute.... Ive seen this before but in green ...
    so someone took the demo scene of Agus3D with lot of trees, watched a demo video made with it and then change the color to white to make it look different and original?

    • Thank you for your interest in this demo. Yes, it does use the technique Agustin Benavidez (Agus3D) graciously shared with the Blender community through his file "Cycle Island."

      There's a significant difference, though, between (1) modifying a filing and re-using it and (1) understanding the technique revealed in the file and creating another. :)

      I hope to see more of these works among professional users of Blender.

      Happy Blendering and thank you for your comment.

      • Chrome Monkey on

        Alternate response to the original comment:

        "Wait, now forests are copyrighted?
        That's it. Check, please."

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