In this Layers Breakdown, I go through the various steps I did to
make up my Megastructures painting Bernal Sphere 3. Thanks To Isaac
Hannaford and Raj Nattam for the suggestion!
You have two choices with this lesson, watch me discuss the issue in
the video below, or read the full text. Note, the text is a shorter
version of this breakdown, watch the video for much more detail.
As with many of my images, this is a combination of 3d, photomanip
and hand paint. Image 1 below is the simple 3d base I started with made
Next here's a close up of the trees. Notice they're just spheres with
some noise, they are so small in the final image there's really no
point to add more detail than that. I placed them in the max scene
using a script I wrote called ObjectPainter that allows you to place
objects (the spheres) onto other objects (the curved ground plane) with