Octane for Cinema 4D: To Make A Fantasy Forest Scene
Fox Renderfarm, your TPN-accredited cloud render farm, organizes this sharing experience comes from the 3D artist Luren4796 for you. The main software used is Octane and Cinema 4d. Luren4796 share us the entire production process about this fantasy forest scene. I hope you can learn something.
This fantasy forest scene was inspired by the artwork of other artists. Luren4796 took inspiration from it and wanted to make a fantasy forest with a metal altar in the middle of the forest. So he combined the two works of art to conceive a unique artwork.
The reference artworks
The modeling of the main body ball is very simple. It mainly uses a plug-in called Trypogen. This plug-in is very good. It can easily change the basic sphere of Cinema 4D into other arbitrary shapes. I suggest you try it.
The ring around the sphere is also very simple. It is also modified using the circle that comes with Cinema 4D. The more convenient point is that the UV of the built-in model is already split, and you can use it with a slight modification.
UV uses a software called RizomUV, which can quickly place the UV in the way you want.
If the model of the altar is split, it is also quite simple. The only trouble is the edge wear on the base. This is a deliberate use of a broken plug-in, which can quickly create broken edges on the cylinder.
First, a displacement map was used on the ground, and then, the AO discover, replace, bump and specular map was used. Then add an HDIR to the scene, and a blue fill light on the right, and an increase on the left. An orange fill light. An orange light was added directly in front of it to add color to the subject.
Textures for ground use
Light source position
The tree in the scene is made of Forester Tree Library. In order to have a better final effect, you can place the camera first, and make some optimizations and adjustments according to the foreground in the lens.
The foreground looks relatively empty. After consideration, some stones and stumps made in the previous project were added as decoration.
Add some decorative flowers and trees according to the lens again, still made with Forester Tree Library. Now you can see that the background and the sphere and some models of the altar are all made.
The texture of the ground looks good. In order to better integrate the ground and the altar, you can try adding texture to the altar to test the effect. But the foreground still looked a bit monotonous, so some water elements were added to the grass, and the prominent part of the altar was modified into a gem. And add water and gem materials to self-illumination to make the dream effect look more prominent.
Particles and fog
The particles use the default particles, which increases the number and reduces the speed, and adds a dry wave to increase the randomness of the particles. Change the shape to a sphere and add a glowing material. Create a random color node connected to the gradient (color setting: same as the scene orange and blue) to make the rendering look more natural.
Added a layer of fog behind the bushes to make the scene feel more volume.
The texture in the middle of the sphere uses a sub-surface scattering associated with the metal layer. The color of the Transmission is adjusted to blue, which increases self-illumination and adds a layer of scratches on the bumps. The outer ring part is painted by hand. Increasing roughness increases bumps and specular reflection. The general effect is as follows:
After testing the rendering, I felt that the picture was not rich enough, so I added 2 butterflies below the ring. Adjusted reflection, refraction, and saturation and color temperature in PS after layered output. And here is the final rendering,
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