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Cavern by IgnisFerroque Cavern by IgnisFerroque
This is pretty much based on a scene from one of the Myst novels... always wanted to give it a try. :shrug:

I kinda thought of my Diarist picture to be a representation of the towers inside:

The Diarist by IgnisFerroque

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9 Mio Polygons, about 1000 light sources, no GI
Render Time: 53hrs (4000x2220)
zB + C4D + PS


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Whats better than an exploding Inbox when visiting dA :D
Big thanks to 2753Productions and KeremGo!

Also, thanks for all the comments and favs of course ;)
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Given 2011-03-08
Cavern by ~IgnisFerroque. Exceptional work of art from an exceptional creative talent. Enjoy and please visit the rest of his gallery. ( Suggested by 2753Productions and Featured by KeremGo )
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PeterAlexander2014 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Awkward question here: which scene is this supposed to be?
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:iconignisferroque:
IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner May 20, 2015   Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply. Its just loosely based on the city description in the first book, lots of lights added though, didn't really go for that abandoned look here.
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IAmThatStrange Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Yes I can see Myst there~ :D (Big Grin) 
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ItiseyeMeeSzark Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I first saw the blue version I thought Myst straight away...and you now what a Myst Geek I am. You captured the sprit of Myst nicely here.
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :) In retrospect id have given it a bit more of a larger scope, further away and more buildings, but my computer could barely handle the scene as it is ;)
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ItiseyeMeeSzark Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did notice that. Man my rig would struggle badly, you must have a lot of PC resources.
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Ha i wished. Im using an 2008 iMac with Core 2 Duo @ 2.66GHz and 4 GB of Ram. ;)
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ItiseyeMeeSzark Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well that does surprise me, efficient modelling and scene building then. All surface procedural?

I have an I7 3770 3.4 GHZ Quad with 8 GB of RAM
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014   Digital Artist
Im using a mixture of photo textures and procedurals usually, except for rocks and stuff like that; its easier to just go with layered noise shaders and some vertex and terrain maps for that i think. 

Nice, although id probably go with more RAM, i could need 16-20 sometimes. At least thats what the virtual memory usage says. Good to be patient ;)
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ItiseyeMeeSzark Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I am saving up for another 8 GB to max it out.
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Aubageddon91 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very creative!!! awesome job!
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:iconignisferroque:
IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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zewhatcher Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Beautiful job. You captured the lighting of a cavern very well. 
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:iconignisferroque:
IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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RaikaiRan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das ist einfach WAHNSINN!!

Total cool.
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I would so love to see more like this :)
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JuliaToffy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just how the Ae'gura City Cavern has to look like. I wish all the explorers could live in place like that now! Amazing job, fascinating!
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Lachoneus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love to see this stuff visualized. The novels were great, and I believe you interpreted it really well. Great job!
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:iconeleri:
Eleri Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, that looks like D'ni
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numinous80 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Amazing work. This would fit right in to Cyan's vision of the cavern. Well done!
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner May 16, 2012   Digital Artist
:nod: Although the glowing lake was too much for my PC, so i scrapped that ;)
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Lsahna Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Amazing, love it.
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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Fyxa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
I search cavern and the first thing that comes up is Myst related. Freaking awesome job :) Myst is such an amazing series with such an amazing story
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011   Digital Artist
:nod: I often listen to the soundtracks when I'm going to bed or modeling stuff, really some of my favorite games.
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Alistairpc Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
magnificent..great job
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Alistairpc Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
you most welcome=)
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moonymuch Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Wow. This is absolutely mind-boggling!
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011   Digital Artist
:bow: Thanks ;)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Great work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
My pleasure. :w00t:
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DeirdreReynolds Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is terrific! Congratulations on your DD!
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome :)
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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LordXehenniar Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Awesome work.

The design of the buildings remind me a lot of the famous "Tower of Babel" painting.
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Hehe yes, just not as impressive ;)

Thanks alot!
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gregzaal Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Now thats awesome!
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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Kefrith Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! I didn't go through all of the comments to see if any of my friends already said this, but you should definitely consider joining and submitting your work to the :iconmyst-fanclub:!
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Hehe i think the club was mentioned somewhere :)

Thank you!
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csoro Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YES! That's exactly what I was thinking, when I saw this. I'm glad someone shares an appreciation of the books as much as I do, you captured the spirit of D'ni really well.
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011   Digital Artist
The settings in the books and games are pretty imaginative, it wasnt too hard to get a picture in my mind at least ;)
Thanks alot!
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ImtZ Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
I just wanna jump in!... Amazing!=D
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Hehe would be an interesting visit ;) Thanks :)
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nacronympho Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
beautiful
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