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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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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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:iconzireael07:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
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:iconignisferroque:
IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconzewhatcher:
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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:iconraikairan:
RaikaiRan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das ist einfach WAHNSINN!!

Total cool.
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:iconhylianjean:
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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:iconlsahna:
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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:iconignisferroque:
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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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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