This is a personal project that I'm working on. I'm working mainly in Houdini with some modeling done in Maya. I rendered this project in Mantra. Check out my blog page for more info on this project.
Check out the final render here on Vimeo!
My goal is to create a fantasy place inspired by the mountains in Zhangjiajie, China and by Kinderdijk in Holland.
Assets for the island
I made some relatively low poly tulips for a tulip field like you can see in the Netherlands. I also worked on a procedural tree and rock.
I also gave the tree some object level controls making it easier to create different trees without digging through the file.
I made this tree starting with lines extending off other lines and a polywire to give thickness. The trunk is the base; the section for the trunk is in black. Each lighter color box contains smaller set of branches that extends of the previous branch. The green box contains the leaves.
I'm using these procedural rocks as the base for the islands.
I also added some hot air balloons.
Cloud concept image with final lighting