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12 December 2004, 09:55 PM (

Title: Overgrowth House
Name: Scott Anderson
Country: Australia
Software: Vue d'Esprit

This image started out with three tree-men and a couple of cows. The scene had over 700 trees. E-on Software asked to use the image for the cover art of Vue 5 Esprit. This is the result.

This final image only has the single treeman but more detail with the inclusion of the building modelled by Alain Gracia and the lake. The original Overgrowth image was constructed in Vue 4 Professional. This final image was then added to and rendered in Vue 5 Esprit. There is no post work.

Hope you enjoy.
Original Overgrowth Image (

12 December 2004, 12:21 AM

It's hard to believe there is no post work done here for such an incredible amount of detail. Great job.

Is the Tree-man chasing the beef?



12 December 2004, 01:10 AM
the thumbnail for this piece is so boring...but it is actually very interesting!! Nice work! very photorealistic

12 December 2004, 01:48 AM
awesome detail. I really like the treeman. how did you create the details with textures or
geometry or is it some special feature of Vue?


12 December 2004, 01:49 AM
wow! simply wow!!
by the way the first cow luks a bit floating but no big deal simply gr8!!

12 December 2004, 05:43 AM
I was gonna say the same about the cow... but other than that, it's just perfect!

12 December 2004, 05:51 AM
Hey - isn't that the cover artwork for Vue 5? If I am not mistaken - then congrats!

This work is a great example of how Vue 5 is indeed a very powerful and worthy tool in the hands of those who know how to use it. Keep up the good work!

12 December 2004, 09:56 AM
That's a great work... I love the fantasy imprinted in it. A very great idea and realization!
Good Art!

12 December 2004, 11:15 AM

white dragon
12 December 2004, 11:21 AM
Fantastic work, reminds me of something Studio Ghibli might have done! :)

12 December 2004, 12:14 PM
Perfect concept....real masterpeace!

12 December 2004, 03:08 PM
Vue is actually amazing me all the time with those magnificent trees and vegatation. This piece makes me want to try it even more. Great work man.

12 December 2004, 05:30 PM
Vue is pretty cool for sculpting amazing terrains and mountains and then exporting them to another package for use. It also has a really awesome camera with settings of every type of vehicle and allows you to use camera data from every 3D package so you can match shots. The animated tree's are pretty cool, They arent perfect but can do the job well.

The thing that would throw most people off here is the fact that the same company now produces poser and this would seem like a bryce type package. I have been a max user for a long time and was hesitant about trying Vue, but my boss insisted, I gotta say it's pretty useful and easy and fun to use. You will find most of your time is spent tweaking the texures and lighting. You can sculpt some amazing landscapes in less than ten minutes.

Great piece, it comes packaged with the software. Oh and another thing... the company packages a lot of the files/scenes you see on thier website so you can see how other user's put together everything.

12 December 2004, 08:30 PM
Long time Vue users myself and I just bought Vue 5. Absolutely LOVE this image!

12 December 2004, 12:31 AM
excellent:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 01:11 AM

This is why i'm so impressed with Vue, the only scenery generator that amazes me.

12 December 2004, 02:51 AM
Thanks all, for your feedback and comments. Most appreciated.

12 December 2004, 04:32 AM
great image!! I love the concept. Fanastic imagination you've got.

One critique is that the scale in perseptive seems a lil flattened... obviously the cows are foward in the scene and the house is in the back.... but... at first glance iit seems the cows are two big compared to the house. at least to me....

12 December 2004, 07:04 AM
wow ! ! !very original

12 December 2004, 09:01 AM
this is just amazing...Vue rocks :)

12 December 2004, 03:58 PM
Yeah.. after a very long time a very fresh n original scene ..nice work G8....C&C-work lil bit more sky and on the portion where vegetation (trees/greenery) is meeting the sky...

Very Fresh N Nice Scene. Cheers :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :scream:

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12 December 2004, 07:14 PM
I have used Vue sence version 3 and find it a usefull tool.
I would love to see Eye On add a groud cover generation system and a scatering system that is intuative. these two areas hurt Vue in my opinion for a lot of things and as a result force me to use other software.
Vue also need to work on there socalled Volumetric lighting, it is mostly just filtering and lens flair afterefects. In Vue 5 there latest release the implamentation of raidosaty works well but is far from perfic. This is another area that sends me to other software where lighting efects are critical.

Eye On intagration of poser 5 in there mover 5 release is a wonderful tool. Poser 5 has a fast and symple to use cloth sym system and there hair is also useable and farly fast. I wont go into the problems with poser but for many situations it is a very fast and easy to use tool for adding chariter content to a sceen that is beleavable. now tha both are owned by the same parent company mabe we will see some good things come from these two programs that have a very good start in functionaluty and useabiluty for general 3D sceen creation.

I love your Image as it shows well the capabiluties of Vue, dispelling many pre concived notions about the product that follow it from its earlyer versions.

Before you flame me for spelling and puncutation. I am dyslexic and seldom post as a result.

Keep up the good work and let us see more of it :)


12 December 2004, 07:20 PM
Nice work! Good details! Congratulations:scream:

01 January 2005, 01:50 AM
Fantastic image, Scott.

01 January 2005, 09:46 AM
A unique and very well done piece of art Scott........I really enjy viewing it,and think your efforts on it really have paid off.Nice art,real nice!:buttrock: :arteest:

01 January 2005, 04:03 PM
Fantastic work.another style .I like it...

01 January 2005, 06:25 AM
Thanks for comments and replies.
Here is a detail of the image.

01 January 2005, 10:55 AM
Nice stuff! :thumbsup:

02 February 2005, 03:46 AM
It reminds me the Lord of The Rings!
but the tree man looks like it's build up, not alive....

02 February 2005, 05:53 AM
i think it's a high end piece. too bad i don't use vue. the light is a bit too bright, but that's neglijable. guess it was a lot of work... how long did it take, anyway; is it animated?
send a reply if u can

02 February 2005, 04:22 PM
excellent work:thumbsup:congratulations

02 February 2005, 01:59 AM
Your tree man image is a great concept. I've rarely seen tree men portrayed before (wizard of oz, a couple of cartoons and maybe a horror flick or two) but the way you portray the concept is totally unique.

The detail is wonderful. This creation would be EXCELLENT for animation.

02 February 2005, 03:07 PM
attack of the giant shrub

02 February 2005, 03:06 AM
dude thats a bush with a adatude... lol it is really cool I like it the enviroment make it look like it belongs in the scene which is aesome... it looks phoporealistic.

02 February 2005, 03:20 AM
I love this image.The eagle was a bit of a step out though.

02 February 2005, 03:21 PM
Good Clive Barker inspiration exelent work ;)

02 February 2005, 02:44 PM
you have done your best!

02 February 2005, 05:05 PM
Much well deserved praise Scott! Just a super piece of work.

02 February 2005, 08:57 PM
I really like the tree character. The back gorund and house is very impressive also. Keep it up!

03 March 2005, 08:53 AM
I think it's a fabulous image! Marvelous imagination and wonderful execution, too! I really like the way you've created a sort of wireframe to put the trees one. Well done, Scott and congrats on your award!

03 March 2005, 09:11 PM
God damn! Awesome treeS!

Wonderful environment as well. That Vue program must be pretty damn good.

03 March 2005, 02:07 PM
great pic.
great to see the aussie doing something right!
take care mate

06 June 2005, 07:14 PM
very cool, and original picture :-)
looks very realistic.


11 November 2005, 11:40 AM
haha awesome. I have had this pic on my wall from a design graphics magazine for months now, never guessed i would see it on here. Well done.

12 December 2005, 10:52 PM
everything looks perfect in its place but for the cow... so it seems, anyhow. house looks nice, even though it felt odd and the i read that it was put there afterwards. enough crits, couldn't have strated by saying i enjoyed the rest - landscape - the moment i saw it... the lake - such an excelent work :)

12 December 2005, 03:23 AM
Crazy man I love it!

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