A Puzzle Sphere for the Sphere Project
The Puzzle Sphere Rendered Using Pandromeda Mojoworld
I have known about The Sphere Project at CGSphere.com for some time now and would occasionally check out their gallery of submitted spheres. According to CGSphere.com, “the Sphere Project is a website dedicated to the evolution of technical and creative 3D sphere design. The purpose is simple; to create the most captivating and visually appealing sphere from our provided scene using your 3D program and renderer of choice.” There are some basic rules that must be followed with regards to the scene and camera settings for submitted images in order to provide a degree of consistency for all submissions.
Last night after dinner I decided to create my own submission for the project. The 3D tools that I have are (alphabetically) Bryce, Lightwave, and Mojoworld. Since Mojoworld is all about creating those spherical bodies known as planets and moons, I opted to use Mojoworld. The inspiration for the design I submitted came from a work I recently submitted to the Fantastic Worlds Contest at 3DCommune. Titled Globalization, that work featured a world with a global city. For my sphere, I replaced the global city with a building-block-like sphere reminiscent of a Rubik's cube. I titled my entry Puzzle Sphere in keeping with the Rubik's cube concept.
I had fun creating my entry for The Sphere Project and plan to submit another entry in the near future. In the meantime, check out my Puzzle Sphere (Note: I have deleted this submission and replaced it with The Me Sphere) and if you are a 3D artist, consider adding your own sphere to the collection.
Ad Astra, Jim