Art Spotlight: Mystic Forest

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In Art Spotlight, we invite Sketchfab artists to talk about one of their designs.

Hello Sketchfab users !

My name is Thomas Veyrat, and I am happy to show you one of my latest creations : The Mystic Forest. I am a Freelance 3D artist, and I have been working on 3D projects for the last 10 years for animations, product design, interior design and advertisings.

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Last year I designed the “Sleeping Forest”, a scene which attempted to capture the spirit of a very tranquil forest such as the one in the Disney movie the “Sleeping Beauty”.

For the Mystic Forest, I wanted to try and make an even more realistic forest. So this time, I decided to use more reference photos. I collected images on the internet, and went to the woods to take reference pictures. I also drew trees and vegetation, grass, moss, mushrooms,…

And then, I began designing the scene with 3DS Max.

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For this project, one of the challenges was to optimise the scene for ideal results when rendered using the Sketchfab realtime engine.
Sketchfab is a great tool for showcasing this type of scene. Below is a video presenting the various steps I went through to make this scene:

Designing a 3D forest is far from being easy, it requires a lot of patience, care and a good experience with 3D software.

Here are several steps of the creation process :

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I am satisfied with the final result, and I believe it matches my expectations :

Mystic Forest
by Veyratom
on Sketchfab

Thank you for reading. I would love to hear your thoughts about this model. Feel free to contact me through my profile page, and I will be happy to anwser your questions.

Thanks Thomas!

Wow, I really think you’ve set a new standard for our Art Spotlights, that was a great read!

You can see more of Thomas’ work here on Sketchfab and on his own website, veyratom.com.

– Bart

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About the author

Bart Veldhuizen

Head of Community at Sketchfab. 3D Scanning enthusiast and Blenderhead. Running BlenderNation in my spare time.


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