This image started as a quick attempt to create a profile picture for the Bytescapes Twitter feed. The default profile image is a basic egg shape, so I made something approximately egg-shaped in Carrara's Spline Modeler.
And then I adorned my egg by sticking Stonemason's "The Core" structure on top of it, which looked good, so I improved the design a little more with more spline objects, and then I liked the way that looked, so I duplicated the composite structure a few times ... and at that point the image basically ran away in a new direction.
The stairs in the foreground are a Carrara model that was created for a different image, slightly retextured to fit with the overall color scheme.
20 Feb 2011