In the presence of another world

In the presence of another world
The dreadful knowledge comes
How even space can modulate
Unearthly things be done.
["In the presence of another world", Blue Oyster Cult]


This was another image inspired by the computer game "Marathon". It was originally intended to be the backdrop for another scene of gratuitous violence involving a heavily-armed Poser figure, but I decided that the backdrop was actually more interesting and effective than the figure. Or the violence.

The scene is basically pure Bryce 4, with no imported objects or texture maps. The elements of the scene are primitives, often heavily-sculpted using Booleans. The most complex part - the strange structures inside the urn in the foreground - are made using the 'Strange Roots' volumetric texture.

The scene is supposed to represent Lhowon, in "Marathon II".


18 Apr 1999


Bryce 4