Created with MAX 4 & rendered with Mental Ray. Won 2nd place @ animago award 2001, category Home/Still/Art.
This image I created for a friend. It should illustrate the way of perception through life. At first we are small like the little figure at the left bottom. Coming from the darkness of “not knowing” (the winding stairs). To get up to the light (the final goal) we have to pass many obstacles on our way out. We have to grow to be able to reach up to the door at the other side. That picture was my first work with Mental ray (MAX 3.1). Due to GI and Area shadows, my computer I used at that time took nearly 35 hours to render at 1280 x 1024. With this picture I also got 2nd place at the animago award 2001, in the category Home/Still/Art.