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A Video for the Feather River California Temple

Announced as a temple for the Yuba City area, the later renamed Feather River California Temple has had the design revealed, but as of yet, no groundbreaking announcement. This video is my attempt to reconstruct the temple based upon the released render.

Sacramento California Temple video is now online!

My Sacramento California Temple video is now online! This one took a lot of time to finish, the grounds giving me just as much fuss as the temple did. So many little details. I did try out something new, so the forest around the temple is about as full of trees as it should be…. read more »

Redlands California Temple video now online!

I have finished my Redlands California Temple model and video, and have posted it online for you. Many fun little details went into this temple, and I think I fgot it to a fairly high level of accuracy. [arve url=”” /] Click the image below to go to my Redlands California temple page to see… read more »

Newport Beach California Temple is now online!

My Newport Beach temple model is finally finished, for now. I re-rendered this whole video multiple times. First, I messed up the trees. Half of them were floating in the air, the other half were buried in the ground. Then I messed up the camera movement somehow. As the video rotated around the east side… read more »

Oakland California Temple video now online!

I have uploaded my video of the Oakland California Temple. I meant to upload a different video, but I had a problem with floating trees and decided to rerender, sot his one was ready and it took it’s place. [arve url=”” /] Click the image below to go to my Oakland Temple page and learn… read more »

Sunday at Sacramento California

The detail on the archways at the front of the Sacramento California┬áTemple are taking more time than I could have imagined. It does not help that they are not straight. I have to work on a clone of the angled section that has been straightened out. This is not really a problem, but it does… read more »

Thursday at Redlands California

Back at Redlands California Temple. I don’t know if I have less time than I did on the first 10 of these, or if I burn out and get tired going on, but I seem to get less done each day. I extended the textures, and added windows, but overall I feel like I made… read more »

Thursday at Oakland California

Back at Oakland California Temple. Just working my way down from the spires. Today I added the tree of life motif to the spires. It looks like a simple bit of geometry, but it’s not. Getting one set done inspired my and I pushed my way through to getting all 5 spires finished. I also… read more »

Wednesday at Newport Beach California

Much progress was mad on the Newport California Temple model today. The entryway is all that is left to be modeled on the temple itself. The grounds are a bit complex and will take more time. I started on the leaf motif that circles around the upper portion of the temple. You can see it… read more »

Wednesday at Sacramento California

Sacramento is a small temple, but it is beautifully detailed. The arched entryways alone are well worth the visit to admire. Unfortunately, they are also what I spent the whole day on. Here is last month’s render: And here is today’s:

Saturday at Redlands California

This won’t look like much, but there are tiny details in the textured area that don’t show up in this image. I did not get as far with this as I hoped, mainly because Blender crashed and set me back a few hours worth of work. Once you have figured out how to model a… read more »

Saturday at Oakland California

I have been dreading this one, slightly. Mainly because of the fantastically detailed spires. I assumed they would be difficult, and it turned out I was right. I tried 7 different ways to automatically generate the details, but could not get the parameters I needed to work. So then I hand built one by hand,… read more »