Ray Barkalow of First
Rays Orchids commissioned Prem to do a redesign of his website logo.
Since the name of his company derives from the first rays of the sunrise,
a digital sunrise was designed entirely in LightWave 3d over which a pre-supplied
image of blooming Encyclia bractescens orchids was composited. To
design the digital elements, a set of very high-polygon-count hills was
modeled to give the sense of a sea of trees on a jungle valley floor.
These were then given a fractal clip map to create a sense of wild randomness.
Over the hills an additional layer of hypervoxels was composited to give
a sense of mists rising from the tropical vegetation early in the morning.
Over this layer, a pair of branches and a few digital epiphytic orchids
were composited. Finally, the Encyclia flowers were touched up (to
remove focal blur) and composited over the 3d digital scene.