This is an update to my original Arizona image. I thought it needed some
oomph, so I figured that crop circles would look cool, even without crops. Thought it
would also resemble, somewhat, the Nazca lines. The circles
themselves were made with Bryce from my memory of those on the cover of the Led Zeppelin
CD boxed set. Simple boolean operation once the template was made.
For those who haven't seen the original image, the copy from that is below.
Bryce 3D strikes again. With this thing, the lines between reality and CGI start to
blur. Or maybe that's just my eyes. Regardless, this image is entirely CGI. It took
about 10 minutes to lay down the initial terrain and textures and clouds and then
another 20 minutes fiddling with it to get to something I was happy with (sun angle,
haze, etc.). Plus rendering time. I think it looks like Arizona...or Mars.