I wanted to test Cycles with a real environment project. So I recreated a scene from an actual place called Hashima.
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Hashima is an island outside of Japan that was used as a coal mining facility from 1887 to 1974. It’s been completly abandoned since then. You can read more about it here:
I used Cycles as main-renderer. Additional passes like volumetrics, ID-pass, AO and Mist was rendered in BI and composited in.
The ivy was made with the IvyGen addon, the rest was modelled manually.
Hope you like it!