I have been a 3D enthusiast since around 1990 when
Inc. first released the ray-tracing package Turbo Silver.
I have upgraded that software to Imagine from versions 1 through
the latest version 5 over the years and found the program stuffed with
powerful features, yet inexpensive enough that it has always remained
Impulse has recently re-committed to the Amiga with Imagine 6.0:
the MS Windows version of Imagine has been available for quite a while.
Although I do not own the Windows version, I understand that it is powerful
and fast, but lacks some of the features that I have long taken for
granted on the Amiga.
If you are interested in a fairly low-cost, but seriously powerful
3D modeling and rendering package, you owe it to yourself to check out
website. Be sure to visit the gallery to see what creative people
can do with Imagine!
And now, without further ado, to my images gallery. You can click
on the images to download larger versions. The sizes and dimensions
of the images will be described so you know what to expect before you
The images belong to Udo Schuermann and may not be duplicated, stored,
reproduced, or distributed for any purpose whatsoever, except with explicit
written and signed permission from Udo Schuermann. If you want to put
them on a CD-ROM for demo purposes, just ask me; if you want to sell
them alone or as part of some sort of collection or to supplement a
product, then you better ask me and be prepared to compensate me for
the use of the images.
Copyright © 1991,1999 Udo Schuermann
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|I created CastleRoom in 1991 using Imagine 2.0
on a 4MB 33MHz 68030 Amiga. It was my first ``serious'' attempt
at modeling, lighting, composition and the use of algorithmic
textures. 20,000 polygons, three shadow-casting light sources,
numerous refracting and reflecting surfaces and some bitmapped
images (artists unknown) to decorate
the walls and grace the scene outside the window. It took over
two months to create, render, tweak, and re-render the scene.
Silly me screwed up the harddisk partition and lost the whole
thing a few weeks later. I learned to make backups...
Some careful image processing has allowed me to enhance this
image recently, which has most certainly improved its appearance.
Thanks be to
|Mission to Jupiter
Copyright © 1997 Udo Schuermann
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|Impulse released Imagine 5.0 with support for the
CyberGraphX display system (for support of 24bit displays on
Amiga graphics cards.) I spent a few days refamiliarizing myself
with Imagine and created a terribly insufficient rocky landscape
and a retro-50's rocket ship (with fins and everything) that
is in the process of descending on its retro-rocket flame to
one of the moons of Jupiter. The distant sun is hardly more
than a star...
Anything less than a 256 color display will fail to do this
image justice. Ideally you use at least a 16bit or even 24bit
Copyright © 1997 Udo Schuermann
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|I have always admired the ornate beauty coupled
with the raw strength that is combined in Corinthian columns.
I finally had the time to use Imagine 5.0 to model a corinthian
capital and set that on top of a fluted column. The details
in this image, including the fluting of the columns, are largely
achieved with elevation maps. The blindingly bright light combined
with the hazy air have created neat shadow layers if you look
closely. I consider this image a work in progress, although
I have no idea when I will have time to continue with it...
This image will look alright if you have 256 colors, but much
less than that will fail to bring out some of the subtler shadows
which I like so much.
Other Rendered Artwork on the Web
Or: People who are more talented than I
A collection of references to Impulse's Imagine software:
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