Behind the Scenes: Actual Property


Good day, my identify is Ruud Geerards, and I’m a self-taught 3D artist from Limburg, The Netherlands. I used to attract cartoons however wished a method to specific myself in a extra reasonable method. In my seek for learn how to obtain this, I got here throughout Blender. After seeing what folks might create with this software program, I used to be offered.

About 5 years in the past, I began following the Blender Guru tutorials to get to know the fundamentals of Blender. Quickly, I used to be in a position to create the paintings I wished. I did not have to grasp each side that Blender needed to provide, so I simply began making my very own worlds in Blender and looked for options once I got here throughout issues. Blender is a interest for me wherein I can specific my creativity.

Now, I create stills that I primarily use as backgrounds for my Particle-X YouTube channel and publish them on BlenderArtists, ArtStation, and my Instagram.


As I discussed, I used to be looking for a method to create extra reasonable paintings, and Blender gave me this chance. My inspiration for “Actual Property” comes from earlier themes I explored. I just like the post-apocalyptic theme, which has a little bit of a darkish edge.

In my newest work, like “Actual Property,” I am taking the post-apocalyptic theme to a brighter place. What if nature takes over? The environment is extra peaceable.


For the method, I used a GeForce RTX 3070 for rendering. Primarily, the particle methods require heavy gear for a correct render. The challenge was created with Blender 2.83.


I began with the bottom ground and added a pleasant spot for the digital camera. With the sculpt software, I made the river mattress. On prime of this, I added a aircraft for the water after which, added particle methods for all of the vegetation. For the vegetation, I used Terrascape, Botaniq, Nisarga, and Grasswald, that are addons with some good plant and tree libraries that I typically use.


After this, I added the buildings from Evermotion kitbash. I positioned the buildings on one riverside. I might think about that previously, the buildings have been constructed on a pleasant boulevard alongside the riverside. However now, sooner or later, when nature took again the land, these buildings grew to become ruins, and crops and bushes dominated the panorama.

On the left aspect of the river, I positioned a ruined bridge to create some depth and the sensation that the world would not finish with simply these 3 buildings.


For the lighting, I made use of an addon referred to as Sceneskies, which works splendidly for me and offers some good pure skies to light up the scene. Ultimately, when every little thing was in place, I added the background, a photograph from Google that matches the scene by way of shade, gentle, and environment.

Behind the bottom ground, I added some extra plains with hills, and behind these plains, I positioned {a photograph} for the background. To complete all of it, I added some birds utilizing the Spiderfy addon and positioned a dice with a volumetric shader for a little bit of haze.


In my work, I give attention to composition, environment, and creating imaginary worlds. I make use of kitbashes and addons to boost the workflow and give attention to the components of making that I like finest. Whereas I do mannequin smaller objects myself, for my work, it is too time-consuming to mannequin every little thing from scratch.

RENDER – Actual Property

Thanks for studying. Be at liberty to ask any questions, and for those who like my work, observe me on social media. Have an incredible day!

Concerning the Artist                       

Ruud Geerards is a self-taught 3D artist working below the identify ARG 3D. He began with Blender in 2017 and primarily focuses on idea artwork, cities, landscapes, and fantasy paintings.