In Response To: Re: The Island (padraig08)
: I'm curious what you used to make this, it came out amazing!
: I'm pretty sure it's not Blender, I don't think Blender could get DAT WATER
: EFFECT without crashing... for me at least.
Rendered in cycles. The water is actually 2 simple planes with a noise texture applied. only 4 verticies on each plane :) A guy that goes by Agus3D came up with that node setup and a couple other tricks I used.
Total memory used on the scene was about 1.5 gigs.
There are 54000 trees and they are all medium poly trees with leaves as a mesh. There is close to 20 billion verticies total.
Cycles is awesome...