Art Spotlight: Mystic Forest

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In Art Spotlight, we invite Sketchfab artists to talk about one of their designs.

Hello Sketchfab users !

My name is Thomas Veyrat, and I am happy to show you one of my latest creations : The Mystic Forest. I am a Freelance 3D artist, and I have been working on 3D projects for the last 10 years for animations, product design, interior design and advertisings.


Last year I designed the “Sleeping Forest”, a scene which attempted to capture the spirit of a very tranquil forest such as the one in the Disney movie the “Sleeping Beauty”.

For the Mystic Forest, I wanted to try and make an even more realistic forest. So this time, I decided to use more reference photos. I collected images on the internet, and went to the woods to take reference pictures. I also drew trees and vegetation, grass, moss, mushrooms,…

And then, I began designing the scene with 3DS Max.


For this project, one of the challenges was to optimise the scene for ideal results when rendered using the Sketchfab realtime engine.
Sketchfab is a great tool for showcasing this type of scene. Below is a video presenting the various steps I went through to make this scene:

Designing a 3D forest is far from being easy, it requires a lot of patience, care and a good experience with 3D software.

Here are several steps of the creation process :


I am satisfied with the final result, and I believe it matches my expectations :

Mystic Forest
by Veyratom
on Sketchfab

Thank you for reading. I would love to hear your thoughts about this model. Feel free to contact me through my profile page, and I will be happy to anwser your questions.

Thanks Thomas!

Wow, I really think you’ve set a new standard for our Art Spotlights, that was a great read!

You can see more of Thomas’ work here on Sketchfab and on his own website,

– Bart


About the author


Bart Veldhuizen

Head of Community at Sketchfab. 3D Scanning enthusiast and Blenderhead. Running BlenderNation in my spare time.

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