Happy New Year 2014, Everyone, from SketchUp Island blog! In the image above we see New Year preparations underway in the style of Vietnam-- although Vietnamese New Year won't fall until the end of January this year. This image was created with Shaderlight rendering on top of a SketchUp model.
About the image: Bánh tét, a traditional Vietnamese food made of glutinous rice wrapped in banana leaves, is being boiled overnight in a large pot by a villager. Already-cooked Bánh tét hangs to cool from bamboo poles, while additional ingredients are prepared on the porch by relatives. Fruits and flowers have been placed in front of homes to welcome the new year.