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Relatively Portal

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Published: February 8, 2008
Our first 4 week project at school, I used about about 5-6 weeks though, extra time both before and after the deadline. You can just keep adding so many details :P

When I was brain storming, I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to create something that required more texturing than modeling, since I was pretty inexperienced with that, so I had to incorporate that somehow. I found a picture done by Escher called "Relativity stairs" and since I was also playing Portal at the time I thought the project would be perfect to test my skills on.

Everything you see in the picture was made by me, I took loads of reference pictures from within the game, but ultimately I recreated everything myself to get the style that you find within the game.

This is the result, picture took approx 9 hours to render.

Note: Added a picture that shows some of the different stages how I created this picture [link]

Edit: I made a very large version of the image available for download (22mb). So people will be able to get their own print made. Just don't begin selling prints without my permission, or Valves for that matter.

Edit: Wow, daily deviation. Thanks a lot :D
And thanks for all the kind responses, always nice to see something you put this much time into get appreciated.
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Pierre-ChanliauHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, I'm very much going to have this printed out as a poster.

This is amazing tribute to M. C. Escher and Portal.
luaneko's avatar
You textured and modelled this in such small time by yourself-nya? It's impressive-nya.
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sad-rosesStudent General Artist
Yo, just finished this as a maddening puzzle :D
Relatively Portal Puzzle by sad-roses
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TeamFortressArt33Hobbyist Digital Artist
Creative work I love the original picture but this inspires me to have a good time looking at art and you are so talented also I just love valve games in general.
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Nice, M.C. Escher eat your heart out...:)
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I had this idea long time ago, as I'm a total fan of Escher AND Portal, to make a Portal map with Hammer with the combination of both worlds...
Your image makes me want to work on this project again... 
So beautifull and full of nice details, thank you!
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befree2209Hobbyist Digital Artist
This kinda gives me a headache. 
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subjectomega7259Hobbyist Artist
Love portal and mc. Escher, so this is like Christmas for me
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SpicySoulsaProfessional Digital Artist
"Wow" That's all I can say. Your art has taken my breath away. ^-^
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deepred6502Hobbyist Digital Artist
Escher would have approved.
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Wow, this is great! Have you considered making a wallpaper out of this? That would be great, too! :-)
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Doesn't really fit with the way the image is formated.

But you could, simple rotate the image and remove the logo.
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The5thBenderHobbyist General Artist
Mmmmm... a crossover between Labyrinth and Portal Yes!!!!!! Make it Happen!
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Look good for playing in portal 3 maybe XD
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JonasDralleStudent Digital Artist
very nice
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Lol Test Chamber -01 XD
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RettosukeroHobbyist Digital Artist
Dizzy  wow i cant imagine how to play this one.
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tttooofffHobbyist Traditional Artist
oooh god
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conniethehedgecat777Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice job! An idea for P0RTAL 3, maybe?
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blendercraft1Student Digital Artist
Ok go and solve this test chamber
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This is such a nice idea.
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