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Two years ago I made a CG model of central London for a university project [link] and recently I was commissioned to expand it by about 10 times. Luckily they didn't want the new area to be quite as detailed as the original, so it took a lot less time, but it still came out pretty well.
You can kind of tell where the old stuff stops and the new, less detailed bit begins. :)

The model includes a few buildings that are planned for the near future, although thanks to the whole credit thing a few of them are delayed or on the verge of being canceled.

Here's a quick render. I'll deviate some better ones later, but I liked this one.
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feelynn38 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This isn't Back To The Future.
Where's Doc?
Where's Marty McFly?
Where's the Delorean?
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SURFER16 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I GIVE YOU TEN EUROS IF YOU DO TO ME ONE OF SAN MICHEL VENECIA, WHAT DO YOU SAY?
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have a fulltime job, so I don't have enough time to work on commissions. Sorry. :)

€10 probably wouldn't be enough for most modellers, anyway. Though it depends on the level of detail you're looking for.
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It reminds me of the view of Oceania (a similar model of futurised London) in the 1956 sci-fi film "1984".
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'll have to look that up. The only film version I was aware of was the John Hurt one. I made this model about four years ago, based on how the city really should look in a few years (all the buildings are proposed, under construction or have been built in the intervening years). One day I'm sure I will do a full on future version of London though, with lots of scifi influenced buildings.
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The black and white 1950s version of "1984" starred Edmund O'Brien, Michael Redgrave and Jan Sterling. The best part was the aerial views of Airstrip 1 of Oceania and the creepy "Big Brother is Watching" posters that were on a lot of college dorm room walls in the 1970s. As I mentioned, your model reminded me so much of it! All the ministry buildings in the sci-fi movie were shaped like the Pope's triple crown. Also, this movie is not widely available. Lear Media (online) has it on DVD. The studio never released it. Probably copyright free now.
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mr-1up Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
what program did you use for this???, you probibly used a whole lot of refferance?
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I used Cinema 4D and yeah, a lot of reference material. Google Earth helped a lot for the over all street layout though.
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mr-1up Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awsom!!! snap i would like to tru something like that with a more futuristic scene, but im bit t lazy at the moment
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I know the feeling. :) Maybe one day I'll try to turn my model into a futuristic version with lots of skyscrapers, but it's a lot of work.
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mr-1up Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yeah!!!!! or you can paint over it!!!!!
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Good idea, I might try that!
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ARTnoob Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Very nice.
=D
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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ARTnoob Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
No problem.
=]]
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Fohnshaper Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
:noes: it's beautiful!! well done!
i really don't like the Walkie Talkie building.. and it's also near the tower bridge :\
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

No, I'm not a big fan of the Walkie Talkie either, although the garden on the top floors (which will be open to the public) does sound really cool.
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DriftMedia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
That is AMAZING!!! Well done, Keep it up :)
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much, and thanks for faving my work! :) I'll be posting more of this soon, actually.
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spectacular Work.
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much, and thanks for faving this and "London 2011". Much appreciated! :)
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slifer2534 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
you ever do requests or commissions like this?
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, this was for a job, but it took about two week's of solid work, so if I did a request or commission it'd probably have to be on a smaller scale. Drop me a note or leave a message here if you have anything in mind, and I'll give it consideration. :)
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slifer2534 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
hey..wondering if i can still send some info about my e-12 london to see if ya still itnerested in taking a shot at it or so?
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It sounds like quite a large project, so I'm not sure I'd have the time, but if you have any images or maps that show the scale you're thinking about then feel free to send them to me and I'll have a better idea.
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slifer2534 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
well it would be a similar areial view of london, but with a different scenario...its for a alt. timeline im working on, (where the tudor line continued, creatign a larger, more technologicaly advanced empire, but still in its steampunk influence),where instead of rebuilding london to its original specifications after the great fire, the royal family decided to take everything from the tower of london to the river fleet and up north as far as cripplegate (got a map somewhere of the outer limits for it) and decided to build a huge park/royal residencies reminiscent of neo gothic stylings...course this is jsut a small piece of the design in my head, but i can note ya the rest and see where it goes
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olestock Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Good job! I wanna to see it render!
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) Watch out for some videos coming soon!
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Hob-Z Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
This is just amazing my friend, what a great model you have created. WELL DONE
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the encouragement! Very much appreciated. :)
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DanChronos Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
WOW
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!! no joke that really is brilliant! my first though was that you used greeble, but it i just FAaar too detailed for that, must have taken you ages to do something that detailed, not to mention the first one (in the link) :D
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude! A lot of people ask if I used a greeble plugin, but to be honest, the thought never even occurred to me at the time. Like you say, I think it would've been really obvious anyway.

It did take ages, but I was getting paid quite well, so I didn't moan too much. :D
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dragunixos Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorprendente!!
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias! :)
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infinum Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow its great and so detailed
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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KeremGo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work! Is there a short cut to accomplish this or you modeled all parts one by one? I really like to learn your method.
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou. :) The majority of it was modeled piece by piece, but some areas in the background were made by copy/pasting the same area repeatedly. I didn't want to have to do that, as the model had been very accurate up to that point, but time became a big restriction.
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa! Nice perspective on this render :wow:
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome :D
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The-Bongmaster Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats one awesome layout there :)
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks... and cool name. ;)
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The-Bongmaster Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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jobyek Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice, reminds me of Mirror's Edge's menu screen.
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :) Just checked that out on youtube and I see what you mean.
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1may Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
very well, really really good...
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you liked it, thanks for adding it to your faves. :)
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