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`tigaer-design.com proudly presents: EPICA


Alright. Here we are. This was the largest project for quite a while now. A lot of experimenting went into this monster. Trial and error... as usual. The scene shows quite an epic futuristic cityscape and this time actually no big story behind it. Just the imagination of mine that always wants to see such big and amazing vistas. 'City of lights', an earlier project of mine, was a first try at such scenes. The light scheme is almost the same too. Just love this lighting setup.


I started this project in c4d and vue, used some basic models, for futuristic looking buildings and modified them. Then i moved the objects into vue and arranged the scene. Quite some work went into the setup there, where to place what, and so on. Also, a very important thing, was the lighting of the scene. As usual i did go for the drama... a backlit situation with some cool contrast going on. I don't even know anymore how long it took too render. Something like 15hrs to render the base picture. Rendered several times until i got it right. In photoshop i added the lights, windows and atmosphere. And i tell you people... i'm done with lights and windows for now. You can be assured that 85% of the lights in there... are placed and revised by hand. A lot of precision work went into that stage. Also altered the buildings with details to make them look not too uniform. Long story short a lot of work went into this. Basically worked on it since february. With longer breaks though.

Intuos3 - Photoshop - VUE - 5500px wide

*There is a "Special Pack" download available with wallpapers, even in 1680 widescreen, and a documentary pdf file with lots of hi-res screenshots and explanations. You can find it here: [link] <- check it out!!!

*If you give a crap about wallpapers and you only want to read the docu, and see the hi-res shots, then please go here: [link] <- check it out!!!

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eliergearStudent Filmographer
si que no fue disparate
martyahaha's avatar
gorgeous!!!! so much attention to details and more.
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You put a lot of work into it, you did! I. Have. Favourited. This. Full. Stop. It has a really pretty sunset!
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awesome and great job too
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Kim-Il-SongunHobbyist Digital Artist
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Growlie26Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic job! I love 3d cityscape pictures/artwork!
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Awesome... and kind of reminds me of Coruscant (Star Wars)
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RonaldinhoTENStudent Digital Artist
Nice, but I think the bridge thing from building to building is getting old and it looks ugly most of the time.
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FabuartProfessional General Artist
rg-12's avatar
that city!
Pyrophile627's avatar
Beautiful. The birds and sunshine are a nice touch. Usually futuristic cityscapes like this are depressingly devoid of life.
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profutur1971Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! environnments space and originality ! Good job ![link]
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EarthhelLHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness. This must be one of the best artworks I've ever seen. From where did you get the inspiration from?
Meteorette's avatar
Wow- AMAZING detail! The lighting is beautiful, the sky is flawless, the buildings so elaborate.... breathtaking, really.
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wow.... the sky looks really cool
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I enjoy the sky the most.
snelan's avatar
Awesome! May I ask how you did the clouds and the sky lighting effects?
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mindscapebdStudent Digital Artist
Beautiful, spectacular, breathtaking!
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missEyezHobbyist Traditional Artist
I loove the name of the city "Epica", it's epic lol
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Hey, congrats on being featured at io9.com. ;)
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Brilliant work!
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