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Daily Deviation
June 7, 2009
Featured by JunkbyJen
Suggested by igy
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This is my benchmark painting for 2009. Much like my pervious big ones like 'Artificial' or 'Epica' this painting marks something special for me personally and in a technical way. I also used it to check out how much my, currently, new machine can take. I used Vue to render the basic 3d plate. I also rendered each part on a standalone pass. So the ground complex was done within a single Vue file, as well as the ring part. The small ships and the clouds were also rendered with single takes. That gives you the most freedom in the postwork. The hero render with the ground stuctures, landscape took about 28hrs to finish. A first try to render it failed after 8hrs with a corrupt Vue file when i tried to resume the render later. That was fun. All the other elements got rendered in a much shorter time. I also used quite some quality settings for the hero render.

I used DAZ3D Dystopia City blocks to create the structures and techy elements. Before i could use them i had to split the original files apart with c4d to pick me the most interesting models off the pack. Required quite some time. In Vue then i used the models to create the structures. It's much like the modellers who worked on the first starwars movies who did use old battleship modelkits to create their spaceships. I'm doing the same with these 3d models of the buildings. Take something that's already there to create something new. Did that with my 'Epica' painting too but i was not as deep into 3d as i am now. Not saying that i'm a 3d specialist... by - no - means! =)

Inspiration could be, once again, Mass Effect. I think the lighting, colors and style goes the same direction the game does. It's also my wish to have a chance to see such things with my own eyes. That would be quite a sight i guess. Of course the usual suspects like the Coruscant cityplanet from starwars and other sci-fi movies and books.

Really hope you like what you see.

Intuos3 - Photoshop cs4 - Vue7 - 7hrs Preparation & Concept Phase - 40hrs Rendertime - 20hrs Postwork

Progress Viz: [link]

Print Detail: [link]

Additional material and wallpaper pack: [link]

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spiraloso's avatar

This is surely one of your best work so far! Incredible perspective, choice of enviroment, characters, lightning, depth of field.....You hit the nail squarely on the head with this work!!!! Stunning

39489's avatar

holy shit this is afuckingmazing

Hello! I want to use your picture to make a puzzle and i need your license, have i that? Please, write me soon, thanks
AliceRistovsky's avatar
How is this just possible? I'm in shock. Amazing!!!!!
Hen-Woll's avatar
my co-worker's aunt makes $77 every hour on the internet . She has been without a job for six months but last month her pay was $13499 just working on the internet for a few hours. find out here now,,-..-,,
mimionthemoon's avatar
This is the best wallpaper I've ever had on my PC, sometimes I even don't want to turn it off, just keep staring and admiring : )
OrphanedSoul's avatar
this like so rocks!, just need directions and my starfighter......
EgeKazak's avatar
profutur1971's avatar
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
Scorinitron's avatar
I want to get into this kinda thing....what would I need to start? Any tips? This is absolutely amazing!!!
ZachValkyrie's avatar
Any way I can book a vacation thereabouts?
Rango75's avatar
Orca big...Fine work my friend.
FeedYourSpirit's avatar
Wow this is inspiring.
InryDanmaku's avatar
It's almoast like I'm there
hydrobendy's avatar
love it! you have managed to take various sci-fi elements and combine them in a fashion that makes it almost impossible to tell the function of the buildings in it! I have never seen a floating ring as close to the ground as this, adding something unique to it!
SilentMobster42's avatar
i would cut off both my legs to be able to do this
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