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Halcyon Awaits

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Originally I wanted to go for a more fantasy like approach and create something with a big fortress. Although you can see parts of the original idea in the setup of the final picture it somewhere along the way took the Scifi route. What we see here is intended to be some kind of holiday resort. A place where people go to have some fun, find peace and enjoy nature a bit. Even though I leave interpreations, about what this place really is, open to the viewer. It’s certainly a nice panorama of nature and technology.

Technically speaking it’s my Vue & Photoshop mixture again. This time though I attacked the creation of mountains with Worldmachine. For the structures I used a bunch of models and reworked them to my needs. Among them a couple of Stonemason objects from DAZ3d.com. These give you a great starting ground for your ideas. I also want to mention *Shue13 who created a model after a concept I did. I used that model for the small flyers, zipping about on the right. I already used that in Foundation - [link] which actually got created after this one here. The bridge objects I mainly created with Vector and the Text Tool in Vue. It may sound strange but hey, it worked. =) It's sort of the poor mans modeling tool. It's limited yes, but gets certaing things done well. Overall the creation process was tedious but fun.

This pic also made it into last year’s E-On Software Environment Competition finals. Even though it did not win anything, I still think that’s a great thing, and worth to mention. =)

Vue – Photoshop – 5000px wide

Plate 1 - [link] // Plate 2 - [link] // Plate 3 - [link]
Print Detail - [link]
Wallpapers - [link]
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amod58's avatar
Hello,
really wonderful, a joy and a pleasure to watch such a beautiful picture!
Simply THANK YOU !
tigaer's avatar
Thanks for your feedback. :)
LuxNoctibus's avatar
this is soo halo :x
AerialShadow's avatar
So cool incredibly detail!
OrphanedSoul's avatar
what a place to play!
Emilion-3's avatar
Bennybeee's avatar
You've grown so much homie.
micsasy's avatar
tigaer! you're a very big and cool creator of landscapes ;) i like and i love all your creations 
Weegeesarus's avatar
Do you make all the buildings yourself outside of Photoshop? If you do, what program do you use?
mindscapebd's avatar
Breathtaking. Well placed concept, great stuff! :))
harlequinhybrid's avatar
I really like the lighting in this
hollyann48's avatar
Wow, I am sincerely impressed. It's scifi but could definitely see that being a part of our future at some point. Gorgeous details.
TaeYoongJoongSa's avatar
WOW F'ING WOW Amazing ...
Gurra943's avatar
NashBen's avatar
Alter, ich hab lange nichts mehr geschrieben aber du hast es echt drauf! ;)

Große Klasse!!

Liebe Grüße
tigaer's avatar
Freut mich zu hören. :) Hoff bei dir is soweit alles in ordnung! Gruss zurück. =)
NashBen's avatar
Danke, mir gehts gut! :)

Ich hoffe, bei dir auch?

lG!
tigaer's avatar
Man tut was man kann damit's läuft. :D Und laufen tuts dann mal mehr und mal weniger. Wie überall. Hauptsache man tut was. =D
NashBen's avatar
Das kommt mir sehr bekannt vor. ;) :D
kitsuneko-xenon's avatar
I really love the aspect of high-tech futurism surrounded by undamaged nature... if we could actually pull that off in the future, I would be so happy :D Because I really want to live in this picture :D
tigaer's avatar
Me too... because I would want to live there as well. *optimism optimism* :D
Mirri's avatar
Wow! A very impressive landscape!
utria's avatar
Gut Arbeit! :D
aomtealfox's avatar
I was told that I needed to make more comments on people's art work, so I will start with you since you've been on my Watchlist ever since I registered to the site. :) Breathtaking image, it looks like the type of city that you would indeed want to go to! Magnificent work. :wow:
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