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tobie.cote
12-15-2003, 02:41 PM
This a matte painting from cg plate
I used XSI for 3D and complete the job with photoshop

http://www.tobiecote.com/images/images_larges/aliencity.jpg

http://www.tobiecote.com/aliencity_wireframe.jpg









other thread
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?postid=1008194#post1008194

mister_r
12-15-2003, 03:17 PM
no comments yet ? this thing is pretty awesome !
i would like it a little more straight forward, meaning a composition that doesn't seem so thrown together, but that's just me ;)

edit : i don't really know why i have that impression, it might be the buildings, weird :shrug:

stephen2002
12-15-2003, 03:21 PM
It looks good. Looking at your wireframe you clearly put a lot of work into the texturing, nice job.

The composition seems a bit cluttered and disorganised but that gives the image a sence of disorder and mayhem, which I am sure is exctly what is going on in that city!

ReSeT
12-15-2003, 03:36 PM
Great Job!

Looking at your wireframes, it is all so easy, but this time it's the idea that counts , doesn't it.

Absolutely like your style, this piece has to be on the front page.

GreetZ

Dane

TedTerranova
12-15-2003, 04:21 PM
Really cool image. I love the scale of it. The alien ships are so huge. Great work.

p0lym0rph
12-15-2003, 05:42 PM
impresive work:eek:

munkY
12-15-2003, 05:59 PM
Awesome!

tobie.cote
12-18-2003, 10:59 AM
thx, yes i admit it's cluttered i did want to make the ship organized but maybe more arrangement in the ship will improve the image comp

Kain
12-18-2003, 12:17 PM
He has an aspect impressive, good work. I like a lot particularly the atmosphere that you have given to the scene, the buildings of the city that seem quite authentic.
I don't like ships aliens so much, especially the one that this in first plane, has a seemingly simple texture and a granulated aspect that she doesn't make justice to the rest of the image. As for the ships of the bottom, they don't maybe reflect the depth that they would should, it proves to put a thick fog that alone it affects to the ships, and even make that some this semi-hidden one among some clouds.
Anyway, it is a great image, my congratulation for their work.
I wait not to have bothered you. A greeting.:beer:

Prototype3X
12-18-2003, 01:56 PM
WOW! Nice work:buttrock:

vlad74
12-18-2003, 02:00 PM
Good work. I woudn't make the ships the same. :applause:

vintagetone
12-18-2003, 02:07 PM
I think it looks great. I like how it looks as wire frame too, the composition of the shot looks good to me.

Lemog
12-23-2003, 11:13 AM
Well done... heavy and simply beautiful... :thumbsup:

ShinChanPu
12-23-2003, 11:29 AM
This is a very good work.... I like the environment atmosphere and the concept design for the city. You have shown your skill and good taste with colour and light.

Keep on posting your works, please. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Aerion
12-23-2003, 11:38 AM
Really really nice :thumbsup:

But could you please post the image just before your work in Photoshop plz ( or just a link to it ) :applause:

omness1
12-23-2003, 12:05 PM
Awesome, how many time you have been working on it?

The building textures look very good specially the first, you paint it or you take a base from a photograph?.

I donīt like the textures of the alien ships, the industrial aspect does not work.

Very good matte.

Congratulations.

shanesemler
12-23-2003, 02:51 PM
The composition works for me. :) Good stuff!

boboroshi
12-23-2003, 05:05 PM
Looks good. I too would like to see the pure 3d render (pre-photoshop).

k4k
12-23-2003, 05:17 PM
Very much impressing!! :thumbsup:

lubiya
12-23-2003, 05:26 PM
good job, and I think a little depth of fade will make it better, specially on the spaceships on the far side...

turx
12-23-2003, 08:04 PM
it's an amazing texture work

tobie.cote
12-23-2003, 09:03 PM
Thank's you
This is a matte painting there is no texture on the 3D work
here i'll post (as you requested) how i work on this image

1. The rough 3D Plate with dummie texture they will be repaint in photoshop

http://www.tobiecote.com/images/wip/aliencity.1.jpg

2. I render volumic light pass

http://www.tobiecote.com/images/wip/aliencity.3.jpg


3. Paint the sky

http://www.tobiecote.com/images/wip/aliencity.2.jpg

4. I add the lighting effects from prerendered lens flares and some from photo

http://www.tobiecote.com/images/wip/aliencity.4.jpg

5.Everything else the fog the texture on the building are painted

Time to complete the image around 35-40 hours

Other thread on CGTALK

Mountain Warrior (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?postid=1008194#post1008194)

WIP Drone Design (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=1029486#post1029486)

tobie.cote
12-23-2003, 09:08 PM
and the final

http://www.tobiecote.com/images/wip/aliencity.5.jpg

Other thread on CGTALK

Mountain Warrior (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?postid=1008194#post1008194)

WIP Drone Design (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=1029486#post1029486)

boboroshi
12-23-2003, 09:13 PM
That is freaking incredible:bowdown:

Lemog
12-24-2003, 07:36 AM
Nothing to say more... the result is here... awesome :bowdown:

DAREONER
12-24-2003, 12:19 PM
very nice

magic6435
12-24-2003, 06:30 PM
hily crap ithat looks TIGHT and looking at you wireframe lol you the texture king cause it just looks like a buch of boxs on the wire :beer: :applause:

tobie.cote
01-16-2004, 05:37 PM
:) Thank you everyones for comments. I forgot to answer this thread!

My portfolio (http://www.tobiecote.com)

xsilentpepe
01-16-2004, 07:57 PM
It's pretty cool...however, there's something i don't really like. Don't know what that really is. Maybe the layout or the shapes or the height of the buildings are somewhat regular. Or maybe the lights from building windows are somewhat of even intensity.

What i really like is the irregular shapes and depth feeling in the far distance.

nice matte painting..!:thumbsup:

Newke
01-17-2004, 11:57 AM
Great job for me !! :bowdown:

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