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Tigaer
05-28-2009, 08:04 PM
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Title: Gates To Elysium
Name: Christian Hecker
Country: Germany
Software: CINEMA 4D, Photoshop, Vue

This is my benchmark painting for this year. That means it's something i invested a special amount of time into. I started with c4d and daz3d city blocks. I took them apart to isolate the models i was interested in, and used the cutted models to build me the structures you see in the pic. It was a lot of fun to take something apart to create something completely new with it.

The final render was composed with vue and also rendered in different passes. Basically for each hero element i rendered a single picture. All in all it were surely 40/45hrs of render time.

Photoshop kicked in to bring it all together. As well for enhancing and adding different effects. With help of painting and manipulation i tickeled the juice out of the renders i made.

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

Specific Info & Video & Wallpaper Pack: http://v5.tigaer-design.com/?p=539

ProgressViz: http://projects.tigaer-design.com/gte/gte_progress.jpg

Ferretking186
05-29-2009, 05:34 AM
Beautiful, I love it! To me it feels like something they'd want to do in a new star wars movie :) My only crit is those clouds nearest the bright light seem to have odd edges. I think it might be that the glow around them is too uniform? I am not sure... Great job though!

chachi007
05-29-2009, 03:18 PM
totally outstanding! This is something worthy of large print and a really nice frame!

I do agree about the clouds...weird, but interesting, edges...

Overall great work!

RedXR
05-30-2009, 02:23 AM
Incredible painting. I'll have to disagree with the comment on the clouds actually. In my view, the closer the clouds are to the lights, the crisper the edges should be. The light focuses the density of the clouds as opposed to the muddy, soft clouds that have no specific light. Either way, beautiful painting.

FireEyes
05-30-2009, 04:04 AM
wow Hecker
amazing concept!
I really love the image
the atmosphere and the buildings are very inspiring.

And, of course, very well rewarded for so many time spent working.
congratulations man!!
5

Prosthesis
05-30-2009, 04:11 AM
Woah. An inspiration. Matte is something I've yet to really get into. I'd love to make visual scapes like this.

So Good.

robodesign
05-30-2009, 11:29 AM
Lovely work!

Keep it up.

Tigaer
05-30-2009, 11:40 AM
finally someone who understands why the clouds look how they actually look. :) a lot of people don't understand how the lighting works in this picture. thanks for your feedback. :)

Incredible painting. I'll have to disagree with the comment on the clouds actually. In my view, the closer the clouds are to the lights, the crisper the edges should be. The light focuses the density of the clouds as opposed to the muddy, soft clouds that have no specific light. Either way, beautiful painting.

Tigaer
05-30-2009, 11:42 AM
thanks for your feedback :) glad you like the result here. *nod*

wow Hecker
amazing concept!
I really love the image
the atmosphere and the buildings are very inspiring.

And, of course, very well rewarded for so many time spent working.
congratulations man!!
5

Tigaer
05-30-2009, 11:43 AM
thanks a lot. :)

Woah. An inspiration. Matte is something I've yet to really get into. I'd love to make visual scapes like this.

So Good.

MAN0
05-30-2009, 11:51 AM
i love it! u rendered with ar?

Kerem
05-30-2009, 12:01 PM
Stunning work man! and it's plugged to front page as deserved! :beer:

TheANIMAL
05-30-2009, 12:25 PM
That is the most beautiful render i have seen all year.

far
05-30-2009, 12:44 PM
very fine top quality work ;)

Sceme
05-30-2009, 06:43 PM
The atmosphere is amazing. The clouds really create sense of massiveness of everything. On the other hand it achieves a certain calm evening event you would see if you were living in there. Truly majestic piece of work.

sleepflyer
05-30-2009, 07:23 PM
Great concept, truly inspirational work!
From what I can see this represents a paradigm shift in future architecture. Also reminds me a little of Ryan Church's work. Really like the other works on your web site - another bookmark added.

Shletten
05-30-2009, 10:37 PM
I am in love! That's perfectly my kind of image. Jaw-dropping massiveness not to say epic! I kind of wish I could see that in a 3D movie.

Thanaban
05-31-2009, 01:38 AM
very good work. :thumbsup:

sugg
05-31-2009, 03:24 AM
This image is epic! Huge mega structures all over the place disappearing into the distance! Super... - hmmmm, another 300 years and that's our grand kids 7 generations(?) from now. - Gus..... add on here, your gallery is inspiring......

maya365
05-31-2009, 06:37 AM
good!
look !
不错的场景,很有创意!

eonridr
05-31-2009, 11:11 AM
What a great image. Beautiful designs and shape of building modelled. I'm very inspired by your working style and this concept too. Very nicely executed overall. Anychance of us seeing at your wireframe? :applause:

Edit - Just saw the aftereffect reel of this scene. Really blows me away how careful your layers and passes were adjusted. Breathtaking and congrats for the award!

EHouser
05-31-2009, 11:52 AM
This is a very beautiful scene! Awesome concept! Wonderful bldgs.
Would like to learn more about these "Gates to Elysium" :)

MaryamNademi
05-31-2009, 12:12 PM
really awesome piece, well deserved award!
Remember! getting a cg award is much more difficult nowadays, and your submission really deserves it!
Thanks for sharing your thought and excellent note in your blog!
Keep it up

xxbinxx
05-31-2009, 12:38 PM
absolutely Amazing work and Congratulation for the award
but just one small thing: The clouds close the red light area must be more transparent I think

Tigaer
05-31-2009, 12:47 PM
glad you enjoy the picture and my work :) thank you

Great concept, truly inspirational work!
From what I can see this represents a paradigm shift in future architecture. Also reminds me a little of Ryan Church's work. Really like the other works on your web site - another bookmark added.

Tigaer
05-31-2009, 01:25 PM
the clean work and extra time i invested saved me on this one. even if a render takes a lot of time... in the end it can help you tremendously. rendering the main elements in single takes also helped me to control the picture much better. so i had everything separate and on standalone layers which really helped me when i photoshoped it. =)

wireframe 1 - http://projects.tigaer-design.com/gte/gte_wf1.jpg
wireframe 2 - http://projects.tigaer-design.com/gte/gte_wf2.jpg

What a great image. Beautiful designs and shape of building modelled. I'm very inspired by your working style and this concept too. Very nicely executed overall. Anychance of us seeing at your wireframe? :applause:

Edit - Just saw the aftereffect reel of this scene. Really blows me away how careful your layers and passes were adjusted. Breathtaking and congrats for the award!

Tigaer
05-31-2009, 01:45 PM
thank you very much :)

really awesome piece, well deserved award!
Remember! getting a cg award is much more difficult nowadays, and your submission really deserves it!
Thanks for sharing your thought and excellent note in your blog!
Keep it up

05-31-2009, 03:15 PM
Stunning & epic image! You deserve an award for this picture for sure:thumbsup:
The video was amazing to see your workflow...fantastic composition.I wish someday have a award like that on my page too:D

cheers!:beer:

dimms
05-31-2009, 08:53 PM
Congratulations, mate:)

nightwoodwolf
06-01-2009, 01:33 AM
great one !!

Djampa
06-01-2009, 01:48 AM
Just amazing matte painting !

Congratulations, nice to see the resources you used to accomplish it.
Great video you did ! That's awesome, you did spend a lot of time and effort on it, all that well paid back :)
You deserve a full page on a Ballistic publishing.

BTW, I saw some of your other work, you rock a lot ! Good to know about you, a true source of inspiration and a very talented artist, I have much respect !

Best wishes,

LightSovereign
06-01-2009, 07:08 AM
Your artwork has improved incredibly, especially over the efforts you left for imagineFX, not that long ago, way to go and congratulations on your efforts!!

Marley

Ammarkk
06-01-2009, 07:43 AM
So impressive, good job.:thumbsup:

angelmax
06-01-2009, 09:31 AM
Really a great work. I like the mood, the lighting contrast. You made of a popular subject a very original composition. Really well done.

Max

ANTIFAN
06-01-2009, 12:22 PM
Epic Tig! :) :)


G x

Psionic Design
06-01-2009, 02:47 PM
Awesome work, the sense of scale is simply epic...beautiful!

Tigaer
06-01-2009, 05:09 PM
hey,

thanks for your feedback sir. :) very appreciated. it's nice to hear being an inspiration. that's the biggest compliment to get. =) thanks a lot. :)

Just amazing matte painting !

Congratulations, nice to see the resources you used to accomplish it.
Great video you did ! That's awesome, you did spend a lot of time and effort on it, all that well paid back :)
You deserve a full page on a Ballistic publishing.

BTW, I saw some of your other work, you rock a lot ! Good to know about you, a true source of inspiration and a very talented artist, I have much respect !

Best wishes,

Pixelschumi
06-03-2009, 08:16 AM
Very nice image and great inspiration. Excellent work.

Greetz

Rutu
06-03-2009, 10:10 AM
so beautiful!!

Shahanart
06-03-2009, 01:53 PM
This is INSAAANNNNEEEE ... AWESOME WORK

Tigaer
06-03-2009, 03:44 PM
i had projects where i needed more time to finish them. but for the recent time this was one of the long timers. =) glad you like what you see. maybe i will try to animate this one a bit more when i find the right time and mood. the pic will definitely be submitted to the books... so... lets see what happens :) i'll be open for everything. hehe

thanks a lot for your feedback. that's good motivation! *nod*

Just amazing matte painting !

Congratulations, nice to see the resources you used to accomplish it.
Great video you did ! That's awesome, you did spend a lot of time and effort on it, all that well paid back :)
You deserve a full page on a Ballistic publishing.

BTW, I saw some of your other work, you rock a lot ! Good to know about you, a true source of inspiration and a very talented artist, I have much respect !

Best wishes,

roor
06-03-2009, 05:27 PM
simply breathtaking

if I can (can I?) move a critic, some clouds are a little, very little bit choky

Tigaer
06-05-2009, 09:46 PM
of course. critique is what this all is about. :) thanks for your feedback sir. :)

simply breathtaking

if I can (can I?) move a critic, some clouds are a little, very little bit choky

L-rac
06-07-2009, 04:07 PM
Truly awesome work.
Itīs always breathtaking to look at your paintings...

Greetings to Nuremberg!

tonare
06-08-2009, 03:54 AM
Hey bud congrats on this piece.

Never seen you over here before. :)

sgala
06-09-2009, 03:19 AM
That is the most beautiful render i have seen all year.

phill-h
06-09-2009, 11:14 AM
Wow ... beautiful work that has real feel of space & weight ... love it.

Tigaer
06-09-2009, 06:06 PM
the year is not over yet. =) i'm glad you like what you see. :) thank you.

That is the most beautiful render i have seen all year.

Tigaer
06-09-2009, 06:08 PM
hey man, thank you! yup i'm here for a while now. =) a buddy of mine just said "the cg world is very small" and he was right. :D the same faces everywhere. :)

Hey bud congrats on this piece.

Never seen you over here before. :)

towarlock
06-11-2009, 01:17 PM
really nice matte paint, look one dream

DarwinsMishap
06-12-2009, 03:49 PM
This has got to be, to me, the best futuristic landscapes I've seen this year. It's the quality of workmanship that you've given that inspires me to better understand what I am into and where I can go from there...as well as inspire me to attempt something out of my normal genre.

Very well deserved.

ab32
06-15-2009, 02:40 AM
Really excellent work, the several hours you've put into it definately show. Scale is impressive, just plain awesome.

navarrostuff
06-18-2009, 06:21 AM
incredible, work, nice concept and execution of the final product :beer:

Tigaer
06-18-2009, 09:29 AM
i'm glad you enjoy it. :) thanks for your feedback sir. very appreciated! :) To create something that inspires others is one of the ultimate goals :)

This has got to be, to me, the best futuristic landscapes I've seen this year. It's the quality of workmanship that you've given that inspires me to better understand what I am into and where I can go from there...as well as inspire me to attempt something out of my normal genre.

Very well deserved.

MILOON
06-23-2009, 03:07 AM
This is a great work, I appreciate the marvel

MILOON
06-23-2009, 03:14 AM
Register as a new user, to see such a great work, I am very shocked

RoyCook
06-23-2009, 11:11 AM
Awsome work and would look amazing as a large size print, cant help thinking that the texture or whatever of the mountains nearest the camera could have a little more detail but as I vue user I know of the difficulties of brining out the finer details of these things great work though and that was only a nit pick.

I can imagine it being great fun to put together like a giant puzzle! Great work, keep meaning to put something together in this method when I find the time and motivation.

Well well done!

phoenix
06-25-2009, 11:36 AM
Looking great


regards

li880222
07-06-2009, 08:39 AM
so beauti,wao

Roham
07-24-2009, 12:20 PM
enormous work.
I like the color and details.

JiDy
07-25-2009, 03:47 PM
Hey, good illu !
I like your clouds. nice job Tigaer.

My A.Secret Post (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=291&t=786243)

toshiocn
07-27-2009, 05:10 AM
unbelievable

Suirebit
08-31-2009, 09:35 PM
Hey,

congrats for the award mr. tigaer :D :thumbsup:

Personally I think the clouds really cut from the piece, especially the tiny ones to the right...they are just wrong :) It would've been much better without them

luminoustooth
09-03-2009, 03:28 PM
Very Majestic, perfect ...and just WOW! so impressive !

bluezjj
09-15-2009, 02:17 AM
Good job!I really like it

Tigaer
09-15-2009, 01:54 PM
hey there! thanks! glad you like it. :) thanks for your feedback sir. :)

Very Majestic, perfect ...and just WOW! so impressive !

Tigaer
09-15-2009, 01:58 PM
hey there! thanks for the feedback. yeah the clouds seem to split the taste here. lots of people think they look wrong and don't belong into the pic. the only thing i can tell them is that this pic would not work without the clouds. because they help tremendously giving it all the scale that the pic shows. =)

Hey, good illu !
I like your clouds. nice job Tigaer.

My A.Secret Post (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=291&t=786243)

FXF
09-17-2009, 04:16 AM
great!! like this style

bigtodd
10-01-2009, 12:59 AM
Cool, I like it.

Todd

Villane
10-09-2009, 10:39 PM
a superb vision!

Congrat's

Sean

Tigaer
10-10-2009, 12:02 AM
thanks sir :)

a superb vision!

Congrat's

Sean

rantissi
11-05-2009, 07:37 AM
i love the colors and theme.it s perfect

Tigaer
11-05-2009, 02:00 PM
thanks a lot :) glad you like it sir :)

i love the colors and theme.it s perfect

rantissi
11-07-2009, 06:24 PM
i m not a sir..i m a girl

Tigaer
11-07-2009, 07:39 PM
i should read the info on the left. :D nobody is perfect.

i m not a sir..i m a girl

skater
11-08-2009, 04:35 PM
no words for say how awesome is this work ;)!

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