View Full Version : Bridge To Avalon, Max4ever (3D)

12 December 2003, 05:20 PM (

ok, I think that's the final piece. Thanx again to the wip section for the support and crits.:beer:
details: A matte painting project, I made the landscape in terragen, reconstruction in max, added some 3d ellements, like the bridge, the trees, the grass( i made a tutorial for the grass and you can find it here GRASS TUTORIAL ( , sorry about the language, I didn't have time to translate it :( ) , the altar, the stones etc.
then in particle illusion i made some fog and some parts of the waterfall, composite them in photoshop so i can animate them later in after effetcs.
The forest in the background is made in photoshop.
Hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it.;)

12 December 2003, 05:42 PM
Great job. Keep up the great work.


12 December 2003, 05:49 PM
Nice work. I think it could benefit from some darker tones in there, especially in the canyon area, as the depth is lost slightly. The mist/light effects I also feel take away slightly from the impact it could have with a bit more clarity. I'm sure it would hold up pretty well because there is a lot of detail in there. Overall great environment though, I'm just nit-picking.

12 December 2003, 07:28 PM
the first time i'll meet you i'll buy u a beer :beer:

great work

12 December 2003, 07:35 PM
Wow, it turned out great, after watching the wip, i'm suprised at how quickly you finished this.

Great work.

12 December 2003, 08:10 PM
"i'm suprised at how quickly you finished this." :D I haven't slept for 3 days :P
silv, great to see you here man! ;)

12 December 2003, 08:31 PM
Great work, man ! ... 5 stars from me ... :)

... now go get some sleep ...

12 December 2003, 08:36 PM
That's awesome! I love landscapes, and man did you nail it! :buttrock:

12 December 2003, 08:42 PM
I haven't slept for 3 days

Nice to see some passion,
it shows in the work...

12 December 2003, 08:45 PM
cool !!! (Bravo frate esti genial !!!)

12 December 2003, 08:45 PM
wow, plugged
thanx guys! :beer:

metal me solid
12 December 2003, 08:46 PM
wow, this catched my eye really fast, great work.

Digital Soap
12 December 2003, 08:55 PM
superb work, I not only enjoy the modelling and composition the feel going on in this scene is pleasant. by the way have any suggestions on matte painting I am wanting to get into it a bit :)

O'yeah could you post a wire?

12 December 2003, 09:08 PM
Digital Soap, here is a link from where I learned alot (jasso gave me this one, I owe you man! ;)
the wire is on the way. ;)

12 December 2003, 09:09 PM
So it's 3d? Crazy! It looks very handpainted...good job!


12 December 2003, 09:10 PM
Wow, I love landscape too and I really like this one. Can we see a wire frame of it too please??

12 December 2003, 09:28 PM
KWAK, it's not all's a composition of 3d and 2d.
oxyg3n , sure.

12 December 2003, 09:30 PM
Very beautiful Design and concept...I reallY really want to go there.


12 December 2003, 09:46 PM

12 December 2003, 10:08 PM
This is truely one of those images that are true eye-candy!

I have set it as my wallpaper just to inspire me cos there is so much to look at!

Truely excellent work Please keep them coming!!


12 December 2003, 10:12 PM
Forgot to ask are the symbols on the structures of any significance or are they just random Glyphs!

they kinda look Arabic or Urdu maybe Egyptian

Let me know?


12 December 2003, 10:20 PM
really great work!!!!

writing you an email tomorrow!


12 December 2003, 10:22 PM
awesome man. I saw you in the wip section and I have to admit it seemed kinda strange in the beginning. It turned out stunning.

keep it up :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 10:25 PM
here is the wire and the terrains I made in terragen wich I composited.
the signs are from alien fonts "Mike H. Lee's Kilrathi true type font: This Kilrathi font comes from 1999 Movie: Wing Commander."
Thanx to Azra for the tip, and misu for the morral support :beer:

12 December 2003, 11:56 PM
Awesome stuff!

The way you have rendered out three different coloured/textured terragen scenes with the same geometry so you can mix and match them in comp. seems such an obvious thing to do but until seeing that post of yours just now it's a technique that occured to me.

Thanks for posting. :beer:

12 December 2003, 02:29 AM
nice .,.....go on!

12 December 2003, 02:40 AM
Very Lord of the Rings in a MYSTy sorta way. Nice work!:thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 02:48 AM
That is the coolest thing I've ever seen, I wish I would be enlightened to the work involved in this.

12 December 2003, 04:40 AM
Good to see the progression from the WIP to this. Rock n roll.

12 December 2003, 04:51 AM
Bliz, the mixed textures could be done in terragen but i choosed to composite them in photoshop for a better control.
yangmiemie, I will go on, Weta is closer with every progression I make :love:
Signal to Noise, I'm glad you like it but there is a long way to weta quality...
raft, maybe I'll do a tutorial least I hope so.(i have some on my webpage)
boboroshi, thnx for the support in the wip section, I apreciate it
again, thnx to the mods for the plug :beer:

12 December 2003, 05:27 AM
I love the lighting, I hope this wasn't already asked. Default scanline or was it a renderer that supports gi/high tech expensive stuff? If you defaulted it, I am very impressed :D Well... I am very impressed either way.

12 December 2003, 06:30 AM
Annuostivix, I use vray, always vray. It's my kind of rendering system. :bowdown:

12 December 2003, 07:46 AM
Truly amazing work. Good combination of 2D and 3D. I especially love the atmosphere...

12 December 2003, 08:35 AM
very cool composition! i hate to write a praise comment, though this is really eye catching, so i guess i can hand out a couple every now and then. lighting is very cool and i really like the grass texture.

just a quick question, cuz i'm trying to make some outside scenes, how long does it take to render out everything (and puter specs if you want)?

12 December 2003, 09:16 AM
very impressive .... :bounce:

12 December 2003, 09:39 AM
very nice max4ever :) , I would like to see this animated

12 December 2003, 09:54 AM
guess what undoz...I want to see this animated also:buttrock: ...I'm thinking about different methods now...when I'll have something ready I'll post it. ;)

12 December 2003, 10:02 AM
:thumbsup: I can almost feel the atmosphere. Nice foliage. All around nice, calm, soothing image to look at. Great work.


12 December 2003, 11:27 AM
wow...amazing pice of art

Kel Solaar
12 December 2003, 11:39 AM
Very well done, great landscape composition too :)

12 December 2003, 11:45 AM
:buttrock: Great work. I saw it in the wip forum and it turn out to be realy nice.:thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 01:51 PM
Nice pic! I thought it was a painting the first time I saw it:thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 02:13 PM
perfect rendering, i like the colors very much. congrats :bowdown:

12 December 2003, 02:42 PM
Incredible. You've managed to nail the lighting and effects in the composition.

Once you've gotten some sleep, it'd be great to see that grass tut translated. I tried a translator site on it and pretty much got garbage :)

12 December 2003, 05:30 PM
Hi that is a beautiful render, and on the topic of grass, I recently downloaded a free grassmaker called Bantam3D grass(free), that has this great feature, feed it a black and white bmp, and that's where it grows your grass. So, if you wanted grass to sprout exACTly between your stones, you could just take an ortho shot of them from top view, go into photoshop or whatever, and make it a solid black and white image, and that's where it will sprout your grass. you can also control alot of other parameters with it.

12 December 2003, 06:11 PM
Damn! thats f***ing amzing!! very enjoyable to look at!:drool: :beer:

12 December 2003, 07:47 PM
good work ! prety cool !!!!!! i love this shaders and all composition :):thumbsup: :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 10:12 PM
Wow! Great work!

12 December 2003, 07:55 AM
Oh my god, that is amazing. This is one og the few pics, where i cant find a single thing that is wrong. So 5 stars from me :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 10:04 AM
good !great work!

12 December 2003, 03:40 PM
What a wonderful Work!!
I love it

12 December 2003, 03:46 PM
What a wonderful Work!!
I love it

12 December 2003, 04:02 PM
avalon, it seems I named the image after you :D
Voursez, it's not perfect...I'm learning now.
Modron, I'll sure give it a try,10x ;)
feyshtey, I want to translate it also. real soon now.
thnx all for the support, it's good to know people apreciate your work :)

12 December 2003, 07:50 PM
lair! liar! pants on fire! won't stop rockin till you retire! :D

excellent man!

12 December 2003, 09:22 PM
thanx pal! always a friend ;)

12 December 2003, 10:04 PM
just one word can say. Great !:thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 04:54 AM
Absolutely beautiful work. What can I say. :applause:

It's a must for your portfolio. It would definately catch my attention

12 December 2003, 07:22 AM
Fantastic job, I love it. :buttrock:

12 December 2003, 07:04 AM
really nice image here. i love this kind of feeling that make me feel far away from noisy city.
Well done. :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 09:06 AM
the greens have too much yellow for the darkness of the sky. I'd suggest adding more blue to the green and add a slightly blue haze for the distant hills. you might be able to pull it off in post by just running it through photoshop, actually.

I might have also made the castle taller as well.

Edit: Ack! forgot to say all the good things I like about this piece. I like the greenery, how dense it is, that can be a hard thing to pull off in 3d. this is a very nice project. the depth of detail is rockin! *big thumbs up*

from an architectural standpoint, you have some serious problems with the bridges. they don't have enough curve for the stone to hold em up by themselves, and there is no bracing system for what is there now. basically, those bridges couldn't stand as they are built, but the rest of the pic is so nice, it's really only a minor note.

12 December 2003, 07:24 PM
Just a quick composition in after effects.
the quality is very low due to xvid compression...sorry :(

12 December 2003, 08:04 PM
Looks great, I like the movement of the mist and waterfall, although the waterfall might look better with more make it seem less static.

12 December 2003, 08:19 PM

it gives the environment something that little bit extra.

Maybe add some birds??

is the castle in the bg king arthurs?


12 December 2003, 08:31 PM
10x Troy, I'll accelerate the movement of the waterfall.
Manwich, I'll put some birds also, thnx.
"is the castle in the bg king arthurs?"
I dunno, but after this long trip, that should probabely be a HUGE bar! :beer:

12 December 2003, 09:05 PM
What does 10x mean? you said it before but I didn't undertstand :)

12 December 2003, 09:59 PM
10x=tenX=thanks :beer:

12 December 2003, 01:11 AM
The flock node in shake (from is great fun for adding a few birds flying :)

12 December 2003, 06:11 AM
Superb stuff!:thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 01:29 AM
I have watching this piece from your first post. Every suggestion, neuance, tweek and modification was taken into consideration. You have taken it to a new level and should be proud of your results and accomplishments. Good Job!

12 December 2003, 04:26 PM
Mihai Pocorschi helped me translate in english the GRASS TUTORIAL ( . Thank you mate! ;)
10x boboroshi but i have some animation of birds done long ago.
charithmax I'm glad you like it.
LowJacK, indeed, that's the whole ideea of a help eachother with critics.:beer:

01 January 2004, 03:51 PM

Ron Martin
01 January 2004, 06:17 PM
Cool image ! To me the photoshopped blurry and hazy background stuff does not meet the quality of the forground elements. It looks somehow painted at another style or level of detail. But anyway - nice work that!:thumbsup:

02 February 2005, 02:00 AM
ce bine ma simt sa vad ca si romanashii nostri pot face asa ceva. deocamdata eu sunt un foarte incepator in blender, dar sper sa ajung si eu sa fac ceva care sa egaleze macar cele mai proaste lucrari de pe forum-ul asta. bravo baieti. dragos, tine-o tot asa!

02 February 2005, 11:48 AM
hehe, e timp, rabdare sa ai...dar hai sa mentzinem discutia in engleza ca asa e frumos :)
that's an old piece, I'll try to post some more soon ;)

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