View Full Version : Abandoned Air Harbour, Simple-screen (3D)

02 February 2004, 10:24 PM (

After all the comments i recieved it would have been i shame to leave it like this, so i made some updates :)

here is the new image:

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hi, all!
this is my first post here, although i'm reading this great forum from a couple of years...

this is something i'm was doing at home at my free time and wanted to submit for the EXPOSE 2, but after a couple of sleepless nights in finishing it and last minute prepararions at 23.30 local time when i tried to upload it the balisticpublishing web site was down, and i couldn't so, i guess i'll wait for the 3rd edition...

02 February 2004, 10:33 PM
That's just fantastic, such amazing detail! Awsome texturing as well! How many Poly's? Could we see a wire?

02 February 2004, 10:34 PM
Yeah, good style and really worked in details, I like it.

02 February 2004, 10:40 PM
I like the feeling of it...nice sunlite! :D

02 February 2004, 10:58 PM
that's totally amazing. Really love it. Somehow it's toyish, but in exactly the right sense. amazing textures.

love it.

02 February 2004, 11:04 PM
i really like what youve got here....... but i think the clouds should be a bit more vissible... its to white...... mabey some holes in the cloud deck so you can see some land underneath..... just a thought

looks very very nice though

great work

02 February 2004, 01:12 AM
i love the concept. really nice execution. i wonder though if it wouldnt be aided by adding in some more harbor or dock-ish elements. right now it feels like the roof of an old building. any backstory on it?

02 February 2004, 01:43 AM
i love it, the concept is very cool :drool: :applause: :thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 02:17 AM
Really beautiful and sweeeeeet. Bravo.:applause:

Super e. Strahotni texturi. bravo.

02 February 2004, 03:03 AM
I am speechless...

...must subscribe to post...wait for wire....updates...

02 February 2004, 10:10 AM
ok, here is a wireframe :)

02 February 2004, 10:22 AM

02 February 2004, 10:22 AM

hmm..., um...



no, there's nothing wrong with it.
Excellent work!

02 February 2004, 10:26 AM
Amazing work :applause:

Such detail, and great texturing too :beer:

02 February 2004, 11:05 AM
Super b!

Great detai great texturing!

I love you man!:)

Nothing to critic!

:drool: :drool: :drool:

02 February 2004, 01:03 PM
10x guys! :)

02 February 2004, 02:11 PM
It's reminding me at Final Fantasy 9 :)

Good job

02 February 2004, 04:19 PM
Sweet. Bit toy-like, but still very nice.

02 February 2004, 04:51 PM
cool work man
nice modelling and render
good details
go on for the 3rd expose:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

02 February 2004, 05:27 PM
It's so simple but there is lot of details, great textures, very good design, lot of work. Very very good work, i love it :buttrock:

02 February 2004, 02:17 AM
This is fantastic. The only crit I have here is that the clouds don't make any sense. In one spot it's too cloudy then it jumps right smack into 0% cloudiness. At first I thought u just didn't make a background. If you were to make actual cloud-feathering then you'd see the woman too. Great image though and I enjoy the concept and the style a lot. ;)

02 February 2004, 02:37 AM
great work,,,,:applause:

02 February 2004, 03:11 AM
great work,,,,:applause:

02 February 2004, 03:32 AM
Incredible image. The texturing and lighting are top-notch, and the modeling and design (I especially love the airship) are perfect. I will second Plays_4_Pants comment about the clouds. Upon first look I thought there was just a white background, and I think that if some of those purely white parts had some interesting cloud fill this image would be absolutely perfect. There are too many details to catch on the first look!



02 February 2004, 06:25 AM
I love the idea!:buttrock: great detailing and texturing :applause:

02 February 2004, 06:48 AM
ok so you r a texture what!?
did you creat them all from scracth?

02 February 2004, 07:15 AM
Really awesome concept.....and stunning details!!!!!

Great work

5 stars for me :bounce: :bounce:


02 February 2004, 07:26 AM
beautiful concept

02 February 2004, 08:43 AM
Very Good Work Man!:applause: :thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 09:41 AM
Originally posted by Ckretone
ok so you r a texture what!?
did you creat them all from scracth?

around 90% of the textures are photographed and retouched by me, or made from scratch.. the other ones are from before i bought a digital camera ;)

about the clouds... well, i don't like them either but i was in a hurry to finish it for the expose 2 - but i promise to make an animation with some cool-looking-moving-around clouds :p

02 February 2004, 08:26 PM
I3umitelna rabota! :applause: :thumbsup: :buttrock:
Fantasti4ni teksturi i lighting!

02 February 2004, 11:21 PM

I can1T find my words,its absolutely perfect!

02 February 2004, 01:01 AM
Animation?~this one??:drool:

What to say... Perfect work:thumbsup: i like the clouds, only a little to bright i think, they isolate the motif thus focusing it. It works for me:)


02 February 2004, 02:34 AM
good work, can u briefly tell us how u
went about the project and also how
much time it took you to do it.

02 February 2004, 09:29 AM


02 February 2004, 10:00 AM
cute !!! :love: :p

02 February 2004, 10:34 AM
I love the style, it reminds me of a uber-detailed Warcraft 3 building...

Very beautiful work.


02 February 2004, 11:33 AM
Kind of fanboyish, but - Wow, fantistic. I love it.
Looks like a postcard in some ways.
Something more in the background, like a night sky with a big moon, would be nice, but it's just fine as it is, the white color makes it nice and clean.

It would be really cool to put one or two characters in there, working. But then again, the title is, "abondoned air-harbour"...

But it's super just as it is, great work!

Major Bootay
02 February 2004, 12:00 PM
magical was first thing that came to mind when i saw that, nice texture work to create the illusion. Looks quite toyish and would make excellent childrens book images with a good story. Really like the detailing (especially the birds on the airship, nice touch)

Good work!


02 February 2004, 12:24 PM
frontpagestuff ! absolut nice style. very good modelling and texturing :thumbsup: how long you worked on it ?!


02 February 2004, 01:02 PM
My new background. Incredible detail!! :) nice work man

Thi. Prodhomme
02 February 2004, 01:33 PM
whaooO, congratulation for your job !

02 February 2004, 09:53 AM
wow, i thought this post was gone back in the previos pages but it surprised me how many new replays it got from the last time i saw it! 10x all! :p

so how many time... i'm doing ot over an year but very rearly working on it...

02 February 2004, 01:05 PM
awesome work dude...anxious to see the animation :)

02 February 2004, 01:35 PM
@_@!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
You must spend so much time makeing this!! I :bowdown:
How long did you build it?

02 February 2004, 02:11 PM

02 February 2004, 02:22 PM
god damn !!!

one word : :buttrock: AWESOME :buttrock:

Another back for my desktop !! cooooolll !!

02 February 2004, 11:15 AM
congratulation... it's an awesome image.
very well enlightened... good modelling... good textures... perfect

02 February 2004, 04:42 PM
damn sweet

Dave Black
02 February 2004, 06:35 PM
Very impressive craftsmanship. Nice lighting, interesting subject, great detailing, and wonderful texture work.



02 February 2004, 06:38 PM
Very very nice concept, what renderer did u use?

02 February 2004, 06:39 PM
At last, FRONTPAGE!!!!!!

Was really curious how much longer would it take!

Awesome work!

02 February 2004, 06:41 PM
I really like the birds perched on top of the balloon...they are just chillin:) Nice stuff. I keep waiting for some small character to walk out ofthe house and hop on the ballon

02 February 2004, 06:41 PM
Awesome! Detail, texturing, lighting, everything!

Ocean Size
02 February 2004, 06:46 PM
Wow, the theme and style are awesome. It is quite obvious that you spent a good deal of time researching all those props and such, they are on point. I especially like the old style ceramic telephone apparatus and the stove vent.

I also agree with previous posts, I would like to see a bit more contrast with the clouds and white bakground.

I believe we will all be seeing this in EXPOSE 3.

:applause: :beer: :thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 06:47 PM
finally plugged! congrats mate, this one is well deserved!

02 February 2004, 07:10 PM
Awsome work, I would like to visit such a place by airship, where might I purchase a ticket.

Again outstanding work, :)

02 February 2004, 07:15 PM
I just crapped myself, this is so awesome!!

02 February 2004, 07:20 PM
Remind me "Laputa - Castle in the sky" ..(house of the peeping tom :) )
great work!

02 February 2004, 07:30 PM
:thumbsup: :buttrock:

02 February 2004, 07:52 PM
Wonderful and imaginative....How long did you work on this?

02 February 2004, 08:05 PM
This is really good. I love the detail, the concept and everything. And actually I kind of like the etherial quality the clouds give it. At first I thought it was just the building and the airship in a featureless white room. Then on closer inspection I saw the clouds.

I do have a question though. Can someone tell me why this looks so miniature? I have been actually tryign to figure out how to create a miniature look.

02 February 2004, 08:20 PM

02 February 2004, 08:36 PM
nicenice. i have a new wallpaper now.

i like the colour. nice and reach. However it will be perfect if your textures have higher res.

02 February 2004, 08:42 PM
Wow that looks great, I like your style of modeling and texturing.

the only thing that can use some work is the water in that barrel ;) but otherwise, very well done :thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 08:46 PM
I love this feeling of cloudy environments, somehow dreamy and magical.
I love this feeling of miniature.
I love the colours and all the objects, the walls and all
Thank You simple-screen. (and I like very much your site)

It looks a bit lifeless and dry though.
Maybe the animation will solve it.

I think the miniature look comes mainly from the proportions. The small objects are made a bit bigger and detailed and the bigger ones are smaller.

02 February 2004, 09:00 PM
I totally love it!
That is the kind of 3D Id like to do a lot.
Getting awfully fed up with making all my models the in the same style for years (game project). Now only if I had what people refer to as "free time".. sigh..

BUT back to you. Incredible. Just gotta love the attention to detail you have got going on in there. All the texturing is also superb. You indeed deserve your spot at the front page! Keep it up, cannot wait to see more.

02 February 2004, 09:34 PM
uh damned, thats so terrible, there are so many good works out there. i wish i'd make some great stuff like that :cry:

there is just one help: :beer:

02 February 2004, 09:53 PM
It's simple.

Simple amazing:thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 09:57 PM
love it, great work! =)

Matthew Moran
02 February 2004, 10:13 PM

02 February 2004, 10:24 PM
amazing texturing! Great mood in this one, absolutely, it's very quaint.

02 February 2004, 11:14 PM
Very nice atmosphere,the look and feel are simply beautiful.Lot's of nice details to view,my eye wonders all across the picture always finding something nice to see.Nice piece of work .:buttrock:

02 February 2004, 11:24 PM
Very good man! You should post your work more often!:) I love the overall feel & attention to detail!


02 February 2004, 11:40 PM
Sooo cool. :applause: I realy like that kind of 3d style. Excellent textures and realy great realy look like a abandoed air harbour.

02 February 2004, 11:44 PM
This is extremely cool - Looks awesome, I really, really love it!

02 February 2004, 11:47 PM
in general, ive nothing to say, in particular, but i think that the roof is less worked than the wall...

02 February 2004, 11:53 PM
just great! I love that kind of "naif" style.

Amazing boy! Five stars I say :thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 12:17 AM
Good lord man...that's amazing. Everything I wanted to say has already been said...Great texturing, modelling, composition, lighting, everything! The naked woman on the stairs was an interesting touch :blush:

Well done, I can't wait to see more of your work. :buttrock:

02 February 2004, 12:36 AM
a, mnogo pozdravi i ot Bulgaria :P

02 February 2004, 12:46 AM
:applause: :applause:

02 February 2004, 01:06 AM

02 February 2004, 01:16 AM
very nice..... but.. some of the scale feels off

02 February 2004, 01:29 AM
very impressive. I love the building, but if you add more far scenes behind the front building, that will be perfect.:thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 02:10 AM
Wow...............the details are AMAZING!!!!! Maybe u could add more backgrounds to it....

02 February 2004, 02:11 AM
Very nice modeling and texturing work!
I really like the look :)



02 February 2004, 02:38 AM
i really like this image... and i couldn't figure out why at first (aside from intriguing set/props & great texturing)-- then i realized what it was.

I really like the way you have handled the scale-- the spaces are very intimate, which is why it looks miniature or toy-like as many of the other posts have remarked. Lord Dubu asked why it has a "miniature" look and the reason is because the size of the spaces and the proportion of the spaces are extremely tiny and exaggerated in relation to each other-- and when you look at them and compare them to the doors/windows.

it is very deftly handled, because it is quite subtle until you start looking at the image closely. what i mean is that if you look at the size of the spaces.... they are extremely tiny when occupied by a body (as seen in one of your wires... and which could be inferred by the size of the doors & steps), yet your props are correctly sized--- (or should i say the size that would be expected in relation to the door/steps).

it is a very strange little space--- the tower shaft is extremely tiny & narrow if you can imagine the character walking up inside... yet the doors & windows are normal size-- which contributes more to the "miniature" look. --

also -- the character would not be able to walk around the props easily in any of the spaces really (i do not see this as a problem-- just observation)-- which the eye and understands... but not perhaps consciously-- which again-- contributes to the toylike-- imaginary- make-believe character of the space.

very clever job! I enjoy this image very much-- and hope to see more from you soon.


02 February 2004, 04:17 AM
ur work awsom
ur render great
ur textuer more than great
congrt on the frontpage
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :love:

02 February 2004, 06:14 AM
SO fantasy place..........

GOOD I LIKE!!!!!!!!!:applause: :applause:

02 February 2004, 07:45 AM
Awsome work, I love the feel it has, and the texturing is really good. :bounce:

02 February 2004, 07:48 AM
nicely textured

02 February 2004, 08:02 AM
nice style, good texturing and fine details.:thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 10:19 AM
now thats something real nice.
the only thing driving me nuts is why for god sake u cut the bottom so hard?
i mean the composition.
the house is bedded in clouds, aight?
so show it.
it would be look great..erm i think ;).
besides that, wonderful job..there was a scandinavian movie called karlson from the roof, back then in my childhood. it reminds me that.

sorry about my english ;)

02 February 2004, 12:41 PM
Hi there,

Work well done. Very good choice of colors, blending. The unperfect contructions where we can see some broken parts. Very good mixed. Like the style.

02 February 2004, 04:30 PM
amazing piece of art

02 February 2004, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by doe
now thats something real nice.
the only thing driving me nuts is why for god sake u cut the bottom so hard?...

This is my only problem with it as well. My eyes are immediately drawn to the bottom, and I'm left wondering what other fantastic things are missing from the image.


02 February 2004, 06:24 PM
:bowdown: :bowdown:

02 February 2004, 06:28 PM
extremely awesome! :applause: :bounce:

02 February 2004, 06:38 PM
Hey, just stopped by to say that I think this is great! Very inspiring. It would fit very well in an animation.


02 February 2004, 03:07 AM
reminds me of final fantasy tactics good job :)

02 February 2004, 05:39 AM
Well done man, thi sis a intersting work, :thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 05:42 AM
I love it...I really really love it!
Awesome work!

02 February 2004, 06:59 AM
oh man!!!!!! awesome WORK!!!!!! wat a FANTASY!!!!!

02 February 2004, 01:41 PM
Wow!!! a fantastic work,I like the style:applause:


02 February 2004, 02:36 PM
WOW.... absolutley breath taking..........:bowdown:

02 February 2004, 08:53 PM
This nice work. I enjoy it alot.

02 February 2004, 09:14 PM
IMHO, this piece surely would have made it least if I were one of the judges. :p This is also considering the competition this year, which is fairly stiff, given the overwhelming increase in the number of submissions. There are some astonishingly talented people in this world, you notwithstanding. Mesmerizing work and I look forward to more.


Hollan Holmes
ReelFX Creative Studios

02 February 2004, 11:33 PM
Very detailed, very nice ! :buttrock:

02 February 2004, 12:25 AM
Absolutely DELICIOUS!

Congratulations on an excelent work!
It would shurely have made it to Expos II.

Best regards

02 February 2004, 12:58 AM
:bounce: Really nice work guy!!!

02 February 2004, 01:40 AM
surprised so few noticed the nipples.

02 February 2004, 02:56 AM
impressive, most impressive. Join me, join the dark side. It will make you more powerful!:)

02 February 2004, 05:22 AM
oh god! Amazing work :applause:
I like it very much!

02 February 2004, 06:41 AM
One of the most inspirational pieces I've seen in years... great composition, original style. Time to start searching for other works of yours. Thank you much--

02 February 2004, 10:08 AM
Really love your work on the deatails :) Very NICE!
And i like the style over the hole scene, nice work, very nice.
Hope we can se alot of work from u in the future :applause:

Keep it up :beer:

02 February 2004, 10:26 AM
I know this might be difficult to estimate, but I would really be interested to know how much "real time" you spent working on this. You say it took you one year altogether but only rarely working on it. What do you think, how many pure working days did you spend in cyberspace for this?

Ah, and by the way, but I think the others already said it:

02 February 2004, 11:01 AM
love that style..

02 February 2004, 03:45 PM

02 February 2004, 05:49 PM
wow! 10x for the plugging guys! :wip:

additional info:
it's made with 3ds max, and rendered with vray. only one default omni light with shadow map, and vray's environment skylight

02 February 2004, 05:53 PM
The image looks very much like Pazu's place from Tenku No Oshiro Laputa, (Castle in the Sky).

Kel Solaar
02 February 2004, 06:39 PM
Great work :) everything is very well builded and done. Very good job!

02 February 2004, 12:11 AM
:eek: wowie!! this is freakin awesome, you have a kick @$$ imagination!! i love it, texture are very well done! great job dude!!

02 February 2004, 05:28 PM
I really, really like it! Needs some inhabitants though.

02 February 2004, 06:28 PM
Originally posted by Matzu
I really, really like it! Needs some inhabitants though.
The "Once Abandoned Air Harbour." :shrug:

Doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

02 February 2004, 02:00 AM
wow !:thumbsup: good job!..

I like it a lot.

03 March 2004, 07:59 PM
awesome...just completely awesome
the textures took my breath away...well, actually i gasped
but wow!
truly amazing
nice work


03 March 2004, 10:37 AM
Definitely looks like something you would walk up on in a Final Fantasy style game.

Very nicely done. :applause:

03 March 2004, 11:38 AM
updeted image is in the first post :rolleyes:

06 June 2004, 05:49 PM
Looks like a toy.But a really excellent toy .Very nice stuff.

06 June 2004, 04:02 AM
so good. so good~ :thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 09:32 PM
Great concept. Really nice textures.

Well done!!!

07 July 2004, 05:35 PM
this reminds me very much of a dream where I was falling and when I woke up I found I'd fell of my bed---anyways back on track I love the texturing, concept is of my liking makes me wanna draw something similar...

07 July 2004, 09:26 PM
Amazing piece; it almost doesn't look like 3D, kinda a hybrid between 3D and a painting.

07 July 2004, 10:34 PM
Modeling is quite Simple, But texturing is too cool:buttrock:
I like your texturing.
Keep it up.

Best Regards

07 July 2004, 11:40 PM
wow, luv the uneven floor...amazing
didnt even realize there was a laydee on the staircase until i saw the wires


08 August 2004, 09:22 PM
Exceptional Piece! This would make a great Harmony Kingdom Piece! You stir our minds knowing that there's a story that goes with this amazing piece! A great animation short would also be a great thing! I absolutely love it!

~ Gary ~

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