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04 April 2004, 06:02 AM (

A steam locomotive done in Max & rendered with Brazil. The scene's about 700k poly, done over the course of a month a few hours here and there.

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04 April 2004, 02:33 PM
WOW. this is absolutely incredible. an insane amount of detail. is it acurate? not that it matters at all. i am completely impressed by the modeling, lighting and env. here. texturing is nice also, but i kinda would expect a little variation in the locomotive textures, like some black iron in there, or streel or something.

really breathtaking, it would make an insane poster to hang on the wall!


04 April 2004, 02:49 PM
:buttrock: Yeah baby its rocks ! :buttrock:
how many polys ? is that a GI-rendering ?


04 April 2004, 02:53 PM
very nice peice of work, can't see anything wrong with it..glad to see it plugged :)

04 April 2004, 02:53 PM
Beautiful work. I specially enjoyed the way you did layers of different details: thin tubes over heavy metal plates, etc.

Itīs great to see details following an overall great design, and not just details for details sake. :beer:

Dave Black
04 April 2004, 02:55 PM
Thanks to Z1K0B4 for leading me to this work.


Absolutely fantastic modeling, texturing, and lighting.

Your piece has a fantastic mood.

Plugged on the front page!

For anyone reading this, take a trip over to this guy's website. You won't be sorry!


04 April 2004, 02:55 PM
awesome ammount of detail..i love that kind of work...:beer: :beer:

04 April 2004, 02:56 PM
very good eye for detail. I don't like the colours too much tho. maybe the picture would be better with normal full color or standard old-photo brown.

for the rest it's pretty cool

04 April 2004, 02:56 PM
Wow, beautiful!:bounce: What references did you use to model the engine? I love it. Let's see a wire.:D

04 April 2004, 02:58 PM
wow! Love the details!
Nicely rendered too! :applause: :applause: :applause:

04 April 2004, 03:02 PM
I think I've seen this someplace else. Nice regardless ;)

04 April 2004, 03:11 PM
first page!!! congrads

04 April 2004, 03:42 PM
Very nice image!!!!

Great texturing job !!

04 April 2004, 03:42 PM
I believe it was Ludwig Mies van der Rohe who said "God is in the details". Quite right! Excellent job!

04 April 2004, 03:54 PM
AWESOME JOB!!! What did you use as reference?

04 April 2004, 03:56 PM
Wow! Excellent modelling, I really like the wheel cut-out patterns, and the use of pipes of all different sizes. The gravel and concrete textures are really well done too. If you don't mind a suggestion, it might improve the realism to add some scratches and worn areas (such as around the wheels) with strong specular highlights and a cleaner metallic looking surface.

Also, the sky is very nice. This rending looks like it belong's in a great sci-fi film.:thumbsup:


04 April 2004, 04:11 PM
Awesome textures on the train!!!! Great looking picture.

I only have two comments:

1) Maybe add some depth to the gravel. Everything else looks so nice, but the gravel looks flat.

2) The rails look a little to clear compared to everything else in the pic. Maybe add some oil spots, rust, etc.

The image is great! and, again, love the textures on the train.

Could you post a wireframe render?

04 April 2004, 04:26 PM
Impressive work there. Very good detail for the locomotive. Nice render. congrats on the frontpage.

04 April 2004, 04:33 PM
wow, nice model. Rendering is beautiful also. :buttrock:

04 April 2004, 04:37 PM
Absolutely cool work :thumbsup: :applause:

Only thing thats bothering me is rather hurriedly done sky (in PS i guess), it doesnt match with the pic and fades abruptly...
But very minor thing given the realism of model.

04 April 2004, 04:42 PM
What impressed me is, you did not neglect even the off-model (i mean other than the main piece) textures too.

We have to appreciate you. Credit for ur hardwork.:thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 04:53 PM
Sweet.... i really love this peace man, great modelling and texturing :bowdown:


04 April 2004, 05:02 PM
Nice work Istvan.
Your tech stuff has a very recognizable style. Pretty realistic loco.

04 April 2004, 05:02 PM
That's some really nice locomotive u got there :D

Superb modeling but there could be a little bit more variety in the texture :)

04 April 2004, 05:04 PM
Great stuff, everything is beautiful!:applause:

04 April 2004, 05:07 PM
wow.. that is absolutely amazing.

04 April 2004, 05:26 PM
Wow! Is that a based on a real train or one you made up?

Either way it's very impressive!


04 April 2004, 05:37 PM
Excellent artwork, i also checked out your website, fantastic, the textures are really good lots of detail, the only thing i thought could use a slight improvement would be the color or light not really sure which on it is but it looks sort of MYST-ish a little surreal, unless thats what you were going for.

Good Work !!

04 April 2004, 05:55 PM
awesome job fellow...


04 April 2004, 06:05 PM
Nice image.
Has a great look and feel

love the details:thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 06:15 PM
Your attention to detail is outstanding! Very impressive.


04 April 2004, 06:37 PM
Damn, really really cool!

Trade my car for this train! ;)


04 April 2004, 06:37 PM
great job there
well done

keep it up !!!!!

04 April 2004, 06:47 PM
Great job!
If I may share a comment with you all though, It looks as if the whole locomotive is made out of on and the same kind of steel.
However, I think some parts would have been made out of other materials, so the colors of the parts would differ more from each other. Or, am I going to far here? :)

04 April 2004, 08:02 PM
Really great image.

Lovely site too, many unique and very well detailed models, excellent work :thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 08:24 PM
very nice, but ummm where does the train opperator sit?

04 April 2004, 08:58 PM
Great texturing, are all pictures? or they are made whith photoshop. Please a wireframe.Were did you get the images for maping?

04 April 2004, 09:27 PM
Great model!

04 April 2004, 09:53 PM

Can I see some wire? :bowdown:

04 April 2004, 10:09 PM
Ooh, I just loves it to pieces -- can I have one on my planet?:bounce:

For the rest of you folks wondering about references and accuracy... this is pure fantasy... but certainly a delightful fantasy. Cheers from an old rail fan!

04 April 2004, 10:53 PM
Yea what about some wires :)

04 April 2004, 11:40 PM
Congrats Istvan, I admire your artwork longtime ago.

04 April 2004, 12:48 AM
It's so incredible !!!!
nice works :) :) :)

04 April 2004, 01:01 AM
amazing work dude

04 April 2004, 02:14 AM
huge amount of details
I'm in love with train

04 April 2004, 02:28 AM
oh wow... very nice texturing and modeling. Can we see a wireframe? :buttrock:

04 April 2004, 02:51 AM
wow its cool man. can we see the wire mesh of the model?:beer:

04 April 2004, 03:23 AM
Thanks much for the great feedback, some good suggestions in here. To answer a few questions.... yes it is GI, thanks to Brazil. I cobbled together design cues from a variety of different trains I've seen. I doubt it's very accurate, I really don't bother too much with that as it's the overall impression I'm going for. Where does the engineer sit? There is a cab in the back, but I doubt he could see ahead with all the pipes blocking his view. It is meant to be slightly surreal, color and lighting are kind of stylized, and I certainly see the point about needed some more metal variety. As far as maps go, some are digicam snaps (such as the concrete) and some PS painted (such as the loco's texture).

Here's a wireframe. It's not a very efficient model, would be a nightmare to animate it. I tend to put excessive polys in areas you'd never see, but it's fun!

04 April 2004, 03:43 AM
there is hard work put in that evidently.....good thing tho'''...i dunno why...but i feel that the sense of heavines / tons of weight usually associated with those kind of engines is missing......


04 April 2004, 05:43 AM
wow! an animation would sure be cool. someone get this man a render farm and quick! :cool:

04 April 2004, 06:31 AM
Very Nice Work! :thumbsup: Wire!
Congrat! :beer:

04 April 2004, 07:10 AM
Very well done! I like it. There are a few glitches but i can live with them. :p

04 April 2004, 07:41 AM
Well done.. ! Itīs beautifull!! Iīm working on a big boy. But in needs a lot of work..

04 April 2004, 08:29 AM
Great work IST.

I have been following your work for some years. I still have you original Loco as my desktop WP.

Good to see you have a few more additions to your site.

Keep it up :bowdown:

04 April 2004, 10:05 AM
Superb! :buttrock:

04 April 2004, 11:50 AM
WOW Men! That's really good! I like all about this image.... and all about your web site. You make great job! That's really impressive!
:applause: :applause: :applause:

04 April 2004, 12:38 PM
:applause: :applause: Great Work! Very Realistic!:buttrock: :buttrock:

04 April 2004, 03:53 PM
that's superb ...:eek: no words the amount of detail you put

04 April 2004, 06:47 PM
Looks like a good opportunity to do a remake of :

Georges Rohner "L'homme et la machine"

04 April 2004, 06:51 PM

As usual Istvan you fail to dissapoint :D . Awesome work....

I've been following your work for a couple of years now. And it just keeps on getting better.

04 April 2004, 10:11 PM
Amazing details! :thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 02:56 PM
I wish i could make somethin like that
good job

04 April 2004, 11:12 AM
wow, really really impressive :eek: :drool: :bowdown:

did you use some blueprints or pictures, or is this done completely out of fantasy ?


04 April 2004, 03:45 AM
Great Work! :thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 06:54 PM
Incredible imagineering, good job. The machine has undeniable presence.

04 April 2004, 08:56 PM
NICE! I love your creations! :)
It would be nice though if you could do an existing vehicle one day... preferably an aircraft, of course! ;)

04 April 2004, 02:16 AM
I love the model and the water color-like post processing! awesome stuff.

05 May 2004, 08:28 PM
you can really feel the wieght of it visually

05 May 2004, 09:25 PM
I, too, love the level of detail, the hardware. Thanks for the wires!!

Originally posted by andy_maxman
there is hard work put in that evidently.....good thing tho'''...i dunno why...but i feel that the sense of heavines / tons of weight usually associated with those kind of engines is missing......


If i were to critique this, I'd have to agree with andy and the first poster here. Going on color, it looks like the metal and dirt / patina are oxidized tin or aluminum (gray) as opposed to iron (dark red) or steel (black, deep blue?). Has dirt. Needs grease, like a BBQ grill. Mmm... BBQ...

Beautiful work. :beer:

06 June 2004, 01:33 PM
I have nothing to say - impressive! :buttrock:


07 July 2004, 08:53 AM
wohohoho, its s000000000000o detail GREAT

09 September 2004, 08:27 PM
NIce work, an cool details

09 September 2004, 01:30 AM
I like it. It has a Mad Max feel to it. :thumbsup:

09 September 2004, 10:49 PM
I just knew that was your work Istvan Peley!!!

Great train!!

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