View Full Version : The Tower Bridge, Luciano Neves (3D)

06 June 2004, 06:06 AM (

Hello friends,:thumbsup:

After almost two weeks doing the new 3D image I can put here for you see. I try to do like a Tower Bridge from London but I can't.....because I have just a little reference photos.
Because of this I change a lot of things, sorry if there are a number different things but one day I will go there...London and I will take great photos :) ahhh, I'm not architect ok. :thumbsup:
I hope you like that images and feel free to be critic ;-)

the links:
how I made
the image Bridge Day
side front of the Bridge - shader default
the image Bridge at night test color 01
the image Bridge at night test color 02
the image Bridge at night test color 03
wireframe image
test sepia color
some estages of building

( website / reference photos: ( )

Thank you very much

06 June 2004, 06:10 AM
dude the images aren't working there and the links are blank:sad:

06 June 2004, 06:14 AM
sorry, I will change the links:sad:

06 June 2004, 06:35 AM
that is a really sweet piece you've got there. it's too clean to be real. looks like a set piece from Shrek, or something like that.

the links don't work unless you copy/paste them. otherwise i get 403 forbidden.

06 June 2004, 06:44 AM
sorry I have a problem with host.
I'm try to change this today.

06 June 2004, 06:46 AM
yeah that is unreal, really love the night one.

great work dude, get an image up there on the page and you should be getting tons of replies:thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 09:50 AM
I had some problems to see the image but i got them. It is looking very nice i like more the night renders! Good work :)
just add some grain.

06 June 2004, 02:22 PM
Hi friends, now you can see all images !!

06 June 2004, 02:46 PM
Nice nice work how did you make the textures ?

06 June 2004, 03:34 PM
Thats awesome modeling. I think for it to look realistic, the textures have to be dirtier. Other than that it looks real good.

06 June 2004, 03:42 PM
I made the texture with a some photo that I have and I mix all.

06 June 2004, 04:18 PM
Grande Luciano!!

Frontpage, será, será, tá ficando óbvio já!!

Eu particularmente gostei da cena diurna, apesar as outras também estarem legais.

Parabéns amigo, como sempre me surpreendendo!!

Abraços animados!!

06 June 2004, 04:24 PM
Muito obrigado amigo Rick, valeu mesmo....(na realidade a cena noturna eu nem ia fazer, achei umas fotos de Guará que eu havia feito algum tempo atraz e resolvi fazer uns testes...acho que deu certo:)

Abração pra você:thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 05:41 AM
Hi Mr. Marius
I'm work with the visualization also...and I using the 3D Studio Max....

Thanks a lot :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 06:11 AM
this is amazing work!!!

a little dirt would be nice, although don't overdo it...the tower bridge is pretty dam clean anyway (except the graffiti on the blue iron - not a lot)...

if you really want to make it look like London then I would modify the background map...the land around the bridge is flat not a sloping hill, and the high rise buildings are not so residential but more differing modern office styles...

I have linked 3 pics (2 not so good quality)...but I hope they will be of some assistance to you! If I ever take more I can e-mail them to you if you wish (just pm your e-mail addy or something)...anyways keep up the amazing work!!!

PS - t3 is looking west into the city, t1 is looking more eastwards.

06 June 2004, 07:35 AM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: amazing work!!

06 June 2004, 12:20 PM
Pôôôôôôôô... muito bom!!! :applause:
Sou iniciante e estou pasma com o "duas semanas" que você levou pra fazer! :eek: Isso me levaria 3 anos pra fazer!! hehehe
Parabéns pelo trabalho! Está excelente!
Que máquina que vc usou? Tempo de render?

06 June 2004, 02:58 PM
Damn, great work, love it! ThumbsUp!

06 June 2004, 03:25 PM
Beautiful bridge!

I agree you should work a little more on the dirt, specially the metallic parts of the day render.

Otherwise, parabéns!

06 June 2004, 04:19 PM
Hi oj3332

Not now but my intension is doing like a Tower Bridge London.
If you can send me more pictures
Thanks a lot for your help.:thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 04:46 PM
Supreme work man , I saw many works about buildings around the world , I think u could do a Brasilian one some time , it would be great
teh mais rapaz

06 June 2004, 04:54 PM
Hey Luciano!
Great Work!
I saw the cathedral in a Digital Designer. I Don't believe that you took 2 weeks to made this bridge!!! wow!
Man! Putamerda! Muito animal!
Nem adianta falar "parabéns, etc etc"...
Q programa e plugin tu usa?

06 June 2004, 06:05 PM
fantastic baby. how long did you take on unwraping?

06 June 2004, 07:05 PM
All I can say is WOW!! I sat here at first thinking the images were your reference and was looking for the model. great job in both modelling and compositing.

06 June 2004, 07:26 PM
Well, i'd love to say it is amazing, but i cant see the pics :shrug:

06 June 2004, 08:06 PM
You can see here:

or here:


06 June 2004, 08:19 PM
man, that is awesome, looks very realistic.

06 June 2004, 09:52 PM
I made all scene Bridge in 2 weeks.
The render is default Max6 scaline. And we have a lot of spot lights:thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 12:08 PM
haha,,,,,,i like this

06 June 2004, 02:49 PM
Very nicely done. Yes it is clean, but it still very good work!

06 June 2004, 02:54 PM
JUST FANTASTIC !!!!:thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 07:51 PM
I will made one animation for to post here, just a few seconds.


07 July 2004, 12:06 PM

amazing work, man!
it looks very realistic, and the atmosphere you created on night scenes is very impressive...
great work with compositing!
Como já havia dito pessoalmente, ficou ducara....!!!!
Parabéns mais uma vez, e boa sorte!

07 July 2004, 01:13 PM
nicely done mate, not everyday you see that... well in my case i do :). I see it everyday, and gotta say thats the closest ive seen anyone recreate it.

Keep it up.

07 July 2004, 01:30 PM
Very, very nice! Especially the night version. Great lighting there. :)

07 July 2004, 01:34 PM
Wow - This is terrific work... especially for not having much reference. Only crits being: I would probably actually dirty it up a little bit more and I *think* the London sky in the night version should be a little lighter... it is so dark it almost looks like the bridge is out in the country somewhere.

But that's maybe a little picky. :) Congrats on such a great piece!

07 July 2004, 01:49 PM
:eek: amazing, as the rest of your work !

07 July 2004, 01:51 PM
wOW Kewl mann :) really nice

07 July 2004, 02:10 PM
Congratulations for the front Page Luciano !

Great work !!! As they mentioned b4, you should dirty up a little bit the bridge. Other than that you did a terrific job considering the timeframe.

Legal ver que temos muitos brazucas de talento aqui no CGTalk..Parabéns !



07 July 2004, 02:23 PM
Awesome work! Always inspiring.

07 July 2004, 03:00 PM
Where are the textures from?
are those textures made by you or did you buy them?
If so, where from?

07 July 2004, 03:41 PM
Great work ! :) The light set is really nice .

07 July 2004, 03:41 PM
amazing work. others have said it looks just a bit too clean, maybe some atmosphere would help! then it would be a photo


07 July 2004, 04:03 PM
i'd be interested in seeing some more info on how you textured it.

this is a great example of great 'traditional' lighting with a scanline renderer.


07 July 2004, 04:23 PM
I am curious as how you textured this thing. I see a lot of great resources on how to texture characaters, but nothing on environments.

Is it tiling overlayed with light/dirt maps? or several large maps over the uvs?

If you could explain your mapping process and perhaps even a small little sample of the various ones you used(bump, spec, displace?) it would be most helpful and much appreciated.

07 July 2004, 04:41 PM
Just fabulous, Terrific model :applause:

07 July 2004, 05:57 PM
still can't view the pictures :/

07 July 2004, 06:12 PM
same here..


07 July 2004, 08:05 PM
Its an nice peace of art but at day somekind of church can be seen but at night its gone :rolleyes: did an nuke fall on it? :buttrock:

07 July 2004, 08:35 PM
This is definitely one of my favorite environment pieces. :applause:

07 July 2004, 10:00 PM
Congratulations, man.

Fantastic model, lights, composition, texture, everything!!!!!!

It would be intersting to see some details of your texture/lightening process.

Muito Bom!!!!! Brazucas Detonando!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



07 July 2004, 10:06 PM
i visit this thread every day, and still can't see a bit. please do something

07 July 2004, 10:33 PM
Hi friends,:thumbsup:

The some textures that I used The Tower Bridge.
I allways made my textures, sometimes I take photos and mix all.

That textures are the same texture Basilic I made:

07 July 2004, 11:11 PM
I cant see these pics.!!!!

07 July 2004, 11:16 PM
good to see this made it to front page dude, well done:thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 01:23 AM
first of all, congratulations on your wonderful achivement! cheers
Fantastic, awesome image! i like them both.

then, i would like to post some ref. images here for you. i found that the big holes are not high enough compared with the real Tower's. see the images i showed you. and the width scale is not enough also.

the ref images address:

look forward to your next amazing art work!

07 July 2004, 01:38 AM
What a great scenic.... congrat !!!!

Post more images.....


07 July 2004, 01:50 AM
dam, awesome Luciano, really impressive!!
muito do caralho cara, é muito firme ver que os brazileiros estão mandando ver, po cara seu trabalho foi pra primeira pagina, RESPECT!!


07 July 2004, 02:11 AM
Muito obrigado aos amigos brasileiros que postaram sua mensagem aqui no cgtalk, valeu mesmo pelo apoio, especialmente a..rickramos / BiBiNhA / Pentagramma / BartokDesign / idegar / HocusPocus / Felipe / Willbrown / Thiago_Pires / Hobbit / brazz....entre outros que eu não consegui identificar:thumbsup:

grande abraço a todos.

07 July 2004, 05:45 AM
no photos dead links

07 July 2004, 06:41 AM
good,New Members

07 July 2004, 01:40 PM
If you can't see, try to see here: ( :thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 02:29 PM
Thanks, Luc.

It does look great, but still I wouldn't mind knowing methodolgy of texturing. Do you take that small brick pattern repeat it in photoshop(or whatever) then start adding some uniqueness to it, or do you actually combine those photo examples in the 3d package then overlay different images on them to get the dirt and stains?

Just curious as how to approach texturing something of this scale.

07 July 2004, 02:57 PM
Excellent, especially considering the fact that you're not an architect. I should know since I am an architect.
Can you tell us about how you lit the scene? (how many lights, type,, etc. etc.)

07 July 2004, 03:59 PM
Thanks Mr. dino1054 :thumbsup:

I will made some pictures for to explain lights and textures and put here.

Thanks a lot

07 July 2004, 04:03 PM
amazing !!!!

i think the night shot looks great. no crits (other then kudos) from me :)

07 July 2004, 05:22 PM
Luciano :bowdown: !

I'm agree with the comment of dino1054

Excellent, especially considering the fact that you're not an architect. I should know since I am an architect.

I'm Landscape architect but I'm still impressed of your works (basilic and this one), really :thumbsup: Are you free-lance ?
Congrats again


07 July 2004, 09:15 PM
here something about - Schematic Lights.:thumbsup:
I used 110 spotlight lights.

07 July 2004, 09:35 PM
Thanks Mr. dino1054 :thumbsup:

I will made some pictures for to explain lights and textures and put here.

Thanks a lot
Congratulations mate......................your work is an inspiration to others. Im interested in your lighting set up. Night lighting is an art in itself, and something I am having great difficulty with. Any chance of some screen shots of your set and settings. Am eager to see more of your work.

07 July 2004, 10:32 PM
well the modeling is really good. it seems to be detailed. the problem is with the textures on the metal part of the bridge which seems to be clashing with the stones. its just because the metal seems to be really new and rest of the stuff really old.
really cool otherwise!!:applause: :bounce:

07 July 2004, 10:54 PM
Well done!!

Perfect integration with the background!

07 July 2004, 04:49 PM
Hi friends,

First of all, thanks a lot.
I making one animation with wireframe The Tower Bridge.
I will put here ...:thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 12:01 AM
are you kidding...differences aside this is amazing, absolutely...especially night and day lighting looking spectacular

07 July 2004, 07:16 AM
:sad: Sorry Friends, but if somebody has problem to see the images bridge this Sunday, please try to access from here: (

Thank you very much

07 July 2004, 04:01 PM
Hello friends,:thumbsup:
Now the Host is normalize.

07 July 2004, 06:55 PM
The bridge looks really nice to me.

07 July 2004, 06:58 PM
sorry if I have done this wrong but I don't know how to do a new thread, this bridge is incredible, your eye for detail I can only dream of wel done :-)

07 July 2004, 07:50 PM
very nice work.

07 July 2004, 03:54 AM

Thanks a lot.

07 July 2004, 01:43 AM
Sorry friends,
Monday at night....Bandwidth Limit Exceeded again.
I'm changing:wise: my Webhost.

Thanks a lot

07 July 2004, 01:58 AM
thanks for putting up continuous info luciano, your lighting setup is nuts:eek:

i'm glad you have had lots of positive replies for this great work.

07 July 2004, 10:18 AM
Good work, nice modelling... It looks fantastic.

But the shadow in the second work seems not so correct...

After all, it's good.

Jorge Noujaim
07 July 2004, 02:57 PM
Cool work! Exelent modelling, very, very detailed.
Jorge Noujaim

07 July 2004, 03:00 PM
Hello friend C. Lin.

First tahnk you very much about your comment.
Where exactly the shadow seems not correct ? Just I know.
The image at night ?

Thanks friend:thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 08:15 PM

do a search for london tower bridge or just london bridge

07 July 2004, 10:20 PM
Thas a lot friend Wayneh6 about you link, now I can see more details:thumbsup:


07 July 2004, 10:29 PM
Fantastic result with default lights!!!!

Parabens pelo resultado.



07 July 2004, 03:14 AM
Muito obrigado pelo apoio:thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 02:10 PM
This is a great model! I work right along-side Tower Bridge (in the Mayor's City Hall), so I'm really used to looking at the amazing structure. I can see it out my window now, wow!

Your 3D piece really does the bridge justice! Great work!

Tone x

07 July 2004, 03:10 AM
Beautiful, the angle makes it look more like a minature, but it still look stunning.

Good job.

07 July 2004, 12:51 PM
impressive model, you can say to me that computer you use?

07 July 2004, 03:44 PM
great work .. my only crit is the shadows on the night version .. if they should be a little softer and it would be prefect .. but other than that, its amazing

07 July 2004, 10:30 PM
holy grain, luvly piece, agree about the metal frame work against the brick work issue of new against old? still....nice :thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 02:46 AM
Hello friends,

I used Pentium4 512Ram DDR

Thanks a lot

07 July 2004, 12:31 PM
great work...!!!:applause:

08 August 2004, 04:32 PM
Thank you very much for all friends:thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 02:25 AM
it is great work but I would like to know what is the point? the technical work is very very good, but I'm sick to death of "realistic" images. "realistic" is not neccsaryly good...afterall I could just snap a pic of the bridge and it wil be absolutely real. A suggestion that I have is instead to put some creative lighting , change the mood a little. Just my 2 cents....still great stuff though

08 August 2004, 03:05 AM
it looks really sweet in a porfolio

08 August 2004, 04:51 AM
All critics are very important for me, thanks a lot friends:thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 05:11 AM
hmm i knind of agree with the sense that that scene could do with somew more interesting ligthing...but definately a great porfolio piece.

08 August 2004, 12:04 AM
Just one word... AMAZING...

é isso aew!! os brasileiros botando pra quebrar!!

08 August 2004, 09:07 AM
felicidade (or... fecilidade?.. I don't remember, one of these words must mean "beatifull" :-))

I just started learning portugues

Well, really cool and detailed render!!!

08 August 2004, 02:16 PM
Hello friend Grape

Thanks a lot !!:thumbsup:

Felicidade = happiness
Bonito = beautiful

Muito obrigado amigo:thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 02:35 PM
sorry, I know I need to learn portugues more zealous....
Anywat, cool picture as I said :-))

08 August 2004, 02:42 PM
I am very happy for you tried to write in my language:thumbsup: Thanks a lot.

Grande abraço !

08 August 2004, 04:30 PM
Hi, Luciano

Really excellent work. Congrats!
For more references, this (great) site usually shots The London Tower as test target for digital cameras. If you dig around you´ll find more very hi-res pictures of the place. Look for "Photographic Tests" and "Samples" in several camera reviews.


01 January 2005, 01:46 PM
Amazing. 5 stars for sure...

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