View Full Version : Sunrise In Venice, Carlos Serrano (3D)

09 September 2004, 11:55 AM (

Title: Sunrise In Venice
Name: Carlos Serrano
Country: Espana
Software: 3ds max

Render inspired in Venice (Italy). Made with 3dstudio max 6 + vray + photoshop 7.
I hope you like. Please, comments and critics are wellcome.

09 September 2004, 03:32 PM
Wow!!, very well done!

09 September 2004, 05:08 PM
this is the fantastic! I like it!
Very good lighting and and.. and

09 September 2004, 08:05 PM
It's a really nice work. I love the sunlight here.
But, I think you could improve the render. Add some more details and fix the bump on the ground near the camera. :)

09 September 2004, 10:10 PM
It's very nice, love the mood. Two things. As mentioned, the bump map on the ground near the camera needs to be lowered, and the railing on the roof could show up better, maybe a little more anti-aliasing would do the trick.

09 September 2004, 11:48 PM
Wow, this is fantastic. A lot of the time when people do outdoor realistic scenes the lighting of the scene is a different colour to the background image, but you've matched it up nicely. The bummaping on those buildings is awesome, it doesn't look like a flat plane but rather a nice concrete wall with a lot of detail to it. Also I think you might wan't to turn down the bumpmap on the concrete under the railing just a fraction, it's a bit to strong. I love the water too. Good work!

09 September 2004, 06:36 AM
nice work!
good lighting
can you show your WIP?

09 September 2004, 06:56 AM
great work:)
only one thing i dont like..its the fog in the back of the ally ithink its too heavy to be along with this sky and sun light

09 September 2004, 10:51 AM
Great work!

2 crits:

1) The street on the left corner of the screen could need a better texture.

2) The fog seems a little strange.

Other than that, it's awesome, really!

09 September 2004, 11:32 AM
Thanks to everybody for the critics and comments. I will take note of them.

09 September 2004, 06:37 PM
Wonderful, i only miss the caustics from the lower level of the front side wall. It would give the image motion.

09 September 2004, 09:27 PM
really awesome work!!I love it!

another minor point: I get the impression that I can see the ground behind the water in the foreground, (I dont know if this is just a my impression or you made it so) this looks a bit strange because:
1) in venice's canals, water is greenish and dirty so you cannot see the ground (your seems fresh clean water)
2) water level is much higher than that..

anyway this is great job for sure!keep it up! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

09 September 2004, 06:47 AM
hi oblivionblack, what you see, really are the stones of the water. But the reason of that is just artistic, esthetic, cause i have never been in Venice, but i wanted to give it my style. Of course, it could be better.

Thanks !!!:):)

09 September 2004, 01:21 PM
This is amazing I totally love the lighting. But still you could add some interesting details on the ground close to the camera. Some small grass between the tiles or and insect on the tube would add more charm to this illustration.

09 September 2004, 01:40 PM
nice one! :thumbsup:

09 September 2004, 12:32 AM
i dont like the sky looks so flat

09 September 2004, 03:18 AM
Aww, if the water were not so shallow I would dive inside it! Heehee!!
Wonderful soft image. I love it.


09 September 2004, 06:35 AM
Good Work man! :) i like textures

09 September 2004, 02:40 PM
I still do not go to Venice , but these works are personally on the scene by me ! Too beautiful , the quiet surrounding feeling of soft sunlight all lets me be fascinated .The qualitative use of material is also very apt .The small suggestion : The camera is given some angles toward the left again , and the street lamp modelling probably can be more perfect . Learn to you ! Be infatuated with the country in the civilization ......:thumbsup:

09 September 2004, 11:12 AM
good work . nice rendering .

good luck

09 September 2004, 04:53 PM
When you see something like that you became...speechless!:D

Great work on texturing&lightning :thumbsup:

Ali Imran Zaidi
09 September 2004, 12:19 PM
:) Hi.
Your concieving power is good and you done a nice job,
:thumbsup: Lighting is fine.
:) Modeling is perfect.
:) Sky is natural, sometime its flat don't worry.
:thumbsup: Really awesome composition........

:love: Carry on I love to watch this image...........

09 September 2004, 02:07 PM
a la Sequier my it

one crit only:the closer ground's texture is to small...put a big resolution one

my opinion

cool stuff

09 September 2004, 10:34 PM
I've actually walked past this spot. Pretty cool. Thanks for the memory.

09 September 2004, 07:45 PM
well done.. may be water could hv had more realistic look...

John L. Doe
09 September 2004, 01:24 PM
Mapping on the buildings is really nice,lightning too...but..materials such as that chain and those ornaments on the railing look kinda "plastic"...and that water looks kind of odd...bump map too strong in down left corner..
But like you wrote, it's your artistic approach and from that perspective I think it's really great..


09 September 2004, 02:13 PM
Ah, Venice...

This picture makes me wanting to do go to venice for a vacation.

10 October 2004, 04:20 PM
Beautiful Scene. Lighting is Very nice. :)

10 October 2004, 11:47 AM
great work man:bounce:

i like it a lot:love:

i think y need be carful with a textures near a camera .because y use a some resolution for near and far texturtes.

10 October 2004, 09:54 PM
Looks great. :D

The only things that I have noticed, that could use some improving, is the textures near the ground close to the camera, and the rails on top of the roof.

10 October 2004, 09:50 AM
Good Work man! goog textures.

11 November 2004, 09:59 AM
Nice render!

You spanish people always make the best architectural renderings!
Probably you know Juan Siquier (, he is the best I think, but at first sight, I thought you are him :)
Keep going!

11 November 2004, 10:29 AM
Thanks all!!!

Yes, i know Juan Siquier, a really great artist. (saludos Juan;)) And to me is an honor that you thought that I was him. I know that i am not at his level, of course, but i try to do it the best i can.
Really i am glad, my render has given me many satisfactions. ;)

11 November 2004, 08:26 AM
Its really admirable, specially the texture and lighting,,

But If you let me put on some critics
the footpath floor is a little over sharpened, which make it a little unreal as compared to the rest of image. Also there should be some roughness in the red building.
The shadow of lamp should eilther be sharp or blurred, not the combination of shadow skelton and its blurryness around the shadow skelton...
(Please Take these suggestions from my point of view and not offense )

BUT, over all , it a beautiful work ,


CGTalk Moderation
01 January 2006, 04:00 AM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.