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12 December 2004, 02:10 PM

Title: Luna City
Name: Hubert J Daniel (imaginations, Digital Amigos )
Country: Poland
Software: 3ds max, Photoshop

Some screenshots from the opening film to Mutant Chronicles Online. It was never finished...
Created with 3D Studio Max5(scanline)
The animation wouldn't be the same without Bartosz Opatowiecki who provided most of the models and whose technical support proved invaluable. Thank you Bart!
Also big thanks to Jon Hughes, Claudio Pavan, Andy Baca and Kate Kurczewska for their fantastic (unfortunately, only occasional) contributions. And of course, a huge shoutout to Marcin Kurczewski who was patient and indulgent enough to allow me to materialize my visions.
The animation is a part of a bigger thing now; to see some of it moving, check out this link:
h. j. daniel,

12 December 2004, 03:01 PM
Amazing work! Superb! No crits here. Superb stuff!

12 December 2004, 03:17 PM
Hey Daniel, congratulations to you and your team. Thats some superb quality work you got there! But i was wondering... When you say it wasn't finished, do you mean its an abandoned project? If thats so, its too bad, it has some great potential. It makes me wanna see more! I'm downloading your reel now.

12 December 2004, 03:22 PM
holy ....!!
AWESOME! :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 03:39 PM
whoa very awesome, can you post a big resolution?

12 December 2004, 04:22 PM
Aha!... chlopaki to jest po prostu miodzio :)
I'm... speechless... I simply love the details everywhere and the mood of it... especially the room with a roundy window. It's a great pity the project wasn't finished...
Beautiful :applause:

12 December 2004, 04:25 PM
WWWWWWWWoooooooooooooooooooooooWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW !

very good anbiance !!! amazing work !!!


12 December 2004, 04:26 PM
woooooooowwwwwww :bounce: :thumbsup: :bounce: :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 04:45 PM
It's fantastic!!!
Can u post wires?

12 December 2004, 05:05 PM
I love the look of those images (very haunting look about them).....i also like how the images have a 2D feel with the amount of detail one would find from some of the environment settings in a japanese anime movie, top stuff.....

couple of many triangles we talking here? and does the environment have the same look in the animation as those images u've posted up, or have they been run through photoshop to look that way? (it would be awesome if the animation maintained the same look as those pics) cuz i find many 3D animations tend to look too 3D at times if u know what i mean.

12 December 2004, 06:00 PM
Truly amazing. Can we see a wireframe please?

12 December 2004, 07:03 PM
wow! very nice.

i wonder ur pc might have crushed several times.nuh?
very nice in details and i loved it.a goal for scanline renders!post some wires,eager to learn more:D

12 December 2004, 08:04 PM
Incredible work:thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 08:48 PM
awesome!:eek: that's really great work. 5 stars!!

12 December 2004, 09:16 PM
Awesome.... :eek: 10 star work !

12 December 2004, 09:59 PM
Breathtaking! Literally! :scream:

12 December 2004, 11:50 PM
it looks fantastic, well done. :D

12 December 2004, 01:12 AM
omg~perfect job !nice modelisation and texture,Very professional,cheers!Like ur style ...:)

12 December 2004, 02:00 AM
That was great! I'd love to see the full intro to the mutant game. And was the parts with the guy with the shotgun from PK:BOOH? Cause I loved those demons, they and that giant devil, keep up the great work!


12 December 2004, 08:20 AM
the city looks pretty amazing! only some of the characters would need more work to be at the same level.
great use of matte paintings, this work is quite an achievment!


12 December 2004, 11:43 AM

WhItE CoFfEe
12 December 2004, 03:27 PM
You rendered it with scanline? Wow, it's an AWESOME work!

12 December 2004, 04:59 PM
haba Haba HABAAA:thumbsup: .....Realy G8 stuff Maan ..Must be lot of hardwork n imagination involved :)
Love da work 13STARS

12 December 2004, 06:47 PM
holy ****!
scanline render?????
thats amazing!!!

12 December 2004, 07:24 PM
really impressive , waiting for the animation now .


12 December 2004, 09:08 PM
Fantastic. Love the colour and atmosphere as well as the detail.

12 December 2004, 04:38 AM
Wonderful,a fantastic amount of detail.Alot of range and scope,very eerie,spooky.very nice work.:thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 12:18 PM

I am really happy you guys like the city. That was my first animated piece and
during the production I had to learn (painfully, most of the time) how to deal
with the moving picture.

It was a huge challenge ( and the main goal in artistic terms ) to keep the
quality and painterly feel of a still image in the animation. I think careful and detailed lighting was extremely important here, but what really saved my ass were matte paintings.

In some of the shots they take up to 70% of what you see. Since I am not a
great painter, I usually had to prepare a rich pre-rendered base to paint on.
So, in some scenes, if all the layers were to be put together instead of
using matte, there would be 2-3 mln polygons to deal with.

I will post some wires/wip screenshots soon.


12 December 2004, 01:57 PM
No crits here. great stuff.
very dramatic. is this some kind of game/movie 's project?
5 stars!!!

12 December 2004, 09:07 AM
here's what i've managed to find:

12 December 2004, 09:08 AM
Yeah, I need the wires!!! Can u post something about lighting? GOOD ART MAN!

12 December 2004, 05:40 PM
Really nice stuff.Impresive details and texture work.Nice!:buttrock: :buttrock:

01 January 2005, 04:13 PM
Fantastic work .so cool .100star.

01 January 2005, 06:52 AM
Great, nothing else to say !
I'm downloading your demo now !

01 January 2005, 09:50 AM
:thumbsup: good! very good.......

01 January 2005, 12:20 PM
very nice,

01 January 2005, 12:37 PM
I myself began recently on somekind scenography work and don't have to say simplicity of my
scene,,but this,,,,dear goad.....i hate you....

01 January 2005, 07:44 PM
Realy perfect. No critics, superb styling

01 January 2005, 06:23 AM
wow. epic. what kind of polycount are we looking at here...

01 January 2005, 08:49 AM
I hardly ever post anything unless i love it, and i love this, the animation is wicked, and special since u said its your first real shot of animation. i really love the landscapes, and architecture. the charecter good too, but i think the enviroment is so much better. characters r hard for me, i wonder if anyone else find charecter design harder then enviroment dedesign ? ? !

man totaly love it so intresting.

01 January 2005, 09:24 AM
WHY four star?Five star,five ,five stars!!! Beautiful! SO fantastic,so volume,so spatially.

01 January 2005, 11:27 AM
Fantastic!!.. I love the dark gothic feel to it!

01 January 2005, 11:36 AM
Really impressive. 6 stars.

Without considering the high levels of creativity, I have a technical question: how the h..l is possible to make images like that, when with my amd 3400+ I get stucked to move a little mountain + 2 persons? Do you have a nuclear powered PC?



01 January 2005, 12:38 PM
I think that Hubert said much about it. In practice we didn't have to deal with millions of polygons, because we have divided scenes into few smaller :) I think that you can make bigger ones with your machine, really. You have to fit pipeline to your machine and time you have.

yann moalic
01 January 2005, 08:18 AM
Very good ambiance!! Amazing work!!:eek:
Unbelievable, so many details.
Well done

01 January 2005, 09:23 AM
Hey awesome stuff guys ....I'm gald you finally finished it or at least part of it.
Great style there



01 January 2005, 12:21 PM
Well, you've messed my mind up for today with your preview - which blew me totally away.
Please let us know when I can buy the finished movie. It's magnificent!
In awe

01 January 2005, 03:29 PM
Excellent work!
good luck!:applause:

01 January 2005, 04:19 PM
Can we see as wireframe?

01 January 2005, 10:04 PM
Great Job, Full Thumbs Up :thumbsup:

Hubercie, gratulacje, miło widzieć starą ekipę z pl.comp.grafika.grafika3d :buttrock:

Awesome is its depth and scale. Flawless.

01 January 2005, 11:07 PM
very nice, 5 stars :applause:

01 January 2005, 12:06 AM
WoW .It make me crazy . what the pain ?!! :eek:

01 January 2005, 03:08 AM
i have a pet book in which the city is named Luna City. Its gothic too. Now I have to change it! Newman!

Good job by the way. Looks absolutely immersing.

01 January 2005, 12:28 PM
Thats really nice, like the mood in the pictures

01 January 2005, 07:52 PM
noword describe it like ( perfect ) .

I love Dubai :) .

01 January 2005, 10:31 PM



I really need to stop looking at these pictures. They're making me even more critical of my own work. Those are some amazing renders my friend. keep up the great work! :)

01 January 2005, 12:07 PM
I really like the scene!how did you make it?i mean the details,it's so fantastic and so natural!

01 January 2005, 04:57 PM
too many artists have attempted to create their own versions of mysterious 3d landscapes often ends in scrap bin, but yours difinately stand out. good stuff..

01 January 2005, 05:42 PM
Beauteful, even looking as it was only a picture

01 January 2005, 05:58 PM
ni mama ge se bi! tai qiang le!

so strong! powerful images!

01 January 2005, 06:41 AM
It's amazing. So gothic. I would love to learn to do this one day. I'm learning to, but I'm so far down the ladder.

01 January 2005, 07:16 PM
wow.. that is impressive...wanna join tgfx???

01 January 2005, 10:23 AM
Awsome! Outstanding!

01 January 2005, 11:19 PM
Congratulations for this awsome work. If this would be a game as on the demoreel credits, it deserves a 2 hours of imersion on this cool and well trimed 3d project :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 07:26 AM
i hate you. this isnt happening.....

must reboot! cant take it!
aaaaaaaaaaa- thats sick!
You are amazing! Its just what I'm attempting to do.
Do you have any tips for creating amazing buildings like these?

-cheers on a job well done!

01 January 2005, 02:11 AM
:buttrock: Fantastic work.An exceptiona; amount,and all done with great abilities.Fantastic is all I can say,i am almost speechless.:buttrock:

01 January 2005, 10:53 AM
Awesome work! Shame it wasnt *finshed*!:sad:

01 January 2005, 02:35 AM
wow!! great job. I love the look you give to the city, there is something gothic and cyberpunk in it, is just great

02 February 2005, 03:49 AM
It's so detail and stylish! good work!

02 February 2005, 10:24 AM
Can't help falling in love with those awesome pictures

02 February 2005, 03:09 AM
so which buildings have apartments for rent... and which are hotels.. that city looks awsome... you spent alot of time doing this project, and it shows... your work is real cool..

02 February 2005, 09:09 AM
freakin sweet...reminds me of the original crow movie...perhaps if it had an illegitimate child with the movie aliens...which as we all must agree would be freakin sweat as well

02 February 2005, 12:43 PM
exelent realy impresive

02 February 2005, 10:19 PM
The tone of your pieces are absoloutly breathtaking, it kind of reminds me of the Gormenghast Novels. Great job :)

09 September 2005, 09:14 PM
whoa! $%$#% amazing, love the concept :P

nie sadzilem, ze polacy "umieja" tak odjechane rzeczy robic :PPPPP

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