View Full Version : Venice. Another Look, Oleg Karassev (3D)

01-13-2005, 03:45 PM (

Title: Venice. Another Look
Name: Oleg Karassev
Country: Russia
Software: 3ds max

This scene is an attempt of a new look at Venice architecture.
Software used: 3D Studio MAX (standard tools only), Photoshop. The scene contains 10775 objects.
Another version of this picture:
Thanks in advance for your comments!

01-13-2005, 05:44 PM
Great rendering, and fantastic atmosphere on the first image. One little critique, is the perspectival distortion seems to take away a little bit from the well proportioned Venetian architecture.



01-13-2005, 05:55 PM
:buttrock: Awesome work as usual ... but I prefer the second, which is more realisitic for me. Can you post a wire ?

01-13-2005, 05:57 PM
i would have the same comment as the previous post.

Since you don't have a backgroud for the house. I would even take more closeup shorts for your building.

01-13-2005, 06:16 PM
That' s really good work, like it!

Rod Seffen
01-13-2005, 06:33 PM
Wow, this must have taken forever. Lol, if I have to spend even a week on one project I start to fall asleep.
I also like the colours in the second image best.
As has been said, the only small crit is that there is maybe just a little bit too much perspective distortion.

01-13-2005, 06:59 PM
Awesome! I like the second image better too, but they are both sweet. Maybe fix your horizon, it looks like it cuts off too abrubtly.

01-13-2005, 07:16 PM
I've been in Venice last year and I dont recall seeing the water so cristal :)
It's just me or the seagals on the water are bigger than the usual.

Great work.:applause:

01-13-2005, 07:44 PM
how on earth did you pull this of is excellent work congratulations :eek:

01-13-2005, 08:17 PM
great pic. maybe another background could add more credibility to ur scene. how many polygons? is it a scanline render? tell us more
Good work

01-13-2005, 08:24 PM
Oh looks tasty. :drool: Fantastic.:bowdown:

01-13-2005, 08:25 PM
I like the first one best. Great job! I really love your texturing. Keep up the good work!

01-14-2005, 03:54 AM
Both images are great! :thumbsup:
Nice atmosphere and mood!

01-14-2005, 06:40 AM
my crits :

the part of buliding (where there is a flags)
the dark it's ok...but
top side and right side may be too bright
maybe u can see the intensity of light (diffrent color between part )
but overall nice...
ok see u :buttrock: :)

01-14-2005, 07:34 AM
looks great to me! very good work! :thumbsup:

01-14-2005, 08:33 AM
Hei...It's fantastic!fantastic!fantastic! I need to see wires, please...
It's a great work!!!

01-14-2005, 10:06 AM
Wonderful modeling and rendering... you gave it the right mood!! I like the second pic the most, but are both beautiful!:thumbsup:


01-14-2005, 11:31 AM
so many windows and so many doors made me crazy only for the ...

01-14-2005, 11:37 AM
Wow, very good work, so highly detailed in modelling:thumbsup: .

01-14-2005, 11:48 AM
Damn...Amazing work man!

Award winning stuff! :thumbsup:

01-14-2005, 02:19 PM
Very, very nice! I love all those details you put in, especially the stone work. The only crit I have is that the haze on the top and the right seem to appear too abruptly. Like Astagina said, the top and the right side seem to be a little too bright and washed out compared to the rest. Other than that, it's really beautiful!

01-14-2005, 03:11 PM
That is totaly wicked! I like it very much. Great atention on the details and lighting, something that I know that is difficult to set up. :thumbsup:

01-14-2005, 03:13 PM
Impressive...that is all...

01-14-2005, 04:08 PM
Thats how my home should look in the future. Nice work!

01-14-2005, 04:42 PM
Wonder full detail :thumbsup:

01-14-2005, 05:36 PM
fanstastic :thumbsup:

01-14-2005, 09:29 PM
I think it looks wonderful sitting out on its own. Excellent modelling and texturing.

01-15-2005, 10:08 AM
the only crit for me is the fact the building lookds to be alone.except this it's great

01-16-2005, 12:16 PM
Does look lonely,some extra models just off of the sides would have created a more real life feel.
But what is there is a fantastic piece of work.Really well done.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

01-16-2005, 05:53 PM
wow! great model! but it needs a scene to be in!

01-17-2005, 12:17 PM
hi m8...

nice modeling dude

really like your textures.....which renderer did ya use???:bounce:

Brazil?? :)))

cheers stealth76:thumbsup:

01-22-2005, 09:25 PM
wow I like it. second render is more realistic for me.

01-23-2005, 05:14 AM
i like the firs one
the second one looks grat but cold:D
how much does it take that u made it?

01-23-2005, 11:13 AM
Please post the wire... becose i dont trust... very good

01-23-2005, 12:46 PM
Awesome. nothing to critic :applause:

01-23-2005, 03:51 PM
Amazing work!

But there is something about the scale that seems a bit odd. those gondoles seems a bit too large compared to eg. the size of the building(entrance, and overall scale of the building and the lightpost in the right hand side. Is it a seagol/bird in the water in the very left corner?If so, that is a bit out of scale too.

Some stunning work you did.


01-23-2005, 04:21 PM
As a Venetian ( i live in venice ) i hope i had this in my city, but unfortunately it's not here:)

Amazing work bro


01-24-2005, 03:49 AM
This is one incredible Architecturual study. The schematic detail of the building itself is phenominal...and with the atmospheric effects, it becomes very trompe l'oeil (fooling the eye). This is highly realistic...and wonderfully executed.


01-24-2005, 08:26 AM
both the pictures are very good!are good works!but i like sencond than first!
i hope you have more good works to take here !

01-24-2005, 10:25 AM
Yop!!! :bounce:
Good work!!! I prefer the second image in the tone blue... as regards the first image, I find that the effect of depth or the fog stops too brutally, it should be degraded more and more while going downwards but that remains a personal opinion!!! Good continuation!!!...
Sorry for my english!!!... Oo :buttrock:

01-24-2005, 11:12 AM
Awesome stuff, looks pretty neat in the last shot.

01-24-2005, 04:42 PM
Amazing building, congratulation....very nice environment.:thumbsup:

01-24-2005, 08:03 PM
Hello Oleg,

It's a funny and interesting work.

Anyway, Venice is my city, I think I know her very well since I lived there for 33 years.

To anybody who speaks about proportions: in this picture nothing keeps the original proportions, from the seagulls to the poles, la Chiesa della Salute, the church on the top should be 20 times greater than the palace below....I don't think that the proportions are an issue's only a funny image, could be great to publish it on postcards and sell them in could earn some money from them...

about the light: the lighter top buildings are quite realistic from this point of view. In Venice, fog/mist is present quite often and on a "half-cloudy-humid" day the appearance of buildings is quite similar to that.

Different is the approch to light on the lowest part of the picture, it reminds me better a rainy day.

After my positive comments to this picture, I have to do some not so positive ones:

you should post your wireframes and viewports shots, to let us understand how much modeling there is in those pictures, and how much photographic matte painting on the other side. I'm quite inclined to think that there is quite a lot matte painting here, and really little 3D modelling. Sorry. And don't worry, I'll be happy to be contradicted.

Have a nice work,




01-25-2005, 05:00 AM
this is just scanline render?

what is render?

very impressive work. amazing.....just..

01-25-2005, 05:51 AM
very good rendering.I like it!:bounce:

01-25-2005, 08:59 AM
great work man i like the blured effects from the top' keep it up! :)

01-25-2005, 09:28 AM
Very nice detail and texture, only water/sea is strange :(
otherwise good work! Refer is a really building from Venice?

01-25-2005, 12:37 PM
That' s really good work,I like it!

01-25-2005, 02:41 PM
This is a wireframe screenshot of the scene:

The scene contains 10775 objects, it was really difficult to compose them in one file using my home computer. Most of them are visible only on larger image. I apologize for proportions :), the idea was not to create a realistic scene. Some intermediate compositions were more realistic, but I don't like them.
The renderer is standard scanline.

01-25-2005, 03:19 PM

In my opinion, you did a great work. Not simple.

Other than proportions, (and this is not an argument for a nice picture like this, that is "playing" with architectural elements), I'll say that this image is pretty good.

In Venice, it's quite normal to see a water like that, under certain light conditions.

And yes, they are actual architectures in Venice, but the bigger palace below, for what I rememenber, has been recreated duplicating the facade on to the left side. In real Venice it has only one facade, and other buildings at the left and right.

Nothing to say. It's a cool image, not all Venetian people could appreciate that, but anyway I think it's nice.





01-25-2005, 08:22 PM
A most wonderful piece of architecture.Very well done.:thumbsup:

01-27-2005, 08:30 AM

01-27-2005, 06:10 PM
I really like your attention to detail on the building. The scale and file size must've made it unwieldy after a point. Can I ask if you used render passes? Did you bake your textures into the objects before rendering? Cheers.

01-28-2005, 08:16 PM
Awesome artwork you have there.
The details of the building and the scene composition is great!

01-31-2005, 03:34 PM
Amazing, great job. The second one is really great.

02-01-2005, 01:27 AM
Nice Work, as a student currently doing animation and photoshop and etc, it's awesome to see what others are capable of. Keep up the good work.

The F.O.T.I.
02-02-2005, 03:08 AM
I love the look of detailed, majestic buildings, therefore I like this still. Nice job!

02-02-2005, 12:30 PM
masterful stuff! how long did it take for you to do this. According to me most of the people would change this or that just to get a kick out of it but you have even made the wave of the flags in nthe building accurate as that of the picture. You are my super artist.

02-03-2005, 02:04 PM
great work , would like to see a wire of this too, and agrees that the gulls in the water are too big. for the rest these 2 are perfect, well done.

02-03-2005, 05:41 PM
loks wonderful great atmosphere

02-04-2005, 11:47 AM
excellent work.

02-05-2005, 02:00 PM
excellent work perfect render:thumbsup:

02-05-2005, 04:01 PM
wow! it looks great!
I prefer the second ,becose it's more realistic, but...awesome works!

02-08-2005, 02:08 AM
While the 'distortion' in perspective, as a prior member pointed out may be a bit more than normal... what am I saying? normal? Face it, normal is for blood pressure readings...

As I see it, the perspective you used was excellent, not to demean the other user, but your angle shows the massive size of the structure and gives the viewer a kind of a sense of awe, which is hard to capture in 3D stills.

The environment you created is beautifully done. The detail is, as the British would say, Spot on! ...right down to the green at the water line.

This is some incredible work, and a keen eye was used in detailing this structure, architecturally.

02-09-2005, 11:01 AM
greate model and awesome atmosphere...nothing for me to crit really :thumbsup:

02-09-2005, 03:41 PM
5 stars.:thumbsup:

02-10-2005, 02:50 AM
this building is awsome is it a useable model... complete with rooms, and fixtures? eather way its cool...

02-10-2005, 01:03 PM
BUT there are some minor errors, like the lightning of some water-sticks (bottom-right), that are too shiny comparing to other elements surrounding them and the background duck, that is reflecting too much light (feathers reflect a lot - but the atmosphere you created calls for a more discreet reflection - a little bit less shiny)

If you accomplish this, it will be a piece of true art.

02-10-2005, 09:07 PM
scanline render..................WHAT ?~?!,good morning sir :argh::argh::argh::cry::bowdown:

02-15-2005, 08:38 AM
Both the images are :applause: excellent. I like the first one though.
Great rendering.

02-16-2005, 01:25 AM
the first one's color is more beautiful!
love the first one! love your work,great job!~~~

02-16-2005, 07:57 PM
This is a great example of fine piece of art done in 3d. The model is very good, I have 1 small critique, the background could use a simple city landscape map, To give it more realism. Other than that you should be very proud of this piece of work

03-06-2005, 04:01 PM
*three thumbs up!!!

03-07-2005, 12:36 AM
beautiful work, I love the one with the blue sky atmospheric look.

04-01-2005, 01:32 PM
Fabulous, fabulous work. I love both versions. Viewed from such a low angle [as if from a gondola] has created a really amazing and dramatic perspective...and from this close to the water the seagulls would certainly look large - they are very large birds in anycase!!

Wonderful detail. Must have taken ages. Lighting effects on both pictures is amazing. If anything, I possibly prefer the darker, more sinister colours in the first picture.

What ever - this is a definite winner and totally worthy of its place on Front Page.:thumbsup:

04-19-2005, 06:41 AM
Amazing,amazing,amazing. What more could i say. this is just amazing

07-24-2005, 01:35 PM
amazing work!!:thumbsup:

I love the second verson~~:bounce:

02-09-2006, 07:38 PM
this has to be a photo! its just that good! love the lighting and texture!

04-23-2006, 06:32 PM
Very Respectable

07-10-2006, 09:01 PM
greetings on such a graet accomplishment looks like you have almost mixed diffrent sors of architectural structrs features all together which can be a good thought for bringing all diffrent nations come closer all together and creat a better world for our next genration good work man cheers keep up the good work man keep it up

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