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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Award winning stuff! :thumbsup:

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

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

01 January 2005, 04:42 PM
Wonder full detail :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 05:36 PM
fanstastic :thumbsup:

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

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

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

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

nice modeling dude

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

Brazil?? :)))

cheers stealth76:thumbsup:

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

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

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

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

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

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

what is render?

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

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

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

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

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

01 January 2005, 08:30 AM

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

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

02 February 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 February 2005, 03:08 AM
I love the look of detailed, majestic buildings, therefore I like this still. Nice job!

02 February 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 February 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 February 2005, 05:41 PM
loks wonderful great atmosphere

02 February 2005, 11:47 AM
excellent work.

02 February 2005, 02:00 PM
excellent work perfect render:thumbsup:

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

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

02 February 2005, 03:41 PM
5 stars.:thumbsup:

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

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

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

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

02 February 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 March 2005, 04:01 PM
*three thumbs up!!!

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

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

07 July 2005, 01:35 PM
amazing work!!:thumbsup:

I love the second verson~~:bounce:

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

04 April 2006, 06:32 PM
Very Respectable

07 July 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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