View Full Version : '35 Calo' A Down Town The Night, Dareoner (3D)

02 February 2003, 11:39 PM (

this is an image from the video clip "calojero" and it has been built with 3dsmax , after

making of

big size :

02 February 2003, 11:57 PM
Yea that looks cool!

I love anything that reminds me of Blade Runner!


03 March 2003, 10:28 PM

03 March 2003, 10:39 PM
love it! :thumbsup:

which app? how long time did it take to finish it?

03 March 2003, 10:46 PM
this is absolutly great.. i love the detail.. please post some more shots..

03 March 2003, 11:18 PM
My god, works like this keep stunning me.. please tell me about texturing lighting.. :buttrock:

03 March 2003, 11:20 PM
tell us more about it!

03 March 2003, 11:22 PM
Dude this is Totally Unreal !!!

:eek: :eek: :surprised :eek: :drool:

03 March 2003, 11:28 PM
Amazing work!!

03 March 2003, 11:35 PM

I tried something like this a while ago, but mine was not nearly as good as yours. Man!


03 March 2003, 11:49 PM
:applause: :applause: :applause:

very very very very very good!!!

that city is just soooo real! the way that every window seems to have something inside it, as to be each different... i don't know... very very good!!!

03 March 2003, 11:50 PM
Incredible attention to detail there... And it does have sort of a Bladerunner feel - and that is _never_ wrong! Any daylight shots to show? I think the first close-up is almost better than the full view. You must have some serious hardware to push all that geometry around too... Excellent! I give you five bouncing guys:

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Dave Black
03 March 2003, 11:58 PM
Holy freaking poop.

Looks like you must have used some sort of procedural texture for the buildings...

Really stellar.



03 March 2003, 12:01 AM
that's sweet!
how about making a wallpaper? :)

03 March 2003, 12:03 AM
Just amazing :]

Could you give us any technical detail of project? Polygon count, used texture map size etc...

keep up rocking :]

03 March 2003, 12:21 AM
Really kool.

03 March 2003, 12:24 AM
d00d, that must have taken u a heck of alot of tym... Love the final product! :D

03 March 2003, 12:27 AM
wow, so much detail! looks absolutely stunning! :thumbsup:

03 March 2003, 12:32 AM
I can't even begin to imagine the amount of work that was involved in this piece, its simply mind boggling :argh: Impressive very very impressive.

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03 March 2003, 12:47 AM
this truly is off the friggin hook!!!!!!!!!!!!

you deserve a blessing from the pope!!

i built a city once, but nowhere near as crazy as this.

:buttrock: x100000000000

03 March 2003, 01:02 AM
1 word - CRAZY :applause: :thumbsup:

03 March 2003, 01:29 AM
very nice work and rendering.

the shot with no textures is impressive enough. looks like you took your time to place each building realistically.

very nice...

03 March 2003, 02:27 AM
I love it ! Very goood work !
The amount of details is stunning :surprised
bravo :)

03 March 2003, 02:38 AM
Wow!! looks ubertastic :applause: :applause:

The Magic Pen
03 March 2003, 02:53 AM
Very Impressive :buttrock:

03 March 2003, 03:00 AM
:eek: Geez how do you texture something like this. Very cool.

03 March 2003, 03:50 AM
did u ever take time to go to bathroom? ;)

Very impressive work..


03 March 2003, 04:00 AM
un-freaking-believable. :eek:

How did you do this?!?

03 March 2003, 04:12 AM
Awsome, but my favorite part is knowing you built this beauty in 3ds Max. Just goes to show the proof is in the pudding!

Excellent work! Keep it coming!

03 March 2003, 05:15 AM
guh, uh, ah, uh,guh.........:insane:

03 March 2003, 06:42 AM
Thats just amazeing dude :D

Great job :D!


03 March 2003, 07:15 AM
Wonderfull Stuff!

How long did it take to make? (as in time modelling).

Its very cool!

03 March 2003, 07:16 AM
and texturing..

ohh.. all this u did by yourself?

still amazing work..



03 March 2003, 07:56 AM
Woooow, man. you did it, Well done...:thumbsup:

03 March 2003, 09:11 AM
Great work. Looks like you used alot of ilumination maps on the gemoetry like Eric Hanson has done. I really enjoy the sense of space and the buildup of the different types of geometry. Please keep up the good work. I would love to see more.


03 March 2003, 09:17 AM
Very impressive! :buttrock:

I'm also trying to do something like your city......

....can you tell me how you made this.. if you used any plugin (such as greeble) or you have modeled all the buildings.

And i also want to know how you have textured all the city... :) because i've tried but i've got bad results :)

03 March 2003, 10:29 AM
great work ! looks coool !
how long did it take you to setup the whole scene ?
tell us about your render problems with so many polys :)


03 March 2003, 12:17 PM

03 March 2003, 01:03 PM
amazing work.
how many people were involved in modeling the city?

03 March 2003, 01:11 PM

i think the moddling is easy but nice work.

How did you make the ligt glow? Only texturing?

Thanks Bang

03 March 2003, 01:17 PM
Awesome piece of art !
More infos about texturing and rendering would be appreciated.


03 March 2003, 01:19 PM
wow!!! amazing!

03 March 2003, 02:00 PM
Great 'BladeRunner' style - astonishing!! :thumbsup:

03 March 2003, 02:49 PM
that is Awesome :drool:

Good job :thumbsup:

03 March 2003, 03:35 PM


03 March 2003, 04:45 PM
Amazing, did you use a camera projection technique or is it textured manually?

03 March 2003, 06:00 PM
WOOOW :) :) :)

03 March 2003, 06:02 PM
amazing, PLEASE post a high-res shot PLEASE!!! :D

03 March 2003, 07:01 PM

seeing your image made me piss into my trousers.

the skyscraper in front is not just superduper detailed, renderd ...
but also impressive architecture.
the sinister mood and the heavy structure of the building with the glass parts that cut through the block take my breath ... and aaahm! yeah the trousers ...

03 March 2003, 08:22 PM
:applause: :applause: :drool:

Oh my god! it's great! tell me how did you manage to not get lost between such a high amount of buildings jejeje, it reminds me a lot to "Balde Runner" too, great work, a big attention to details indeed.

03 March 2003, 09:45 PM
Great job!

03 March 2003, 10:42 PM
HOW THE HELL DID YOU DO THAT?!!?!? All of us want to know the process! PLEASE! enlighten us! :love:

03 March 2003, 01:38 AM
thanks you for you cool comments
sorry for my english

this specification is just for the background

the post prod took about 3 weeks (2 days for rendering) where as the animation lasts 2 mn for the clip of calogero (sp6men production)
nevertheless the fact remains that the system has undeniably some problems because of speed of cameras system and also because we had too many animate texture,therefore, I worked more precisely on the texture and on the compositing 3d
I define "compositing3d" as a way to perform these 3d (layers) computations

it stands for :
layer of animate roads
layer for volume light
layer1 for lighting 3d
layer2 for lighting 3d
layer for the sky
layer for raytrace
layer for fog
layer z

each layer must be computed having due to regard to each sequences (4)

.computer : 8 station working (sgi/pc) (bipro 1gig)
.textures (animate) : 60 giga
.render/frames maxi : 4 min scanline process
.layers : 18
.faces : 500 000
.Frames : 2400

03 March 2003, 04:46 PM
how did you do all the texturing... give me a hint! :bounce: :bounce:

03 March 2003, 06:09 PM
Wow thats great work....
can you post a high res pic of the textured overview (something like 2560x1024) cause i need a new background :D :D :D

03 March 2003, 07:51 PM
impressionant, j'en ai le vertige :)

03 March 2003, 11:01 PM
Totally awesome, breathtaking stuff. Once again I'm inspired on so many levels.Maximum Rrrespekt.

03 March 2003, 11:40 PM
cool! :D

03 March 2003, 02:29 AM
As everyone has already said, your work is amazing! That's an entire frikkin city. I can be proud of a single building like that!!
As everyone else said, post more views, high res, and ready to be slapped on desktops around the world!

03 March 2003, 07:03 AM
just amazing:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock:

03 March 2003, 01:49 AM
A wireframe, some different views, or a high-res version, any of those would be very appreciated.


03 March 2003, 01:05 PM
Bravo Dare c'est mortel ;)
5 stars !

03 March 2003, 02:50 PM
:drool: for the detail!

Awesome :thumbsup:

03 March 2003, 07:13 PM
Dude, I have not posted in eons...but your stuff made me feel Syd Mead like all over! Congrats on a great job and your modeling is slicker than shit! Large props to u!
:applause: :applause: :applause:

03 March 2003, 08:58 AM

i can't post a big resolution for the moment, because i don't have a ftp, so coming soon:)

03 March 2003, 08:01 AM
amazing work :drool:

03 March 2003, 08:49 AM

03 March 2003, 10:46 AM

03 March 2003, 11:33 PM
Holy Crap !

Dude...that's amazing work ! :buttrock:


03 March 2003, 11:35 PM
Yep really nice one ! :thumbsup:

el paso
03 March 2003, 01:42 AM
yeah man this render is amazing

way to go :buttrock:

03 March 2003, 01:08 PM
don't forget about the wireframes and high-res pics, please.
i still want to see them ;)

03 March 2003, 01:14 PM
Daamn this is bad ass :thumbsup:

Great Job:xtreme: :xtreme: :drool:

03 March 2003, 05:14 PM
Geez man,you're awesome enough..

03 March 2003, 04:44 AM
This is indeed breathtaking!
Kick ass job dude:thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 12:51 PM

When i watched the Calogero video "En apesanteur" i wondered who did those great scenes.. I wouldn't ever think that max can be so powerful with large scenes.. I'm a new max users who was depressed because he finds out that every cool clip he watch is done with maya. but not anymore.

the animated did u create it ??
which version of max have u been working on ??

& by the way..the song is gr8 too.

04 April 2003, 07:07 AM

04 April 2003, 08:23 AM
Holy crap, are you SERIOUS? did you really just model that? are you KIDDING? thats insane, you must be JOKING!! :eek:


04 April 2003, 10:19 AM
it still covers my desktop and it certainly will for a while. its just great to look at and when you remember its all build with this lil program, man thats just unbelievable... :bounce:

04 April 2003, 09:01 PM
that's great !!!
would you tell us some more about the lighting and texturing!:applause:

04 April 2003, 09:10 PM
Very nice work!! :thumbsup:

How about a wireframe??

04 April 2003, 03:47 PM
WOW your work is hot!!:buttrock: Can we see a wireframe?

04 April 2003, 03:33 PM
acho que todo artista 3d e arquiteto gostaria de fazer uma imagem assim, magnifico

what software?
sorry by my english.

04 April 2003, 11:18 PM
the software is 3dsmax 3

04 April 2003, 11:56 PM
will you plz tell us about the animated did u create them ?? are they real or cg ?

04 April 2003, 01:10 AM
the map is classical cg, i paint with photoshop and animate with after effect:)

04 April 2003, 01:18 AM
you can better see the texture on this picture

04 April 2003, 01:22 AM
ca fait rêver! :drool: :love:
est-ce que tu aurais une meilleur résolution? du syle 1280*1024?
ou encore l'animation?:rolleyes:

04 April 2003, 09:53 AM
merci jonc,
j ai effectivement une grande résolution pour la premiere image mais par pour le reste etant donné que ce travail est tiré du clip de calogero "en apesanteur" (que tu tu peux trouvé sur le net ) donc c est du format le probleme c est que je n ai pas de ftp pour posté tout ce que je veux, mon site sera bientot on line et il y aura plusieurs shoots explicatifs ainsi que du wallpaper.:p :p

04 April 2003, 03:34 AM
jeeze the detail in this is mindblowing, gives me so many ideas.. great work. :)

04 April 2003, 08:47 AM
just amazing!!!
gives me so many ideas to,thank's a lot!:drool:

04 April 2003, 09:39 AM
dude you're the beast from the east! wicked super fantastic awesome dope job! Oh by the way i have to go change my underwear right now, cause i shit my pants!!

04 April 2003, 09:40 AM
This is jaw dropping. :drool:

Simply Awesome! :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 03:32 PM
Incredible work exquisitely detailed. Must have taken forever. Can you give us any details of your texturing process? Did you use modified digital images? Or were the textures made from scratch?

In the closeup screenshot I notice the building on the right looks similar to the Shanghai World Financial Center. ( Surely this must have been by design. Nice choice though, lovely building.

04 April 2003, 10:49 PM
please,see higher in the forum or I give specification for textures.
titanium : Gooood,seen weel for Shanghai World Financial Center, i took some shangai and tokyo tower like inspiration:eek:

04 April 2003, 12:21 AM
AFTEREFFECTS & PHOTOSHOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :eek:

what an effort..GOD bless you man for doing all this in 3 weeks only.. tu es tres doué (pardon pour le tutoiement :) )

04 April 2003, 04:32 AM
Originally posted by robot9000
Dude, I have not posted in eons...

Yes where have you been hiding?? :D

About this image, awesome! Very Bladrunner'ish and Hong Kong anime feel, sweet. :bounce: :buttrock: :thumbsup:

05 May 2003, 03:31 PM
AWESOME, simply awesome !!

05 May 2003, 03:55 PM
:eek: awesome awesome simply awesome !!! :thumbsup: :bowdown:

05 May 2003, 04:45 PM

05 May 2003, 04:58 PM
Good heavens! I thought the first images that you posted had an unbelievable amount of detail in them, but the close up just blows my mind. I am inspired, humbled, jealous and full of admiration all at the same time.


05 May 2003, 10:04 AM
Holy poop on a stick! Well, that blows my 3d city off the map. It's so good it makes me want to cry. I tip my hat to you. :drool:

05 May 2003, 11:15 AM
thank you very much celezionka and goldeneye for your message

05 May 2003, 06:38 PM
Just jumping on the bandwagon here... Awesome stuff!!! :bounce: I'd also like to know what the poly count is..

05 May 2003, 06:38 PM

very impressive work. I usually dont like to post when half of the forum is already there too....but i must drop a line on this one.

seems like there's lots of Q concerning the texture....

what I'm curious about is your Lighting and Post work...Can you say anything specific about that ?

How do you handle the lighting for this one? What is the major concern in the post, beside compo?

Beautiful set. Great texture work!!


My Digital Environment Post: Factor City (

05 May 2003, 12:20 AM
Stunning piece of work! 5 stars from me!
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Cured Solace
05 May 2003, 12:42 AM
Are you freaking serious you did this? If I had a gun to my head I couldn't do it.Congradulations to you, you have done the near impossible.

05 May 2003, 05:45 PM
hey, tanks you all, i try to explain in english

the texture is a basic textures (just paint overt any photo or totaly paint for the forground) but thanks the compositing technique, this picture is not a full render of 3dsmax, 12 render (layer) compose this image (see page 4 ) , i separate ligthing too : right light, middle, left ect...for speed...what makes the variation of light is the cube reflexion (picture of real town ), the reflexion is a independant layer for manipulate in after effect.
:) :) :)

05 May 2003, 05:50 PM
more resolution, sorry for the left logo (i can' t post a big big resolution because i don't have a ftp)

05 May 2003, 10:53 PM

hey man what have you done! you will make people give up the 3D job.

i can't find any word for your renders in my small small dictionary!

you should start modelling the matrix when get bored.

i had also seen the model you use for your avatar and it is also freakin detailed. how can you handle this scenes i can't understand.

do you use glasses? :)

05 May 2003, 11:26 PM
hehe no, i don't have glasses:) but i like modeling with the full little object for compose my scene

05 May 2003, 11:51 PM
Wow oh wow ...

Awesome - what a breathtaking piece! :bowdown:

05 May 2003, 12:34 AM

Just wonderfull :D ... I have one little question did ya use a trick while rendering the city ? Like using a mirror at one end of the city to make it look bigger...

I rendered something to show that I mean

the objects are exactly the same in the 2 pic, the camera placement aswell... just a little diference in the texture

Greetz MaRvI

05 May 2003, 12:46 AM
so, i used a a simple pluggin (i don't remender the name)who were useful to me has to duplicate the buildings, i create 20 different buildings and i paint with this pluggins on a planar, this plugg allows changed axes in scale and move (xyz)

05 May 2003, 12:48 AM
no mirror

05 May 2003, 01:00 AM
ok tnx :D

07 July 2003, 12:22 AM

I have no words about this.........this is the most fantastic cityscape environment i ever seen in my short period of life.

Its so perfect thjat i dont know how it is not rating five stars right now...

It also proves the determination and passion of the artist/architect/demi-god-creatrue for art , for making this kind of thing possible.

I juts had to revive this one from the bottom to the top. :eek: :eek:

07 July 2003, 12:29 PM
thanks man

07 July 2003, 04:08 PM
holy shit!
that is awesom :buttrock:

this is my 1st post on this forum. but i can't wait to see some more of this stuff!

greeetz :wavey:

[ sorry for my very bad english ]

07 July 2003, 06:49 PM
Incredible work!!!

07 July 2003, 09:10 AM
The work you have is so good. I hope some day I can light my character as well as you do. I notice post effect can help out big time too~ Thanks for telling the breakdowns of your working pipe line. :applause:

07 July 2003, 10:23 AM
koity,nina, delirium, thanks you very much

indeed, the post effect is inevitable to make an image...for me...shake is a wonderfull soft for this (the best?)

07 July 2003, 11:56 AM

very very good!!!!

07 July 2003, 01:08 PM
just amazing

07 July 2003, 01:22 PM
amazing work... Keep it up :buttrock:

07 July 2003, 05:23 PM
How long that take?

07 July 2003, 03:42 PM
what plugin you used to create the city?

07 July 2003, 09:24 PM
great work ! great result!

07 July 2003, 10:04 PM
wonderful!! I love it!! :thumbsup:

07 July 2003, 05:29 AM
immediatly when i saw your pic it reminded me of something BUG compaigne would do. i wasnt really suprised when i saw it came from paris, i think all europe has such a wonderful eye for colors, i love the dark greens, the bright orange. beautiful pic.

07 July 2003, 08:21 PM
what plugin you used to create the city?

07 July 2003, 02:38 AM
NO, NO, you know what..NO, NO, NAH A.....NO ....

*LOL LOL LOL LOL and passes out

Dave Black
07 July 2003, 08:13 AM
I''m going to take a stab and say the plugin he used to generate alot of the city is "greeble". It's available free for max r3,r4, and r5, and you can download it here:

Please note, however, that his city it's a work of art, and this plugin will not just spit out a city for you. But it is exeptional for getting the basic modeling out, as well as laying out and mapping the geometry.



07 July 2003, 09:58 AM
thanks all,
I did not use GREEBLE to create this city, I manufactured a score of original buildings then I used a script(greg leborgne) which resembles has Paint effect(or scatter) to duplicate the buildings.

07 July 2003, 10:16 AM
Very good job :thumbsup:

Dave Black
07 July 2003, 04:36 PM
I stand corrected. And I did not mean to imply that you "generated" the city, but more that you could have used greeble to fill in the geometric gaps and help with texturing.

My apologies.



07 July 2003, 06:20 PM
Yup, that's all I got...

11 November 2003, 01:14 PM
hello all,
My web site is online, if you want see making of city

11 November 2003, 03:44 AM
cool I love it this is deadly Great starwar shoot :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 10:53 AM
Dareoner>>>Pfiuuu!!Chapo Monsieur!!:buttrock: Je m'incline...
Ton travail est fantastique, j'adore!:p

11 November 2003, 09:49 PM
feerik : ca me touche, ton travail m inspire enormement et surtout le dynamisme qui s en dégage.

11 November 2003, 10:11 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

11 November 2003, 09:21 PM
Damm! You are GOD!! GOD!!

no comments:bounce: :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 10:30 AM
test of first plan

12 December 2003, 10:12 AM
Mindblowing work.....anychance there is a dual monitor wallpaper at least 2560 pixels wide? :cry:

12 December 2003, 12:52 AM
erm, how the hell do you take that render of a blank building and slap on those good textures?? how is it done?

12 December 2003, 12:07 AM
Amazing stuff. Is there anywhere we can view it animated? I don't understand french, so I apologize if there is a link on your site.

12 December 2003, 12:16 AM
boboroshi : animation coming soon in official specimen website(1 month)...i post the link when the video (good streaming) is online.

01 January 2004, 02:20 AM
This image really inspired me.... great work ppl!:bounce: :buttrock:

01 January 2004, 12:53 PM
thank very very muck paramnesia

version big size 2048x1062 :

01 January 2004, 09:58 PM
Impressive attention to detail...staggering!


01 January 2004, 11:12 AM
hell this thread is old,
yep, very sweet piece...texture is awsome.
thnxz for the large res, helps view the piece without blanking out our eyes when checking the tiny areas out...

the plain model pic is incredible also...
all those sibling blocks :D

02 February 2004, 12:36 AM
yeah ur good ur work is very BEAUTIFULL

:thumbsup::thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

09 September 2004, 09:07 PM
aaaaaah.... man m speechless.... i dont really post many replies, but i cant resist to this... its just too much for my brain to eat.... fantabulastic!

02 February 2005, 07:27 PM
very good!! love the mate paiting, textures and compositio!! nice job!

02 February 2005, 01:05 AM
How many hours did this take?Amazing!

07 July 2005, 11:34 AM
Wonderful city.Perfect fusion of art and technique.Master work.:applause:

10 October 2005, 02:23 PM
wow~~~really ~~~wonderful!love it~~!!

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