View Full Version : FXWARS! Winter Kingdom, Martin Romero, Freeform Entry

12 December 2008, 06:01 AM
FXWARS! Winter Kingdom, Martin Romero, Freeform Entry

Hello Everyone,

I have be wanting to do a project where map painting as well as camera mapping.

I am working on a sequence of establishing shots, the one below it's my first one.
I created the mountains in 3Ds max 2009 and I did some basic procedural texturing then,
I also used photographs and combined them all together. I combined two different skies
and tweaked their colors in Photoshop. For this shot, I created two particles systems,
the one for the blizzard and the one for the Myst.

For the FINAL SHOT when we see the "Castle", I am not sure at this point if I'll be working with camera projection/ matte painting techniques or the actual modeling/texturing and lighting so we'll see what happens a little by little.

Good luck to everyone and Happy New Year.

Ok, that's it for now. I need to catch a plane. I am going for a week vacation to Mexico/ mazatlan. I'll be back in San Francisco on the 4th, later guys .

12 December 2008, 02:43 PM
Look good so far.

The motion blur on the snow isn't right. It has a hot spot in the middle. I'm guessing you used image motion blur. Which can cause these kinds of rendering artifacts.

01 January 2009, 08:16 AM
Hi, I'm Martin's partner and modeling/texturing the castle.... heres is WIP.

01 January 2009, 12:18 AM
Cant read your text unless we highlight it. Yeah the snow looks more like rain, but im guessing its just temp for now. Keep it up

01 January 2009, 12:43 AM
Yeah don't worry about the snow, everything here is work in progress.



01 January 2009, 05:39 PM
Castle complete. Check out a little render I made of it!

01 January 2009, 02:52 PM
CgTalk:FXWars! Winter Kingdoms - You have ONE WEEK to GO! (Jan 26th) (

Just a heads up!


01 January 2009, 10:36 PM
Just click on the link below.

( FXWars! Winter Kingdoms (

01 January 2009, 03:49 AM
that came out well,has a bit of a 'sky captain' look to it,very stylish..very cool..congrats Martin & Marlon!

01 January 2009, 05:39 AM
Thanks Stephan! We are still working on our final version.


01 January 2009, 02:36 PM
That looks good.

I noticed the snow isn't tracking the motion of the camera correctly.

02 February 2009, 08:53 AM
Very nice lighting. The depth of field seems to make this look like a miniature though.

CGTalk Moderation
02 February 2009, 08:53 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.