View Full Version : Alien Planet at Night - cg environment

10 October 2010, 01:13 PM
Hi there. It's my private project, i just wanted to create something like this since i saw Cameron's recent movie. The CG environments there are realy amazing. That movie was my main inspiration. Welcome for critics.

Software: Maya, Nuke ( ( (

HQ video link: download (


10 October 2010, 12:05 PM
cmon guys! is shot too short? or camera motion too linear? too dark? too blue? say something...

10 October 2010, 02:05 PM
Hi... yup. ur rite, it's quite an awkard blue. I mean it's kindof oversaturated. but that doesnt really ruin the entire scene. The scene still looks alive and beautiful.
and the moon. I thinks it's kinda flat. Just a little bit detail to it might makes it looks greater.

10 October 2010, 01:20 PM
thanks jerry for your comment, you are right, the moon actualy seems flat. i just dont wanted jupiter like gas giant as one in avatar. From the beginning i imagined more saturn like moon with rings. i thought it would be cool, and still, i knew it could look bit flat..

well, about colors in shot. Yes, it is in blue and purple colors and a bit oversaturated. but, tthere is a huge blue gas giant in the night sky that emits all that blue light. and there is a night, no other light source, except plants bioluminiscency... so the whole scene is filled with blue light, no direct illumination, almost everything in scene emits light that's why i thought the shot must be in bit saturated and bright colors (more in blue)

but i think it maybe it could look better in less saturated colors. thanks again for your comments.

p.s. video from download link is way better quality then vimeo's hd...

11 November 2010, 10:01 PM
It's nice! The main ingredient you're missing is soft pools of glowing light behind regions that are intense with luminescent plants. :)

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