View Full Version : Alien Planet at Night - cg environment

10-24-2010, 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 (


10-27-2010, 12:05 PM
cmon guys! is shot too short? or camera motion too linear? too dark? too blue? say something...

10-27-2010, 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.

10-30-2010, 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...

11-01-2010, 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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