Adventure / Fantasy movie - rendered with Cryengine and 3ds max

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  03 March 2009
Adventure / Fantasy movie - rendered with Cryengine and 3ds max

Tag Line :

A couple of teenagers decide to go on a trip in their final days of summer holiday. But their innocent little trip turns into something else when they discover something beautiful beyond words and terrifying at the same time

straight render, no color corection :


Most of the pictures below (in the first 2 pages) are old and obsolete, but left here for historical purposes :)

higher resolution

This will be short movie, made with the help of the Crysis editor, along with other software like 3ds max, compositing software ..and so on.

The screenplay is an original idea, and is in fact an adaptation of a book.The voice actors are almost cast. It will also feature custom sound effects and music.

If anyone wanna join feel free to email.

Some render test models / ground study

The following is with vegetation included

without texture


hi-res version - 4000 x 1856 pixels

Short proof of concept movie :

higher quality movie :

Low quality youtube :

Last edited by sebastian___ : 01 January 2014 at 10:54 AM.
  04 April 2009
A small update. A teaser in HD 720p on youtube. Don't forget to press the HD button. The quality of the encoded HD video came up very nice.

I will use the Crysis characters as much as possible, even tough my characters from the screenplay are younger. But I applied some retouching here and there.

Some "make-up" . Also I made the eyelash longer. I painted the whole face but most visible is some darkening on face and the lips are changed.

GIF animation - before - after

  07 July 2009
Update. These are just low res pictures from viewport. Not final renders.

  07 July 2009
Looks great. Are you using the crysis engine for everything? Maybe give some details of what your using etc so we can give critique. Looks like a fun project.
  07 July 2009
Looks stunning, keep it coming! : )
  07 July 2009
wow looks great
  07 July 2009

Well. I could use 3ds max. I have 10 years experience working with max. And the benefit would be a little more precision and control. For example in Max scene - birds and bees don't fly around randomly whenever they want

But based on the speed and convenience Cryengine is a better choice for this project.

A few seconds render time for a 2k resolution Full anti aliasing frame - I think is very reasonable. And the quality maybe not quite on par with a Vray render - but since this is an animation project ... it doesn't need to be photorealistic.

Of course you can't use Cryengine for commercial projects - and this project isn't one.


A higher res picture with AA . But still not full quality render wise.

higher res link :

low res with some DOF experiment

Last edited by sebastian___ : 07 July 2009 at 02:51 AM.
  08 August 2009
The quality is exceptional. I am stunned.
  03 March 2010
A short update. These are just some wip tweaking the environment look and colors.
A friend told me that while the colors look nice, it looks a little bit too happy for a mystery suspens fantasy film

dof test with a new realtime dof bokeh shader

High res pics

Last edited by sebastian___ : 04 April 2010 at 11:30 PM.
  04 April 2010
Update. Not necessarily a scene from the movie. MOre of a test

the rendered video on youtube. I'm using also a novel approach with a real-time dof bokeh shader - instead of an after effects post dof.

  04 April 2010
amazing work !

i dont know nothing about the crysis engine, but you can render/save pictures from it ?

  04 April 2010

Yes. You can save pictures or movies. Real-time in viewport - and almost real-time in rendering and saving.
  04 April 2010
Looks very good! Fantastic job you have done!
My W.I.P. :

Einstein Building
  04 April 2010
Amazing job so far,love the HD videos!
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