Waterworld, Stefan Morrell (3D)


#1

Title: Waterworld
Name: Stefan Morrell
Country: New Zealand
Software: 3ds max, finalRender, Photoshop, ZBrush

This one makes use of many of the same elements from my last gallery submission.though going for a much brigher mood

modelled in 3dmax & Rendered using finalRender…I spent a while playing around with the final render passes in Photoshop.
I used Zbrush to detail the pilings(the wood sticking out of the water)…& for shaping the gargoyle heads.
total scene polycount is well over a million polys…those palm trees are heavy :
the plants are a mix of x-frog plants & some instanced coconut palms exported out of Vue infinite.

thanks for viewing.

Cheers!
Stefan


#2

Wow! Really beautiful work. Even better than your walled city. You are truly a master. I also enjoy the way you show details and linework. Look forward to your next image or tutorial.


#3

completly amazing!! … I love it … 5 stars for me.


#4

Phantastic mood! I love it…
Great feeling of space and
depth… Great work!
4 stars!


#5

wonderful piece


#6

WOW! :eek: WOW!


#7

Fantastic work! Great job all around…from texturing to lighting to style.


#8

Hey Morrell, great work! Was just wondering if you could share some of your preproduction work and info with us? Did you gather some reference? What about the overall layout - love the shot composition, did you know where it was going before you touched max?

Thanks,
Matt


#9

Great Job ! you work fast!


#10

hey guys…thanks for the comments!..I’ve worked on this off & on for a month now & am pleased to see it finished.

Matt…I had a fairly solid idea of what the composition & color scheme would be,the composition was laid out in thumbnail sketches,I wanted these layered buildings to be in a tropical scene with fresh colors,most of the time in this one was spent on lighting & testing the displacement,water & caustics(my first time using caustics & sadly it didn’t look as good as expected so I didn’t bother using the caustic pass in the final comp)
reference for the buildings ,just like my previous images are inspired by old Kowloon city.

Cheers!
Stefan


#11

fantastic work…I love it.5 stars…


#12

finished very fast,fantastic work,I like your style and mood.:thumbsup:


#13

simply awesome
congratulations


#14

hey man looks 5 stas from me

tell us more about your studio how u made it looks amazing 4 showing works


#15

OMG… what a details and atmosphere! Awesome render!! amazing work and design!


#16

my god!! it’s mind blowing, to say the least!!

can you tell your system specifications?


#17

You r the best! great job! …relax, don’t work hard! :eek: :thumbsup:


#18

hi:)
I like ur creative details in ur works.


#19

:eek:Awesome, man! Absolutely awesome.


#20

As I said on your portfolio, this picture is f#*%§ great !
does it smell another award ?