WIP - Horizon Chasers

Started by amandas, June 28, 2020, 08:20:15 am

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amandas

Entry title: Horizon Chasers

Universe: Horizon (my own)

Story: Have they just arrived, or are they just leaving? Who is the guest, who is the host? One thing is clear: everybody wants to be there. Almost.

Software used:

scene assembly / prop modeling: Blender 2.90a
sculpting: Blender / ZBrush [optionally]
rendering: Blender Cycles
clouds models: Terragen Linux
terrains BG: Terragen
environment HDRI texture: Terragen
terrains FG/MG: Gaea
texture painting: Affinity Photo / Substance Painter
color correction: Affinity Photo / DaVinci Resolve
posed humans: MakeHuman
photogrammetry: MeshRoom (1 asset - tree) [optionally; not sure at this point if will include it]

Hardware:
i9-9900K, 64GB RAM, RTX 2070 (all inside a laptop!)


All models are/will be created by me alone, same goes for textures. The exception are posed humans generated with MakeHuman.

Initially I wanted to render the piece either in Terragen + Blender (FG + PBR models Blender; MG/BG terrains in Terragen; aerial perspective from Terragen), but since holdouts are not allowed and time is short, I decided for Blender Cycles.

I will follow up this thread with WIP renders and wireframes of models/scene setup.


Thank you for your time.
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amandas

Hi,

first batch of WIPs incoming... thanks for feedback!

Props...
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N-drju

The rightmost model has a striking resemblance to the Khar-Toba ship from the Homeworld series. In shape at least, if not the details. Brings many good memories.

Looks like you put a lot of effort and background story to your entry, which is nice. Keep it up and good luck!
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amandas

Quote from: N-drju on July 01, 2020, 03:01:46 amThe rightmost model has a striking resemblance to the Khar-Toba ship from the Homeworld series. In shape at least, if not the details. Brings many good memories.

Looks like you put a lot of effort and background story to your entry, which is nice. Keep it up and good luck!

Thanks for feedback! I have heard a lot of good things about the Homeworld series, will check it out of curiosity. The rightmost model is actually a building (if we mean the same model; soon initial renders). I did as little work on these models as possible since they will be mostly small on the screen. Train-like ship will be larger, hence a lot of work there on the details.
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amandas

WIPs attack continues...

Terrains (FG):
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Terragen  scene used as reflection map:
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N-drju

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amandas

Oh this one. Definitely a ship ;) I draw inspiration from old trains  - my kid has a book with lots of trains and cars and we play in finding the items from cover inside :)
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sboerner

Great models and shading. You are putting a lot of thought and effort into this. Looking forward to seeing where you take it.

amandas

Thanks, doing my best within limited time ;) !
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Terragen scene used as HDRI map:
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N-drju

That's a really nice HDRI. Good balance between lighting and clouds.

You could even add some faint suns here and there. Depends on how sci-fi you wish to make it. ;)
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amandas

Thanks!

Oh it will be SF quite a bit, I have bunch of renders, soon one closer to final.

Best
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Terragen clouds in their unnatural habitat...
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