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Title: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on June 28, 2020, 08:20:15 am
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.
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on June 30, 2020, 10:49:15 am
Hi,

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

Props...
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on June 30, 2020, 10:57:16 am
Hi,

alien alphabet:
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: N-drju on July 01, 2020, 03:01:46 am
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!
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 01, 2020, 03:11:41 am
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.
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 01, 2020, 03:17:24 am
WIPs attack continues...

Terrains (FG):
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 01, 2020, 03:18:25 am
Terragen  scene used as reflection map:
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: N-drju on July 01, 2020, 03:32:15 am
I mean this one. :D

khar-toba like.jpg
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 01, 2020, 03:36:55 am
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 :)
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: sboerner on July 01, 2020, 05:58:24 pm
Great models and shading. You are putting a lot of thought and effort into this. Looking forward to seeing where you take it.
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 02, 2020, 02:42:31 am
Thanks, doing my best within limited time ;) !
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 02, 2020, 02:43:58 am
Terragen scene used as HDRI map:
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: N-drju on July 02, 2020, 03:03:52 am
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. ;)
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 02, 2020, 03:15:43 am
Thanks!

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

Best
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 02, 2020, 03:20:25 am
Terragen clouds in their unnatural habitat...
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 02, 2020, 03:45:19 am
Assembled scene viewport preview...
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 02, 2020, 09:52:18 am
Raw preview render...
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: KyL on July 02, 2020, 10:08:39 am
Wow this looks so much like a painting! Well done, really curious to see the final result!
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 02, 2020, 10:43:45 am
Thanks!

It will look very similar, only added mist pass, really subtle DOF and desaturation of those fire pits.

Best!
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: mhaze on July 05, 2020, 04:56:04 am
I like it!
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: Hetzen on July 05, 2020, 08:41:41 am
Very nice! Interesting scene.
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 05, 2020, 05:58:41 pm
Like a painting. This is a type of image and processing that we rarely see with Terragen. Good luck!
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 06, 2020, 04:37:25 am
Thank you for kinds words! Good luck to other contestants! There is a lot of things I would like to still improve here, but the deadline is almost there. You can see the completed piece attached (subtle DOF, aearial perspective, color correction).

When I find time, I will expand on the piece, render it with 2x higher resolution (the scene is heavy: there are people and things on ground that you can't see at this resolution), and make an alternative version with different environment.

Best!
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 06, 2020, 04:40:36 am
Quote from: mhaze on July 05, 2020, 04:56:04 amI like it!
Thanks!
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 06, 2020, 04:41:10 am
Quote from: Hetzen on July 05, 2020, 08:41:41 amVery nice! Interesting scene.
Thank you! Long nights spent on this, eh ;)
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 06, 2020, 04:41:23 am
Quote from: Jo Kariboo on July 05, 2020, 05:58:41 pmLike a painting. This is a type of image and processing that we rarely see with Terragen. Good luck!
Thank you!
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: luvsmuzik on July 07, 2020, 11:13:35 am
This is a wonderful project that I assume could be a collection for a great story board. Your imagination is one for the story tellers for sure! Good Luck!!! :)
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: Hannes on July 07, 2020, 12:09:09 pm
Now, this is unusual! Great image! Good luck!
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: N-drju on July 08, 2020, 02:55:24 am
Came out really good. Khar-Tobas are nice additions. :P
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 13, 2020, 11:07:33 am
Quote from: Hannes on July 07, 2020, 12:09:09 pmNow, this is unusual! Great image! Good luck!
Sorry for necroposting, thanks!
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 13, 2020, 12:06:23 pm
Quote from: N-drju on July 08, 2020, 02:55:24 amCame out really good. Khar-Tobas are nice additions. :P
Thanks!
Title: Re: WIP - Horizon Chasers
Post by: amandas on July 15, 2020, 03:56:24 am
Quote from: luvsmuzik on July 07, 2020, 11:13:35 amThis is a wonderful project that I assume could be a collection for a great story board. Your imagination is one for the story tellers for sure! Good Luck!!! :)
Thank you very much!