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Finished The Job

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Finished The Job


In order to come up with a scene for Aurora’s “Blue” topic for its newest release I had some initial trouble finding a good starting point. I started doubting myself since blue is pretty much THE scifi colour to go with and I never had trouble with that colour. But this time was different. I did have a hard time. The best way to overcome a block like that is to keep trying… and so I did. It too me a bit but I managed to find something. Even though the end result could have been a little less scifi generic. However, there are still some catchy elements in here. I would also settle this piece in my “Unknown Huntress” universe. I’m sure this pic could inspire some neat stories.


Created the base scene in Vue with testing Vue’s updated displacement mapping mode. Worked nicely and with RDT textures I managed to create a nice rocky ground with realistic features. From there I added the background structures and used DAZ Studio for the bounty huntress. All combined and rendered in Vue. All render passed were then moved into Photoshop for additional work. Mainly fixes, colours and atmosphere add ons.


7000×3784 – Vue – DAZ Studio – Photoshop – Lightroom


Part of the AURORA: BLUE exhibit


wallpapers available


The artwork on: DeviantartArtstationCGSociety


Regards

signed

Com-cept 39

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020



Com-cept 39

This one originally started as a test file for displacement mapping in Vue. Surely could need some tuning here and there but I liked it already. Did some quickie post work and ended up with some moody atmosphere and lighting. Of course I had to add a scifi touch to it as well. Couldn’t resist. :D

2560×1167 – Vue – Photoshop – Lightroom

The artwork on:
DeviantartArtstationCGSociety

Regards

signed

Dance With Me

Monday, August 3rd, 2020



Dance With Me

A rather old companion piece to my Calista Square artwork. Decided to have a little more fun with the scene I’ve put together since a lot of work went into creating the scene. So basically a just for fun little thing. Two flyers having fun and performing kind of a dance in the sky. If I would live in that world and own an air/spacecraft like this… I would enjoy the hell out of it.

6500×3306 – Vue – Photoshop – Lightroom

The artwork on:
DeviantartArtstationCGSociety

wallpapers available

Regards

signed

Chill Your Base II

Sunday, May 24th, 2020



Chill Your Base II

I liked that room I created for my “Chill Your Base” piece so much that I decided to do another scene with it. Contrary to the nature background of the first scene I wanted to settle the new scene in a city environment above the clouds. A futuristic penthouse of dreams. Then a new topic/theme for the Aurora artgroup came up and I decided to submit it. Not before I did additional fine tuning to a number of elements. Overall I’m fairly happy with the result.

8000×3652 – Vue – Photoshop – Lightroom – World Machine – Cinema 4d – DAZ Studio

Part of the AURORA: GREEN exhibit

The artwork on:
DeviantartArtstationCGSociety

wallpapers available

Regards

signed

A Voyagers End

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020



A Voyagers End

Since I’ve heard of it the first time, the concept of the in 1977 launched Voyager space probes always fascinated me. Its original objectives included flying by planets and moons of our solar system. Studying and collecting all kinds of scientific details about them and sending them back to Earth. Later I watched Star Trek The Motion Picture and the ideas in that film blew my mind. What these probes have seen and may see at some point really triggers my imagination.

I was watching a webinar by Scappin Matteo about Mandelbulb3d. I got inspired and started to play with the tool. I already did use it in the past but my results were mostly luck. This time I tried to tackle it with more knowledge and control and found something that I wanted to work with. After rendering the scene I moved into Photoshop and combined several passes. While taking a bath I had the idea to add planets. That should end up in an interesting visual you probably don’t see very often. I liked how it turned out and naturally was thinking about adding a space ship. I even already built and rendered one via Vue. After implementing it into the scene it just didn’t work for me though. I couldn’t figure out a good balance between the ship and the environment. Ultimately the ship took a lot of the depth that I didn’t want to miss. Then I had the idea adding something less big. A probe maybe? What about one of the Voyager probes? Heavily inspired by the 1979 Star Trek movie.

The probe solved my storytelling issues and managed to keep a good balance for the mentioned depth. Now, what could that place be? A giant alien megastructure that’s big enough to capture planets. Something that would surely blow me away if I could see that for real!

8000×3652 – Mandelbulb3D – Vue – Photoshop

Part of the AURORA: GREEN exhibit

The artwork on:
DeviantartArtstationCGSociety
wallpapers available

Regards

signed

Skyhigh II

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020



Skyhigh II

Just for fun piece done with the Kitbash3D Utopia set for #BrightArtDarkTimes. No big story behind it. Just having fun, playing with the models and setting up a neat scene. Thanks to #Kitbash3D for making this set available for free!

6000×4000 – Vue – Photoshop – Lightroom

The artwork on:
DeviantartArtstationCGSociety

Regards

signed

Heretic

Thursday, March 19th, 2020



Heretic

Started this one quite a while ago, just to play with VDB clouds in Vue. Support for them was just added back then (late 2018) and I felt the urge to play with it. As things go, parts fell into place and I had a neat little project on my hands. Tried a lot of different things, especially with the flying monument. Or whatever it is. I’m not really sure what it is. All I know is that our lady there seems to be not so happy. Summoning all her powers for (maybe?) an attack. There are many ways to read this scene. Technically it was a pure training piece with a satisfying result. Hope you like it too!

7500×5000 – Vue – Photoshop – Lightroom – The Plant Factory – Cinema 4d – DAZ Studio

wallpapers available

Regards

signed

Chill Your Base

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019



Chill Your Base

Last one for 2019, with the right message! Three and a half years I’m having this on my drive now. Waiting. For what? I don’t know. Maybe for that one tick that tells me to let it go. There’s nothing else/more to do on it. That’s what I feel now. I started this project to learn a little more about texturing. UV mapping and all that. Learned a lot, that’s for sure. Composition wise it’s not a bullseye but for every down there’s an up. And that up is the lighting, with which I’m faily happy with. Who wouldn’t want to live there and chill out every once in a while?

8000×3652 – Vue – Photoshop – Lightroom – World Machine – Cinema 4d – DAZ Studio

The artwork on:
DeviantartArtstationCGSociety

wallpapers available

Regards

signed

Com-cept 26

Sunday, December 1st, 2019



Com-cept 26

Finished this a while ago as part of my Comcept series. I had it on my drive a while and when the Aurora artgroup started a new topic, I figured it would fit nicely. No big story for this one though. Just me having some fun with a spaceship chase scene.

4500×2054 – Vue – Photoshop – Xenodream – Apophysis

Part of Project Aurora: Orange

The artwork on:
DeviantartArtstationCGSociety

Regards

signed

Emma’s Refuge

Sunday, September 15th, 2019



Emma’s Refuge

“There’s a high class party going on somewhere. She needed a break, contemplating to leave or not. She certainly has enough of all these caricatures, throwing around senseless phrases and drowning in mindless smalltalk.”

Although I worked on this for quite a while, it was a rather spontaneous decision to go for it. I downloaded a free promo pack of 3d cyberpunk buildings by Kitbash3d. When I started to convert them to make them work with Vue properly, I naturally played around with the objects. I found a neat angle and I suddenly had a scene in my head. Then I discovered that the fine folks at Kitbash3d made a contest. All you have to do is to use the buildings. “No problem!” I thought! =D

I don’t have many night scenes and took this as a challenge. Cyberpunk needs to be at night and even better with rain! Still, I decided to add a couple of elements you normally don’t see too much in a typical Cyberpunk environment. I fell in love with this scene while working on it and I think it’s easily one of my better pieces.

I noticed the potential of the scene very early on and spent a lot of time with details. I took apart the building objects and kitbashed stuff here and there for additional details. The lady was created with DAZ Studio. I sat down and modified the dress quite a bit and it turned out rather good. That dress on the right kind of woman would surely be a sight to behold. Rendering was quite a chore due to all the lights in the background. I did separate renders for the back and front. Which resulted in tons of passes I combined in Photoshop. So yeah, there were tons of adjustments in Photoshop.

8000×5333 – Vue – Photoshop – Lightroom – Kitbash3D

The artwork on:
DeviantartArtstationCGSociety

Regards

signed