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January 20, 2010
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2510 by tigaer 2510 by tigaer
How could a city look like in 500 years from now?

This one resulted from a commission that did not work out as expected. I didn't want to scrap the picture i did and wanted to use it for a personal project. I decided to create a panorama from it. Which wasn't an easy task since the original format was portrait, intended for a book.

Technically i took the vue base file and heavily extended it to the left. The Vue file had a few hundred mb in the end. I also did tons of testrenders for it. Even full size and full quality. So there are surely 40hrs work in the setup of the scene alone. 8hrs actual work and the rest render time. 8000px wide can take a while to finish.

Then, of course, i took it into Photoshop. It was never an intention to work photorealistic. So what i did was to get me textures and slam them across the picture. That's the fun part. the work part was it then to manipulate and adjust these textures to make them fit. Vue's multipass rendering also allowed me to add new elements to the pic. Even if i already was completely in the Photoshopping stage. Quite some elements on the left side of the pic got added rather late in the making process. Again a lot of work that i had to do because i wasn't entirely happy with certain parts. And there goes the time.

8700px wide - Photoshop - Vue - Intuos3

Wallpaper Pack/Windows 7 Themepack -> [link]
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Impetuss Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very good!
GSJennsen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Writer
Absolutely stunning. I took this, as well as "Hadley's Hope" and "Ellenshaw Corridor", as partial inspiration for my description of an alien city (with credit and a linkback) in my Mass Effect-related fanfic, here: Simply gorgeous :). I used this as partial inspiration for my description of an alien space station, and gave you credit and a linkback, in my Mass Effect-related fanfic, here: [link].
tigaer Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's awesome. I'm glad you find some inspiration in my work. I'm also sorry for the very late reply. =)
GSJennsen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Writer
and "Excitement"... ;)
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Paris in the future ![link]
RocMillions Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
thee best ever!
Xx-RyuKaze-xX Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Awesomeness. This may well be how the future will look and sadly, I'll never see it. Thanks for this though, one can dream...
ChristiaanR1990 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why 2510 ? im dead by then:shakefist::XD:
Hopeapisara Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!! :D
misister Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Great work!!!
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