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EPICA by tigaer EPICA by tigaer
` proudly presents: EPICA


Alright. Here we are. This was the largest project for quite a while now. A lot of experimenting went into this monster. Trial and error... as usual. The scene shows quite an epic futuristic cityscape and this time actually no big story behind it. Just the imagination of mine that always wants to see such big and amazing vistas. 'City of lights', an earlier project of mine, was a first try at such scenes. The light scheme is almost the same too. Just love this lighting setup.


I started this project in c4d and vue, used some basic models, for futuristic looking buildings and modified them. Then i moved the objects into vue and arranged the scene. Quite some work went into the setup there, where to place what, and so on. Also, a very important thing, was the lighting of the scene. As usual i did go for the drama... a backlit situation with some cool contrast going on. I don't even know anymore how long it took too render. Something like 15hrs to render the base picture. Rendered several times until i got it right. In photoshop i added the lights, windows and atmosphere. And i tell you people... i'm done with lights and windows for now. You can be assured that 85% of the lights in there... are placed and revised by hand. A lot of precision work went into that stage. Also altered the buildings with details to make them look not too uniform. Long story short a lot of work went into this. Basically worked on it since february. With longer breaks though.

Intuos3 - Photoshop - VUE - 5500px wide

*There is a "Special Pack" download available with wallpapers, even in 1680 widescreen, and a documentary pdf file with lots of hi-res screenshots and explanations. You can find it here: [link] <- check it out!!!

*If you give a crap about wallpapers and you only want to read the docu, and see the hi-res shots, then please go here: [link] <- check it out!!!

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Given 2008-07-09
EPICA by `tigaer is AMAZING. There is a ton of little details to take in! The colors and realism is to die for. Outstanding work from a very talented artist! ( Featured by cosmosue )
Kim-Il-Songun Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Growlie26 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic job! I love 3d cityscape pictures/artwork!
ellensarahmarion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome... and kind of reminds me of Coruscant (Star Wars)
RonaldinhoTEN Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Nice, but I think the bridge thing from building to building is getting old and it looks ugly most of the time.
Fabuart Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
rg-12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
that city!
Pyrophile627 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Beautiful. The birds and sunshine are a nice touch. Usually futuristic cityscapes like this are depressingly devoid of life.
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! environnments space and originality ! Good job ![link]
EarthhelL Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness. This must be one of the best artworks I've ever seen. From where did you get the inspiration from?
Meteorette Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Wow- AMAZING detail! The lighting is beautiful, the sky is flawless, the buildings so elaborate.... breathtaking, really.
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