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Tenta-pools by priteeboy Tenta-pools by priteeboy
This was my entry to the e-on software's Vue environment competition for this year, sadly I didn't even make it to the finals, rendering the 50+ hours I spent on this utterly useless, only to be beaten by some of the most mundayne and generic-looking Vue scenes I've seen an dthat I could have made in an afternoon using little mor ethan what the program provides you with. So much for originality in a landscape being taken into account, there's only a few finalists that I felt deserved to be there :judge:

Anyway, the original entry had no postwork (since it wasn't allowed) but this dA version here did have a little bit of it just to fix up some areas and make it look a little more natural, but nothing that I couldn't do in a single session. The actual 3D part is what took forever, modelling those weird alien plants in Cinema 4D was a pain, so was finding a creative way to make the surrounding landscape. Even the planets are pure 3D models, scaled up huge and pushed way beyond Vue's world limits, all materials are procedural too (but afte rthe final render I did overlay some faint rock texture on the rocky cliffs)

My comment here has just focused on the process of making it this time, there's surprisingly little to say about the concept itself, jut another one of my weird alien landscapes :alien:

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ailanthus3000 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
i totaly want a big wall poster of this! its very crafty and cool.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose I could make a print available of it. Not sure how big it would be as it's an older work which generally aren't as high resolution as my newer stuff ^^;
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TeddyBlackBear2040 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I know the feeling this picture should have made first place but the judges were probably looking for people in the render and their imagination is only to A small plane of reality so DO NOT LET THEM  GET TO YOU I mean look at my page just like you I pushed bryce 7 pro and 6 to its material limits. So if you have chance check out my page I can always use your critiques.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that it's long-passed I'm over it. Especially when I realized that they like to promote realism above all (since that's what they market themselves as being able to do) and the winners, while pretty boring subject-wise, were at least realistic I guess. Still, there is definitely a neglect for those in the sci-fi galleries :

OK, I'll critique 'cause I'm feeling generous ;p
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is Their loss. It seems that Substance is losing ground more each day, everyone is going for that instant flash and wow. Its over so fast and no one really thinks at what they are looking at. Sad to say the least.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess technical mastery was their main criteria, since they're a software company after all and they want to promote how realistic their products can render an image (fooling newcomers into believing they can create photo-real images the same week they get it...they're in for a surprise ;p) But still, while the winners were technically great, subject-wise they were pretty ordinary :judge:
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As far as I'm concerned you Did master it, what more could they want? I just don't see their criteria being viable, you did the work and it came out as it should have.
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ToxicWyvern Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks amazing. Were you inspired by Titan (Saturn's largest moon) when making this? The dense atmosphere, flooded surface, and Saturn in the background make me think of Titan.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not in this case. Sometimes my planets are inspired by ones in our Solar System, but I think this one is a too far stretch from Titan (looks too warm and sunny) plus Titan is more orange in colour I would imagine :orange:

Who knows - in the distant future when the sun becomes a red giant it might warm Titan up enough for such a scenario to exist. As long as it still has all that atmosphere :nod:
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littleman48 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Your work is incredible!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :bow:
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OddFox17 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Writer
What would happen if I touched one of those anemone-plant things? Would it hurt?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably. They were inspired by anemones :nod: So they would either sting or just use them as food-catchers :D
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Aquarior Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Who says the 50+ hours you spent were useless? You brought joy to at least hundreds of fans :nod:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well looking back now even I don't think this is the best it could have been. Then again I was working under certain limitations for the sake of the contest :XD:
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cuylerdearruda Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
you've got some serious skill, sir. i envy your abilities.
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mystdream Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sounds very like one of those adventures in babysitting wherein you learn what you already knew
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ED1DE Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work, very, very alien.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, that was the intention :D
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Livio10 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
what an awesome world!!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love making these :D
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jetsonic7 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
just amazing as always! it would be cool if one of saturn's moons would look like this! :lol:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Give Titan a few billion years to warm up thanks to an expanding sun and maybe something will become of that - it has the most earthlike conditions in the Solar System and inddeed orbits around Saturn...only its unbelievably cold weather stops it from being inhabitable :dead:
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jetsonic7 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
yes! lol in a few billion years!
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TheSquareBrick Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ach, I said I wouldn't fave any more of your works because I'll add them all to my favourites, but I really like this one!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, no-one whould feel limited to what they fave, but I understand that one wants to be selective too :greetings: glad you liked it :D
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TheSquareBrick Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Matsunome Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
I think I'm going to start watching your work now. This looks like final fantasy concept art. You're extremely talented.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never thought of my alien lands as Final Fantasy-like actually, I suppose some of them are (but it may surprise you to know I don't play much Final Fantasy :shh: I love the concepts and visuals but the games are just too long and hard for me :frustrated:)
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Matsunome Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Take a look at the trailer for the newest one, square enix gets the budget needed to hire artists like you to produce a world like that. Something that comes alive with life and color is what makes us all go wow. I'm happy because it's a machine capable of displaying the color and talent of truly spectacular artists.

Rpgs are about the story though, and working your way through it. I dunno, I've always liked a bit of story and depth to my games.
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xXxSashimixXx Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're AMAZING. :wow:
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RoninFox Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Totally mesmerizing! It's so easy to get absorbed in the scene and feel that clear, tranquil water on my toes. So richly detailed.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you feel that way, I was trying to get this unrealistic scene to look as real as I could if that makes sense :XD: glad you liked it: hug:
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crimsha Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
also i mite add you have some beautiful pics! i could get lost in the details 4 hours!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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yukiru-cat9 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Holy crap, for a moment I thought this was real O_O

I'm surprised this piece didn't make it. It's just brilliant to look at and it is very creative. It feels like I could just jump into the picture and walk around the landscape DD':
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, it would be pretty cool if it were real, though it would make going to the beach a little awkward if these were everywhere :wtf: the other finalists were good, though not all - I think this had a better place in there than some of e'm, the winning entry just happened to be one of those :roll: Anyway, glad you like it that much :hug:
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yukiru-cat9 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Haha, true x'D

Your welcome :hug:
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AfterDeath Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love your work, so many of your works just pop out, and are filled with beautiful colors. amazing
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you do, sometimes I try for more natural colours but I just get carried away with the brightness :lol:
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AfterDeath Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well i cant wait to see more
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granDesign Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Wow this is very fresh! xD
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lindelokse Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009   Digital Artist
what a great image :clap: charmin ambiance and originality :)!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! I wanted a good and original sci-fi scene this time indeed :alien:
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
The 'alien plants' were made in Cinema4D?! :wow: Excellent job man, I've used Cinema4D in the past for some simple modeling, but these are brilliant. I love the natural look to this as well, and really stunned that this didn't even make the finals of this VUE contest, at least you know yourself it should have been in there. Another fantastic piece of art, and 50+ hours well spent I'd say.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, some of them were Cinema 4D...just the largest ones made up of those segmented parts-excluding the purple tentacles sitting atop them - the rest is clever use of Vue's underused Plant editor :idea: But true that I'm no pro at general modelling either, I couldn't model and texture say - a realistic car or person (which are some of the most common things in 3D art here) Usually I model basic plants or buildings etc to assist in the realism of my landscapes :D

Yeah, still bummed it at least didn't make it to the finals...it practically made use of every one of Vue's assets which would have made this a good marketing image on their behalf :nod:
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Danlei Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Student Interface Designer
This is so cool! I'd like to model something this complicated.. but it takes too long to render with my computer at the moment :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most 3D programs wouldn't have handled the billion or so polygons this had :lol: luckily Vue 7 has great polygon handling capabilities and makes complex scenes run (relatively) well, but it comes at a price - it tends to crash sometimes, especially on weaker computers. Still, I wouldn't have been able to make this scene in any other program :no:
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Danlei Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Aw man, I SO need to buy Vue! Keep those awesome works coming! They're inspiring!

PS: I know how you feel about the competition. I always tend to think outside the box when working on a piece for a competition and I usually come up with an original idea. The thing is that the populistic and generic ones usually win. You should've won the competition..
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Wetbanana Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is my kinda scene lol!
you should try being in the terragen scene:/
at least vue people are more accepting of scfi vistaz, Most terragenerz wud rather marvel at rocks and sand wtf aye.

but this is just wow man^^ i love the details in the flora all ur own imagine it looks very humid but i wud love to wait round 4 da sunset i bet that would b spectacular lol! I luv the ringed planet 2 and how u have managed 2 squeze in a little sister moon ^^
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