Here’s a scene I’ve been working on for almost a month now. It’s called Europolis, it’s an expansion of a previous scene I worked on based on some Dreamfall Chapters concept art. The concept is available here: http://i.imgur.com/aj9d959.jpg
And here’s the original scene:
Since then I’ve started working on a much bigger seen taking place across several blocks of the city.
Here’s the work I’ve done so far:
It’s still pretty Work In Progress as there’s some pretty egregious lighting artifacts in some of the scenes. Also, I only have half of the planned city area done. Also, I’m going to put up more ads on the billboards around the city. You can’t tell from these pictures but I’ve made the city living and breathing. Rain drops and runs down the pavement and road, sparks fly randomly from busted machinery, lights pulsate and screens flicker. You can hear people indistinctly chattering when you get close to buildings with lights on. I’m working on adding even more stuff to make the city come to life. I’m really working on making this city as believable as possible. There are a few areas where things just don’t look quite right to me but I’m ironing those out. Often it comes down to how entirely clean or entirely dirty it looks and I’ve found reality to come somewhere in between those two extremes. When I get closer to the end I’m going to put in a few effects that I think will really sell the scene, namely floating dust particles, papers blowing in the wind, steam rising from manholes, and more sparks coming from more busted machinery and electronics.
All of the work was done with Maya, Zbrush, XNormal, NDO, and Photoshop.
Please let me know how it’s looking currently and what I can do to make it better.