Oboe District: Initially matched 'as is' to the varied concept art.
Oboe District: Blended colour patterns (straight out of Maya).
Oboe District: Blended colour patterns (basic composite).
Oboe District Shot 2: Blended colour patterns (straight out of Maya).
Oboe District Shot 2: Blended colour patterns (basic composite).
Oboe District Shot 3: Blended colour patterns (straight out of Maya).
Oboe District Shot 3: Blended colour patterns (basic composite).
This is still a work in progress. The water for example is temporary and needs to reflect the building colours (not literally reflect). The background may need to change as well. Whilst working on this environment it reminded me of Las Vegas at night, which despite being a chaotic place has a certain serenity / dreaminess due to the hotel designs and lighting. The tunnel reminds me of the tunnel at Bally's hotel too (image , image).
Update: River Tests.
River test 01
River test 02
A couple of notes here. The river will need reflection / refraction to a certain degree to feel like water but it can be blurred over distance so that it becomes more impressionistic. The blur range can be almost sharp through to complete dissipation.
wow, Alan - you're on fire at the moment!!! Thanks so much for getting stuck in. The Oboe District is visited first thing in the morning, so the sun is just up, everything is soft and golden and peachy and dreamy. I reckon this needs a bit of the 'Goldilocks' treatment, so a few iterations in terms of the backgrounds and saturation etc. It's going to be quite gauzy and misty too, so depth of field is going to be important here too - and also, that sense that the sun is still low and very 'sunrise' directional - but you're absolutely right - this is already feeling very restful. I think you should project some additional patterns onto the floor plane - deriving from the kinds of grids and dots etc we see on the buildings themselves - just to break that surface up and create addition interest - just as you did with the floor and walls of the Overture... This is just so exciting to see, so congrats to Jordan, Dee, Simon and Alan - everyone who worked together to bring this latest space to life!ReplyDelete