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Airship Refueling Station by steve-burg Airship Refueling Station by steve-burg
This is a concept from "Tiberium". It shows an extremely large military airship docked at a refueling facility. The airship served as sort of the "home base" in the story.

The image is a 3D scene with some minor retouching in Photoshop - mostly to paint in the birds :).

I painted all the textures in the scene, including the sky, which included some photographs taken from the roof of our office.
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Lance66 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
awesome :)
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rhnmistry Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
its really great.
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zachgibson22 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
This is really great!

I had a question though! You say you painted the texture on. So does that mean you rendered the image out, say all in grey, and then just paint all the color in on photoshop? Or did you UV map it and render everything out in lightwave?

Hope I can hear back, cause I'd really like to get back into this!
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Marrekie Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Impressive craft. Nice atmosphere. Too bad they discontinued the game...
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ramzakirk Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
wow,woowww,woow,es impresionante el sentido de escala de la nave en el puerto es grandioso
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Muchas gracias! :D
*** (Yo no habla espaņol, pero he usado un traductor)***
;)
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Doublecrash Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Great work!
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :D
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
i love the overall palette here!
the the lighting is great and the sky turned out really nice! you can feel the windy breeze =)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :) I used some photos for the sky - but I had to tweak them quite a bit to have that "post apocalyptic" desolate look. Also, the sky was a spherical map, so it was made from all sorts of things patched together :lol: !

But the birds don't seem to mind :D
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
i dont mind either =)

yeah i get the need of the spherical map. im working as a texture and modeling artist right now. i gotta try out some shading and maybe do something like this as well. really great stuff!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks again :)

I was making all the sky textures for this game - and so I tried to get a head start on that while doing the designs - kind of "double duty".

Skies are fun - but a lot of work. But I think the sky is the most important texture in a level - it fills half the screen the whole time, and sets the lighting and mood. So I put in a lot of work on those. I might actually post some of them - the textures. The're kind of cool, even though they look weird with the spherical distortion :lol: !
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
i understand. and id love to see them! maybe having some rendertests with em?
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Filmographer
A lot of the concept images I've posted here probably are render tests :D

I actually love making skies - and I put all my 3D scenes inside sky domes. With global illumination, the sky is often the main light source for all the ambient lighting :)
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
hehe
ahhh i know that method. man i really should invest some time into it as well....
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Filmographer
It's really rewarding - with the sky, it's time well spent :D
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is really cool Steve, great details and textures....when i have more time i will have to come back and check out the rest of these new (old) ones
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Oh, time... AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!
Problem #1 :)
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ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
At first, I thought one of those birds was a plane lol
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I think I see the one you mean :D

I like adding birds into a painting - but it's a pain! I still haven't gotten my "bird brush" to work really well...
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ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
bahaha, bird brush, seems like it would be helpful wouldnt it xD
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I really have one - but it doesn't work all that well :)
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ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
haha its cause life needs to be painted by the living xD
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Filmographer
That's truth ;)
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The composition and modeling is simply fabulous !!! Masterpiece !!!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Many thanks :)!
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You're very Welcome ! :huggle:
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Airship PC base - cool idea. Those monumental docking towers training off in the distance look neat. High tech, but at the same time desolate. The flock of birds is a great touch to suggest the lofty heights.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
It's kind of like Kennedy Space Center - except it's supposed to be north Africa :)
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Gaddafi Space Center, then...
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fmacmanus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful 3d work steve!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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keshon83 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive again! =)))) Could you tell me what software did you use (except photoshop)?
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
What you see was made entirely with Lightwave 3D, except for painted textures and details.
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keshon83 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe Lightwave can do such a amazing render! Was it 9 version right? And have you tried Modo? If yes do you like it? ^_^
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Lightwave has always had a great render. Most of these images were done with version 7 (remember it's 3-4 years ago these images were created).

I also have Modo, and it is very good. I just don't know it as well. Modo was developed by the same people as Lightwave, so it is very similar - I felt right at home.

I also know Maya quite well, but I would never use it for doing finished artwork.
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keshon83 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why not btw? Is it mental ray or smth? I'm using Softimage with a huuuge lack in experience and I know it's a 90% similar to maya. And the Lightwave was my very first experience which I left and wounder if I did right :) Sorry for garbaging your comments desk:)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I think a lot of software can get you the result - but I keep gong back to LW because I get what I need so much faster. I've never really been that impressed by Mental Ray - although people do get some nice results. I just don't want to spend that much time fine tuning things. In LW, I pretty much set up the lights and press "go" :D! That's what you're seeing here - most of these images are not repainted very much :)
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keshon83 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for info! :)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Whatever works for you the easiest - that's the best thing :)
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This was an image I saw some time ago and I was surprised by the extensive use of 3D in your work. until then, I thought, that your work was based on speedpaint, and scenes painted in Photoshop with volumes mixed with some 3d.
You've made, it quite clear, long ago, it is not so.
You have a large domain, either one or the other.

Great image.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you my friend :)
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Gryphon-999 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Wow I love this pic. Very well done. What prog did you use to model the ship? Keep up the good work.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Most of my 3D stuff is generated in Lightwave. It's the program I learned to use first, so for me it's very fast to get the result I want.
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Gryphon-999 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Okay. Haven't worked with Lightwave yet. Worked with 3ds max and maya and lately blender. must say Once I got used to the way blender works, it's actually a nice program. (My art is currently only a hobby.) Hope to get better at it though) Love your work. (I'm a huge fan of the whole Tiberium saga)Still need to get the latest one though. need to upgrade my laptop first.
Cheers and keep up the good work.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I think with 3D, it's more what you do with the software (as in it's the artist, pretty much). You can get a decent result from a wide range of programs - it's finding the one you're comfortable with, where it's not a huge struggle - that's the trick :)
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