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Another destination in my series of exo-planets...

The inspiration for this image is my ongoing fascination with off-shore oil platforms.

This is a 3D scene that I painted into to add a lot of the fine details (like the tiny lights, astronauts, and distant ships).

The 3D was modeled and rendered using Lightwave 3D. The textures were painted in Photoshop.
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discotechnology Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
There's something about them that puts me in mind of Stephane Malka's Green Machine idea www.designboom.com/architectur…

Almost like terraforming equipment, roaming the earth doing the gritty, roughneck work of building a world...
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SamuraiTaiga Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Quite like the mood of this image, it's almost kind of a frightening memorial to industrial progress.
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SmokingWalrusX Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I thought those were walkers for a second
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Litterboy Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Classic designs!
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Epic work!
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Damn your environments are off the chain!!!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I'm glad you like them :)
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Quigonjinncosplay Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work ! :jarksaber:
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much! :)
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gomodernart Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
um...W@W. this is Awesome! a bit like "Outland" meets....well, meets something really cool Well Done (again)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
"Outland" definitely nailed that "oil rig in space" theme. It's actually a very underrated movie.
As far as "... meets, well, meets something really cool!" - how could I not be pleased by this comment? :D
A sincere "thank you" - and I hope to continue to post more cool stuff! :)
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
The pay is great but for some reason, there seems to be one less worker the next day. Management does not care since thats one less paycheck to cut. HR has sent an investigator because they are worrying that the disappearances might lead to a scandal.

What the investigator finds, well, lets just say scandal is the lesser of many evils.

Looks great.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
:D
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Nickmeister Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
the painted on details add so much more to this, great work!
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fredpark Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Filmographer
This is bad ass. So much activity and detail. I love the movement and story going on here.
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rich35211 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
great work . love the scale.
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zer0nyx Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Glad you like it! :)
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lockdown142 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Writer
Dude! cool! I hate to ask this but, I am working on a site (I was gonna quit making it but your pics gave me some inspiration) , a rp site and I was wondering if you would mind if i used some of your images for the setting and stuff?
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Cardinal-Omega Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
It seems like GDI RIG near Scrin Tower in Red Zone and NOD Flying Carryall Truck
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I just did a quick paint-over to use that as the distant hovercraft. Probably too similar! :)
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Cardinal-Omega Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Steve tell me this is for FPS TIBERIUM?
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I created the platforms a few weeks ago - so... No, not at all! :)
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! :iconllamajumpplz:
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Naeran Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! Really a lot of effort. :clap:
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I'm glad you like it :)
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Arkiniano Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Great job! cool platform design and wonderful atmosphere!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much! :)
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aliraqi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
great work, i think it deserve's a DD
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much - I guess time will tell! :)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Neat stuff. Monumental and industrial.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I can't deny the influence of Outland on this one - I always kind of liked the factory outpost in that :)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ah! Yes! Outland. I see it now.
I need to rewatch that. I don't think I've seen it since shortly after it was released.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I watched it a little while ago. It's nice to see what could be achieved using such antiquated methods as sets, miniatures, front projection, and lighting! :)

I guess we've moved beyond all that now... or at least not many people seem to be aware of those techniques! ;)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
My old "basement super-8" buddy Tony Tremblay seems to be driving his career on being one of the "masters of the old ways" - the dark arts of physical effects and camera trickery. I think that's another thing that gave "Moon" such a cool, nostalgic vibe is that it seemed to make more use of physical models than most other productions, these days. That was such a neat lil' film.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Miniatures will be back - that's my prediction. There's an assumption that CG is "flawless". But a lot of the stuff really looks fake, more and more as the eye becomes attuned to the telltale artifacts of the typical CG shot.

It was once true that VFX were avoided whenever possible, due to the distinct possibility that they would not be entirely convincing. VFX sequences were carefully planned out in advance. Now it's a different story, with large portions of a movie shot against a green backing - the assumption being that the resulting footage will be "perfect" once the CG is added later.

I have come to seriously question that blind faith, particularly after some of the "epics" we've endured lately. The special effects seem interchangeable from one movie to another, and overall not as "special" as one might hope they would be. For this reason, I believe we will see a return to some of the time-proven methods used in the past. Miniatures have the advantage of being real things, photographed with real light by real cameras. When properly executed, they are very effective. Plus, they're just really cool! :D
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think CG has its place, it's just that we seem to be in a phase where it's seen as the Swiss Army Knife of imaginative movie making, without much consideration to REAL expense or whether it will yield better results than a physical prop or model. I'm sure that varies from production to production, but it's just seemed to lead to more visually expository story telling.... perhaps in a similar way that TMP went nuts for motion controlled space effects just because they could.

I think Avatar is one of the few SF films to really explore the potential offered by CGI in SF. Of course my "holy grail" remains unrealized. Ever since reading the novel I've wanted to see a Ringworld movie, but aside doing it as cel animation, there didn't seem any practical way to pull it off... until CGI! I'd love to see the technology used to bring Puppeteers, Kzinti, Outsiders, et al, to life. AND the Ringworld itself. Now that's an SF concept worthy of the technology!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I agree! I'm not sure when we can expect to see something like that, as opposed to yet another "Spiderman" or Superman" reboot :yawn:

On a tangent... I just noticed there's a remake of "The Thing" that has come out. I don't know anyone who's seen it, and I assume it's garbage, but one never knows...
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Jburns272 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! :D
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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TOASTYBURRITO Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
At first when I saw it in the little message box, it reminded me of Star Wars a bit. (That water planet I forget the name of.) But it's really different far away :) nice work :D
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I remember that, though I can't recall the name of that planet... It was a water planet, with big platform cities in the rain.

In looking at the image, I see now it can easily look like big waves or ocean - but the terrain is really icy rock. I might need to make a slight tweak to get that to read better (There are 3 figures standing on the hill at bottom right, but they're very small):)
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TOASTYBURRITO Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Maybe you could add a bit more snow, but make it still a bit dark to match the rest of the painting? That's all what I would maybe do to 'tweak' it to make it look more like frozen ground. (And I meant that it looked different up close then faraway lol) :P other then that, it looks great!! :)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I didn't plan how to add the ground when I set up the render, so I wound up with a tiny little "zone" right at the bottom where I had to try and squeeze it in. I thought of re-composing the 3D and re render the platforms, but they took ages to render (hundreds of little lights on them) so I decided to somehow just go with it! :)
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TOASTYBURRITO Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
sound alright ;P and what program do you use to edit/make your 3D art?
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
For the most part, I use Lightwave 3D - although I also do some stuff with Modo.
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C-Conztantine Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
SOO COOOL !
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Many thanks! :)
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