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This is another piece of production art done for the ill-fated "Tiberium" game.

It shows the start of one of the game levels, an urban environment fortified against the harsh environmental conditions prevalent in the storyline.

The entire city is built on enormous platforms to protect the inhabitants from the invasive crystalline substance (Tiberium) that has spread throughout the region, ravaging the environment.

The large vehicle partly visible on the left of frame is an airship cargo vessel docked at this loading platform, while the structure ahead is a control tower and freight handling facility that you must pass through to enter the city beyond.

This is a full 3D scene that I rendered out and then retouched in Photoshop, adding elements such as the rain and some other details.
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is nice
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Quigonjinncosplay Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Game or not - this piece is a enjoy ! :jarksaber:
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks - I'm glad you like it! It seems it can stand on its own as an illustration - even though it was made as concept artwork on a game :)
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David-Holland Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Such a shame this game was canned :( Awesome work though :D
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
When they canceled it, a lot of people at the LA studio felt like "WTF?!!" It was a major blow to a lot of people working on it. But the game had some problems. Not unfix-able, but who knows? Maybe it's better to let it remain in the realm of "untarnished potential" :)
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David-Holland Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Yeah i'd followed the development since it was first announced. Renegade was a huge disappointment and Tiberium really looked like it could be a good fps, with some great squad based combat. C&C is all finished now anyway so i suppose it won't be resurrected which i sad :(
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
It was a great opportunity and it really was a shame it ended up as "lost opportunity"

But I am glad people at least enjoy the artwork :D
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David-Holland Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Always a plus ;)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
:D
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trixyblue Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Are there any more detailed shots of the gdi dropship in the picture, i love the design, ive been hunting images down on the net, and theres not many, i love things that are well designed and would love to see some more of this dropship.
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MESANGE-BLEUE-STOCK Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
that's great!!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's innovative! How many governments have tried to combat a bad economy with increased investments in hockey infrastructure!?!??
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Or buying unwanted stuff - like the way the government buys most of the butter made in the US :D!
I wonder where they put it...?
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
So is water transforming into Tiberium? Well... if so this sure looks like a Tiberium-free environment :) VERY Aliens feel here... and I'm sure that was no mistake.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
The Tiberium would transmute matter - turning whatever it encountered into more of itself. It was a pretty interesting idea, and it gave a great direction to defining everything about the world.

We decided water would simply be absorbed - not out of the air (it's raining, after all), but a body of water would just disappear.

The "Aliens" feel was far from accidental :D!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Creepy stuff.... a shade like Bear's ending to Blood Music, only less mushy-organic. Or maybe a bit "ice-nineish".
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I hadn't thought of Ice-Nine - but I suppose it could be. What did that do again?

Tiberium is not from the earth. Actually, the idea is at the center of all the "Command & Conquer" games, we just put a little bit of a darker spin on the basic idea - tried to give it a bit of the "Ridley Scott" treatment :)

It's amazing what happens when you take kind of a cheesy idea and change the tone so it's presented with absolute conviction.

It changes everything. I love the idea of the world completely altered by the introduction of a single new "random element". That's GOLD!!!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
I think ice-nine instantly turned any body of water that touched it, to ice. So dip it in the Atlantic and FOOF! The world's oceans become a hockey rink.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
That sounds so utterly useless, I'm convinced our government must be funneling massive resources into funding the project :D!
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Another masterpiece !!!!! Incredible design for the spaceship and beautiful work with the rain too !!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! It's always a challenge to add rain into a picture. It looks nice if it is done properly - but it's sad to see some of those details disappear :)
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Anyway, when the rain is well-designed, it looks awesome !!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I agree - rain adds so much atmosphere and when things are wet they are shiny - and I can paint fun highlights in :D!
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Absolutly ; it just gets it more realistic and...brilliant ! :D
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Yes indeed :)
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:nod:
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Another twist to a scene like "aliens." I always felt envious and was impressed by this type of design for the credibility of their technology.
I love unaescena raining.
AWESOME!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I like to do both! Realistic technology is fun, and also completely fantastical technology (which is usually alien, and usually it's something gigantic :D!)
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
True, the two have much appeal. :)
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