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  1. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2001
    star 6
    Hello all - welcome to my gallery!


    I'm not much of an artist, but I enjoy playing around with compositing, 3D animation, and other visual effects work so I figured it was time I posted a few images I've created over the years.

    I've brought all of the images down to a reasonable resolution so that photobucket will allow the file sizes, and due to the number of links I didn't use the image previews. I'll do that for my latest work as it comes along. :)

    Please note that some of these pictures contain models from SciFi-3D. Kudos to all the incredible artists and modelers over there for setting such a high standard in the 3D world! :D

    Enjoy!


    New Material:
    (As I update this page I'll put the most recent image previews here.)

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    [image=http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b293/DVeditor/planetworking1.jpg]




    CG Renders/Composites
    These are images that I have created from models or images that could have been my design or pre-created. Almost all of the Star Wars models you see here are from SciFi-3D.

    Recent
    ATTE Composite
    Darth Vader in the Death Star Tower

    Older
    Darth Vader's Ship in Parking Lot
    Shuttle Approaching the Death Star
    The Escape


    Countdown Timer Pictures
    These can be created fairly quickly and are fun little diversions from some of the more extensive projects I like to work on. durbnpoisn got me interested in these images when I learned of his work with various countdown timers to Episode 3. You can check out his other timers and neat stuff at his homepage.

    The Chronicles of Narnia #1
    The Chronicles of Narnia #2
    X-Men 3
    King Kong #1
    King Kong #2
    The Legend of Zorro
    Ice Age 2
    Revenge of the Sith #1
    Revenge of the Sith #2
    Revenge of the Sith #3


    Landscape Renders
    While not exactly FanArt, these images are ones that I love to create for fun and also for use in digital matte paintings. Some of my earlier ones I'm not all that proud of but they were fun to create nonetheless.

    Recent
    Snowy Hill
    Sunset Lake
    Snowy Sunrise
    Sunny Knolls
    Strange Sunrise
    Mountain Sunset[/link/>/>
  2. winter_chili Force Ghost

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    Nov 6, 2002
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  3. RyiokuXL Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2005
    star 4
    so you DO do more than welcome people to TFN :p

    Nice work, all of it looks great.
  4. dashleebo Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 18, 2003
    star 6
    Welcome to the fanart forum. :D

    I really like the planets.. the colours look really nice, and they look like planets you could easily see in the SW universe. :D

    Your landscape rendering is good. The lighting and colours are beautiful. I like how you can see a close-up of some of a cliff at the bottom in the 'valley sunrise'.. makes the valley even bigger, and you feel like you're standing there. I couldn't pick a favourite out of them, several of them are really nice.

    Out of the older ones... I like the renders '3', '8', '9' and '10'. :)

    I've never seen anyone do countdown timer pictures before.... my favourites are: X-men 3, The Legend of Zorro #1, Ice Age 2 and The Chronicles of Narnia #1. They are intriging, and hold a level of suspense or mystery behind them. Something I think is a good technique when making pictures for a film that's a while off from being released. Arouses interest. Good job. ;)

    Now, onto the CG Renders/Composites... Darth Vader's Ship in Parking Lot looks really odd, but I like it. Reminds me of a story I was going to write, where Vader and Luke were zapped down to Earth. Darth Vader in the Death Star Tower
    and The Escape are my favourites, they look awesome. I like the detail in the The escape one.. and how the ship chasing after the X-wing looks so much bigger. The 'softess' of the images looks nice.. and it also gives the ships some feel of motion. Shuttle Approaching the Death Star is also quite good.

    Finally, are the Miscs... The logo is interesting.. certainly very vibrant and colourful.
    IMO the green lightsaber looks best on Neo. I like the fact it's a double-bladed one. I love the view you chose for the last picture. Having all the clone guys blurred gives the impression that they are swarming over neo.. I like that effect. Neo would look better with a green saber in that picture, as red usually symbolizes 'evil' (correct me if I'm wrong).. and the clones are meant to be the 'evil' ones.

    Keep up the good work. :D

  5. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2001
    star 6
    Thanks for the comments so far!
    dashleebo posted on 7/1/05 12:31am
    Darth Vader in the Death Star Tower

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    One thing I will note regarding "Darth Vader's Ship in Parking Lot" was it was made shortly after seeing Episode 3 in theaters. I took a snapshot of the parking lot and decided to put his ship in there later that night. :) I was going to do a panorama composite with a lot of CG ships and such but I just wanted to see how close I could get the ship to the background.

    Again, thanks to all for the comments and suggestions thus far!
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  6. FalconFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2004
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    Welcome to the Fan Art forum, DVeditor! It's really been a delicious treat, dawdling through your most-impressive gallery--I really love nature and landscapes, and am very enamored of how you render them: the almost loving way the light caresses the mountains, water and clouds--it's very beautiful, and really makes each one feel very real--like we're really there, looking at this wonderful scene at that moment of "sweet light," to borrow a photographer's term! Lovely work! The composites are great--I so loved the ATTE sitting atop the building (with the people over at the rail there--too cool!) and Vader's ship in the regular ol' parking lot! And the planets are gorgeous--I most especially liked the one(s) where there was a soft reflection on the dark side of the globe, as though from another nearby planetary body--very descriptive, visually! I could see a ship of some sort--or a battle--layered onto every one of them!

    You have a wonderful talent--do you do concept art for a living? These are all just beautiful--thank you for sharing them with us!

    FF
  7. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2001
    star 6
    Wow, thank you for the compliments! I'm glad you liked them so much. :D Landscapes and such are a passion of mine (especially in photography/video work) and I like to tinker with those virtual landscapes when I see one pop up in my head. I would love to be able to do so much more with them but I've got time to learn. ;)

    The planets are something that I've read several tutorials on over the past month or so and have blended the basic concepts into a method I now use for most of my creations. It's fun transforming simple little pieces of stone or wood into something like you see above and it's interesting to see how various methods and subtle adjustments influence the images.

    Again, thank you for the kind words. :) In answer to your question, no I don't do this for a living. I'm not much of a 2D artist (I think much better in 3D space) and what you see above is really the first time most of that work has ever been seen by others than my family so I was a bit cautious about posting in here. I'm very glad I did though and I'll continue to drop an image or two in here now and then as they are created. I am always looking to improve my work and appreciate constructive criticism so if you have any thoughts or suggestions please feel free to let me know! Thanks again to all who've taken time to comment!
  8. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2001
    star 6
    UPDATE:

    Just added another planet - I created this one in about 20 minutes or less at college tonight. I used a new method for the image but I think it still turned out alright. :)

    Here's the link!


    Enjoy!
  9. Way-Of-The-Force Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 25, 2005
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    You've got some great stuff DV when my fan film gets further along I might ask for some help on certain things.... Really aweosme stuff... keep it up
  10. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2001
    star 6
    Thanks for the compliments! I'm glad you liked them. :D
  11. FalconFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2004
    star 4
    Another great planet! As I mentioned before, I really like the soft "glow" on the dark side of the planet--it really gives a definite sense of "volume" to it, IMHO. Lovely! How do you go about choosing the "textures" and colors for one of these? Just browse, or do you have a definite idea of what you want before you start? Just curious... ;)

    FF
  12. Corran_Fett Jedi Master

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    Jan 17, 2005
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    Great work over here! I love your planets. :D
    But maybe try other "views" with not so much shadow (planet's night-side) parts in future. Just to see how it looks like ;)

    Keep it up, dude ;)
  13. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2001
    star 6
    Excellent suggestion Corran_Fett - I was thinking a switch in perspective would be nice. ;) I'll see what I can come up with...

    FalconFan - for the textures I try to have a general idea about what type of world it should be (mostly rock, water, lava, etc.) and then look through stock photos or images I've taken until I find something I like. As I play with the settings and textures more I'm trying to think of new methods and materials to use so you never know what might pop up. :)

    I'm going to be playing with some new ideas and such over the weekend (I hope!), so I may be back with more in the next few days.

    Thank you both for the compliments - glad to hear you liked the pictures! :D
  14. wicktone Jedi Knight

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    Dec 30, 2003
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    Awesome composites! That one with the tie fighter in the parking lot was pretty amusing.

    I like your matte paintings quite a bit. Some of that are quite tranquil; it's kind of zen-like to look at them.

    I had never seen one of those countdown images, either, but I think it's quite a clever idea. Is the idea for people to put these on their webpages?

    And your lightsaber work on that Matrix stuff is really well done. They actually look like screencaps, as opposed to something that was obviously photo-manipulated. Solid technique!
  15. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2001
    star 6
    Thanks wicktone! The countdown timer images are used as mini-banners for the little clocks like you could see on TFN that counted down to Episode 3. I've sent several to the person that programed the timer used on TFN and they were fun to create so I kept doing it. ;) It's a tiny space to work with but it's a good diversion from other projects now and then.

    Thanks again for the compliments! :D
  16. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2001
    star 6
    UPDATE:

    Well I was playing with a new method earlier so consider this a "proof-of-concept" image. ;) It's yet another planet (surprise!) so if could let me know what you think about this method I'd love the feedback. I think it needs tweaking but it was the first of it's kind so it's experimental :)

    Here it is.


    Enjoy!
  17. Corran_Fett Jedi Master

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    Jan 17, 2005
    star 4
    Nice you took another view :)
    I like it. Reminds me of Crematoria from Riddick :D

    Keep it up
  18. odj_310388 Jedi Grand Master

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    May 30, 2002
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    Interesting take on a planet, when making them try and think of the terain that might be on the planet, from that one it looks like it'll be hot with the red but you've also got white (snow) so it kind of contradicts itself there. When making planets you've realy got to think about that stuff before adding the colours.
  19. Corran_Fett Jedi Master

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    Jan 17, 2005
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    Actually, the idea is great. On the nightside of the planet, it's ice-cold, and on the dayside of it, it's hot like hell...

    As I said, in the movie "Chronicles of Riddick" there is such a planet... when it's day, there are 700° Celsius, when it's night there are -30° Celsius. You remember Nkllon from the Thrawn Trilogy? It's not that a big contradict there, but you can't survive on the dayside as well ;)
  20. odj_310388 Jedi Grand Master

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    May 30, 2002
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    Actually, the idea is great. On the nightside of the planet, it's ice-cold, and on the dayside of it, it's hot like hell...

    Yes but if you look at his planet its hot on both sides and cold on both sides. Its a contradition.
  21. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2001
    star 6
    Thanks for the comments! Corran, the planet from Riddick is exactly what I was thinking of when toying with the effect. ;) It would probably need more contrast and orange along the dividing line to be like the movie but I just wanted to see if I could even blend the colors. I loved the look of the planet in the movie and this was a good way to toy with it.

    odj - actually I was kind of going for a "white hot" effect on the day side and more of a snowy effect on the night one. :) I suppose to really sell the effect I should add some blur to the cold side to simulate snow but like I said before it was more a test image than anything else. I appreciate your suggestions though - gives me lots of ideas for next time. :D

    Thanks again for the comments guys!
  22. Corran_Fett Jedi Master

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    Jan 17, 2005
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    Mhh... your right... didn't notice this before...
    Yes, some more organe should improve this. Especially at the edge it's a bit too pink... I hope to see a final version of this planet - I like it ;)
  23. odj_310388 Jedi Grand Master

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    May 30, 2002
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    odj - actually I was kind of going for a "white hot" effect on the day side and more of a snowy effect on the night one.

    Ah right, maybe if you did a graduation from red to organge to yellow to white it might be more convincing. :)

    Since you seem to make planets might as well show you one which I made...

    Link.
  24. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2001
    star 6
    Yes I think some gradients would spruce the image up a lot...I threw a red -> black one on there initially but I like the idea of blending from color to color with the ones you suggested. I'll tinker with it. ;)

    I like your planet a lot - using dual light sources is something I've just started toying with recently but I really like the results on your image.

    Good stuff! :D
  25. odj_310388 Jedi Grand Master

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    May 30, 2002
    star 5
    I'm guessing your using photoshop yea?
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