Why are we building castles in the sky? Are those castles our home for future when all the resources of the Earth has been used. When we destroyed it with our actions. When we didnīt care it or respect it. Are there any place for religion or even love? Is this what we are heading for? Is this the future of mankind?
These are the stills of my upcoming short animation called "Castles in the sky". UPDATE: The final animation can be found here: [link]
I wanted to achive a scifi scene where the mood is very cold. I also wanted to push my skill forward and put my knowledge to the test. I have made couple of scifi works earlier and I know that the space is very hard environment to work with. The lighting is simple but also very hard. There are only few light sources like the sun and some objects that gather the sun rays like the moon. The Earth also have couple of different layers like clouds and the atmosphere. The good way of creating the light setup is imagine yourself flowing in the space and think where is the light sources and where is the object that is needed to light. A lot of time was used to create realistic looking results but still some artistic influences
All the modeling done in 3ds max 2011 and texturing with Photoshop CS3. Rendering engine was V-ray 1.5 with SolidRocks plug-in. After Effects were used for compositing with plug-ins like Magic Bullet Looks and Video Copilot Optical Flares.
More info of me and my works can be found here [link]