2 Houses in Ponte de Lima

2 Houses Ponte de Lima by Simone Brombin (t)This is a reconstruction of the 2 houses in Ponte de Lima by famed architect Souto de Moura. This work has been done to study the composition of the 3D scene and in detail, the ambient light, vegetation and all the post-processing work. First, I wanted to experiment with different lighting conditions, such as a sunny day, sunset and sunrise. I used different lighting techniques to recreate the right atmospheric conditions as VRaySun and VRaySky or HDRI lighting. Simone Brombin

David’s Bow

Throughout the Middle Ages to the present day, Michelangelo’s David has been erected on its pedestal. David is 5 meters by itself, and a total of 7 meters with the pedestal. No one can reach to David as to get out in the same picture in a photo. I dreamed that David crouched on one knee with his hand extended toward a child trying to reach him. The first was posing to David in his crouched position by using a low-poly model using Zbrush to detail it for four months, using a lot of reference photos from the internet. After all, the touching hands relate to another famous painting by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, the famous fragment of God and Adam.  —Taha Alkan

A Tea For 2

The picture was taken somewhere in a town of Italy in a small violin shop of a violin maker named Carla. The photo was taken by Professor Aldo, a teacher from School of Children who visited her that afternoon, that has interest with violins and a crush of her. Prof. Aldo took this photo, while she was making some tea for them and he happened to capture the moment of frolan (the cat) looking curiously at the pigeon using his Leica 35mm M Summicron. It was a fine afternoon to end it with a tea for two…  —Peter Ang

Chaplin

As you can see in my images with material override -the monochromatic scene- showing only the ambient illumination to see if the lights coming from the window and IES lights are enough for the scene. Once it’s ok to my preferences, I apply all materials, reflections, etc. to the scene.  —Zernan Suarez

Daegu Public Library competition

The project for the new Daegu Gosan Public Library [by Kim Hyun Seok, Alberto Casarotto, Linda Larice] – a new hub of culture, knowledge and relationships – draws upon the idea of public “space”, which is open, visible and recognizable by anyone. The building draws inspiration from and imitates the lightness of turning the pages of a book through the superimposition of four main floor slabs that partially fold in the wind.  —Cristian Chierici

Sala

The HDRI image that I use comes from CG-Source and what  I tried was to not only see it from the window, for that I could just do a photo-montage, but mainly to see the reflection on the glass and a little in the fishbowl. I did the rotating camera so I could see a part of he window and the small plant to the right of it, and also to give it a more original look. Also try to let the sunlight into the room because the scene was a bit dark and on top of that to add some gloss to the whole scene.  —Pablo Garcia

Oberstgruppenführer

This character was made for the vray anniversary challenge. What the image represents is a historical moment in which the course of humanity was modified. A period where the world witnessed the evil in its purest state, luckily was left behind. The images shows Luther, a Colonel General (Oberstgruppenführer), which was the most important rank that an officer could reach.  —Sebastian Gomez

Family House in Slovakia

Series of several exterior architectural visualizations made for Slovak architectural studio W8D. This is a nice minimal modern style, standing against typical Slovak catalog houses, raised up in abnormal speed in Slovakia nowadays.  —Matúš Nedecký · Flying Architecture

Tara

My initial idea was to go for a virtual pinup, but with the express decision not to over-sexualise her. I’ve been a fan of  Tara McPherson for a long time and although the final image doesn’t bear much resemblance to her work it did serve as a creative and directional springboard for me. I found some 60′s pinup photos of minidress clad girls lounging on the floor listening records and thought that these kind of images were iconic and fun to riff on. After more web research, the chair, headphones, tape recorder and set were quickly built and textured in less than a day and the composition was roughly laid out before doing first test poses.  —Nik Faulkner

Gameworlds: Flying Bike

This is one of the images from my diploma project “Gameworlds”, which deals with the translocation of “everyday normal people” into fictional worlds (which can happen by means of any medium like films or books, but the idea was inspired by computer games, thus the project title). For this picture I photographed the grandma and composed her with 3D elements (in this case the flying war-bike and the megapolis background), and a bit of digital painting in Photoshop, which is my main tool. Those attackers better watch their ass now, because Grandma is coming to kick it! 😉  —Dimitri Zaitsev