Space Mountain

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  1. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    Working on a Space Mountain wallpaper. This is a model from Fátima Ventapane. The spires aren't exact matches to the Disneyland Space Mountain, so I'm trying to decide if I should draw the real ones on top or try an alternate model.

    In any case, I really like the lighting here, it seems just like how I see Space Mountain during the day.

    Feel free to comment below, but please keep it constructive and friendly.

    over 1 year ago

  2. Jordan Borth Jordan Borth

    This is awesome! I don't know if this is crazy talk or not, but is it vector? Done in PS?

    over 1 year ago

  3. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    @Jordan Borth As noted, it's a (3D) model from the person I linked above. :)

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    over 1 year ago

  4. CJ Melegrito CJ Melegrito

    Oh gosh. The color composition is excellent.

    Wondering if you'll turn this somewhat photo-realistic/Pixar-ish or abstract (like some of your other wallpapers). Good work!

    over 1 year ago

  5. Ollin Ollin

    Constructive Feedback:

    • For hard-cornered shapes like this, adding a very thin bevel to the edges of the 3D model can make the image look much more realistic, by adding slight highlights to the edges of lit faces.
    • I would suggest giving the shadows a much stronger blue tint, and the highlights a slight yellow one. That matches sunny lighting conditions and should make the model feel much more like part of the scene.
    • If you're going for a realistic/idealized sort of final image, throwing in a few camera imperfections [Sharpen, glare, noisy shadows] will go a long way towards inspiring believability and wonder. Not too important yet, while you're still modeling and transferring to PS, but it is something to keep in mind for when you start the final.
    • I think adding the pylons in Photoshop is a good idea. Some subtle texturing to the roof as well, maybe, although that could look "messy". Little details like that are what keep people loving your image the longer they stare at it.

    Blue tinted shadow edit.
    Useful reference image showing highlights on the edge of faces, blue sky-lit shadows, camera imperfections .

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    over 1 year ago

  6. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    @Ollin that's very good feedback and some of your thoughts match my own which is great!

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    over 1 year ago

  7. Pasquale D'Silva Pasquale D'Silva

    Some soft occlusion in there will add some nice definition to those tighter intersections sir!

    over 1 year ago

  8. Anton Kudin Anton Kudin

    I agree with @Ollin's comments above.

    Something strange is going on on the front face of second circle from the top, could be imperfections in the model.
    Try adding another, softer, light on the dark side and maybe color it bluer.
    Sky texture (photo) also feels very mid-day-ish and sun light in the scene (based on shadows) feels more morning or evening. Try "connecting" those too.

    What app are you using? I found modo and found it quite easy to learn. Not like blender or maya. That's my feeling anyway.

    over 1 year ago

  9. This might be my final version of the Space Mountain wallpaper I've been working on this week. Thank you Fátima Ventapane and Kenny F. for your kind contributions.

    Feel free to comment below, but please keep it constructive and friendly.

    over 1 year ago

  10. Maxwell Barvian Maxwell Barvian

    Recognized it immediately, so well done!

    over 1 year ago

  11. Final wallpapers available here...

    Night/space version: http://mantia.me/wallpaper/spacemountain/
    Daytime/morning version: http://mantia.me/wallpaper/spacemountain-morning/

    Feel free to comment below, but please keep it constructive and friendly. Also keep in mind that this is the final artwork.

    Thank you Fátima Ventapane and Kenny F. for allowing me to use your 3D models!

    over 1 year ago

  12. John Bishop John Bishop

    So great. Thanks for sharing Louie!

    over 1 year ago

  13. Mark Richardson Mark Richardson

    Nice - can you share the model?

    over 1 year ago

  14. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    @Mark Richardson I'm sorry, but I can't. They're not mine to give. You could absolutely contact the people I mentioned above whom it came from and talk to them about it!

    over 1 year ago

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