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Colony Space-Port Tutorial by ZacharyMadere Colony Space-Port Tutorial by ZacharyMadere
I've had some interest in how I accomplished this piece and thought it would be helpful to create a walkthrough! This my first time making a tutorial, I hope I didn't leave out any important information, if you have any questions feel free to ask!

Some books and resources I recommend that helped influence this piece but weren't exactly things I could include in a tutorial.

Art of books for Elysium and District 9 - Neil Blomkampf gets an insane level of detail out of his crew when it comes to creating the visuals for his worlds. This is what made me want to do the logos.

Sam Brown (sambrown.cghub.com/) - I kind of stole his methods for this environment from the Massive Black Workshop, but it doesnt appear he has them up anywhere. Go look at his awesome robots.

Karakter (karakter.de/#/) - This was the level I was pushing for throughout the environment. Very successful compositions and really strategic detail. I've got a long way to go.

CG Textures (www.cgtextures.com/) - Make an account, for textures, for your health.

Sketchup (www.sketchup.com/) - I have noticed a few quirks now that there is a paid version, I can't seem to create spheres, but otherwise enormously useful free program.

-> and a .obj exporter for sketch-up should you need it (sketchuptips.blogspot.com/2007….

Podium (www.suplugins.com/free-evaluat… - This is what you could light your SU models with, however its pretty comlplicated so make sure to watch some tutuorials.


If I think of anything else I'll add it.

Thanks for reading and keep drawing!

<3



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:iconlonely-thunderbolt:
Lonely-Thunderbolt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing !
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ZacharyMadere Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
<3
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smeagol92055 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use Sketchup for my own artwork and I've got to say, you took this so far above and beyond what Sketchup is normally able to produce in such a short amount of time!
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ZacharyMadere Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Keep playing around with it and try out using smaller components to create larger more complex structures. 
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smeagol92055 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the advice!
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Aeon--Soul Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for sharing!
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:iconzacharymadere:
ZacharyMadere Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! Thanks for looking!
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Aeon--Soul Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
It's nice to peek into other artists' workflows :)! There's always something to learn!
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thejaguar9 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
HOW IS THIS NOT A PHOTO
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:iconzacharymadere:
ZacharyMadere Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There's photo in it - does that count?
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:iconthejaguar9:
thejaguar9 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
no omg this is so well done! Seriously! You could have fooled me into thinking that this was all one photo!!
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:iconzacharymadere:
ZacharyMadere Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha well thanks!
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:iconthejaguar9:
thejaguar9 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
no problem! : ) keep up the work!
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ByJasmine Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Agree :O How is this possible?
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:iconthejaguar9:
thejaguar9 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:iconaliensmemeplz:
Skills. That's how OTL OTL
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ByJasmine Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed.. fantastic
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