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Archipelago 27 by ArthurBlue Archipelago 27 by ArthurBlue
Another human colony in a distant world. I never get tired of these. :)
Don't forget to take a look at my gallery, I have several more colonies there.

Rendered in Vue.
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msmcoin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Dear Arthur, Happy New Year! I am trying not to take advantage of your generosity -- it's very difficult when your artwork is so beautiful! I like the story this one tells... <… >. All the best in 2014! Warm regards, Margaret
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Thank you, my friend! As always, I'm impressed by the way you bring a static image to life. Quite fascinating, I must say. I want to read more! :)
Please do take advantage! :)
Have a great 2014!
imagine-the-obscure Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So inspiring to us Vue artists! Thank you Arthur!
hujif Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
welcome to paradise...
therealz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
I'm considering buying vue.. are the buildings made in vue? or you imported a model from somewhere else? I assume everything else is made in vue, and / or poser, I really want to make scenes like this for art for my games.
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
I made those buildings in SketchUp and then imported them to Vue. Vue is definitely not a modeler. It has some primitives, it can make boolean operations with objects, it can make metaballs with primitives. There's also some terrain modeling, to build mountains, valleys, rivers, and so on. And with some imagination, you can build some nice architecture with really basic stuff. These two buildings were made with one simple torus replicated a few dozen times, with its replicas being rotated, twisted and resized with the replicator tool inside Vue: [link] [link]

The strength of Vue is in the natural environments.

But anyway it's possible to build some interesting structures in Vue. What I've been doing in my latest images is to build a prototype with primitives, booleans and metaballs in Vue, export all that to an external modeler, fine tune it and then import it back to Vue, to the exact same place. It works like a charm.
It's very hard nowadays to have all your work done in one or two applications. I think that's not your best bet. I think it's preferable to choose a few applications that fit your requirements and create your own workflow. I use Vue and Poser, plus GeoControl2 for mountains, SketchUp for architectural stuff, Zbrush for organic stuff, MarvelousDesigner2 for cloth simulations, Xfrog for "hero trees" and a few other small things (like IvyGenerator for ivy, for example). If I did texture work, I'd need one or two more.
therealz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Simply Amazing! I'm using Poser for most of my 'inside' stuff, with some smoke and mirrors I think it'll be perfect for most of my stuff, but I'm thinking about map designing with vue, and city stuff for RPG's, though I know drawn is amazing, it wouldn't match with the rest being with 3d.

One option I can do is just keep things extremely zoomed out so I don't need to worry about detail, but I think that's not the best solution.

Right now I'm planning on using

Daz - for most organization (I'm working with trying to get a better 'key grip' like plugin working... the current one only works in Daz 3...
Daz and zbrush - for humanoid modelling

I'm planning on using
Blender - for unique shapes and things I need to model... (unique objects I can't find to buy for daz)

Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll check out GeoControl2, and MarvelousDesigner2, Xfrog, and IvyGenerator.

I understand most programs can't do everything the very best, but I am hoping to minimize the trouble of working in so many programs. I'm also working on setting up a cluster of computers to do network rendering, 6 or so slaves to render from the main work machine... because I need final renders to be ready in less than an hour or it's not viable for what I need. I'm still to hire talented 3d artists.. but I'm trying to get a full working understanding and system working before trying.
WinsomeLosesome Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
super cool
WBarros Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work !!! Excelente trabalho !
Lance66 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very nice work Arthur , excellent scene, very powerful pic.Good job.
Lior-Art Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Featured :iconda-creativity: Best Art Of May2012 [link] ***** :iconkivawildrose:
ramji047 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Wow! cool scene.. I would love to see the foreground details too without blur...
superhermit Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like the girl is a giant...
ShadowDrakkon Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The Vue is absolutely stunning, and it feels like I am actually in the picture (when I look at it long enough). Very beautiful!
BrentOGara Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta love that Vue! :D

Beautiful work, as always.
Anchaing Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Beautiful :)
DeadlyIlluminati Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Wow that scene is just beautiful
FIYAS Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Very nice and the sexy lass also adds to the scene.
leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool job
Lightbringer2025 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Simply Fabulous Artur! Love It!
Lior-Art Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
zekho Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Great perspective depth Arthur!
No need to comment on the materials!
maukzone Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Pillooww Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
That is amazing! The human's body is a bit shiny... I like it :D Two moons/planets!!! :heart: There is someone on the beach, and the girl on the cliff(?) seems to look at him/her :) I love your art! :D
gerberc Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Beautifully done!
Litterboy Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is TRULY cool.
nucks Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
absolutely outstanding - I really love your 'visions' of beauty
CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's great, but the perspective is a bit disorientating.
Chris-919 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. :) Can I book a holiday there?
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
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