Updated: Oct 1, 2019
This was a project to make some simple building pieces for a distant city in fog that was being used for a VR environment. Wanting a futuristic look I added some edge highlights to some of the buildings to make them pop out of the fog.
Painting in Substance.
Using a python script I generated a grid picking randomly from my base blocks. I adjusted the sizing of some of the buildings to vary the landscape and give it a kind of city center.
Took this base section and duplicated it out a few times.
The project went a different direction so the assets were no longer needed. Not wanting them to go to waste I decided to do some renders using Redshift.
After a few renders the look wasn't quite going the direction I wanted. Still cool but got stuck in the dark look and it just felt like it needed work.
First thing to do was add more atmosphere, which I used good old Mental Ray for. Threw in some visor presets and tuned from there.
I added some larger buildings to break things up and fiddled with it quite a bit in comp. Pretty happy with how it turned out.