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Revitalization by iKPACH Revitalization by iKPACH
Vita-Chamber from Bioshock (little bit of a spinoff). Texturing has always been my weakness, so I took some professional advice and confronted it (and boy did I learn a lot).

Programs: Blender (modeling, compositing, texturing, rendering), Photoshop (creating/reassembling/editing textures and signing my name).
Time: Unknown, large number of hours somewhere in the double digits over the last 6 days (or something like that).

Vita-Chamber design idea belong to 2k games as do the radiator, trashcan, little post thing, light fixture, wall column and the fist in the "Welcome to Rapture" poster (but were nonetheless modeled by me)

Almost every texture is from CG Textures.com

The others include:
Textured Circles by craftsquid.com
Corner Grunge Photoshop Brushes by inspiiired

Rapture font: Andes by an unspecified artist: [link]

Feedback appreciated :)
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YaVaho155 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, a lot of improvement in terms of details compared to the untextured one. Maybe just a slight idea, the image could use a bit more variation in colours. Look again at Rapture, even at the most demolished places you can see some of its former glory. The rich lived there, they didn't want to see simple concrete or steel walls. They wanted to see colours and art. Maybe show some old paint on the walls, make the lights a bit warmer in tone, ad a colour pattern to the tiles. Just keep with the Art Deco style of Rapture. Also perhaps it's better to remove the film grain effect of the image.
As for realism, you nailed it here! Pretty convincing.
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iKPACH Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By variation in colors do you mean in lighting, in textures or both? The original render (before compositing) was very saturated and had various light sources (the three chamber sources, deep blue and dull yellow lamps on opposites sides behind the camera and the overhead light fixture), but I felt that the colors were to intense, so I toned them down. As for the paint on the walls, I see what you mean, and I might try it out if I find the time, but I would to have find/make some sort of alpha map for the paint. But anyhow thanks a lot for the feedback :nod:
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YaVaho155 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Both light colour and texture colour can help out. It is indeed rather complicated to keep it all looking nice while using colour (don't ask me for concrete tips, I tried it a few times and it never really turned out well) but I suggest just tweaking and more tweaking and making loads of quick test renders. You're most welcome. Curious to see what more will come from this :)
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iKPACH Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright so I did some heavy editing of a paint texture and applied it to the walls, I liked it my brother didn't, so I just went ahead and kept it. As for colors, I for some reason still like the washed out feel, as I think it gives it a little more dreary of an atmosphere, but I did edit the lights and made the main light orange rather than light blue. I did a bunch of post-work in Photoshop and decided I didn't like any of it so I just posted the result straight out of the compositor. Anyway, I'd be glad to see what your final thoughts are, but I think I'm done with this one :)
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YaVaho155 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's still a pretty good scene, kudos to you. I think the new lighting causes the main improvements, this tint works better.
(I'm having a bit of trouble remembering the original and comparing, it's been pretty long. Sorry for not replying earlier btw)
Waiting for your next work ^^
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iKPACH Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, thanks for the feedback :nod:
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YaVaho155 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Always welcome :)
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felipemoraes Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I do not remember if I already said that to you, but if you like bioshock you can take a look in my profile for the 2 bioshock covers I tried to do in gimp.
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iKPACH Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No I don't think you did, but I looked and those are very well done I especially like the title text, it's definitely consistent with that of the actual posters :) I've always wanted to get back into digital painting but I haven't found any inspiration...
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FutureBreezeCZ Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! - Are you big Bioshock fan? :)
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