July 01, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon: Location Design

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I very much enjoyed doing rockwork for How to Train Your Dragon. My Dad is a geologist and he passed on a strong interest in it to me. This area is meant to be a granite mountaintop carved out by man and nature and it was important to describe a sense of the overall structure to the digital modelers.
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24 comments:

Adam Temple said...

Nice. It looks really sculpted.

A. Riabovitchev said...

This I call Really B E A U T I F U l work!:o)

Nasan Hardcastle said...

I love the lighting on these.

Kaïro said...

Just fantastic

Mark Behm said...

These are fantastic. The whole film had such nice env design.

Rose said...

I love the visual effects of these pieces.

Randy Bantog said...

you are a badass.

TREVOR Simonsen said...

wonderful!

Richard Smitheman said...

These are really great Nathan.

Ganesh Kotale said...

wonderfull degin and lighting sir,thanx for shearing

andres casciani said...

incredible work on testure! I love also your incredible use of shadows! Always a pleasure to see your works!

Carolyn said...

Wow, thats amazing work. The depth with the shadows and everything, perfect

Jason Scheier said...

unberreveraabllleee

Mike Sekowski said...

Love these pieces, especially the 'training grounds ceiling' with beautiful depth, lighting and composition. You made a perfect balance of man-made and natural details, though I wish these ended up in the 'art of' book! Thanks.

Mariusz Kornatka said...

very very cool

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All the best,
Mariusz Kornatka

www.mariuszkornatka.posterous.com

Stephen James. said...

It's interesting the way you lost so much shadow information to get the big read. I'm struggling with that in the thing you saw that I was working on.

xmichalinx said...

i love you, man !
thanks for showing how you create these rocks. very useful information

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