Behind the Scene: November Wallpaper
- High Temperature Exhaust
of the most difficult job is to create the scenery backdrop
for the artwork...
(Felix Cheung - Graphics & Web Designer
of Complex Plasma Laboratory)
In total, the whole process
of making this month's wallpaper can be summarised into 5 steps
which required the use of various software.
As with every month's wallpaper, one of
the most difficult job is to create the scenery backdrop for the artwork.
In this case, I managed to use KPT Effects™ Hyper Tiling
to turn a flat two-dimensional image into an interesting three-dimentional
tunnel. Obviously, the final result was obtained only through long
and tedious experimenting processes.
The tunnel like background was created using KPT Effects Hyper Tiling
After I have obtained the scenery backdrop, our next
step is to add the car onto the image. The car was initially created as
a 3D model in Rhino™. Using the Rhino™ software, I rendered
the car along with its floor plane reflection with the tunnel
background behind it. I rendered the car and the reflection using both
Raytrace and Photometric method as the results from both are different.
The two different images were then "skillfully" merged together in order
to obtain the effect that I want.
Car rendered under Raytrace and Photometric (rollover image) method.
After combining the car with the scenery
backdrop, next I used Particle Illusion 3™ to create the necessary
particle effects. These include the purplish-pink plasma exhaust behind
the car, the fire trailing behind the wings and along the backwheels of
the car, the divergence of light resulting from the speed motion of the
car. Due to the strong symmetry in the image, I decided to enhance the
realism of the image by creating a assymmetrical distribution of smoke
behind the car using Flaming Pear™ Glitterato effect. And to create
a faster speed conception of the image, I added some trailing stars along
the tunnel by using Alien Skin™ Constellation effect.
Before and after (rollover image) the star constellation
was added to the image.
In total, the whole process of making this month's wallpaper can be summarised
into 5 steps which required the use of various software.
The procedural chart in making the November wallpaper - High Temperature