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Making Of 'It's Going to Rain'

By Denis Lebedev
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Date Added: 16th May 2012
Software used:
3ds Max, Photoshop

I broke the field into the following layers:

• The main soil bulk
• The small pieces of crumbled earth
• The big lumps of earth that have been cut off by the plough and show traces of the blade cuts
• Roots sticking out of the opened earth
• The grass, some of which still shows through the upturned soil
• Leaves, branches, separate parts of the grass and rust.

I started by creating a plane, forming the garden beds, increasing the grid density and adding a noise modifier. On this surface I scattered earth lumps using MultiScatter (Fig.29).

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Fig. 29

With the plugin RockMaker and a scatter proxy, I created the ground stones (Fig.30 - 31). I had to experiment as the earth wouldn't lie down beautifully like I required.

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Fig.30

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Fig.31


To start creating the second layer, I prepared a new surface. I selected some site for the beds and created their base. The stones had to be very small (Fig.32).

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Fig.32





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(ID: 208043, pid: 0) Adas on Sun, 21 July 2013 6:25pm
You would be great Farming-Simulator mods creator. And this tractor is awesome! Maybe you can sell tractors model? I think it would be the best soviet union times mod. :)
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(ID: 144649, pid: 0) Alexandr Sarakapudaff on Thu, 30 August 2012 4:58am
Outstanding work. Congratulations on your master piece, Denis!
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(ID: 138747, pid: 0) Muslim on Sun, 05 August 2012 6:51pm
could u just tell me how many polygons took ur scene?
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(ID: 137353, pid: 0) Lanyimo on Tue, 31 July 2012 4:32pm
It's cool!!! I am from China , I am developing an app on CG. Would you love to try it ?
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(ID: 132855, pid: 0) Rahul on Fri, 13 July 2012 2:43pm
First i though only truck was cg...but i was wrong.awesome work.How much time you took to render it this heavy mesh?
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(ID: 126842, pid: 0) Arash on Wed, 20 June 2012 7:24pm
Good job. i was working on something like this.. but now i see this, i want to cry :( this is very nice i think i will delete all the files of my project...
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(ID: 119620, pid: 0) Hikari on Thu, 24 May 2012 9:34am
very realistic! the only thing that make me sure that this is CG is the blue paint on the vehicle.
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(ID: 118437, pid: 0) Florian on Sun, 20 May 2012 1:19am
Thank you so much for sharing !
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(ID: 118338, pid: 0) Jaxas on Sat, 19 May 2012 2:23pm
I think you reach that higher level. Congrats! :)
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(ID: 117606, pid: 0) Adozv on Thu, 17 May 2012 8:10am
I really enjoyed this tutorial and your artwork, I love every detail!
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(ID: 117421, pid: 0) Le Fou on Wed, 16 May 2012 12:33pm
I'm jealous... Very nice!
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(ID: 117417, pid: 0) Vizcon on Wed, 16 May 2012 12:20pm
Defintly one of the best tutorials iIever see, congrats!
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(ID: 117416, pid: 0) Kobi Levi on Wed, 16 May 2012 12:11pm
just perfect, thank you for this tutorial iv'e been waiting for it since i saw this image. thank.
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(ID: 117362, pid: 0) Tomm on Wed, 16 May 2012 10:00am
Veeeeeeery good job ! But what a shame, i can't see worms ! :)
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