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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

My name is Lebedev Denis and I work as a 3D artist at a CG studio in Moscow. It's nice to see so many people are interested in my most recent work and I'm glad to show you my Making Of tutorial.


I wanted to train myself to a higher level and so decided to create a kind of complicated environment scene that I hadn't done before. I'm really in touch with themes from the Soviet past, thanks to stories from my childhood, and one of the most striking images from this period, in my opinion, is farm machinery like the Belarus MTZ-80I tractor. I imagined how spectacularly this blue tractor would contrast with a ploughed Russian field on a background of fading autumn grass, under transmissions towers and overgrown with wormwood, and knew it was what I wanted to create.

As with any other work, I started by collecting reference images (Fig.01 - 02).



Because I wasn't completely sure about the composition of the scene yet, I made more of the model than I eventually needed (Fig.03 - 04).

Fig. 03

Fig. 04

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Readers Comments (Newest on Top)
(ID: 322618, pid: 0) James on Wed, 28 January 2015 8:23am
Man can you make a tutorial of the modeling process of the tractor itself please? I want to learn how to model like that. Thanks for sharing
(ID: 317827, pid: 0) Srabani on Wed, 07 January 2015 3:35pm
Hi denis ! just awesome i have no words to explain :)
(ID: 317826, pid: 0) Srabani on Wed, 07 January 2015 3:35pm
just awesome i have no words to explain :)
(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. :)
(ID: 144649, pid: 0) Alexandr Sarakapudaff on Thu, 30 August 2012 4:58am
Outstanding work. Congratulations on your master piece, Denis!
(ID: 138747, pid: 0) Muslim on Sun, 05 August 2012 6:51pm
could u just tell me how many polygons took ur scene?
(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 ?
(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?
(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...
(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.
(ID: 118437, pid: 0) Florian on Sun, 20 May 2012 1:19am
Thank you so much for sharing !
(ID: 118338, pid: 0) Jaxas on Sat, 19 May 2012 2:23pm
I think you reach that higher level. Congrats! :)
(ID: 117606, pid: 0) Adozv on Thu, 17 May 2012 8:10am
I really enjoyed this tutorial and your artwork, I love every detail!
(ID: 117421, pid: 0) Le Fou on Wed, 16 May 2012 12:33pm
I'm jealous... Very nice!
(ID: 117417, pid: 0) Vizcon on Wed, 16 May 2012 12:20pm
Defintly one of the best tutorials iIever see, congrats!
(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.
(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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