This is my first of three submissions to the latest exhibit for the Luminarium's latest Gaia theme. Which I also proudly made it as the featured artist for the exhibit too and got interviewed, which can be seen here [link]
Created using Cinema 4D, Vue and Photoshop. I ran into a lot of issues with this one, being my last "complex" scene done entirely on my old computer. I owe a thanks to ~Kaioshen who rendered the Vue file for me since I would have been waiting days if I left it to my old system.
Other artworks will be uploaded in the coming days. I just don't believe in dumping a bunch of work at one. Let people digest one apple before feeding them the next
How much of this was procedural? I can't imagine someone modelling this entire thing from the ground up.. although I wouldn't put it past someone who can make something this amazing.
Captain (after sudden awakening from hibernation): Who dared to plant that tree?!
This reminds me of an old cartoon featuring the last living tree in a museum.
Michael Whelan, a sci-fi artists, also does some of what I described and what you mastered here.
Great stuff usually takes time. Thanks for the reply on this
Firstly, awesome work! I have a question regarding it if that's cool? I'm currently involved in a group project at University and we're assigned to make a fully interactive game level inside Unreal Engine 4 that is made from container crates. My groups idea is to have some sort of mine shaft underground with a post apocalyptic feel that descends further underground and eventually the player discovers a futuristic plant lab.
Basically I want to make some sort of glass centrepiece that has foliage (but not trees) contained within it, and was wondering if I could have your permission to use this piece as reference because it's brilliant! No commercial uses can or will be made from this project, it's purely a university thing and I'll pass credit on to where I referenced any designs from. Thanks in advance
It might also be worth doing an image search for terrariums too if you want more realistic references
Is Type1arts guilty of copyright infringement? Yes.
The following information is found at about.deviantart.com/policy/co… under the heading:
“What is Copyright Infringement?”
To simplify this question, copyright infringement occurs when you do certain things with a creative work which someone else produced without first getting the proper permission.
Some examples of copyright infringement (this is only a partial listing) can include:
1. Placing someone else's photograph or creative work online without proper permission.
2. Using a creative work commercially without permission.
3. Adapting someone else's creative work found in one medium to another medium, such as making a book into a movie or a photograph into a painting.
4. Modifying or editing a creative work without proper permission.
– from Copyright Policy about.deviantart.com/policy/co…
Here are the facts: On March 18, 2014, Type1arts placed a comment on one of my images stating his intent to post it to his tumbler account. I responded within 17 minutes of his comment ordering him to cease and desist, and informing him of my right to refuse him permission to re-post my artwork.
Despite my notice Type1arts has posted my artwork without authorization on his tumbler account. As of this date further actions are underway.
I recognize that it is up to you as the artist to decide if you want to permit Type1arts to re-post your artwork, but consider the following: if this user has no respect for your right to control the placement of your work, what other violations of your rights might this user commit?
Consider and act as your judgment dictates.
As much as it annoys me when people most my art on Tumblr, it sadly seems unavoidable. As long as no-one is taking credit for it or using it to promote their own material (or selling it) then I guess there's no real danger present. Though it would be nice if they at least credited me and linked back to my dA gallery.
Illegal re-posting of your art is not unavoidable. If you are annoyed when people re-post your art without permission then you should consult about.deviantart.com/policy/co… gain a more complete understanding of your rights under copyright law.
Professional artists control their work - the time and place of its display as well as the context of that display. I understand that your choices may differ - however, do not assume that there is no real danger, type1arts is a known and confirmed art thief. If type1arts is willing to steal your work, he is likely willing to sell your work without your knowledge.
As an addendum to my reply below – type1arts does alter the artist’s by-line when he re posts it. Your work on his site appears as “Tree of Life” by “priteeboy-type1arts,” which goes to his intent. He is operating under the assumption that by changing the by-line and re-publishing the work one creates a new legal entity which now owns the work – one which you, the owner/creator of the work, are not aware of. His presumption is that so long as this is not challenged he can do what he will with the work. His assumption is legally unsound, of course.
Type1art’s website is designed to make it difficult for an artist to locate their own work, there is no index, only one long continuous page which you must scroll-through to find your work – this, of course, is intentional. Once you find your work you can click on it which gives you a specific page-url where the work resides – which you need in order to take action.
You appear to misunderstand my purpose. I am only doing what I can to inform the other artists whose art may be at risk. I am in the process of taking action – but only in regard to my own art. I’ve provided information so that others can act on their own.
Over the past 24 hours, or so, I have engaged in an interesting series of discussions with other artists – some of whom immediately grasp that fact of what I have to say, and others who do not – all of which highlights what are, I suppose, philosophical differences.
I am not a relativist – I am an Objectivist, so I do not possess the … passivity … I have observed in some.
My only purpose is to inform, so others are aware. I am not here to persuade you to act in any way other than your judgment dictates.
Copyright law defines re-posting of your work without permission as copyright infringement. Deviant Art has an excellent policy page which outlines copyright law, available here: about.deviantart.com/policy/co…
If you do not want your copyright infringed you have the option of sending a DMCA Take Down Notice.
Gene Quinn, patent attorney, has an excellent page which explains the DMCA Take Down Notice, and provides a sample letter free for use, available here: www.ipwatchdog.com/2009/07/06/…
i like it