The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:19 am

charly2008 wrote:Hello Ken,

the ship is a fantastic job. I'm very excited about it.


>> Thank you, Mr. Karlheinz Hauser. I am glad you like the ship. It was quite a fun project to work on.

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Bryan K wrote:Wow Ken! Impressive as always. I love the simplicity yet it's complex and detailed as well. :thumb:


>> Thank you for your kind words, Bryan. I do like building models with tons of details, but sometimes I like simplicity, too. As Mies van der Rohe says, "Less is more". ;)

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Hello everyone,

Here's a render I did last year. I found the SketchUp model of this Japanese temple in the warehouse (sorry I don't remember who did it). I decided to experiment with Lumion3D. Some post work in PS as usual.

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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:54 am

Hi there,

Here's a personal project I did for a job interview.

SketchUp + V-Ray for Skp + Photoshop

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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:51 pm

Hello everyone,

I hope you had a great week so far.

Here are some more concepts for Simcity.

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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby pilou » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:10 pm

Hi Ken maybe this can interest you! ;)
Some more conceptual than your design! :)
Prototype link is above the youtube video site!
(use a big screen and not a latop as you don't see the full menu! (it's a prototype ! :ugeek: (best soon) :)

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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:51 pm

Pilou wrote:Hi Ken maybe this can interest you! ;)
Some more conceptual than your design! :)
Prototype link is above the youtube video site!
(use a big screen and not a latop as you don't see the full menu! (it's a prototype ! :ugeek: (best soon) :)



>> Merci Pilou for the video. Very interesting.

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Hi there everyone,

Here are some more concepts for Simcity. Some industrial buildings.

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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby hellnbak » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:27 pm

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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby Mistro11 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:16 am

Do you by any chance make models for SimCity4 Rush Hour also? I'm a big SimCity4 fan. Nice works BTW.
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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby Mariyan-Hristov » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:38 am

I love this thread ! Learned so much just by looking :)
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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:16 am

hellnbak wrote::thumb: X infinity


>> Thanks Steve for your X infinity. :)

Mistro11 wrote:Do you by any chance make models for SimCity4 Rush Hour also? I'm a big SimCity4 fan. Nice works BTW.


>> Hi Mistro11, no, sorry I did not work on Simcity4 Rush Hour. Glad you like my work.

Mariyan-Hristov wrote:I love this thread ! Learned so much just by looking :)


>> Thanks for you kind words, Mariyan. Very happy that you are able to learn something from my Skp models.

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I always wanted to create some end-of-the-world-scenes.

Story: a few months after World War III, after an alien invasion, after global warming when the human race has ceased to exist , or...?

Pick your fate. :D

Sketchup + Lumion3D + Photoshop

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p.s. the original model of the Oval Office is from the Warehouse.
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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby pilou » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:46 pm

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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby pbacot » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:26 pm

Aftermath: BIG party at the White House?
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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:34 am

pbacot wrote:Aftermath: BIG party at the White House?


Thanks, Peter.

This concept below is actually called Aftermath.

SketchUp + Lumion3d + Photoshop

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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby Bryan K » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:26 am

:enlight: :D ;) :o

Keep posting Ken. I'm learning a lot. Thank you.
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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:11 am

Bryan K wrote::enlight: :D ;) :o

Keep posting Ken. I'm learning a lot. Thank you.


>> You're very welcome, Bryan. ;)

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Hello everyone,

Finally, I am able to post the concepts I did for the video game Skylanders Trap Team (http://www.skylanders.com/home?utm_campaign=skylanders-trapteam-launch-us%26amp;utm_medium=search%26amp;utm_source=google%26amp;utm_term=skylanders-trap-team-exact.

It was shipped last week.

I really had a great and fun time working on it. My art style is usually realistic, but it was nice to do something different, more stylized and whimsical.

Here's one of the concepts. Stay tuned for more.

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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby Bryan K » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:20 am

Wow. Some serious polygon work there.
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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby pbacot » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:31 am

Nice ruins. Have you been able to travel to archeological sites?
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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:22 pm

Bryan K wrote:Wow. Some serious polygon work there.


>> Haha, yes a lot...thanks Bryan.

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pbacot wrote:Nice ruins. Have you been able to travel to archeological sites?


>> Thanks, Peter. Yes, I have been to Cancun archaeological sites (Chichen Itza, Tulum). I wish I could visit the Roman ruins in Italy, the Parthenon/Acropolis and other Greek temples, the Egyptian pyramids, Angkor ruins, etc.

What about you? Have you been to any of them?

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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby pbacot » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:49 pm

I've been to ruinas all around Mexico. Uxmal and Palenque are especially fantastical. Also Native American southwest ruins. Chaco Canyon is mind-altering.

Would like to see more in Asia. They've discovered more incredible city sites in Cambodia.

Scaled Borobudur in Java.

Although NOT ruins, I have also visited Balinese temples. Their work is fascinating.
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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:05 am

pbacot wrote:I've been to ruinas all around Mexico. Uxmal and Palenque are especially fantastical. Also Native American southwest ruins. Chaco Canyon is mind-altering.

Would like to see more in Asia. They've discovered more incredible city sites in Cambodia.

Scaled Borobudur in Java.

Although NOT ruins, I have also visited Balinese temples. Their work is fascinating.


>> Hi Peter,

Wow, that's awesome. I did not know you are into ruins and visited so many of them. :thumb:

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Hello everyone,

Here's another concept that is part of that ruin level in Skylanders Trap Team.

The color concept shows the background sill in blocking phase. The SketchUp wireframe was taken later therefore showing the finished model. I will post final color renders of that background in other views later.

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The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby Nemesis » Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:31 am

Hello Ken.

As an engineer I like your industrial buildings for Sim-City, they look very accurate and have nice balance of details. Did you use some references for them?
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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby hellnbak » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:38 am

I really love your End of the World scenes. I read a lot, I have an entire room just for my books, and the biggest section is for my End of World books. They are all I've read for many years. I personally believe our demise will come about as a result of a Pandemic. Not from Ebola, but from a Superbug brought about by our overuse of antibiotics.
Did you know that the EMP from just two nukes placed properly above the U.S. would effectively throw us back to the stone age. Frankly I'm surprised it hasn't happened yet.
Guess it hasn't, my computer seems to be working :lol:
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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:51 am

Nemesis wrote:Hello Ken.

As an engineer I like your industrial buildings for Sim-City, they look very accurate and have nice balance of details. Did you use some references for them?


Hi Max,

Thanks for your kind words. Yes, I used references to design the Simcity buildings, but my architectural background certainly helped, too. Indeed, I worked as an architect doing designs for several years before quitting my job to become a concept artist in the game industry.

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hellnbak wrote:I really love your End of the World scenes. I read a lot, I have an entire room just for my books, and the biggest section is for my End of World books. They are all I've read for many years. I personally believe our demise will come about as a result of a Pandemic. Not from Ebola, but from a Superbug brought about by our overuse of antibiotics.
Did you know that the EMP from just two nukes placed properly above the U.S. would effectively throw us back to the stone age. Frankly I'm surprised it hasn't happened yet.
Guess it hasn't, my computer seems to be working :lol:


Hello Steve,

Thank you, glad you like the End of the World scenes. And thanks for the interesting anecdote of our demise. ;)

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Here are some of concepts for Simcity. You may have seen the color ones before. They were done for London. The black and white concepts are different options for London, Paris and Berlin.

Have a good day!

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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby faust07 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:52 pm

Thank you for this detailed and inspiring images. To build entire cities with this city kits and visualize this, should be fun. But be sure to check before the "Brandenburger Building Code (BbgBO)" ... ;)
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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:29 am

faust07 wrote:Thank you for this detailed and inspiring images. To build entire cities with this city kits and visualize this, should be fun. But be sure to check before the "Brandenburger Building Code (BbgBO)" ... ;)


@ Faust07: Thanks for your kind words and the "Brandenburger Building Code (BbgBO)". ;)

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Hi everyone,

Here are some interior concepts for Skylanders Trap Team.

SketchUp + V-Ray for Skp + Photoshop for the first render. The other ones are just raw screen caps from SketchUp.

Have a great weekend!

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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby cotty » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:40 pm

Nicely detailed :thumb:
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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby Bryan K » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:07 pm

I am floored by your Sim City work. :shock:

The Skylander work is also excellent. I am always impressed by your texturing as well.
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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:33 pm

cotty wrote:Nicely detailed :thumb:


>> Thanks, Carsten. Yes,I really love details in all of my Skp models. Sometimes I get carried away and spend too much time focusing on details that I forget the big picture.

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Bryan K wrote:I am floored by your Sim City work. :shock:

The Skylander work is also excellent. I am always impressed by your texturing as well.


>> Thanks for your kind words, Bryan.

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Hello everyone,

I dug into my Simcity concept folder and found a few more. I won't have anymore concepts for Simcity. These were some of the last ones I did for the game about 2 years ago.

These concepts were inspired by Brownstone architecture.

Enjoy and have a great week!

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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:55 am

Hello everyone,

I hope you had a great holiday. I wish you all the best for 2015.

Here's another concept I did for the video game Skylanders Trap Team.

Have a good weekend!

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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby cotty » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:11 am

great! :thumb:
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Re: The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby andyc » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:23 am

Fantastic work. Great design ideas, beautifully presented as usual.
I always look forward to your updates Ken. Inspiring!

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