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Keir
6th Jan 2011, 11:07
I know there's already a thread about the Game Informer updates with a link (thanks Aussie), but the guys at Crystal have put a fantastic video together documenting the process they went through to produce the image of Lara you see in the banner above http://e.deviantart.net/emoticons/a/above.gif

It's very cool and it deserves its own thread, I don't want anyone to miss it!


Click here to watch (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2011/01/05/making-of-the-cover-tomb-raider.aspx)

RoombelinaUK
6th Jan 2011, 12:08
I know there's already a thread about the Game Informer updates with a link (thanks Aussie), but the guys at Crystal have put a fantastic video together documenting the process they went through to produce the image of Lara you see in the banner above http://e.deviantart.net/emoticons/a/above.gif

It's very cool and it deserves its own thread, I don't want anyone to miss it!


Click here to watch (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2011/01/05/making-of-the-cover-tomb-raider.aspx)
loved it, and I do agree it deserves it's own thread... :D

chriss_99
6th Jan 2011, 14:21
Amazing how much effort is put in creating a cover for a magazine.
Hopefully, the same amount of effort is put in creating the game itself.

BlueSkiesXXV
6th Jan 2011, 14:50
Amazing how much effort is put in creating a cover for a magazine.
Hopefully, the same amount of effort is put in creating the game itself.


Indeed!
I just hope that they sort out the rapid movement issues from Underworld (felt so wrong) & remove the little black dots that constantly run out of the walls (maybe they were spiders, who knows!!!).
Also lose the stupid pots from all the freaking areas that had non-descript collectables in. The graphics & music in Underworld were spot on, but so many elements were not up to scratch.

I really hope CD nail it this time. There are only so many times that you can reboot a franchise, 'Incredible Hulk' anyone.

dark7angel
6th Jan 2011, 16:45
Awesome video!!! :cool:

I really love seeing all the different stages of creating this fantastic render!

The_Hylden
6th Jan 2011, 21:26
Yeah, it's amazing what they do with Photoshop on anything. A 3D model that's already amazing becomes this wondrous hyper realistic image. Love Photoshop :D

Srosa
6th Jan 2011, 22:04
These guys have great skills.

beretta
7th Jan 2011, 18:48
just interresting detail has attracted my attention Taxi pixalisé background
:D

TrickyVein
7th Jan 2011, 19:30
So where can we find the whole-body image that CD had?

You know, the one that got a little "crazy?" ;)

Denis..
8th Jan 2011, 15:41
i have to admit it..
im impressed with their work..

Flintmelody
10th Jan 2011, 02:51
They should title the vid 'how we made Lara look ugly'. I think the end product banner is horrid. That said the intermediate images and black and white sketches are really wonderful and spot on. Somehow when they came to final cover it was just a bodge. Too much effort on making her look gritty rather than making her look like Lara. Know my view may be unpopular but have to be honest.

Rios
10th Jan 2011, 04:25
I hate people like that, only because I'm jealous that they are so talented. Also its amazing that theres places you can work that allow you to drink tequila throughout the day. Not where I work I assure you.