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Utopia Concepts 1-2 by samburley Utopia Concepts 1-2 by samburley
Did a few quick concepts for my next 3D animation project. Essentially it's a small future city powered by wind and solar energy that uses high speed rails for cheap transit. The buildings are very 'green architecture' inspired, and are designed to look harmonious with nature.

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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Crazy. I'm writing a story involving this kind of technology. This is amazing! :worship:
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HistoryFan101 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Wow these are really interesting. Ingenious I would say.
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Formel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your deviation was featured here: [link]
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Pathea Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist
Gorgeous!
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jenniferhom Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
how do you do this shit so fast??? geez....
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NeonHermit Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so i left a comment on your other concepts and I love this one as well, especially the bullet trains. I do have a conceptual question though, why is there so much room on the bridge in between the two? I'm just curious there isnt a hidden meaning in my question lol...is it for "foot" traffic or like cars/hovercrafts or what not?

If so I wish I could see some people or vehicles on it to see how u picture them. Just to see your style portrayed through their costumes/vehicles would be awesome.
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samburley Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Haha, it's funny you ask about that, because I honestly wasn't sure what to do with that portion of the bridge. At first it was going to be a road for vehicles, but that sort of went against the idea of transit efficiency, so I began to turn it into solar panels. But even still I couldn't quite decide and kind of just left it.... I guess that was a little too apparent huh?

Again I appreciate your criticism and hope to hear from you more :)
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NeonHermit Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha....ya I was wondering lol....and I'm glad you decided against the vehicles because of the efficiency issue.

And if there are people itd make you wonder y would they walk it. The only other thing I could recommend would be some sort of "kiosks" down the middle and make it like a place people might walk through too for that reason. But that could in the end ruin the "expressway" feel it has now. Either way it's just a concept and brainstorming is all part of it, doesn't have to be a final thing just an idea.

I will say the one thing I noticed not right off but after I wrote my comment is the end of the "tunnel" into the wall....I love it!! It looks great and I think it has a lot of feeling in it. And to be honest I wish the bullet trains had a little more of that feeling cuz they have a little bit of a generic feeling. But...Amazing work dude and I hope I can get that good and do it as fast as you can
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PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
good stuff :> keep it up
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DanielHovdahl Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That looks awesome, great concepts and ideas you got there. Keep it up!
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