In this case study you will learn step by step how this image was created, with a mix of 3d, photoshop, and photography. The authors also narrated how everything was done so you can understand all the process. Enjoy! We were approached by TIM with a big challenge: to recreate a stadium during a soccer match with players on the field being watched by a huge crowd. We also needed to keep a symmetric balance between the two crowds of fans from rival teams. The first part of productions was to decide how to create the stadium in a way that it wouldn't look like the stadium of either team, making it a neutral ground. After long research for the ideal stadium we realized that the modern stadiums are very alike and we opted to go with 3D so we could actually create our own instead of replicating a stadium that already exists. Once we modeled the stadium we needed to give it some life by adding the fans making the stadium look as full as possible with both crowds divided exactly in the middle. The result we got using 3D was incredible, we were able to put thousands of people in the stadium making it full capacity. But the scene still needed to look more real so we added some small details using photoshop, using real photos to add details made all the difference. Many small flags, big flags, small colorful papers flying and we did the same with the players on the field. Now that the background was ready we moved into the second part of the process. We did a casting to select fans for the photo shoot. The jerseys were blank so the numbers could be added digitally, we also used big flags of the teams. We weren't sure if we should shoot the photos on the studio or outside so we decided that the best place for it would be outside on an actually stairway so we picked the famous "Escadaria da Lapa" that way we could reproduce the same angle and light needed. After the photos were done we just needed to finish the post production by positioning the models on the stadium and to finish up some last color details. Hope you guys liked the final result. Credits: CGI - Felipe Eckhardt Retouch - Helena Lopes / Marc Recco Photo - Alexandre Salgado
As a good Brazilian I'm a soccer lover, and as everyone should know I'm also an admirer of good architecture. In this case, as we are getting closer to the World Cup in Africa, I decided to make a collection showing the beautiful stadiums that were built for this event, which is certainly one of the biggest sportis events in the world. I can say I'm already starting my stock of popcorn and Coca-Cola (and a little beer) to watch the games and of course honor the architecture of the stadiums that should serve as inspiration to us Brazilians for 2014. Many were still unfinished in the photos (taken from the site FIFA a>) but they give us a good idea of what we can expect in terms of comfort and technology. p> Mapa dos estádios na África do Sul Now prepare your sofas and warm the mood for the show which begins on June 11. But before that you should check it out where the teams will play in that list that I separated. Oh, be prepared, Robinho and Kaka will bring the Hexa from Brazil! Green Point Stadium - Cape Town One of the most artistic football venues in South Africa, the newly-built Green Point Stadium is situated in one of the much sought-after areas in the city of Cape Town. Green Point Stadium is one of the two semi-final venues for the FIFA World Cup™. Durban Stadium The newly-built Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban will host one of the semi-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. The ground epitomises the architectural innovation on display in South Africa and takes its design inspiration from the South African flag, with its grand arch representing the unity of this sport-loving nation. Ellis Park Stadium - Johannesburg Ellis Park Stadium is located in the centre of Johannesburg and has hosted many epic sporting events including the final of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup between Brazil and the United States. The ground was given a significant face-lift before the Confederations Cup finals and now seats 62,000 fans, increasing its capacity by almost nine per cent from the previous 57,000. Soccer City Stadium - Johannesburg The ground's design is inspired by the iconic African pot known as the calabash, and its aesthetic appeal will be heightened when the stadium is lit at night. Soccer City is located in Johannesburg's southwest and is only a short distance from one of the country's football-crazy townships, Soweto. Free State Stadium - Mangaung / Bloemfonteing The Free State Stadium was upgraded from a capacity of 38,000 to 45,000 during the refurbishments. The stadium has hosted numerous major football and rugby union matches, and Bloemfontein's natives are renowned for their passion for sport. Port Elizabeth Stadium - Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium will host the match for third place , and a quarter-final amid a total of eight matches during the FIFA World Cup. The stadium has an eye-catching, unique roof-structure and a spectacular view, overlooking the North End Lake. Mbombela Stadium - Nelspruit The Mbombela comes as a welcome addition to football life in Nelspruit, and will leave a legacy of the beautiful game for all the people of Mpumalanga. Before the Stadium's construction, Nelspruit had no top football venue to host international matches. Peter Mokaba Stadium - Polokwane The design of the largely concrete structure is inspired by the locally iconic Baobab tree, with the steel structure supporting the roof plane gathered together at each corner of the stadium and supported by giant ‘trunk' structures which accommodate vertical circulation ramps and service cores. Royal Bafokeng Stadium - Rustenburg The Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace is one of the stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. The stadium is named after the Bafokeng people who live in the area. Loftus Versfeld Stadium - Tshwane/Pretoria Since 1948 it has undergone perennial upgrades. It has been used for both rugby and football matches and is home to one of the country's top rugby teams, the Blue Bulls. South Africa's national team, Bafana Bafana, achieved its first ever victory over a European side at this venue when they beat Sweden 1-0 in 1999.