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Layer 14 - Morality by 100SeedlessPenguins Layer 14 - Morality by 100SeedlessPenguins
This artwork was made for a contest at #The3DArtistClub. The theme of this contest is the word "Fantasy". I asked if that included science fiction and was told yes. This room is easily my fantasy; a reality that I would love to live. A slightly weird technical future needs to hurry to now!

*C-Williams worked with me on this project. She made all of the stuffed animals, the bear head slippers, and the spiral notebook in Cinema 4D R10. :heart: She even upgraded her computer a bit just to be able to participate. Such a wonderful, talented, and funny girl. It is a delight to know her. The image in the picture frame on the desk, and the images on the wall posters were made by her.


I modeled everything else in Cinema 4D R11. I spent a few hours each day for about one month working on this. Loved every minute of it. I also made two Lain-only renders without the Borderlands, Portal, and other infused bits.


Stuff For Contest Judges:
Made in Cinema 4D R10 and R11.
Rendered in Cinema 4D R11 Advanced Render 3 with Global Illumination and Object Glow.
Render Duration: 32 hours 48 minutes (on a sad computer)
Memory: ca. 95240 KBytes
Points: 274770 (1783950)
Polygons: 273225 (1642137)
Objects: 1475 (7789)
Values in ()'s are what it would be if I exported it to another 3D program.

A simple animation showing the steps of this project:


No preexisting models were used except: 1) BBoy Bot (which I made a few weeks ago but never rendered), 2) the Morality Core (I made that many months ago. You can download it from my Resources gallery.), 3) the Wired Device (another that I made many months ago). 4) The computer on the left with the green screen was made for a speed model thing a few weeks ago. Everything else was made for this project.

Credits and Sources:
The general room design and the computer screens are based on the anime Serial Experiments Lain. Artwork used for book and CD covers are images from Lain-related products (artbooks, music). One of the CD covers is of my favorite album by the group Ba. That CD contains the track that became the opening theme to Lain.

The Morality Core is based on a character from the video game Portal. The Sentry Turret box art was pulled from the video game files of Portal 2.

The WIRED (little red thing to the right on the floor) is based on an item in the video game Borderlands. The word "Wired" is also used in Lain as the term for a type of internet that allows you to fully immerse yourself into it.. There's no way I can explain that briefly, but the addition of this item is meant as a joke (for fans) on the name association, and for my love of Borderlands.

The robot on the floor above the WIRED device is based on the giant robot from the Beastie Boys Intergalactic super hit music ultra motion video!

I used a free addon called CityGen to quickly create the random building shapes outside the window.

Lain had 13 episodes with titles like "Layer 03: Psyche", "Layer 10: Love", "Layer: 13 Ego". I chose the Portal Morality Core because I thought it fit best in the Lain world and with the title system. Also, this is a type of progress report on my modeling skills - my last major Portal Scene.
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ewang2016 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016

Hi, this 3D artwork reminded me of Portal. Great work. My name is Elaine with Nerdio. We publish tech related art post every week on our blog art section www.getnerdio.com/it-art/ 

If you have time, check it out and if you like it, would love to see your shares☺️.  Thanks for sharing your great work again. 

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GiromCalica Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I need a picture of the box covering of that portal turret for some reasons.
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lycan-rising Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
the effort appears to have paid off. very nice and well made.
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Neon-Monkey Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love it. Very nice modeled:D
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XM94 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can u make sniper or heavy from TF2?
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:icon100seedlesspenguins:
100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
I can't model organic shapes like people, plants or sports cars. Everything I do is hard surface modeling. Recently I learned how to model a teddy bear. That's the most complex organic shape I can make and I can't even do that very well.
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MishraFathom Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lot of detail in this i like it. though i think larger monitors are in order for such hi-techness considering it looks like ya got a Server/render farm in the room:P

i love that anime.
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I almost make widescreens but felt I had to stay closer to the originals. :shrug: Maybe I'll design my own computer room some day. ;)

The voting is really close between you and I. :faint:
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MishraFathom Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i know tis quite thrilling the next round will be epic i think :P o.o

i i figured it was based off lain but I thought it was meant to be your fantasy computer room :P

ah well it looks good :).

best of luck, looks like i will see you in the next round :) many awesome artist to go up against in that one from the look of it quite exciting :D
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:icon100seedlesspenguins:
100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I thought the next round was the winners from this round. Are they taking the top 2 or 3 from this round?
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MishraFathom Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
as far as i understand its the top 3 from this round i might understand wrong but yeah as far as i know its the top 3 from this round so next round will be between 6 of us well 7 i think cos of the third poll
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:icon100seedlesspenguins:
100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
We both made it to the final round! :boogie: Good luck again!
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:iconmishrafathom:
MishraFathom Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D yeah :D! quite exciting but then i saw the rankings i was like :O its not looking so hot o.o i think the top 3 have alot more active watchers then we do :P :P

best of luck :D
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I have an idea to make it more exciting. You and I could have a little contest between ourselves. If you receive more votes then I will make a model for you, and if I have more votes then you make something for me. No worries at all if you're not interested. ;P It's just a thought at this moment.
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MEMORIBOX Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student General Artist
WOW!!0.0this is very very impressive stuff I love this!! It kinda reminds me of loyal I miss that game lol And I feel the same way lol I really want a future where tech is prominent. Want my own cyborg lol
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
What's "Loyal" about? What game system is it on? I don't know anything about it but if it's like this it sounds fun. :D
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l2ayner Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
This is really cool man, love the amount of details you put in to this.
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:icon100seedlesspenguins:
100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
:D Thank you! Since the day the contest was announced I stressed every day for 1 to 3 hours to make this. I thought I only had one month. If I had known it was 2 months I would've made more, but now I feel burnt out from the project. lol.
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l2ayner Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
That sucks, for me I don't even know if the extra time is going to help. I'm swamped with other projects right now. But gratz to you, pretty strong entry.
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King-Co Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
gud luck,and nice work...:)
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:icon100seedlesspenguins:
100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Thank you! :D
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King-Co Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
u r welcome:)
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so freakin' amazed by this awesome masterpiece !!
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:icon100seedlesspenguins:
100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
:blush: Thank you so much!
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choudryarif Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
good job
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:icon100seedlesspenguins:
100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
:D Thank you.
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animefreak120 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow. This is amazing!
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:icon100seedlesspenguins:
100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
:blush: Thank you very much. :D
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Nadia-design Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it :D
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Nadia-design Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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artsoni Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You should made one teleporting device(beem me up scotty!) in Star ship enterprise style there, if you want to look more Fantasy scene hehe :) Great massive work anyway,my crit.were you should work more on lights now,artificial and natural lights..i wish you luck in contest.
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Thank you very much. :D I will try to make better materials and lights.
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Akiratang Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
LOVE IT!
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:icon100seedlesspenguins:
100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
:boogie: Thank you!
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Alucard-Dracula01 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Artist
very nicely done
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Thank you. :D Your new avatar is cool.
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Alucard-Dracula01 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Artist
my new avatar? what do you mean? It's been up for a long time hehe
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Knives509 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
for some reason the room feels really short in height lol
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:icon100seedlesspenguins:
100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Maybe you're too tall. :giggle:
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Knives509 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahah yeah thats probably it XD
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
This [link] was the image file I used for my first size reference. I loaded that into my 3D program and started modeling the desk, the closets and then the walls/window. I estimated the top height based on the height of the lower half of the closet doors. My bed height also came from that image. Most of the rest of my modeling was based on sketches by the original artist. The scale in the show changes. As they add more computer parts, they dim the lights and raise the ceiling. If you count the blades on the closet doors you'll see that they increase by a few at the top, and the desk becomes lower by one notch after the second phase of upgrades.
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Knives509 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its from lain thats soooo awesome sorry haven't seen that in soo long and yeah your right!!
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C-Williams Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Looks great.
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
:highfive: I think we made something really cool and I can't thank you enough for the help on the organics. What I learned will help me a lot in future projects. :heart:
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C-Williams Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well anytime you need help let me know. If you find yourself in a hole I might have a shovel you can use. :iconshovelsnowplz: Seriously though if you have organic modeling questions, ask I just might be able to help... or confuse you further.:iconconfusedplz:
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
I have been looking for a shovel for the last 3 days. I know it was in the corner of an abandoned shack somewhere. I even remember the exact layout of the room and the shovel is in the far right corner to the left of the metal shelves. But I've lost the shack.. :crazy:
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C-Williams Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's because I moved it. :evillaugh:
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
:paranoid: Where!? I really need it to.. dig someone's grave.
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C-Williams Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
since it could be my grave, my lips are sealed.
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