"TIME" Cover Art
A great example of 3D illustrations created with LightWave 3D for the popular TIME Magazine
Posted: Wed 24 May 2017
From concept to cover, digital artists at Brobel Design use LightWave 3D to create revolutionary images for the popular magazines such as TIME, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and ESPN The Magazine among others. Their most recent work consists of an illustration from TIME magazine depicting the White House being transformed into Saint Basil's Cathedral, a metaphor for the Kremlin. mostly done in 24 hours from sketch, concepts to rendering, this controversial cover image hit the internet like a bombshell and was entirely created with LightWave 3D. If you have seen this TIME cover, take a closer look and see Brobel Design’s work for yourself.
Interview with Ed Gabel
'TIME' called us on Tuesday morning with this assignment. Their deadline is Wednesday early afternoon. So, we had just over 24 hours to produce the final art, from start to finish. I cannot imagine creating an image like this under such a tight deadline without the power and speed of LightWave. The model preparation and construction took most of Tuesday, and by that evening we were sending TIME’s art director about a dozen low-res renders. Different camera angles, different light set-ups, different surfacing and texturing. By Wednesday morning, 'TIME' had made their choice as to what they liked best, and LightWave rendered the final hi-res image amazingly fast. And typical to LightWave, the render was so beautiful there was almost no post-production or retouching!