Compositing a UFO in C4D + Photoshop

in #art2 years ago


Lately I've been busy with everyday life and the process of building a new house for the family. It's been a stressful few months, so in my spare time to take my mind of things I've been experimenting with 3d modeling and animation.

Here my first attempt at realistic compositing with a photo I took in my local park.

A short process.

C4D Process

Starting with a ordinary image I started to plan what I should add to make it fairly interesting, and what could be more interesting then a UFO crash?

I quickly mocked up a UFO with a circular pattern and glowing outer rim, to make it you know...more alien.

Adding some landscape and scaling it down to match the UFO.

Positioning the scene so that it fits just right.



Added a light to simulate the sun and additional fill lights to make it more realistic and remove hard shadows.

Photoshop Process

Adjusting the saturation and brightness/contrast.

Next I added some dust / debris to fill the emptiness.

Adding some motion blur on the white areas only breaks down the black/white contrast.

Fog / mist is a must in all UFO crashes right...right?

Doing final brightness / contrast corrections

Lastly I added a slight green tint to give some drama, everyone loves drama.

If you're interested in this kind of stuff and like to see a video how it's made, let me know in the comments below.


It's such an adorable tiny little ufo XD Least it wasn't moving very fast so there shouldn't be any casualties unless they were havenworlders. Nice work with the compositing :)


Hehe yea it's like a classic cartoon ufo, I had The Jetsons in mind :)

I would like to see the video because it is really cool and interesting. Great work @tomekkk.

BTW How is everything, how is your little baby :) Greetings from the hot Panama :))

Hey M, the baby is 9month old now and starting to walk now which is really interesting to watch, I can't believe how fast the time has gone by.

When I have some spare time I might so a video :)

OH !!! that is so fantastic news about your little baby. I think till 4 year old it is the best time to observe the kids ;)) Then they got their own opinions and it could be happiness or trouble ;))

Thank you and I wish you a wonderful day. I am looking forward for your video :))