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MelikeLara
10-12-09, 11:15
I previously had been digging in legends bigfiles with the help of graverobber,
and I found some intresting concepts etc which i thought were worth
re-posting as we have had so many new members over the last two years. :)

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/9312/legend5.png

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/6534/legend4.png

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/885/legend3.png

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/1499/legend2.png

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/7274/47675008.png

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8585/69964321.png

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7784/98733448.png

http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/204/60861608.png

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/875/26329582.png

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/6838/aodlegend.png
Most interesting one ^^


Original Post (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=108350&highlight=concept)

LightningRider
10-12-09, 11:20
http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/7274/47675008.png
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/6838/aodlegend.png
Most interesting one ^^


These two are interesting... :D

Rai
10-12-09, 11:40
Those are lovely. Why is it that concepts have a habit of looking so good and promising yet the in-game versions often don't quite live up to them if they are included. Shame.

Thanks for sharing. :tmb:

gabrielorie
10-12-09, 20:24
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/6838/aodlegend.png
Most interesting one ^^

thats probably the cut out rainforest level and it is the most interesting one:D.thanks again for making this thread:hug:.

Jove
10-12-09, 22:17
Those are lovely. Why is it that concepts have a habit of looking so good and promising yet the in-game versions often don't quite live up to them if they are included. Shame.

Thanks for sharing. :tmb:

The concepts are by professional artists using everything available to put the image together one bit at a time, from the best camera angle to boot.

That the developers can come up with anything close to it that can be played in real time is amazing.

Ditto on the "thanks for sharing."

aussie500
11-12-09, 05:21
You can actually see all the concept art in the extras in the game so most of the newer members who played Legend would have seen them by now. There are only a few images you can extract from the files that are not part of the concept gallery, or loading screens. Now some concept art not seen in the game would probably get more attention.

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9395/fmonsteramanda02bcopy.jpg

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/8084/forcemonsterconcept03b.jpg

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3218/tokyo30bldgfacecopy.jpg
Source - http://drakeimatombraider.blogspot.com/


Most interesting one ^^

thats probably the cut out rainforest level and it is the most interesting one:D.thanks again for making this thread:hug:.

The background is just the early concept with the plane, this picture is not the best but I cannot find another unmarked version at the moment.

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3535/77384668.jpg

CelticGuard
11-12-09, 05:22
Would love to have a playable beta...

$AtlantiB$
11-12-09, 10:41
all this atr's from TRL game... )))

TombRaiderCool
11-12-09, 10:48
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9395/fmonsteramanda02bcopy.jpg

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/8084/forcemonsterconcept03b.jpg

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3218/tokyo30bldgfacecopy.jpg

Source - http://drakeimatombraider.blogspot.com/


Thanks for these, I've never any 3 of them before! :tmb:

Looking at the website, I actually haven't seen quite a few of the concepts before, great find!

Dennis's Mom
11-12-09, 11:51
Very interesting and cool. Thanks for sharing.

Mytly
11-12-09, 12:21
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9395/fmonsteramanda02bcopy.jpg

Hmm, this one is interesting. What exactly is Amanda supposed to be doing? It looks like she is summoning Fluffy, but he seems to be emerging from the ground. :confused:

Those are lovely. Why is it that concepts have a habit of looking so good and promising yet the in-game versions often don't quite live up to them if they are included. Shame.

Concept art isn't restrained by what is and isn't possible for a game engine, whereas the game itself is. In concept art, the artists are free to let their imagination run wild, but the game can't use every idea they come up with.

MelikeLara
11-12-09, 15:08
Now some concept art not seen in the game would probably get more attention.

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9395/fmonsteramanda02bcopy.jpg


The background is just the early concept with the plane, this picture is not the best but I cannot find another unmarked version at the moment.

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3535/77384668.jpg
the amanda is very interesting thanks, but i'd recieved a request to re-post the ones i have so some may not have seen all that i posted before, and most are not in the legend extras. thanks for posting yours though :tmb:

blue_box
11-12-09, 16:49
Those concepts are just awesome! Thanks, Aussie :hug:

larafan25
11-12-09, 23:09
WOW every piece of art here is interesting:)\\esspecially the one with lara using some powers...or is it amanda?

I guess it is amanda:p

gabrielorie
12-12-09, 00:24
WOW every piece of art here is interesting:)\\esspecially the one with lara using some powers...or is it amanda?

I guess it is amanda:p

its amanda:D.

dinoslayer
13-12-09, 23:32
the ones in japan are so interesting...

why did they have to change it
:hea::hea::hea::hea::hea::hea::hea::hea::hea::hea:

trlestew
14-12-09, 00:05
Because people's thoughts and idea's change. ;)

Also it might not have been possible in the game engine. Every early concept you see is not going to make it in the full game. It's part of the natuaral game development process.

TRGamer8
14-12-09, 13:54
You can actually see all the concept art in the extras in the game so most of the newer members who played Legend would have seen them by now. There are only a few images you can extract from the files that are not part of the concept gallery, or loading screens. Now some concept art not seen in the game would probably get more attention.

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9395/fmonsteramanda02bcopy.jpg

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/8084/forcemonsterconcept03b.jpg

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3218/tokyo30bldgfacecopy.jpg
Source - http://drakeimatombraider.blogspot.com/



The background is just the early concept with the plane, this picture is not the best but I cannot find another unmarked version at the moment.

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3535/77384668.jpg

I previously had been digging in legends bigfiles with the help of graverobber,
and I found some intresting concepts etc which i thought were worth
re-posting as we have had so many new members over the last two years. :)

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/9312/legend5.png

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/6534/legend4.png

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/885/legend3.png

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/1499/legend2.png

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/7274/47675008.png

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8585/69964321.png

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7784/98733448.png

http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/204/60861608.png

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/875/26329582.png

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/6838/aodlegend.png


Original Post (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=108350&highlight=concept)

^^ WOW, great concepts, thanks for sharing :D:D:D

Here's another one - http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/5335/3399/1600/299430/ForceMonsterScale%20copy.jpg :D

Jove
15-12-09, 03:24
Looking at the concept art, I think the developers did a good job capturing the feel of the levels. Not perfectly, but the more I see of "next-gen bleh" graphics, the more I appreciate Tomb Raider: Legend.

Rivendell
15-12-09, 09:15
http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/8084/forcemonsterconcept03b.jpg

Oh wow! :tmb:

rowanlim
15-12-09, 09:18
Whoa Aussie, I've never seen these concepts before! Thanks a lot! :hug: :tmb:

They are amazing :D

aussie500
15-12-09, 10:17
Whoa Aussie, I've never seen these concepts before! Thanks a lot! :hug: :tmb:

They are amazing :D

We actually saw a lot of Rusty Drake's concept art released with the game, but since he was never mentioned in the credits as a concept artist it took a while for me to work out they were his. If you leave the project before the game is finished you are only mentioned in the special thanks section of the credits.

It is a bit late now since he posted these back in 2006, but perhaps if he got some comments on the site he would post a few more concepts, or even a 3D version of the early fluffy.

aussie500
19-03-10, 06:46
Another concept artist who's work we did not see was Toph Gorham (http://www.tophgorham.com/drawings.html) who left the project in 2004, so it was very early concept art from before the look of the levels or even the levels themselves were finalised.

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/862/demonstatue.jpg

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1753/damq.jpg

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/9860/hallwaystatue.jpg

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/9500/mayatempleentrance.jpg

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/4876/tibettempleentrance.jpg

There are a few other concepts from early in Legend's development available on Toph Gorham's site (http://www.tophgorham.com/) for those who want to look at all of them.

almayah
19-03-10, 09:24
Some of these look better then the finished concept art ;)

Los Angeles
19-03-10, 13:07
Everything looked soo much better and sooo complete... xD

LukeRaider
30-03-10, 02:34
What exactly is Amanda supposed to be doing? It looks like she is summoning Fluffy, but he seems to be emerging from the ground. :confused:

Well, I could be wrong of course, but it looks to me like Amanda did some sort of ground slam that is causing waves of dark energy to shoot out in all directions. Maybe they were originally planning on Lara having a more direct battle with Amanda herself, rather than always fighting some form of Fluffy.

And several of these concepts are new to me as well; I'll pitch in and say "thanks for sharing"! :D

lunavixen
31-03-10, 13:17
they may have been planning to have an Amanda vs Lara battle, not a "dodge the monster long enough to activate the tesla gun and get the sword fragment battle" but it never happened :(

i love the concept art though

[Xmas]
31-03-10, 22:54
Wow! So many new (but actually old) concepts! So many things are different in final version of TRL :cln:

young Lara Croft
01-04-10, 08:08
wow those concepts are stunning! :eek:

danjodan
01-04-10, 18:45
Were some ideas of those concepts ideas brought in tombraider underworld

TippingWater
01-04-10, 20:43
Beautiful artworks ! :)

xXhayleyroxXx
02-04-10, 10:18
those concepts are so beautiful!im not saying legend wasnt good (because it was brilliant) but they should so make a game a game that actually looks like that!

Chain Raider
03-04-10, 19:26
I think Crystal Dynamics should release the beta as a sorta speical collectores item or something, clearly everyone wnats to play it, it's always better then the oringal...

Well at least to me.:p

aussie500
04-04-10, 00:59
I think Crystal Dynamics should release the beta as a sorta speical collectores item or something, clearly everyone wnats to play it, it's always better then the oringal...

Well at least to me.:p

It was not a game though, it was just a group of test rooms where they were experimenting with what they wanted the game to look like. This is like saying you wanted the TRA style units rather than the main game. True some parts might have looked better, but there would have been reasons for changing that. You cannot have a helicopter firing on Lara if she is in a building, the original Boliva end was a puzzle in an enclosed area not a fight on an open platform, which would have been better? Nepal changed a lot, but really we only saw one room done for the original idea. you could not have the collapsing platforms in that room, the rocket launcher proved buggy so how would having the fighting there and missing out on what we got in the final game have been better? We had the gun fight else where before getting into the main temple and leaving the temple was probably far more challenging and exciting than in the early version.