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Cosmic Daylight by dinyctis Cosmic Daylight by dinyctis
UPDATE: i finall fixed the light problem that this had. The new thing is the blue lit part of the upper planet. Funny that it took me over a year to decide to fix it =P

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So here it is, the final version of Cosmic Daylight.

As many of you can see, this one includes my two styles of Science Fiction graphics: the realistic one, and the not-so-realistic one.

What i dont like about it: considering that im no master when it comes to 3d modeling, i think that the satellite isnt that impressive. but still think that its not too shabby, and its a nice addition to the whole piece.

im also not very happy with the blue planet. i really need to learn to map (texturize) a bit better, but i think it looks better than plain blue ball (No, those arent clouds, thats ice on the surface, btw).

I think particle systems are fun, and i thank *agarash for teaching me the basics. <img src="http://images.deviantart.com/emotic ons/icon_biggrin.gif" align="middle" alt=":D (Big Grin)" title=":D (Big Grin)" border="0" />



I took a few suggestions from the Close Up i submitted about a week ago:

change the shadow in the (red) planet: done

more color to the whole piece: done

more stars: done



so thats it for now, i really enjoyed making this, i got to experiment with a lot of settings, which is the only way to learn and have fun with graphics.

Now i know what to apply for my next work <img src="http://images.deviantart.com/emotic ons/icon_biggrin.gif" align="middle" alt=":D (Big Grin)" title=":D (Big Grin)" border="0" />

Alright i believe that i need to explain a bit about the "satellite"

its not a satellite, its a deep space telescope.
we all know that satellites done have boosters like that, but who said that this picture is supposed to be realistic?
also........the "satellite" is going to go through some rough area ahead.....full of rocks.
also it helps balance the colors a little, and it brings some more attention to it.













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:iconrizarlogic:
RizarLogic Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Featured - Varieties of SF Experience | [link]
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:iconxxxthepretentiousxxx:
xxxThePretentiousxxx Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome...this is incredible! :dummy:
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:iconsewer-pancake:
sewer-pancake Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful! :clap:
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:icondexack:
Dexack Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Really awesome! Not many that use a shuttle in there space pictures. Lenz Flare... Never heard about that. Is it free or do u need to buy it like PS?
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:icondinyctis:
dinyctis Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
What's free?
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:icondexack:
Dexack Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The program that u used? i asked if it was Free or do u need to buy it?
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:icondinyctis:
dinyctis Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
I used photoshop for the planets and the stars and 3D Studio Max for the rings. They both cost money, though.
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:icondexack:
Dexack Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok thanks. ;)
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:iconskoushik333:
skoushik333 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
How did you make the red and blue lights? .. Lens flare? :shocked:
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:icondinyctis:
dinyctis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Yes, lens flare in 3D Studio Max. But you can make them in Photoshop with relative ease. Just make a normal lens flare and then play with curve and brightness levels. Then you can paint on it for different flares.
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:iconskoushik333:
skoushik333 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Oh my.. Thanks so much... You know a lot about photoshop and 3ds max .. wish i was u =P
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:iconskoushik333:
skoushik333 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
I did it just the way you told me.. But about the "paint on it for different flares" .. hmm.. i couldn't get that part :(
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:icondevilsvsdevils:
devilsvsdevils Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I need some of your intellectual guidance... How did you make the space dust and scattered rocks?? Did you use a brush with a texture applied?
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:icondinyctis:
dinyctis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
The rings were a mix of a rough particle ring in 3d studio max and the "dust" was just in photoshop.

I dont make rings like that anymore, though. The sense of size just isnt there as much. I have a rings tutorial in my gallery, if you're curious about my method.
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DyingWill Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Whoooooaaaa.... *dies from the awesomeness* I simply love the lighting that you've done and it really leaves me breathless! *faves*

Super awesome job!
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:iconhello-123456:
hello-123456 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Wow, Really nice!
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:iconhellion-bt:
hellion-bt Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
I find this extremely inspiring. :+fav:
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:iconcityofwonder:
cityofwonder Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008   Photographer
featured [link] and [link]
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:iconvaccieaux:
vaccieaux Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
want to know how to do thing like this :D
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:iconnoader22:
noader22 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
Really cool!
Great job!
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:iconhihey9989:
Hihey9989 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
OMG THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!!
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:iconimaprettyrainbow:
imaprettyrainbow Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007   Writer
...speechless.
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:icondeaddonkeysrule:
deaddonkeysrule Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
this is freaking amazing!!!
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:iconmscg:
MScg Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
Too nice work
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:iconberrray:
Berrray Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
This is great, you really pulled the multiple lighting sources off. Loving the colors
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:iconmethud:
methud Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
how did you make the satellite, did you use c4d? i have started to make plant scapes, if ya wanna see here is the link: [link]

comments more than welcome :)
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:icondinyctis:
dinyctis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
3DS Max, actually. The exhaust was done in photoshop. :)
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:iconmethud:
methud Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Professional Photographer
thanks much :woot:
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:iconice-globe:
Ice-Globe Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
Very nice lighting and flares, and I really like the asteroids.
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:iconazaz-08:
AZaz-08 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006
PERFECT!!!
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battlefield1010 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006
:wow: oow very nice work!
:+fav:
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Bekochan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2005
wow!!! great work!!!
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lightman-73 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing. Simply amazing.

Now, onto the critique ;)

Regarding the "satellite" (or telescope, or whatever ;))... If you want to add a little more realism to the model :

1) The solar panels should be more reflective. If you want, you can put some debris or a dust-like texture to them, but I'm not sure I'd do it. First off, there isn't *so* much dust in deep space, and moreover, a dusty solar panel isn't working as it should, so it's could easily be that there'd be some kind of cleaning mechanism. ;)
2) The engine should be some kind of ion-reactor one, yours looks a little too much like a ... err ... chemical one ? Given that it looks like the satellite is intended to fly some not-so-shabby distance, a, say, hydrogen-oxygen burning engine wouldn't be really feasible (read: propellent woudl take up way too much space and would add way too much weight ;))... Thinking about it, I'm not sure how to depict a ion reactor... ;)
3) The model lacks, imho, some texture and some details. I would add some little cavities, and/or some smaller antennas, and something like that to the surface, it'd make for a much more realistic model... See, now it looks like a simple cylinder with a couple of solar panels and antennas attached ;)

But, I still think the overall piece is simply beautiful :D
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:iconorena:
Orena Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005
The colours and lighting is this are amazing, especially the red coming around the side of the plannet.
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:icondunkst3r:
dunkst3r Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2005
The changes do make it better though it looked good without them.
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:iconcharredspear:
charredspear Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005
Another great one! keep it up!
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:icongnkit:
GnKit Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005
simply beautiful...
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:iconmiss-understood:
miss-understood Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005
It's pictures like this which keeps me motivated into studying physics. :)
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daSnarf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005
Awsome stuff :)
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OrbingPunk Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005
Wow thats so awesome. It's breathtaking ^^
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marvnation Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
wow, thats some crazy S***.
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:iconmegachaos:
megachaos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005  Professional General Artist
holy shit dude! this is freakin' awesome! amazing job!
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pegacorn Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:eyepopping: :jawdrop: :+favlove:
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vitamin-c Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
Love the use of lense flares here, and the planet rings are something special!! Another major plus-point is that the shuttle looks real - a common problem area in many space-works!!

:D
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thegrimwombat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
Amazing work. Love the rings... :+fav:
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dravendesignnet Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005   Writer
holy shit....

WOW!
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Groxx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
On the blue planet, I have to say that while there isn't much detail, I love the atmosphere line :) It may not be too realistic, but it looks awesome with the star half in it, and that little wispyness.

Other than that... :wow: your stuff is always so cool :D
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swarfega Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent work, any chance of a wallpaper version?
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:icondinyctis:
dinyctis Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
the aspect ratio makes it an unlikely wallpaper candidate, sorry :(
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swarfega Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:(
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