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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

Full View Highly Recommended, as usual.

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=" 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=" 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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RizarLogic Jul 8, 2012
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xxxThePretentiousxxx Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome...this is incredible! :dummy:
sewer-pancake Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful! :clap:
Dexack 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?
What's free?
Dexack Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The program that u used? i asked if it was Free or do u need to buy it?
I used photoshop for the planets and the stars and 3D Studio Max for the rings. They both cost money, though.
Dexack Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok thanks. ;)
How did you make the red and blue lights? .. Lens flare? :shocked:
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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