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Planet Marbles by dinyctis Planet Marbles by dinyctis
School is finally over and now i have all the time i want for art of my own. Since I got interested in 3D work, i worked on it and translated the common idea of planets as the marbles that we used to play with (or still do).

The whole 3d process took a few hours, testing out different light setups, textures, reflections, and things like that. Then i spent a few hours working on the background. I came up with a lot of designs for it but most of them looked more like a website than a wallpaper. I archived those ideas and settled for this minimalistic frame that draws more attention to the marbles themselves.

I'm not a big fan of light wallpapers, but i somehow fancy this one! I put icons on the frame lines =P

Since i used textures for nasa, these will not be available for prints.

Points to cover:

:bulletblue: There is no Chiron. I was going for a more classical theme and, quite frankly, i dont consider chiron to be an actual planet.

:bulletblue: Uranus has rings? Yes. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune all have rings. Saturn's are the most noticeable, obviously. I made rings for Uranus because they are the second most noticeable and to balance things out.

:bulletblue: Jupiter is roughly four times largr than Earth. In reality, it is more like 10 times larger. But doing that would certainly draw a lot of attention to jupiter and very little to Earth. I did a rough estimate as in "well this planet is bigger than this one, this one is a bit smaller than that one" and so on.

:bulletblue: No sun? Yes, no sun. I only wanted to depict the planets. I couldve done the moons and asteroids too, but a new moon around Jupiter is discovered every other week, so i left that out.

3d specs:

3d Studio Max 6, Raytrace textures, Ray Tracer light system. No photoshop afterwork at all (other than the frame)

So nothing flashy this time, although something flashy is in the works right now. It'll take time and work but the end result should be quite nice.

I won't mind if you leave a thought or two, even if you don't like this!

Have a good one :)
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely. I like their reflections.
dracostarhome Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I like that they reflect upon one another.  the colors are beautiful!
FashionistaLina Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I wish I could buy marbles like this somewhere :(. At least I can admire this beautiful piece of work. Very well done!
Lovely - I just created something like this on my own, mine aren't quite so shiny as they aren't meant to be quite so pristine, please see what you think.

kuzy62 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HIYT3 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Artist
You've LOST your marbles...
Kazhmiran Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
owww.. greatt loved. :)
Dav027 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
i really wanna own these marbles... so beautiful!
*isntant fave*:D
Felidae-tiger Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
oow...thats beautiful!!!!!
spyro10101 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
how did the rings of the planets stay like that lol
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