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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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:iconthagirion:
Thagirion Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely. I like their reflections.
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dracostarhome Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I like that they reflect upon one another.  the colors are beautiful!
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:iconfashionistalina:
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!
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
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.

[link]
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:iconkuzy62:
kuzy62 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!!
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:iconhiyt3:
HIYT3 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Artist
You've LOST your marbles...
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:iconkazhmiran:
Kazhmiran Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
owww.. greatt loved. :)
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:icondav027:
Dav027 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
i really wanna own these marbles... so beautiful!
*isntant fave*:D
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:iconfelidae-tiger:
Felidae-tiger Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
oow...thats beautiful!!!!!
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:iconspyro10101:
spyro10101 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
how did the rings of the planets stay like that lol
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:icondinyctis:
dinyctis Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Magnets :P
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:icondragonflyandromeda:
DragonflyAndromeda Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010   Photographer
Cool=)
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:icondragonkeeperx:
Dragonkeeperx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet those reflections were a bitch to do.

Kudos to you.
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:icondinyctis:
dinyctis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
They were done automatically by the materials I assigned. This is a 3D render, not 100% photoshop :)
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:icondragonkeeperx:
Dragonkeeperx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh.

Do you mind if I feel kinda stupid now? ^^;
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:icondinyctis:
dinyctis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Go right ahead. But why feel stupid? You just didn't know :P
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:icondragonkeeperx:
Dragonkeeperx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thanks. ^_^
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hukt0nf0nikz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
man this is amazing, i love the tutorials too, i want to be able to do photoshop work like this someday, im going to practice this summer thanks for the great work!!
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sweetmarcy2003 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
love this love your work
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:iconspecialagentartemis:
SpecialAgentArtemis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
This is amazing! I love the way you did this!
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:iconlevy-wilson:
Levy-Wilson Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
That little one next to the Earth better be the moon. I dun't wanna go into a rage about you considering Pluto as a planet.
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:icondinyctis:
dinyctis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
That piece was made in 2004, when Pluto was still a planet ;)
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:iconlevy-wilson:
Levy-Wilson Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Ohhh, I wasn't paying attention. XD Still looks like the moon though.
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:iconmisterlojo:
MisterLoJo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Little blue marble indeed. XD

But really, holy schnikes! Me likey the deep colors and the textures.
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:icondustkut:
DustKut Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
COOL! I want some!
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:iconlille-cp:
lille-cp Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! :wow:
Really awesome!
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:iconmitulsa:
mitulsa Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Clever
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:iconzackiry1254:
Zackiry1254 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
that's cool nice job I like the reflection on the marbles makes me feel like I'm looking in a box xD >.> now I want a planet marble XD
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S-Trange Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Student General Artist
Naww I love space pictures in general but this is really original. Great work, I really love the reflections on the planets.
I'd love to have marbles like these... I'd hang them up in order and then make a great sun to hang in the middle... ah dreams. :aww:
Aw no, now I got excited about that idea... I'll have too look if I can find anything like that.

... I'd kick out Pluto tho... poor Pluto.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Pluto would stay but with an asterisk orbiting it =P
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S-Trange Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Student General Artist
hehe I feel sorry for pluto. It's so tiny!
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Aleacus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
oh em gee! i had wanted to do something like this in photoshop a long time ago but never did! splendid work =)
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pixarviolet Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
What a neat idea, to make the planets out of marbles. I really love this piece, I'm favoriting it :) I do 3D too but this was just WOW I wish I came up with it!!! Keep up the good work, I look forward to seeing more!!
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cityofwonder Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008   Photographer
featured [link] and [link]
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:iconthesober:
THESoBeR Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
you have make that in long time ago
put i really like how you explain yours pics
make more for us!
fav+
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PolaristheCepheid Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
the whole planet band..cool
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember losing marks on an 8th grade science test because I drew rings around the planet Jupiter...it was only a faint, thin ring because I knew it was hardly visible. At least you know that Saturn isn't the only planet with rings.

Although, you said in real life, jupiter is 10 times the size of Earth. but it is really more like hundreds...The great red spot alone is nearly 3 times the diameter of Earth.

The colour used on Uranus looks nice, I was expecting it to be more aqua-colourd but I guess grey makes it interesting.
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:iconchibiota:
chibiota Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
I want some gangster planet marbles!
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:icondarcizzleowns:
DarcizzleOwns Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
wow amazing work.
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:iconpheniel:
pheniel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
I want to use this as my LJ icon, I will credit, let me know if that is not ok. PS it is beautiful.
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:icondinyctis:
dinyctis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
Go ahead!
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:iconecosauna:
Ecosauna Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
I wonder how Saturn would work....Anyways I would love to have those marbles as my own to place around with and show off.. I wish they really existed.
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:iconecosauna:
Ecosauna Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
I wonder how Saturn would work....Anyways I would love to have those marbles as my own to place around with and show off.. I wish they really existed.
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:iconecosauna:
Ecosauna Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
I wonder how Saturn would work....Anyways I would love to have those marbles as my own to place around with and show off.. I wish they really existed.
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:icontasc7:
Tasc7 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
nice
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:iconzinaskiana:
zinaskiana Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
Oh my gosh they're so shiny. XD I especially love the loads of coloring detail in Jupiter. :] Yay!
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:iconundiscoveredshadow:
undiscoveredshadow Featured By Owner May 2, 2007   Photographer
Amazing fav+
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DarkAgePearl Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
That's very cool! I love it! They look so pretty, too!
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:icontheonewithout-a-gun:
TheOneWithout-a-Gun Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
lol I know this is old but oh noes! Pluto cant be in there anymore!

Nice stuff, though its 2 years old.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
So......science books from before 1930 were pretty accurate because they didnt have pluto =P
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