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02-11-2003, 07:18 AM
Nice new forum you've got here! :)

Here's a scene I've been working on... eventually intended to become an animation. Since I've rendered this, I've tweaked the terrain a tad but haven't had a chance to rerender...


Global Hawk
02-11-2003, 08:18 AM
Well for it being an older picture, it's not bad at all! In fact I rather like it!

02-11-2003, 01:45 PM
Very cool! Missed this one. The volumetric spot light would signify atmosphere thou. Although they get away with it on Star trek with the glowing engines. Looks a little like Bryce bump maps. try adding some impact crators here and there. Keep us updated.


02-11-2003, 03:05 PM
I like it :)

02-11-2003, 04:44 PM
I really like this compostion. There is something about it that reminds me of fantasy art, which I am very fond of.

How do you do the rings around the planet? Is it just a poly with a transparency map on it?

02-12-2003, 03:09 PM
Nice pic. I agree, the rings are killer.

02-12-2003, 03:53 PM
wow. nice pic :) 5 stars for the inspirational image.
not sure about the lighting on your spacecraft though, looks like you pasted that on there. heh

02-12-2003, 06:36 PM
Yes, great design. It would make a really nice, wrap-around book cover! :)

Now for the nitpicking! It may just be the jpeg, or my browser, but I think I can see the rings` polys. Looks to me like you`ve morphed a straight strip of polys into a disc. Just doubling the number of polys along the strip`s length should do the trick.

...and optionally you might put a very very subtle hint of colour banding into the rings. I know you wanted them to be of a piece and not too `loud` in the composition, but I think there is a bit of room to manoever on this point, don`t you?

Really looking forward to the tweaked land.

All the best,


02-12-2003, 08:54 PM
I agree with oxyg3n, it does remind me of that fantasy style art. I like it.

So how did you get those rings?

02-13-2003, 03:27 PM
Thanks for the comments! :)

The rings were done by making a ring, deleting all but one of the polygons, UV mapping it, and then cloning it to form a disc again. Then I put both a transparency map and color map using the UV.

Here's some more pictures with the land smoothed out and with a lower patch level to boot... I still need to find some to tweak the ground surface though.


I like both your suggestions, Rory_L, I'll see what I can do :)

Oh, and as to the volumetric spot in an airless environment... I call that artistic liscense ;)

EDIT: Links fixed :o

02-13-2003, 06:20 PM
Hello Arrghman,

Did you give us the correct url for those files?? They will not open up for me. I get the error: Page cannot be displayed.

I really wanna see them too:mad: Well, Ill check back later.