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Space Highway by Alienphysique Space Highway by Alienphysique
Enjoy the wonderful view here on the Interplanetal-Space-Highway passing Rhondon Moon!
These flying streets pervade a large part of this galaxy to facilitate smaller ships covering great distances in short time without needing to carry large amounts of fuel with them. That makes traveling between planets very popular here. A few of these gigantic highways also end on so called "Intergalaxial-Space-Ports", which even enable travels to other galaxies.

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- Adobe Photoshop
- Autodesk 3Ds Max
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Given 2012-06-26
Space Highway by ~Alienphysique

Suggester Comments: "Impressive composition and use of colors and how nice the artist did an incredible job on the planets which have different positions of lightning and are in different sizes!" ( Suggested by QAuZ and Featured by alltheoriginalnames )

DeadDancers Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Question: Do they move with the orbit of the planets or are there like, diverts that you take in order to get on the right section that will be accessible by the planet you want when you get there?
Alienphysique Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very good question, I am glad you ask! Going back to my thoughts at the time i made the artwork, I imagined them to be pretty stationary. I mean, not really stationary, as the universe is constantly expanding and drifting apart, but independent from the movement of the planets they bypass or lead to.
The idea behind the hole concept was that when even a small spacecraft travels from, let's say, one solar system to another, it needs insane amounts of fuel and energy, and the possibility of solving this problem by making rails in space that can accelerate and 'carry' this ships for the longest part of their way seemed very interesting to me. Basically, a rail would just lead near a planet or planetary system (as your nearest train station would also not likely to be right at your house's front door). When a ship then is as near as possible to it's destination, it leaves the pathway and goes the rest of the way with it's own engines.
Rethinking all of that now, if i ever update or redo this artwork, or make a followup, I probably would go more cracy on the idea that some of the rails were linked to planets and some wouldn't and just lead away in different directions to other systems, and all this different parts would be interconnected in an interesting dynamic way so that they meet each other at any possible rotation or so. This would be really interesting to explore, experiment with and visualize!
Until then, I hope my thoughts so far could inspire you and other people a bit ;)
DeadDancers Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is really cool! Thanks for answering. :)
Alienphysique Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!!
vx1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
I dig space shit, cool stuff
shanblue Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome concept!
MASCH-ART Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
super work, it#s very fine picture and draw:) (Smile)
Danndx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I wish I was there!
EathanMarkson Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Brilliant work!
ponzis Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well they soon have to clear earth to make a hyperspace bypass. Looks really cool.
Alienphysique Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHA, 42!
ponzis Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well they soon have to clear earth to make a hyperspace bypass. Looks really cool.
Alienphysique Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHA, 42!
Alex-Reiden Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Really cool! And an interesting take on interplanetary travel! I love it. Headbang! 
UnitedEarthTourism Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ingenious, we could use a few of those!
Felewin Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this :D
Creative, with background, and fantastically beautiful.
I've always adored the concepts of interstellar infrastructure.
TodesKopf Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Love it! Nice job! :D
SpartanB214 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's.. so beautiful... :tears:
Alienphysique Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
would like to take a trip there, huh?! Me too hehe!
YuzuChii Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my eyes... sparkled O_____O *
TheShortestTallGuy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
This is amazingly cool! How do you begin this sort of stuff? I'd love to learn!
Alienphysique Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll tell you! Reasonly I´m really bad at devising inventive concepts. I also hate to think about concepts at all but I also came aware, that I do have the really best concept ideas just then, when I´m not thinking about them. Those ideas that fall to me on coincidence, are mostly the best – I just don´t want to enforce anything. Generally I do see myself as a digital engineer. I love finding technical solutions or simply learn them from others. From time to time I learn something new and say to myself: I want to try that stuff out on my own! That was also how it startet with "Space Highway" … I wanted to test new techniques to set light on planets and create lense effects. Well, as I forfilled that wish to myself, a relatively cool looking Space Art has been born, but there was still no „sense“ in it, nothing special, no statement behind.
Especially at that time I came to think of why spaceships may be some quite unrealistic stuff - Fuel. The amount of fuel, that is needed to conquere the distance between planets would make a spacecraft extremely large built. At least for less persons. Mass production for ships like that would be ridiculous.
Now there are many solutions for that problem (at least in Science Fiction literature). For example the discovery of a new kind of fuel, that is much more efficient than all matter ever known before. Or a completely new form to travel- like through a wormhole. I wanted to think in another direction, a "more humanly" direction. I was thinking about streets connected to giant power generators, however they would look like. In those streets ships could be linked in and beeing transported - within artificial generated gravity fields or something like that (similar to escalators). A spaceship transported that way would only need to include enough fuel itself to occasionally chance the street (like it is with highway exits) and to land on a planet. After thinking that idea to an end, I thought about integrating this concept into my Space Art. Some style testings of those spacestreets were following and in the end I worked them out in detail. The design of the streets is incidentally inspired by the movie "Sucker Punch"!!
Condensed that sort of ultimate result has not been planed from it´s beginning, but has been developed and grown in the course of time.

It´s a bit late to ask that question at that point, but was that the answer you were looking for, or are you more interested in the technical parts of the work?
TheShortestTallGuy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Well, more so the technical side yes! Still, I read your tips and they are great advice for anybody, thank you!
EKKnight Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Hello, your artwork has been featured in this journal . It would be great if you could drop a comment. Everyone’s opinion is needed on this.

fineartbyandrewdavid Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
featured here [link]
MasterDevin445 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WinWinStudios Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is amazing...
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Sebastian-N-Bartha Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Absolutely stunning! Excellent positioning of planets, & the whole thing together feels very epic.
OnlyHereToBeHere Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Dats great
imagincy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
maybe this pic is 100 years later.
Alienphysique Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Optimist! ^^
Rhubaton Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Man, this was my desktop background for like, MONTHS! (ok maybe two, but still, sort of quite a while for me) :P

I absolutely love it man, really! :P :D
Deeparth Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Great concept.
SnowMonk Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic Idea. Highways in the sky, maybe, Highways in space? Now your getting somewhere.

Very Nice.
Sioke Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Waaah, Glückwunsch! :) Es war sowieso nur noch eine Frage der Zeit, bis eines deiner genialen Spacearts DD wird! ;)
Momo-H Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
like the view you made
Guardian-of-Legends Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Writer
"While you're travelling on the Space Highway, why not make a stop at Dr. Eggman's Interstellar Amusement Park? It's for my amusement, and for your enslavement! I mean, fun!"
Toothless6reach Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Now that's some very advanced technology.
Raul351 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to the future!
rizeyrickoni65 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
awesome wallpaper... nice job
Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
eventually :D
Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Fantastic concept!
IAMBERNA Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
AWESOME! put some aliens to make it funny! ha-ha
DisaFear Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's bloody amazing
Shayd3 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
This looks so cool! The planets looks amazing!
artistaura Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Very Nice Universe Pic. The color choices are great. Nice vision.
Rawglor Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa. This is really cool. I've never thought about something like this, it is really cool! It would be so awesome to have this one day.

Great work!
greenmustache Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   General Artist
Wow, now here's an idea that I've never heard of. It's very interesting and cool, but perhaps a little unreachable? After all, imagine the resources needed to build extensive rails connecting planets, even galaxies! I'm not saying I don't love the idea though, I do, I just like to consider ideas thoroughly.
Dragon-princess08 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.... Looks so awesome.
congrats on the DD
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