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Caves of Tau Ceti by ArthurBlue Caves of Tau Ceti by ArthurBlue
Another little adventure into a human colony in a far away planet.
I made the planet fully in 3D, with a custom bitmap for the land/ocean, with different highlights for each, plus two cloud layers and an atmosphere layer (a very thin one but it's there).
Hope you enjoy watching.
Rendered in Vue.

EDIT: after a comment from Malstorm about the low quality of the original palm trees, I replaced them. He was totally right. Thanks!

EDIT: wow! Thanks :iconreecito: for suggesting the DD and :iconkeremgo: for featuring it!

EDIT: the city is Atlantis from Stargate, as many of you have guessed. I changed some bits of it and re-textured it completely. I'm sorry for not having written it down since the beginning. I'm not sure where I downloaded the model from (because there are several versions of it available in several places) but I think it's from, by SGA-3D. It could also have been from Google's 3D warehouse (there are 20 versions or more there).
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Given 2011-05-02
Caves of Tau Ceti by ~ArthurBlue. Suggester Statement: Absolutely amazing, the colours and the composition are excellent! WOW! Such a great piece of art!! ( Suggested by reecito and Featured by KeremGo )
ilovefbb Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018
My love
kuraikitsune13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
For some reason, I feel like crying....
YOKOKY Featured By Owner Edited Oct 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
sorrrrrrrry...but i find ...the same on a video-in youtube.... sooooooo...what is going on?IS YOUR ART...Gosh- I am in love with your art mister ARTUR ROSA!
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
Thank you!
People frequently ask me for permission to use my images in YouTube videos (and some others don't ask but use it anyway...). Those that ask usually put a link to my gallery in the description.
Anyway, I'm glad you found me here. :-)
YOKOKY Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
you are a great welcome
Aeter-Link Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
These places look so marvelous. One immediately longs to visit them.
Volnium Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
Spaz attack spaz kermit Love Love Love
ChaoticMind75 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016   Photographer
Wonderful work! Love that copper.
sentaiprfan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
It makes me feel so good looking at this. You know, it looks like a terraformation of one of the Mar's moons, or of Mars itself. Amazing job, keep going!
RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Very nice work, in particular the materials and composition is very good.
tsahel Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow ! this is magnificent !
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Holy S--T man.
wanilsonM Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015

Awesome work... stunningly beautiful!
ncassis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Hi ... any chance I could use this in a press release? We would certainly credit you. Please contact me: ncassis (at) asu (dot) edu
domino6713 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing.  Great job.
steam4power Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Artist
What do you charge for work like this?
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
I make images only as a hobby. I don't make money out of it. :)
Crikmaster Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
I thought this was a photo, this looks so real!
Krictic Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ysterium Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ichigoforever Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Reminds me of the moon kingdom in Salor Moon lol. XD
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Whoa that's freaking epic!
AndrewLyle Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
this good
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Many thanks! I reported the copyright violation to Pinterest.
I don't mind (much) when people use my images without asking permission as long as they at least write my name there. But this guy went so far as to delete my signature from the image and put his own instead! Incredible...
eReSaW Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
she stole at least 5 of my fractals and provided with their copyright.
stupid person
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
In total, he/she also stole 18 of my images. I found him/her in Flickr too, with the same images.
JefDeraldo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Na minha opinião. Isso são coisas que eu sempre imagino e essas ideias vem de habitantes de outros Planetas e de outras Dimensões.

Este tipo de visão é para melhor compreendermos sobre a existência de vidas em outras Dimensões e em outros Planetas.
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
this looks so nice
CaerLaw Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
IceAngel1234 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Really great. The planet in the distance looks so amazing.
Voxiris Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist
This is awesome! I really enjoy the texture of the pillars.
Fanat08 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   Digital Artist
this is great!great!great!great!great!great!great!!!!!
Minesignature Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
i have seen you work and i really like it, in this picture every thing looks amazing but the treatment of light. i mean it still looks better but this beautiful composition deserved much better treatment of light
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Thank you. What exactly would you like to see improved in the treatment of light?
Minesignature Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
i cant point out the accurate element but your other work has that symphonic treatment of light.
when i see this one, it feels like that symphonic flow is interrupted some here in d middle or may be thats the real beauty of this piece of art. u created it, correct me if i am wrong.
LifeSequenceBreak Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture has some amazing ambience!
VargGrisen Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to live there xD Looks so amazing!
dblasphemy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love this piece. The texture the floor is what makes it for me. Great job!
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thanks! Yes, I agree. I tried to make the floor guide the viewer's eyes. Because of the reflection and highlights, I hoped the eyes would fall there immediately and then follow the curve on the floor, until this meets with the cave wall on the left, and the eyes continue following the curve of the cave wall... thereby going around the entire scene. This was my intention and I would love to validate it (or not) with one of these experiments where a camera tracks the eyes movements around the screen. :)
Ability-to-create Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work, wish I could do something like this!! It's my wallpaper!
robert952 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent technique. Great reflections. Nicely composed image
GSJennsen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Writer
As I said on "The Colony," I used this as partial inspiration (with credit and a linkback) for my description of an alien resort planet in my Mass Effect-related fanfic, here: [link].
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Fantastic! Thanks! :)
UndeadNed Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Simply Amazing
ladyjensen1971 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
SOOOOOO Fantastic!!!!
ladyjensen1971 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
[link] Your artwork used (and credited) here. When I came across this picture I was mesmerized. To my utter joy and delight you have an entire gallery!!! Oh that I had an empty room in my house I could decorate with your work and your work only!
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thanks! I'm glad you like my work. :)
Actually, a few days ago I got a tip for that video from a friend who recognized the image. I saw you included my name (thank you for that) but I think it would be also interesting if you could include a link to my gallery here because I saw several commenters asking about the image. Actually, some of the comments were fun to read. :)
Feel free to use other images from my gallery for other "music-scapes", if you like.
ladyjensen1971 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
It's not actually my video...I just like to listen to it! But if it was, I would for sure include a link to your gallery! My husband and I are just sitting here browsing through your work. It's incredible!
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