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The Living Hills of the Second Moon

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By ArthurBlue   |   
Published: November 2, 2016
© 2016 - 2020 ArthurBlue
This is my third and probably last image in this planet, this human colony.

Chronologically, this is how I picture the sequence in my mind:

First - before terraforming:
Snake Ridge of the Second Moon by ArthurBlue

Second - soon after terraforming:
The Red Shores of the Second Moon by ArthurBlue

This new image takes place long after terraforming.

As always, this was rendered in Vue.
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DrowElfMorwenHobbyist Digital Artist
How did you get the clouds to look 3D on the other planet? o_o  Is it the texture and a bump map or something else?
It's an amazing image :D
ArthurBlue's avatar
Thanks!
The clouds on the other planet are a sphere, slightly larger than the planet, with a transparency map applied to it. I built this map in pre-production, in PS, combining several satellite photos of real clouds plus some painting. Then, when it's rendered, it produces that shadow over the sphere that constitutes the planet itself. The shadow creates the 3D feeling.
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DrowElfMorwenHobbyist Digital Artist
Ah yes, yes, GENIUS! :D
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EmilyahedrickHobbyist Digital Artist
very cool looking planet :D  nice render!
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slowdog294Professional Photographer
Fascinating.
:iconspockplz:
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Chanteur-de-VentHobbyist General Artist
They look so warm and comforting, like the earth itself is trying to greet the humans welcome.
ArthurBlue's avatar
Wonderful description, love it. Thank you so much for sharing.
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Chanteur-de-VentHobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome. :)
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AronKamo Digital Artist
Those flower tentacle-tree things look fantastic as the rest of this artwork!
ArthurBlue's avatar
"flower tentacle-tree" - great description, you perfectly caught my intention. :-)
Thanks!
Ikke46's avatar
What a gorgeous enviroment!! All these colors...!
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Lightbringer2025Professional Filmographer
Beautiful
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Lightbringer2025Professional Filmographer
;)
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Warrior-of-FaithHobbyist Writer
A Halo with spokes...must be a Model A.

Nice work, lots of detail!! The spiral citadel was a nice touch too.
ArthurBlue's avatar
I'm afraid that reference was lost in me. :-) But thanks.
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Warrior-of-FaithHobbyist Writer
ah sry, "Halo" was a game with a ring around the planet vrworld.com/wp-content/uploads…

A "model A" was an earily automobile that used a wheels with wooden spokes  upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
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Ah, I see now. Thanks! :-)
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quasihedronHobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! :wow::iconwowplz::iconsaywow1plz:
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quasihedronHobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome! :D
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