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Ripple Effect
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Published: July 22, 2016
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Well it's a week late but this was supposed to be my birthday submission for this year. Almost wasn't going to bother with it anymore since after so many of these related scenes being made it was getting harder to think up something that looked new yet still stuck to the theme of the others, then this idea popped in my head just a day or two before it was "due" and so I went for it. Something more surreal this time, so don't bother questioning the physics of it (like that floating ball of land atop the middle) it's just meant to look cool ;)

The idea did evolve over time, the black hole up top was eventually just going to be a Saturn-like planet instead but this felt more unique and dynamic and even a little more eerie, and it was a good way to substitute a light source for the scene too with something other than a sun. Most of the work was done in Vue with a little help from C4D and Photoshop.
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przezajacStudent Digital Artist
Great one!
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CloudsGirl7 General Artist
As soon as I laid eyes on that black hole, I had the feeling that Interstellar was involved in the inspiration -- such a cool look to a black hole... Er, its accretion disk, anyway.

Beautiful as ever, priteeboy. Though with that first planet in the Gargantua system scarred in my memory, I was definitely about to question the physics involved -- until your artist's comment reminded me about how sometimes a picture just has to look cool.
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ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, there was Interstellar influence here. I think that movie has changed the way people imagine black holes now. 

I remember questioning the physics in the movie too, like the giant wave that came and went on one of the planets, surely the water would all be rushing towards it before it arrived and the characters would have been dragged towards it, and if it were close enough for gravity to pull the water that high then I'd assume it would be tidally locked to Gargantua and in which case the huge mountain of water would just stay in the same spot (man that would be even weirder to think about!) also I never got the explanation behind the ice planet which had what appeared to be floating rocks hidden in clouds. But I remember talking about this with someone else who knew a little more about the movie before, and they said that the director did create some physics of their own just for the sake of coolness, much like what I did here ;)
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Relic302Hobbyist Photographer
This was the other planet that they missed orbiting Gargantua.
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ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist
With time on earth slipping away as fast at it was - they decided not to do a system tour ;)
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extraterrestrialartsProfessional General Artist
Blackhole Sun by sound garden comes to mind. 
Chromattix's avatar
ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist
I really need to add that to my music library :plotting:
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theBluYu Digital Artist
Interstellar forever! XD
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broken-aviatorHobbyist General Artist
that literally looks like gargantua!!! 
Chromattix's avatar
ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist
That was the inspiration!
broken-aviator's avatar
broken-aviatorHobbyist General Artist
that's fucking awesome!!!!
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FerrerTriple0Hobbyist General Artist
Prettyyy. Looks like a weird paradise. I love the shimmer on the water =).
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ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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BlackAngel7776Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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KTLuvsArtHobbyist General Artist
That's one terrifying black hole :')
AstroBoy1's avatar
Splendid as always Matthew! 
forceru's avatar
 gorgious and horrifying at the same time weeelllllllllll done
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ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
CatfightKing's avatar
CatfightKingHobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic Sir!!
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Starshine9268Hobbyist General Artist
with visual beauty, physics doesn't have to make sense Wink/Razz 
beautiful and intriguing work as always :happybounce: Love La la la la 
keep up the amazing work Clap 
Chromattix's avatar
ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist
That's true... to whatever extent physics allow it to be :shifty: Thanks for the compliment :)
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Starshine9268Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :) (Smile) 
fhelalr's avatar
fhelalr Digital Artist
Omg, such a powerful scene with great concept!
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pulbernHobbyist General Artist
Very cool use of lighting and symmetry! :heart:
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