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Synthetic System by Chromattix Synthetic System by Chromattix
A man-made Solar System, fully functional or just a hologram? - it's up to the viewer :idea:. Though it was created with the theme "Genisis" in mind, like a new artificial dawn in my interpretation since that's the theme of The Luminarium's 8th art exhibit, of which I also had othe rideas for too - but I only had time to make this one among other things I'm working on.

This evolved significantly and is evidence on how gaining outside opinions really can improve an artwork. But the biggest help came from *SomniCelestia who suggested this steep and dynamic perspective...beforehand, my theme was still in the right place but the angle was straight-on and pretty boring. I think I need not only think outside the box when it comes to concept, but perspective too. I'll just have to see =p

All models made by me in Cinema 4D, imported to Vue where they were textured, lighted and rendered (blurred reflections made the base render take friggi'n 26 hours to render :faint:) and a lot of digital painting over it afterwards as it looked far too much like a room in a game beforehand :laughing:

P.S - in the off chance someone buys a print, it can potentially be hung upside-down too for a different perspective of the same scene :spin:

See also a similar concept work - Climate Capsules :snowing:

Artwork is made and copyrighted by me. Not use, alter or display my work anywhere without permission
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JoeSketchConcepts-DA Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A particle accelerator is a great machine to bake a potato with.
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IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
It's like the TARDIS console!
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epicvictory2025 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Creating a miniature replica of our solar system. The achievements we can attain.
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AnAscendedSaiyan Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
"According to myth, the Earth was created in 6 days. Now, watch out! Here comes Genesis! We'll do it for you in 6 minutes!"
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Balmung6 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Very look. Almost looks like some sort of Reactor until you notice the orbit lines of the other planets.
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I can't remember where I got my inspiration from for this one, but some kind of reactor-like cliche was definitely on my mind :XD:
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Balmung6 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Almost has a Megaman-ish feel to it in the shape. I could see an Energy Tank floating there instead of the Solar System, xD
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luka1184 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
It seems like everything you do have a new feeling and are very unique! Why can't I be you? Or have a friend like you?! You're so cool haha :D
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliments :XD:
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EugeniusMaximus Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredibly well done! Wow!
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goodgirl94 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
so effing cool man
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leobracerstudios Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Impressive!

And I thought that the Climate Capsules were energy gluttons. This one probaly needs much more energy to maintain itself.
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, yeah - this one has a bigger sun and a lot more energy feeding into it :hungry:
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hazel452 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Amazing...........
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CrashRX Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Coolness :D
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PURErube Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I wish I would get on dA more often to see your beautiful work. But when I do get on, its more of a surprise, so it's all good :) Love the colors, as usual. Great atmosphere.
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, that's OK - this one's already more than a year old though, but you haven't been gone that long obviously =p Thanks for commenting!
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PURErube Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aha, I always assume the photo at the very top of the page is the newest XD
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D I rotate mine monthly :gallery:
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zariots Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!!!
Although, if it's an escale model of our real solar system there is less planets. Any way, this piece is fantastic!!
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, not the real Solar System. Eight (or nine if you count Pluto) would have been too much art-wise. So I just made random planets similar to but not the same as ours (there's only two gas giants here, a Jupiter and Uranus-like one ;p)
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Solziv Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   General Artist
A great concept, and a very beautiful colourscheme for it. Purple always strikes me as a power or royal colour, so I think that element also fits it very well. I love how it works upside-down or the right way up. I also really like the textures of this piece.
So overall I adore this picture. It's very inspiring. 9/10. :)
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Purple to me is a dark, mysterious colour that looks great for fantasy and sci-fi art (might as well use it for those, it never fits into realistic work) It's also my favourite colour for its appeal and rarity 8-)
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Solziv Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   General Artist
I agree. :3
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Teury Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student General Artist
its the most beautiful synthetic piece of artwork ive seen today
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avkhatri123 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
I like the detail on the orbit (the rocks etc). It reminds me of the game Mass Effect. Nice work!
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! I haven't played Mass Effect but form what I've seen it has some cool visuals :omg:
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I've never seen this image before in your gallery but looking at the date I feel really late in discovering it. I like the machinery/drill design--oftentimes they can be quite challenging things to draw--and how you layered it with red beams and yellow capsules. Oh and of course the angle and the violet are great too.
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! That's why I change my featured deviation every month - there's so much works people tend to overlook since my gallery is so big now :shocked: Machines definetily are a weak spot for me, maybe I just don't understand enough about engineering to make a convincing machine-oriented piece, while most other sci-fi artists seem to specialize in just that stuff :XD: I still love the colours here too though :bow:
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ShadowDrakkon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is astronomical (no pun intended)! The detail has it look like three dimensions, or there is the creating of a synthetic solar system within the machine.
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! I did use 3D in this one, so that explains the 3D feel ;) after modelling and rendering it though there was a fair amount of postwork to make it look more artistic :)
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ShadowDrakkon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very welcome! Oh, I get it. :D You certainly succeeded in making it look artistic and realistic. What program did you use for it?
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The 3D parts were modelled in Cinema 4D, textured and rendered in Vue, and the postwork/painting was done in Photoshop :)
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ShadowDrakkon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. I read the Artist's Comments, but the names slipped my mind.
And thank you for the information. :)
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PWNADGE Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
xD amazing piece of art none the less even if we ARE in someones glass jar the owned ought to know that in a small jar there a great minds!
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PWNADGE Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
you Know...ive always woundered...are we in someones glass jar?
this piece of work just game me a new idea.....
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its an interesting thought, but don't worry - I highly doubt thats the case :paranoid:
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Very-Blueberry-Pie Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
eeee! this is such an awesome concept, and done so amazingly! I really like the perspective and colours in this one, fantastic work! :+fav:
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou, yeah I got some good advice for the perspective which I think is the main impact in this, but I knew I wanted these pretty colours from the start :dummy:
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Kyros-XIII Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Wow this is cool.

Have you ever played Metroid Prime? There's a room there with something like this in it.
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, believe it or not I'm actually not very into sci-fi games...many are too dark and serious for my tastes :stormtrooper:

I have a fairly good knowledge of what Metroid has though since I'm still a Nintendo guy above all, just not those games in particular ^^;
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Kyros-XIII Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
agreed. I'm not really into Halo and that stuff...

here's the screenshot though:

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Same. Love Nintendo. I wanna try Galaxy 2.
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I'm looking forward to playing that too...now I remember, this was actually loosly inspired by Super Mario Galaxy even (as is one other pic I have) in that the orbit-paths are visible rings :D in the first Super Mario Galaxy the stage-selection area is much like that too :nod:
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Kyros-XIII Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Oh, yes. I had forgotten about that. I liked to go to all the Lumas with Galaxies at the observatory and make all the Galaxies appear in the sky. My birthday's coming up, so maybe I'll drop a hint about that...;)
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NeoPaladinOfLight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A man-made solar system? That is so tight, I don't even know. Great job, dawg.
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes it is :D thanks for commenting and faving :handshake:
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ResidentFrankenstein Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Student General Artist
That is pretty freaking awesome, nice work! Love the lighting and the concept. :D
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Chromattix Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :)
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mike-reiss Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
WOW! Very impressive 3D render. And modelled in my favorite 3d render engine C4D!
I like the brushed methal shaders! Great ligthing and coloring! WOW! :woohoo:
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Cinema 4D was the only program I got any kind of professional training in - and that wasn't much either :lol: but it's just enough for me to create something nice to become part of a bigger work made in either Vue or Photoshop later (often all three =p) so I'll be sticking by it for now. The materials were done in Vue actually, while I found ways to make that same brushed metal effect in C4D, it was a bit harder in Vue to get the same so a lot of that stretched-specular effect was also careuflly painted in (I forgte the proper name, anisoptric it might be, I'm sure you know what I mean anyway :XD:)

Thanks for faving too! :handshake:
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