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Otherworld
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Published: April 15, 2006
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This is a combination of terragen, painting, and photomanip. The end result is totally different than what I thought it would be. I'm not quite happy with the painting part but oh well, it's just practice. Tried to go for a dramatic mood with the clouds & contrasting colors. Thanks goes to `tigaer for helping me out with the painting.
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RJL7983's avatar
Something to think about as far as types of civilizations. A type 1 civilization has colonised it's entire planet and moons, a type 2 one has colonised it's entire system even if multiple suns and a type 3 has colonised it's entire galaxy and dwarf galaxies. I wasn't going to put this but here is an expanded recursive description of what type 4 civlizations and beyond be like.

If a civilization becomes so advanced that they start creating dimentionally recessed technology meaning objects or buildings that are bigger on the inside and if they start thoroughly colonising throught their entire domain then it is inevitable that they will start puttong objects inside this dimentionally recessed layer of space of a large portion or all of their colonies are connected. Eventually they will start putting entire planets and systems inside this inner layer of space or collective subspace inside the colonies. Eventually they become so advanced that the space inside their colonies becomes larger than all the lightyears of space that these coloniese straddle. Because they are dimentionally recessed the space inside keeps growing up to a point even though in normal space outside their colonies has not gotten that much larger. Because of all this entire galaxies eventually get placed inside this space so in an average colonised galaxy in normal space there are maybe hundreds of galaxies inside thissecond layer of inner space inside the colonies. This is what a type 4 civilization could be.

I'm not sure of this but it is possible that each new type of civilization is based on soemthing tens of billions of time larger in scales than the last level. Because the normal galaxies in normal space have been so colonised and because galaxies have been placed inside these colonies; even though it doesn't look it from the outside, it there by stands to reason that they would start to thoroughly colonise these inner galaxies and make a third layer of space or a second layer of dimentionally recessed space and place many more galaxies inside these that the galaxies on the outside. Then making a third layer of dimentionally recessed space from the colonisation of the third layer of galaxies these have galaxies inside them that are colonised and so on for tens of billions of layers one inside the other. This is what a type 5 civlization might be.

Take the patturn of recursion of a type 4 and 5 civilizations and expand this to tens of billions of levels and this is what a type 6 civilization might be.

Imagine the 10th type of civilization, type 100 or type tens of billions. Because this is based again on multiples of ten billion then this could be a second layer of civilizations wich could be expanded to another layer of civlvizations and so on.

There could interestingly be tens of billions of civilization layers making an unthinkable number of advancment of civilization.

This was just a thought experiment in recursion but this is possible what types of civilizations could be beyond 3 so anyway thanks.
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Acinarret's avatar
Very interesting. With the red and blue colliding it's as if two worlds are overlapping to make one. A chaotic but at the same time peaceful feeling.
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HeRNaN66's avatar
exelente escenarios, fantastico
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danichdgb's avatar
genial

saludos
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BrokenFate117's avatar
Just plain breathtaking...love it.
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DoubleForte's avatar
DoubleForte|Hobbyist Photographer
Hawt.
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JCB-GFX's avatar
That's awesome.
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MugenB16's avatar
nice clouds man, nice clouds! colours bring it alive. i wonder if terragen is on mac?
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siztem's avatar
siztem|Hobbyist Photographer
SICK!!!!!!
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lordofring07's avatar
lordofring07|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks so cool wish i could pull stuff this good out of terragen
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C-h-i-m-a-e-r-a| Interface Designer
#@#@&#>&@!
I'm always asking myself if I could find more and more fantastic artists here.
well it seems yes.

this is just breathtaking!!!!
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Hyperphuzion's avatar
Gorgeous work. Vivid, expressive colors are my favorite aspect of art and you utilized them quite well here. Great job :)

Only critique I have is that some of the highlights around the edges of some of the objects seem a bit harsh...
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Gremlyn's avatar
Gremlyn|Hobbyist General Artist
however unhappy u are with any aspect of it, its truly amazing, well done
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tul's avatar
Good colours. Nice work. One thing that i think would work better here would be adding more darker shades to bottom left. It looks a bit flat right now, otherwise, nice work :)
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jissai's avatar
what program do you use?
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jissai's avatar
ooo-nice!
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supernova7's avatar
The two colors in the sky do blend together really well near the ground, and the painting isn't so bad as you think - it gives it a certain stylized feel that works better than you think. If you're going for realism (sounds like you are) then just work at a larger size and you'll get the detail I think you're trying for.

Maybe mix hints of the different colors around to make the composition not feel so choppy/divided (from a traditional artistic standpoint) - you'd still get the different areas, but if the colors showed up elsewhere too, it creates more of a balanced cohesive whole.
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dilekt's avatar
I see where you're getting at. Thanks for the tip :).
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supernova7's avatar
np - you do great stuff, so I'm glad you think my comments are helpful ;)
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daniamm's avatar
it is said that the artist is the worst critic towards his/her work... you are beating yourself up for nothing... you will always find something in your work that you want to improve... THAT is what makes you a great artist... this is such a lovely piece of work... the scene is very cool... i love the contrast in colors... keep up the good work! :excited:
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aliaskajan's avatar
aliaskajan|Professional Digital Artist
your great man your really great :)
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mixlas's avatar
you are awesome :+fav:
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