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LS07: Komsomolets Boiler Core

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Published: October 16, 2009
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Boiler core recovered from Soviet submarine Komsomolets (K-278) on the floor of the Barents Sea.

XenoDream -> RapidForm -> Okino Polytrans -> Genetica -> Maxwell Studio -> Maxwell Render -> Photoshop -> your computer screen.

Changed Fullview Size to 1600 pixels wide. You have to see it. The original is 4K wide, which you can see if you buy the print (:-).
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ticartist Traditional Artist
Kestlovas's avatar
Impressive work! Maybe you know, why is the core shape so complicated?
o0megaZer0o's avatar
jeez, did you actually uv map this thing? or did you use some kind of plug-in to do it for u
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lol... maxwell
nicely done though
Snufke's avatar
Holy smoke, what an image. I cannot follow what you did to get this, but I am wowed.
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samscarbHobbyist Photographer
do you have photos of the original boiler core? It'd be interesting to see the differences between the two :3
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Amazing work. It looks like something I'd see either in a natural history museum... or a movie about the future. AT THE SAME TIME.
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Zelda679Hobbyist General Artist
very curvy
bear48's avatar
wow very nice work
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DraconicArmagonHobbyist General Artist
Wondrous, i still can't believe that its a manipulated image, its looks very impressive :D
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Technically, it's not a manipulated image. It's a computer-generated 3-dimensional object with a procedural texture, i.e. the texture is not from a photo, either. Thanks!
when i first spotted this image i thought i was looking at an amazingly intricate piece of crochet work, then i thought it was metalwork.

it's stunning in its organic simplicity and intricacy.

bravo :thumbsup:
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arget-evarinyaHobbyist General Artist
WOW O_o That is absolutely amazing!!! I can't even wrap my mind around the twists and turns, and the texture is...whoa. Just whoa. Really great work. :+favlove:
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WOW this is beyond amazing, it looks completely real! all the chipped paint is such a perfect touch, and it's such a wonderful design! Congrats on the DD, it's well deserved! <3
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primulatookHobbyist Traditional Artist
this is a beautiful thing!
Acacia13's avatar
это и есть сердце реактора? Очень интересная форма.
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patrxHobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting piece of work..:D Is that an actual part of the boiler core or is this artwork made from the metal of the core??? :D
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KreepingSpawnProfessional Digital Artist
it is the immutable sketeloid of an atomic nautilus! ;p

for sre it is awesome. ;)
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KubusRubusProfessional General Artist
:omg: I had no idea our submarines' boiler cores looked like nautilus shells :D
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GorgeBProfessional Digital Artist
looks very realistic, like photo :clap:
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Absolutely astounding
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Wow, there's hope for humanity yet. Amazing Job. :iconsquidplz:
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