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Orbital Hive Updated (Part II)

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This is an update to the updated Orbital Hive Update:

I updated this per the request of some guys last year to use the original for some annual Euro dance party, but were (I guess) unhappy with the new color scheme or ship placement or who-the-hell-knows. Since the original was in a square format, not to mention a low-res render, there was no good way to crop it for their requested 2kx3k poster-sized format (they needed to add text at top and bottom). So I had to modify the original scene a bit to get things into the new size, which took FOREVER -- several DAYS per render. I rendered about three different images, each a little different, and each was met with criticism from the requester. I never heard back from them after the third and final image I sent to them (stating take it or leave it, that I had no more time to dedicate to it). Interestingly enough, a couple of months later I did an image search of that concert, and much to my surprise ... they had used the original image anyway, after all that. :wtf: You're welcome! :wtf:

So if you guys are reading this (and I will keep you anonymous), I will find you, and I will kill kiss you! And word of advice to you guys: if you request something like this from someone who's doing it for free and out of the goodness of his heart (nevermind he was working a full-time job AND running his own cafe on the side), have the decency to at least say, "thank you for your time", or "sorry, we'll stick with the original", or "kiss my ass you filthy pig". I would have kindly accepted any of those. :)

Okay, rant over! (I'm not bitter! :P Just saying...)

This has been sitting in my Stash since then, so figured I'd dust it off and throw it out here.

Thank you for viewing! :)
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19andMugsyHobbyist Writer
way cool!!
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jrmaloneHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! :)
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19andMugsyHobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! 
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shep4lifeHobbyist Writer
Wow that's really cool!
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jrmaloneHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :) 
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shep4lifeHobbyist Writer
Welcome!
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virnagrayHobbyist General Artist
Wonderful works:)
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jrmaloneHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, and for spotlighting it in your journal! :hug: 
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virnagrayHobbyist General Artist
It is my pleasure my dear friend:)
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faroutsiderProfessional Digital Artist
Wowzer! 
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jrmaloneHobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks! 
xzendor7's avatar
xzendor7 Digital Artist
This Rocks - It's An Awesome Looking Sky City.
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jrmaloneHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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Thank you too, Ryan! I'm always stoked to see your stuff getting it's much deserved attention, admittedly a bit less so when your helpfulness is shunned. Well, I know you've really been through it in recent times so I can't complain too much but yeah, haven't had such an easy year myself so far but thankfully, things are getting sorted out now. :)
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jrmaloneHobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply, Lance. I appreciate this so much! We need to catch up, old friend! :)
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We definitely do, Ryan. I'd thought about PMing you a few times. (Belated Happy B-Day BTW) :)
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jrmaloneHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thanks! :) No worries. You can ping or PM me anytime. After January things will probably take off again, but I'm hoping for some lag time for now to get caught up and dip my feet back into the 3D world. 
leroysquab's avatar
Sorry your efforts didn't go toward their intended purpose but no need to get so ticked over it :D , ...I just know there's plenty 'round here that have HUGE appreciation for this really, really stunning update. Thank you for posting this! I swear a get a little slack-jawed in pure stunned amazement every time I see do something (or even re-do) like this! It really is most remarkable. :thumbsup:
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jrmaloneHobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much, Lance! You're the best! I really appreciate all your support and enthusiasm over the years. It makes all this so worthwhile. I hope all is fine with you, my friend! 
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jedion357Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just thought I'd drop a note and fave this: great composition with solid focus of interest and a great background. Over all effect is stunningly impactful.
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jrmaloneHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so very much, Tom! I really appreciate your kindness and interest! :) 
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The other picture is fine but in the end i prefer this one, the more distinctive lights make it seem more alive or populated if you will   :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 

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jrmaloneHobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much! I like this version better too as far as the color and scale and, as you say, populated feel. :) I'm so glad you like this! I really appreciate the kind words. :hug:
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karibous-boutiqueHobbyist Digital Artist
Good grief!!!  You're too nice, by far.  The render is AMAZING, and Idk who the heck would repeatedly criticize it if they were getting such a great work FREE!!!  If you'd ever like to make a poster for the very bare walls in my kids' bedrooms, have at it!  And you didn't even get to go to the Euro dance party??  Shame.  Anyway, the image is stunning.  Glad you shared it with us!!
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