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Orbital Rail Gun Platform

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This is a future concept for an orbital weapon to defend against rogue asteroids that get a shade too close to Earth.

It was made with Blender 2.78 and Terragen 4.
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ToxicTuba's avatar
effective and cool! :)
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Palantion's avatar
Nice job Steve, the modeling the compositing of the Terragen back plate very complete! I love these plausible type designs !
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Thanks :) appreciate the feedback - I generally prefer the plausible and grittier designs myself.

Chiletrek's avatar
Hello:
 I like how detailed this model is! Also the concept of having the means to protect ourselves from asteroids is very nice :) .
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Thank you for your kind words, glad you like it! :)
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Hello:
 You are welcome :) .

 Keep it up!
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Cheers Michael :)
MichaelJohnMorris's avatar
This is awesome!

Also, clearly a coilgun, not a railgun, but I digress, :)
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Amalgamation100's avatar
You made this in Blender!? Niiiiice!

Did you render the Earth in Blender too or is that just a nice background image plastered on a flat mech?
SteveReeves's avatar
Thanks :) The planet was made in Terragen but blender for everything else, the modeling, rendering, glows and other compositing.
Amalgamation100's avatar
Sweeet man that's beautiful, never heard of Terragen before?
SteveReeves's avatar
Thanks, check out planetside.co.uk/ for more info on Terragen. Takes a little getting used to but can deliver stunning results.
I don't know about asteroid control, but certainly other planetary defense and offense roles (like a non-nuclear bunker buster). To defend against asteroids, we need something that doesn't turn a sniper round into a scatter-shot. You only need to nudge an asteroid off course.

Nice work. I like it.
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Well that depends on how far out you hit the asteroids I would suggest :) Glad you like the pic - thanks for your comment.
 
eamonnclarke's avatar
That's awesome work, Steve. Looks a like a photo from the ISS (taken before the CGI gloop monster ran riot).
SteveReeves's avatar
haha! Thank you. One thing I will say about that film is that I did actually really liked the CGI in it!
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DeviantArtHabatchii says,

Very well... 
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