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Scouting the Singularity

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This scene was created using Wings 3D 1.0.1, Roadkill 1.1, ZBrush 3.5, Softimage 6.5, mental ray, and Photoshop CS3 for the foreground ships, Blender 2.48 for the planet and moon, and Apophysis 1.9 for the diaphanous streams around the black hole. Yes, that's a long list, but I always like to use the right tool for the job. Final image assembly was done in Photoshop CS3.

Image copyright © 2010 Vikram K. Mulligan. This image is not in the public domain. You may not use it for any purpose without the express consent of the copyright holder.
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KerlchendeppHobbyist Filmographer
very nice character free and peacy a line clear ...
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vmulliganHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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IllEatYourselfHobbyist General Artist
This is pretty awesome!
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vmulliganHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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IllEatYourselfHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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moxieeStudent Traditional Artist
I don't know what most of those programs are :D. What's so great about this is that this could be a monster or a nebula.
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vmulliganHobbyist Digital Artist
If ever you're bored, several of them (Wings, Roadkill, Apophysis, and Blender) are freeware that anyone can download and play with.

And thanks! :)
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moxieeStudent Traditional Artist
I've been thinking something like that. Thanks.
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steve-burgProfessional Filmographer
Very nice - and graphic composition :+fav: fave :)
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vmulliganHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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I-PlexiglassHobbyist Digital Artist
You very definitely know what you are doing. :) My hat's off to your description!
I love how you've rendered the ships, and the planet and moon look great.
However, I think the thing that really makes this pic look strong are the fantastic streams of diapanous particle streams coming from the black hole. :)
oh, and thank you for extending my vocabulary just a little bit more! :D
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vmulliganHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I liked the way the streams turned out, too. Apophysis is a lot of fun to play with :D .
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I-PlexiglassHobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely. :)
You're very welcome.
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Starlit-SorceressProfessional Artisan Crafter
Nice! I'd like to invite you to make something similar for this project: [link]
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vmulliganHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the invitation. I'm afraid that I have a bit too much on my plate at the moment, though. Sorry about that.
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this is beautiful
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vmulliganHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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Cool! I wouldn't get too close to that though.
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vmulliganHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And yes -- clearly they're either very brave or very foolhardy :D .
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Great work!
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vmulliganHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Combalt2Student Traditional Artist
Wow. Just wow.
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vmulliganHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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Spartan4317Hobbyist Writer
You have satisfied my Grunty Thirst. Congratulations and well done.
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