All these worlds...

Started by raymoh, February 03, 2019, 03:07:50 am

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Thank you! Like I mentioned in my opening post, I'm always anxious to be as "realistic" as possible in my renders. Only the landscapes itself are purely imaginative.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


August 17, 2019, 03:50:21 am #31 Last Edit: August 17, 2019, 04:13:41 am by raymoh
Now here is an edited version of "Cherenkov's Planet". 3 layers of reflective/translucency shaders, raised the brightness, less fog and added some rays to one of the suns to accentuate the high radiation of this "flare event" that occurs to this red dwarf. Needed some render time.

Weird Worlds - Cherenkov's Planet.png
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


Cool! The spikes look a bit like jade.

Agura Nata


A render from my "archives", now  here on Planetside:

A stony plain covered with ice and snow on a supposed martian-sized moon of HD 220773 b, a gas giant a little more massive than Jupiter.
In about a ten year cycle most of the faint atmosphere of this moon is collapsing at apastron, due the highly eccentric orbit of its host planet. So the most of the visible snow and ice is the ,,condensed" atmosphere itself.
At periastron the atmosphere will ,,rebuild" to its normal martian-like state.
I presume that HD 220773 b has a thin ring of debris like Jupiter and we are admiring the ,,string of pearls", the exact ,,edge on"-moment of the ring. In a couple of minutes this spectacle is gone, like a solar eclipse.

HD 220773 b - Icy Moon.jpg
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


Also something from my archives. This render needs some scientific explanations.

2.5 trillion years in the future: This previously Red Dwarf with 16% of the solar mass has evolved in a so called Blue Dwarf. Most of the hydrogen in the entire star is consumed. By increasing the surface temperature and luminosity (to about a third of the solar luminosity) it reaches a new equilibrium that lasts another 5 billion years.
In this far future of the universe most of the more massive stars are ,,dead", changed into White or Black Dwarfs, Neutron Stars or Black holes. The luminous part of the still existing galaxies now are made of evolved Red Dwarfs. Very slowly the era of the luminous stars is going to an end... in about 100 trillion years the universe will go dark and black for human eyes (if the theories of the expanding universe are ,,true").

The render: An evolved Red Dwarf in the sky of a previously cold planet outside the habitable zone. Because the increased luminosity the planet is now in the middle of the new habitable zone, and ice of different origin aged billions of years begins to melt and forms a new atmosphere and shallow ponds, birthplaces for a second evolution.
There is no more geological activity and the entire planet is a vast plain, mountains and valleys eroded to boulders, stones, pebbles and dust in the last 2.5 trillion years. Nevertheless life will find a way.

Terragen 4 and Pixelmator

Evolved Red Dwarf.png
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


Such a seemingly simple scene, but I really love that low mist! And the balance of specular really works for me too.

- Oshyan