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Title: All these worlds...
Post by: raymoh on February 03, 2019, 03:07:50 am
Under this thread I want to introduce some of my (newer and older) astronomical art renders, made with Terragen 3 and 4.
One the one hand, the depicted landscapes and sceneries are purely fictional, but on the other hand I try to be as realistic as possible and integrating the known facts of exoplanets in my renders (so for example the apparent diameters of planets and suns, light conditions on the surface, colors and atmospheric conditions...).
Because I have an affinity to astronomy and astrophysics , some descriptions will be a little ,,scientific".

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Let's imagine the antipodes of the Solar System:  A place in space, about 60'000 lightyears away from here, behind the center of the milky way galaxy.
The inhabitable moon of an entirely water-covered Super-Earth orbiting a young Class A main sequence star, part of a triple system with two red dwarfs, visible over the horizon.

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This is the surface of the above mentioned Ocean Planet. The ocean of this planet covers the entire surface; no continents, no isles.
It reaches down several hundred kilometers (or miles, if you wish) with an immense pressure at the bottom, creating exotic materials like "Ice VII". It's not clear if such a planet is habitable (for humans) or not, despite the water. Because the planet is a Super-Earth (bigger and more massive than earth) the atmosphere also is very dense and under heavy pressure.
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Post by: cyphyr on February 03, 2019, 04:09:22 am
The Ocean Planet in very impressive, great work on the water.
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Post by: mhaze on February 03, 2019, 05:31:20 am
Yeah! Great work, especially the ocean.
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Post by: DannyG on February 03, 2019, 07:53:04 am
Mimic above, excellent
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Post by: bobbystahr on February 03, 2019, 01:21:06 pm
echo cyphyr...great stuff.
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Post by: Rich2 on February 03, 2019, 02:50:17 pm
Always a fan of sci-fi (or sci-probability) images - you are off to a great start!
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Post by: DocCharly65 on February 04, 2019, 04:19:28 am
Great images!
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Post by: raymoh on February 04, 2019, 10:50:39 am
Thanks to all of you for your comments.
Other renders will follow.
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Post by: raymoh on February 06, 2019, 01:53:52 pm
Another render of my "archive":

A panoramic view of an upcoming thunderstorm on a habitable exomoon.
This earth-like moon orbits a Jupiter-like host planet somewhere in the universe. The gas giant itself revolves in the habitable zone around a sun-like main sequence star. So to say a ,,warm" Jupiter.
Billions of years ago, the gas giant formed in the outer regions of this system, then moved in by gravitational perturbances to its present position, stable for the next couple of billions of years. This movement devastates and changed the whole system, by ejecting planets in the interstellar space or in the sun itself.
I am supposing a geologically very active moon with a ,,heavy climate", because the near gas giant is affecting its moon with his gravitation much more than our moon is affecting the earth.
Big tides not only in the water but also in the atmosphere, so severe climatic events are common, but life is very adaptable.
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on February 06, 2019, 08:59:35 pm
Three very beautiful images.
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Post by: raymoh on March 12, 2019, 11:23:56 am
My newest render: An early and frosty morning on Mars on an ancient landslide, and I mean a really ,,frosty" morning, about -90° Celsius. At night the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has frozen and, with the rising sun it will sublimate soon.

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It was a little tricky to create the half buried fake stones, partly covered with dust.
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Post by: Kadri on March 12, 2019, 12:00:13 pm

Nice images. I like especially the second one.
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Post by: raymoh on April 08, 2019, 03:09:50 pm
A new render of my "Red Worlds"-series:

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An imaginary view of the surface of Barnard's Star b, the nearest exoplanet orbiting a single star.
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Post by: archonforest on April 08, 2019, 03:15:10 pm
Nice. Perfect for a Riddick movie.
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Post by: raymoh on June 07, 2019, 02:30:13 pm
A suborbital flight over an habitable exomoon orbiting a gas giant:

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Only Terragen 4 and a minor color correction
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Post by: Oshyan on June 08, 2019, 07:21:36 pm
Nice sense of scale. I'm sure this is an alien world so my Earth-based assumptions don't count, but given the water and terrain colors, those very yellow beaches do seem a bit odd. Perhaps there is a deep sulfur sediment at the bottom of the entire ocean? :D

- Oshyan
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Post by: raymoh on June 09, 2019, 03:21:30 am
Who knows. Perhaps this exomoon is habitable for humans, but not without restrictions... ;)
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Post by: raymoh on June 09, 2019, 03:49:03 am
For comparison: Version II with less yellowness of the beaches.
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Post by: Oshyan on June 09, 2019, 01:40:12 pm
Yes, for my taste this is better. But of course it is your scene and up to *your* taste! :)

- Oshyan
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Post by: DocCharly65 on June 15, 2019, 11:14:44 am
Very cool!
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Post by: the first seer on June 16, 2019, 07:35:30 am
Amazing works!
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Post by: raymoh on July 16, 2019, 02:16:19 pm
A little astronomical sci-fi:
A hostile planet orbiting a young red dwarf binary system. The strong X- and UV-radiation is inducing Cherenkov radiation in the strange crystalline mountains.
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Post by: bobbystahr on July 16, 2019, 02:20:33 pm
Very inventive with the back story...I often feel that's what makes an image; oddly enough...I really like this one!
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Post by: WAS on July 16, 2019, 06:15:36 pm
Quote from: raymoh on July 16, 2019, 02:16:19 pm
A little astronomical sci-fi:
A hostile planet orbiting a young red dwarf binary system. The strong X- and UV-radiation is inducing Cherenkov radiation in the strange crystalline mountains.


Cool seeing stuff like this coming from TG again. Nice work.
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Post by: DocCharly65 on July 17, 2019, 01:13:09 am
Nice idea and nice render. Could you get the crystalline structures a bit more glossy and trancelucent? That would improve the overal view very much I think :)
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Post by: masonspappy on July 17, 2019, 07:38:54 am
Quote from: DocCharly65 on July 17, 2019, 01:13:09 am
...Could you get the crystalline structures a bit more glossy and trancelucent? That would improve the overal view very much I think :)


Echo this.  Would really like to see how it turns out.
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Post by: N-drju on August 08, 2019, 05:18:38 am
I am here because of the title. And not disappointed. :)
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Post by: raymoh on August 13, 2019, 11:37:42 am
I'm working on my crystalline mountains.

Meanwhile an older render: An imaginary desert planet with two moons.

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Post by: Oshyan on August 13, 2019, 02:10:53 pm
Cool mushroom formations!

- Oshyan
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Post by: Tangled-Universe on August 14, 2019, 07:56:23 am
Usually I'm not too fond of alien worlds/planets, but if executed nicely like this series it's definitely a joy to watch, great work! I especially like the water world and some of the dense atmosphere ones.
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Post by: raymoh on August 17, 2019, 02:45:48 am
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.
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Post by: raymoh on August 17, 2019, 03:50:21 am
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
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Post by: Hannes on August 18, 2019, 08:37:12 am
Cool! The spikes look a bit like jade.
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Post by: the first seer on August 19, 2019, 05:07:14 am
Looks great!