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Above the Canopy
"Above the Canopy"

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The term "brown dwarf" doesn't sound all that evocative but they are fascinating celestial objects. Much larger than planets but not big enough for full stellar fusion. They are thought to fuse deuterium through which they shine with their own dim light. The rings here are lit primarily by the planet itself, which is a first for me. I actually started this project in Blender as a learning exercise but I already have a pretty good gas planet workflow in Lightwave so I went back to that for this one. I do plan on migrating more of my non-Vue rendering to Blender and other programs because the future of LW is uncertain.

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Zorz
"Fantastic!"
This is great! I miss the space planetary ones and this is a great return after all the wonderful landscapes!

Fri September 18, 2020 at 0:30 am

knightmerc
"Outstanding Work"
Thanks for a fantastic original look. This is my new background, replaced "Traveller", which is very hard to do. Excellent work Ryan!!

Wed September 16, 2020 at 11:13 pm

Tarot
"Awesome"
I might have a bias on this based on the subject matter, but it's awesome. 10/10

Wed September 16, 2020 at 7:51 pm

Deanna
"Substellar"
P.S. Beautiful planetscape, Ryan. Love it!

Tue September 15, 2020 at 8:56 pm

Deanna
"Manners? @Cat Scratch"
Was your "Really?" really necessary in your comment to Ryan? A certain level of courtesy is usually maintained on this forum. Don't be a shitbird.

Tue September 15, 2020 at 8:50 pm

Ryan
"@Cat Scratch"
Most of the time I do try to shift the action so things aren't cut by the bezel. In this case I had to decide between bisecting the planet or cropping off an unacceptable amount of rings. Since part of the planet was is darkness already it seemed like an acceptable compromise.

What does everyone else think?

Tue September 15, 2020 at 8:06 pm

Cat Scratch
"Dead center?"
You place the object dead center so the split screen of the dual screen renders are intersected down the middle? Really? Other than that, it's pretty.

Tue September 15, 2020 at 5:33 pm

Unclegumby
"Triple screen 1080...?"
Are there plans for the 1080p version for the triple screen, please?

Tue September 15, 2020 at 3:11 pm

Ronin
"Hey this is my home planet"
What a masterpiece.

Tue September 15, 2020 at 2:46 pm

Eric
"Cool!"
Super Cool!!!

Tue September 15, 2020 at 1:45 pm

Littlemom
"A nice one"
For a space render this one is really nice, love the color of the planet!!!

Tue September 15, 2020 at 11:37 am

Leloir
"Splendid !"
I love your planetscape, I never get tired of it. Each time I look at them I find something that amazes me.

Tue September 15, 2020 at 11:36 am

Wayne
"Pretty Amazing"
I love the darkness of this one. As always, really appreciate your view of contrasts, lights and darks. Its a beautiful composition.

Tue September 15, 2020 at 11:05 am

capecutterman
"Brilliant!"
Brilliant! I love your planetscapes (hint).

Stay well

Tue September 15, 2020 at 9:42 am

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