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Aqueous by Hameed Aqueous by Hameed
Water, its the stuff of life.

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3DSMax and PS as usual, the ice terrain was rendered with subsurface scattering, extremely processor intensive but well worth it. With global radiosity for added realism.

The planets maps were done in PS and rendered within the same scene in Max, the shaded lower half of the planet is actually picking up light from the terrain because of where it was actually placed in the scene, though if i got everything right it should look further out in this finished version.

Actual size 3840x1200.
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Hameed Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011   Digital Artist
I did pieces of it over months so cant really say for sure, but i would estimate around 30 or so hours overall.
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tim-bot Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you're ice texture is amazing, wow! was that in mental ray? overall the look is fantastic B)
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Sinsilas Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
amazing man [link]
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011   General Artist
Beautiful Wild serenity....:sun::clap:
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cchomikk Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Meister
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Suflowerirukagirl Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! D:
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DragonBreath7575 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Now this is true beauty, such a rare sight to see icey planets like pluto have enough light to reflect light like this yet still still cold enough to keep its icey landscape. :ahoy:
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Generatality Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010   Digital Artist
I love this! It somehow reminds me of Mario Kart. Basically, I love your artwork :D :D
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aurora2109green Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Very emotional and very NICE!
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animaniac21285 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Looks like the surface of one of Jupiter's moons, Europa.
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astromechanic86 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The rainbow really sets this off, I wonder if this could be close to realty on one of the icy moons we have even in our own solar system.
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I added this image to my chatroom! Join us sometime! [link]
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Rankha Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing !
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Gagalooo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is so beautiful<333
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olymbos01 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow very very pretty!
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0orchid Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
:heart:
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aestheticreations Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This would be a great background for a vehicle wrap. Awesome work.
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JazylH Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Brilliant stuff. Really looking great!
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DragonsOfKrynn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this planet looks like Narceodon, my frozen, barren wastleland planet, unhospitable to life (for the time being) in my book (History of the Narcadian Galaxy) I love it, masterful rendering.
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Featured [link]
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CsmcVisn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know if you know about "The Powers That Be" by Anne McCaffery and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough...it's pretty old...but it SO reminds me of this exact picture...
Absolutely beautiful. I especially love the atmosphere effect you have.
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
quite beautiful my friend. the rainbow is interesting. its the first time ive seen one in a space art piece
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dennismoore56 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
soo a rainbow on a planet that appears to have no clouds?
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Cwen-Natulcien Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't need clouds, just water/glass/crystal for the light to pass through and bend
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dennismoore56 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
oh... i probably knew that but was too dumb to remeber
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MichaiMathieu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Great piece! This was a great rendering job. Perfect material luminosity. :+fav:
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Energy6 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Realy Awesome work :headbang:
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great job :thumbsup: ;)
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Very nice imagination from you, it's a breath-taking!
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Kwayera Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
I wish this were a real place. I'd never want to leave.
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Halcylon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
I love it. Do you think you could do one with more depth... or field blur?

Don't get me wrong, you're the top artist here and I don't want to claim I know what's best :) I just would like to see the snow mountains in a distance blur focusing on the heavens :)
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ifreex Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesomeness work mate!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The effects of sub-surface scattering is really noticable on the left :D Usually it works bette ron smaller-scale stuff but you managed to make it work for a terrain (unles sof course it's small and just looks huge ;p) I think I'd use it too if I did an ice-planet scene, but yeah - SSS renders ridiculously slow :bored:

The planet picking up reflected light actually works in favour for this bright, fantasy-like scene 8-) But if you don't want that I'd suggest having no infinite planes or infinite terrains in the scene. Reducing the "ambient" of the planet's material from the default 40% to 0% or even just render it in an empty space scene seperatly and imposing it in later. That's usually what I do =p
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zebravissimo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional
gorgeous stuff hameed, haven't seen a terraspace done properly in a while... i love it.
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SunChinese Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Really beautiful :D
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Funkymunkz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
The moon looks likes Enceladus. One of Saturn's moons.
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RedXen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FoV is great too.
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RedXen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely moon.
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ShAsAjArA Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
ĦAweeeey!
La parte del arcoiris te quedo sublimen.
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Shizuka91 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... Just amazing :)
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N4B33L Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
This is awesome man
Great Job :)
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galleryum Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Great work~!
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Ms-Silver Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful, as always. :3

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focallength Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Very nicely done.
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murasaki-luna11 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THAT LOOKS AMAZING!!!!
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