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Ancient Observatory by Raelsatu Ancient Observatory by Raelsatu
An ancient observatory where the creation of celestial bodies was envisioned. Forces that exist between darkness and light, forged by the unknown.

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Something I worked on the past week, primarily for lighting/rendering practice. Modeling done in 3ds Max, rendering in Octane, post in PS.

May still do some edits to the composition.

I also might do multiple renders of different views & pieces of the "ancient observatory" theme.
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mob19151 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally someone gets my idea of an observatory, I always imagined it as if it were simply a glass dome where one could view a beautiful cosmic event, such as a nebula, or an entire galaxy. To get to my point, very well done Clap 
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RuneWoof Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow!! THis is really amazing!! 
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0manisha Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
its breath taking i m trull amazed have u done it in maya??
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Raelsatu Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you. =}

I did the scene design (modeling, material setup & UVs) in 3ds Max, and the rendering with Octane.
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0manisha Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
np n really ur work is amazing i really wish to b like u some day
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Krystal-Nytemare Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not going to lie, this is spectacular. I've always loved observatories and this has just taken that love to a new level.

The symmetry of the floor design, and even a lot of the reflections being able to assist in the symmetry. But then the planets themselves being just that little bit asymmetrical, just enough to create a contrast but not enough to actually disrupt the flow of the image. Even the colour scheme of it all works in it's favour: the gold giving it a truly old-world feel aided by the slight blurring of the light reflecting off of the objects in the room. The starry background is a nice touch, subtle enough to draw the eye to the larger celestial bodies but not flashy enough to overpower the rest of the image.

I love it.
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Raelsatu Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you, I really enjoy the critique. =} I'm happy you like the piece.

-Rae
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thekroll Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this looks absolutely stunning !
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AscendantLiche Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
While this will be quite short, it will be fully truthful.

This is the kind of place I envision myself living in if I lived in say, Nirn or the Old World. This image conjures such visions of magic, mysticism and over-arching plots of distant deities locked in struggle with eachother, it makes me want to either write or play Oblivion.

Keep up the good work and enjoy your immense talent.
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Raelsatu Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you these words. I know what you mean about living in Nirn, the Old World, or something similar. I bought Oblivion when it first came out & immersed myself in it for hundreds of hours probably. Since then, there's been few, if any games that gave me similar experience. However, I think the next decade in gaming will yield a new level of immersion -- things like the Oculus Rift, precise motion tracking, haptic feedback, BCIs, etc.

Again, ty for the comment. =]
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