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Across the Ice by steve-burg Across the Ice by steve-burg
After the traditional media, here is something digital... A fairly quick image done with some 3D assets I made a little while ago.

The rovers are out exploring the icy moon of a gas giant - perhaps one in another solar system.

The terrain is a displacement texture applied to a flat square mesh.

There is a little bit of Photoshop tweaking, but for the most part the image was created in Lightwave 3D. :)
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Across the Ice by *steve-burg "Just a fantastic scene. The sense of scale and the realistic looking rover, makes you feel as if you were actually out there, trying to colonize or explore a new Moon or World." The rest of his gallery has creations just as fantastic as this one. Check it out. ( Featured by Casperium )
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Perturabo93 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
I wish I was one of those people =3
I'm really liking those rovers!
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saucer-level-0 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Artist
very nice, thought-provoking
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weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
This is fantastic!
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zaku1986 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love views like this. Icy moon and huge gas giant in the background.
Splendid work.
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fa-bu-lous !! I like the perspective of this rocky place and the heavy presence of the gas giant behind.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :)
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rich35211 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
congrats :)
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Rotneybot Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful
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DarkTailss Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yet another reason we have to develop space travel more quickly; Think of all the awesome pictures!
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robinski Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!
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A08Fencer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow Thats good !!
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EmptyMags2 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
THAT'S Quick???!!? Lord know what would happen if you spent a good bit of time on something. It might be so awesome I'd explode! Congrats though, you earned it.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It can be relatively quick to make a setup like this - but I tend to overlook the time spent on making some of the assets (like the rock textures for example). I have kind of a "stockpile" of models and textures I can dig through to find things that give me a good head start on the whole thing.

The vehicles were something I had in a rough form, but then I piled on some extra detail to get them to a more finished state.

And then there's also the "sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't" factor. This scene somehow seemed to work without too much struggle - and that doesn't always happen! :D
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DarkTailss Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it can be quick if the space backdrop is one pre-existing layer, the ground is another, and the vehicles are another, that's only 4 things to move around.
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DarkDevil16 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great work! It's really beautiful. Congratulations for the DD!! :hug:
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buttface76 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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Starkiteckt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
new wallpaper for me! Truly impressed sir!
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KeremGo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning work...
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schwarzeeis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow !very cool lol!
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ToxicAntidote Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of when you're driving the Mako in Mass Effect. ^^
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EquusFlame Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Exactly what I thought.
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horaciosi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
E.A.W =Epic Art Work
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Nightmarecl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
A fantastic picture, the realistic design of the rovers works effectively with the otherworldly yet familiar landscape. The planet in the background certainly not Earth, further adds to sense of exploration, undiscovered landscapes and mystery. A fine work Mr Burg, keep it up.
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martinemes Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Nice. Space scenes, the only thing people seem to use lightwave for :)
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JamesMargerum Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! I can't wait for Prometheus.
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becsketch Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What a great environment, have you seen the film Moon by chance? That's what this reminded me of, very cool!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I have seen Moon - it's a good film! :nod:
There aren't enough movies that have moon rovers with huge tires, that's my feeling :D
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Atlasmaster Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Moon is awesome! One of my faves!
you're totally right about that.
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GamingGolfer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
"A fairly quick image". Fairly quick? ARE YOU SERIOUS!?!?!?!
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Greetings my friend,

Congratulations on the well-deserved DD and my best to you on your Birthday . . .

Kind regards,
Michael C. Turner
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formula78583 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great pic. Happy birthay.
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GarnetLynne Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
way cool, lightwave, are you doing it in school?
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gravenimagez Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Artist
Freakin' awesome! :clap:
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MrDarksMayhem-A Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Now, Standing on the surface of Neptune's moon, Triton, I wouldv'e said that this is a nice view. Anyway, nice job.
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dannphillips Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is really good!
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Looks great.
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CobaltWolfSirius Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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vodonos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Awesome!! :D
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Breathtaking!
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Rujero Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool. would love to see more like this!
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PrimusGod Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Am I the only one here who's reminded of Wall-E?
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rekka-alexiel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, really beautiful job! Love space-type artwork. :D
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Steve congrats for the DD mate!! It's pretty cool scene!
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Stunning work, The terrain looks excellent as does the gas giant, great sense of scale there, :)
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storm-bunny Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Looks great. Reminds me of the movie Armagedon.
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ShadowHyperreal Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
AMAZING!
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love that car!
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wrshredder Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
now this looks sweet! Great feel of scale..
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:iconfapguyplz:!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
:D :iconllamajumpplz:
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