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Codd M317-C by steve-burg Codd M317-C by steve-burg
This is a 3D scene that I then painted into to add a lot of the fine details (like the dust plumes and distant ships). The 3D was modeled and rendered using Lightwave 3D.

The textures were painted in Photoshop.

The ringed planet is the same 3D planet I have used elsewhere: [link]

I've taken to naming my "exo-planets" after people I know, and this is named for a longtime friend and colleague. :)
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Given 2011-09-18
Codd M317-C by *steve-burg. Another mind-bending and breathtaking work of art from the artist who worked on the movies I almost grew up with. Movies which inspired and influenced me on 3D, broadened my horizons, shaped my visions, haunted my dreams. The Abyss (1988) - Terminator 2 (1990) - Waterworld (1994) - Contact (1996) - The Time Machine (2001)... His modesty comes from his greatness. Visit his gallery and prepare for a total mind bend. ( Featured by KeremGo )
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oggiegonz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
stunning
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JefDeraldo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
You certainly get those imaginations inhabitants of other dimensions and other planets with existing lives. I know you have a lot of talent in this kind of work, but if you believe in other people is certainly with the thoughts and ideas focused on this element type.

I've had some imaginations alike that when I woke up I did not want to return, are things that I do not know how to explain, but able to demonstrate in Art. But I do not have any tool to be able to express these views I have.

I really wanted to be able to draw so that neither you, Congratulations.

NOTE: (Google Translate) I'm from Brazil and unfortunately I can not speak English.
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This "thing" here feels a bit copy&pasted... maybe some variety would help... I don't know, maybe different antennas or something...
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Cardinal-Omega Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Steve That's Fucking Awesome!))) You are genius!)))
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
WOW!
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Vistroied Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
this is forruner
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The-Last-Dragon-Kni Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O wow... This is unbeliveable...
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Shadowdymond11 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was about to complain about how the environment looks too dull, bland, and angular. But as soon as I saw that this was a painted 3D render, I almost shat myself. Nice stuff!
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lockdown142 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Writer
You never cease to amaze me! I just started to watch you after I was sifting through my favorites and found one of your gallery folders. :D
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very well done, and belated congrats on your DD ;)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Great artwork!! well done!! :clap: :hooray:
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much! :)
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
you're welcome! :D
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Was just wondering how many of these things you need to cover a planet - they look pretty close together ;)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I think this would be at the pole(s). The planet is a moon of a gas giant, so it would be bombarded by radiation and heavy particles trapped in the parent planet's magnetic field. Jupiter's magnetic field is colossal, and radiation levels in its vicinity are very unfavorable due to that...

To enable human activity on my fictional moon, the colonists would need to do a bit of engineering to provide an atmosphere and shield the inhabitants from the lethal radiation onslaught.

Probably there's some compelling reason for going to this extreme - some valuable resource or something analogous. Otherwise, why bother trying to live there? :)
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
A bit like Io but with less volcanoes then? Sounds like it's probably a great place to live ;)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
It's probably about as populous as Antarctica - but that might be ideal. No urban congestion or freeway gridlock! :iconthrilledplz:
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jizzyjiz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeleous!!!!! amazing work !
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you - I appreciate it! :)
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
awesome mate!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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JMShevock Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Very Futuristic I love it amazing details, very realistic.
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :)
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aupre Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011   Digital Artist
rad
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
:D
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work.....
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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StarrZEE Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the structures and textures of these buildings.
The lighting and color-work you used here really adds to the realism.
Whenever I look at this it kinda reminds me of STARCRAFT ;)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Believe it or not, I've never played STARCRAFT - a shameful admission on my part, I know!
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StarrZEE Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have to ;) StarCraft 2 is an amazing game. This would be a great Game poster for the Protoss Edition.
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johnxx26 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Very good, I like
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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Jburns272 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I love the detail on the structures.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :)
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Kingpeng Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
awesome, has a very sterile feel to it, really cold
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I was kind of going for a very desolate "cold desert" kind of feeling - so I appreciate your comment! :)
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TOASTYBURRITO Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
whoa :wow: that is very futeristicky ;P I also like the ringed planet in the back ground!! :D
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Yes, I would say this is from the extreme far future (like 10,000 years from now or something) :)
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TOASTYBURRITO Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
I wonder if we even have 10 years left ;P and your welcome :)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I don't know if we have 10 years left either! But I expect someone will survive the storm. Things might eventually be much better, a very long time from now! :)
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TOASTYBURRITO Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
what storm? ;o well if we get passed the 2012 thing, then we sure have a good 10 years or so left :P no one noes for sure how long we got, the world may even end tomarrow.... or right now........ :/
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Maybe it already did - and we don't realize the true situation just yet! :D
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Pachi-O Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
*sniff* It's beautiful... QQ
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! :)
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X-Strike-Fire-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is pretty dang awesome!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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Rastifan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic:D
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :D
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Poor-e-thics Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student General Artist
sweet
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