Oh I visit often, I just do not have time to post much :P
Okay, so here it is! I can't believe I finished it in time! (actually, with time to spare).
So it's a pocket watch... at least at first glance. Dim the lights though, and the blue gem in the center projects a 3D hologram of the surrounding space with your location and pathing marked out in green.
Comments? Suggestions? Render requests? let me know!
The dark images are so dark that I can't see anything except for some blue in the hologram.
Just kidding. :)
Much better! Now just animate it and I'm sold. ;) :D
Awesome idea! Might want to brighten up the blues a bit more still...really make 'em glow. Might want to add in something like sunrays coming down from the clouds but in reverse going from the gem up to the planets...like a laser light show thing (but not too bight). Very nice.