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    Wip June 2012 Entry: Sunrise Over Boreas

    Well I figured it was high time I enter one of these monthly challenges. Course I've arrived late to this one and two challengers have already run with the ideas that I was working with. But I thought to myself, the hell with it, so what if she goes to the dance wearing the same dress as all the other girls, at least she'll look good in it (or so this is my challenge at any rate).

    Boreas is one of seven moons orbiting Tantelos VI, a gas giant in the Brexana galaxy. Boreas is a terrestrial planet whose surface is covered with more than 85% water, 90% of which is trapped in ice that covers most of the globe. The atmosphere consists predominately of Nitrogen and Oxygen, with a small amount of other trace gasses. Temperature on the planet rarely exceeds freezing level. Nevertheless, for the past seven years it has been home to a local mining colony that have managed to carve out (excuse the pun) a the harsh surface of the planet. This is a view of the planet from the colonies orbiting hub.

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    Pretty! I will enjoy watching this blow mine out of the water. =)

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    Just zoomed in and holy crap do I wish I could make cloud cover half as good (I know its technically not clouds but you know what I mean)

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    looking nice. the rendering(?) on the surface is lovely. I was expecting more fantasy maps in the challenge
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    Thanks guys. @LonewandererD, actually, I had some difficulty with the clouds. What you see here is just the ice/land. I'm still practicing at how to make realistic clouds.

    OK just a little update: added another moon in the distance and put in a [place-holder] starfield. The next step will be to spruce up the star-field a bit.

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    Wow, that looks like a movie poster or something already. I look forward to seeing what you do next with this.
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    Sunrise Over Boreas, coming this fall to a cinema near you!

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    Ha ha, I actually had a script idea for this, something similar to The Empire Strikes Back (on Hoth) meets Pitch Black. Well here's the latest WIP. I think I'm getting close to finishing this. Just need to make a few corrections (e.g. just noticed those weird orangeish bands on the planet that I'm going to have to remove) and add some final touches.

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    Pretty sharp! Also a bit different from your usual. Kudos on that ! I love when someone does something different !
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    It's a very nice picture, but where's the map? It doesn't really convey any sort of information about spatial relationships or topology. There are no readily visible features on the planet.

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