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    Map Sunrise Over Boreas

    Hi all, well, here was my entry for last month's challenge. The challenge was to create a map of an extreme environment. I chose to do a sci-fi piece depicting an ice-moon (Boreas) that was home to a mining colony. Here are two different versions of this piece: one of which is more of a planetary view, and the other of which is more "map-like".

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    -Arsheesh
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    I love it, I especially like the subtle textures on it, and the statistics by the side. Simply brilliant!

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    I love the planet version because it feels like I'm in a ship flying towards it at the beginning of a movie. I can imagine the music playing already. Well done man!
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    Ha! Your mappy one almost perfectly matches my current desktop. My transparent taskbar is exactly that shade of purple and the desktop image is a slideshow of saturn's moons. Needless to say, I LOVE that version. It's nice to see a sci-fi overlay that isn't green.

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    Have you thought of lighting up the colony, it being on the night side? I think that would give a really cool accent to the picture.

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    Great science-fi depict! I really like the smooth quality of the lighting and the minimalist style is quite accomplish. Not too much, just enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaFen View Post
    Have you thought of lighting up the colony, it being on the night side? I think that would give a really cool accent to the picture.
    I hadn't considered that, but it's a good idea. At the moment though, I'm knee-deep in my studies (I'm in the middle of a PhD) and don't really have the free time to play around with the map.

    Quote Originally Posted by gen View Post
    Great science-fi depict! I really like the smooth quality of the lighting and the minimalist style is quite accomplish. Not too much, just enough.
    Thanks Gen, nice of you to say.

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    -Arsheesh

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    This is beautiful! I love the planetary view. It is so realistic looking!

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    Stunningly gorgeous. Love the map-like labelled one.

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