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Enroute To Aladna by AkenBosch Enroute To Aladna by AkenBosch
Something new finally :)

Started as a test for very hi-res images (original 7500x5625)...but I worked on it quite a lot, so decided to make it a final image ;)

Not that much composition or background maybe, but....well, I like it that way for now...and that's also my first shot at 3D more in-game screenshots! :D

Ships and station models, as usual, from X3 Reunion...main planet in photoshop, moon made in 3DSmax.

Also first time from me, a pack is available with 1280-1600-2048 resolution images (click download!)



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Updated .zip file, added 16:10 resolutions!
Enjoy wide! :)
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brclancy111 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work!

Almost makes me feel like i'm there :D
v4nssi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Student General Artist
How did you get so high quality to that biggest planet...? It's very foucused and realistic. I don't use any 3D programs because I'm not very good at them.. So I'm making my own Sci-Fi pictures with photoshop. But always when I try to make big high quality planets (like that big planet in this picture), the quality will be poor and blurry.. What is the secret of that? :D
AkenBosch Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Well, actually the foreground planet is the only thing that's entirely made in photoshop in this image :D (anyway, I'm not good at 3D neither, I just know what's needed to make a sphere, put some light and textures, and render it :confused: ...ship models are imported from X3 game and they're originally from Egosoft, I "only" set up scenes and lighting)...

About the secret of sharpness, it's all about making an insanely huge canvas (the best my ram could get at the time, about 16k x 16k pixels :o, mostly of Moon and Mars stocks), and then cropping, distorting and applying perspective until obtaining something a lot smaller and a lot detailed :)
inmc Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This picture has been featured in this [link] news article.
AkenBosch Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
Thanks a bunch for the feature! :handshake:
inmc Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
DemosthenesVoice Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
faved for the planet work. just cool. and the models are awesome too. nice work
the-danzor Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Arsaneus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
As usual great work. Keep it up - waiting so see some X3:TC images ;)
AkenBosch Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Well, ideas in the making - but not to be seen soon, still on NDA ;)

Thanks a lot! :D
Arsaneus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Well you do know that I'm also under NDA, so no problem ;)
Keidra Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008   Interface Designer
Non so perchè, ma questa mi piace di meno...sembra più un fotomontaggio...secondo me dovresti rivedere quel pianeta/luna.
Io adesso parlo, però non saprei neanche da dove iniziare, è un bel lavoro ma 'sta volta non ti sei superato =P
AkenBosch Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Non mi sono superato perchè andavo troppo veloce =P

A differenza delle altre, quest'immagine non è stata mai progettata, era partita semplicemente come un enorme canvas per testare tecniche ed elementi in alta risoluzione ( non avevo mai fatto nulla di più grande di un 1600x1600 :O_o:)...buttaci un pianeta, buttaci un render 3d, buttaci un frattale di Apophysis...è che a forza di buttarcene, è venuta fuori un'immagine neanche da buttare :)

La luna l'ho già rifatta, su suggerimento dei ragazzi della non ti piace questa, avresti dovuto vedere la prima :boo:

Cmq tranquilla, quando progetto l'idea prima della scena, vengono fuori le immagini tipo questa --> [link]
Keidra Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008   Interface Designer
Capit, per essere un immagine non progettata comunque è carina.
Ora aspetterò di vedere altre tue immagini.
sanmonku Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
i like the starmap :aww:
Ray3000 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Good , job :) nice effects .
inmc Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
excellent :thumbsup:
Saber15 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Then the autopilot causes that Perseus to turn on a dime straight into the Nemesis.

Really awesome, though I thought Aladna Hill had blue-ish lighting.
AkenBosch Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Yes, in fact it has, but I made this quite some time before I actually went in game, and discovered that Aladna Hill was a lot similar to what I made for the planet and moon...anyway, this pic went through a lot of lighting and saturation changes (the nebula on the left was originally red, but even the Egosoft guys told me it didn't fit at all with the rest :confused:), but in the end I decided to keep with the warm lighting tone...

And btw, thanks :D
GlennClovis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
That's friggin sweet!
synax444 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Holy wow... now that is something... excellent work my friend, composition is great...
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