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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 rendering...no 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!)

Enjoy!
...enjoy?

:P

- EDIT -

Updated .zip file, added 16:10 resolutions!
Enjoy wide! :)
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:iconbrclancy111:
brclancy111 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work!

Almost makes me feel like i'm there :D
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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
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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 :)
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inmc Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This picture has been featured in this [link] news article.
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:iconakenbosch:
AkenBosch Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
Thanks a bunch for the feature! :handshake:
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:iconinmc:
inmc Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
pleasure
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DemosthenesVoice Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
faved for the planet work. just cool. and the models are awesome too. nice work
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the-danzor Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Awsome!
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Arsaneus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
As usual great work. Keep it up - waiting so see some X3:TC images ;)
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:iconakenbosch:
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
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Arsaneus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Well you do know that I'm also under NDA, so no problem ;)
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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
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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 (7500x5625...io 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 Egosoft...se 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]
;)
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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.
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sanmonku Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
i like the starmap :aww:
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Ray3000 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Good , job :) nice effects .
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:iconinmc:
inmc Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
excellent :thumbsup:
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Saber15 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Then the autopilot causes that Perseus to turn on a dime straight into the Nemesis.
:D

Really awesome, though I thought Aladna Hill had blue-ish lighting.
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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
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GlennClovis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
That's friggin sweet!
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synax444 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Holy wow... now that is something... excellent work my friend, composition is great...
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