Combination of Terragen, 3Ds Max, and Photoshop
WOW. That is all.
Wow. Looks like you took this picture instead of making it.
heh, thanks. I do actually do some real astrophotography though. lol I just haven't posted them
"The sky calls to us, if we do not destroy ourselves. We will one day, venture to the stars."
I'll take that as a compliment I think. But I'm not a big Segan fan. lol
Funny that you mentioned that. Cause lately I've been naming all my pics from the song I was listening to as I made it. I happened to be listening to Rise Today by Alter Bridge when I made it. lol Alter Bridge is amazing.
I think this is well done and the detail in the foreground works.
It's amazing Kinda something I would make though Um, the little planet (moon) should have better lightning that would fit the sun ( the lightsource) and also I think it'd be better if U changed its texture to simpler one
good. need more work on lighting, because planets looks like they are light sources. they should only deflecting light from this big star. I think it looks this way, because you made too big and too bright atmospheres. I like the starfield a lot and asteroids, because they are nice shaded and exposed in correct places of the image.
Also.. you are right in the fact that the atmosphere on the big planet is too bright. It was hard to control that and get it right. I made that one in Terragen.
Well, the light is suppose to be deflecting off the big planet. I put a faint blue light on the dark side of the small planet on purpose. Think about this.. when you're outside at night and the moon is full, its pretty damn bright and you can easily see a cast from your shadow. The fact that I made the big planet unusually huge means that there should be wayyy more light on the small planet. I was taking it easy with the lighting. Also, its suppose to be surrealistic-looking. If I made it completely realistic, it wouldn't look as cool. lol
ok, realism, surrealism.. if you make an artpiece you must manage your skillz to do something enough realistic and by the way filled enough with artistic touch. the bright planets are ruining the composition with their brigthness, because they fill your image with too big white places. its distracting for eyes. look at your asteroids, I said, that they are cool, but with those big shiny planets they look a bit transparent. they are cool blended with background, but I see, that your light source is incredibly bright and this should effect every element in this scene. it's icredibly hard to do a realistic, good looking, with a high-end technique and quality level, and doping awesome space art. this ying-yang things merged togheter are creating then a trully masterpiece. that's why this is so damn hard.