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maxrelics
10-18-2004, 03:25 PM
David Wasson has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

maxrelics
10-19-2004, 06:26 AM
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This is the main scene that I hope is going to resemble in the slightest when I'm done.

maxrelics
10-19-2004, 06:28 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3839/3839_1098163695_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3839/3839_1098163695_large.jpg)

This is the coloration that I like for the sun. I hope it looks good behind that Dyson Sphere :)

vanderstrat
10-19-2004, 01:54 PM
Looks interesting! Do you have a story to go along with your concept? I'm curious because you mentioned a dyson's sphere, and I remember seeing that on star trek.

Your sun looks cool. Is it behind something, or is that the actual sun itself? It seems a little dark (like a planet). Putting more clouds in front of it and making it brighter (so that it lights up the clouds in front of it) would make it more sun-like IMO.

Cool work so far :thumbsup:.

Cheers,

b01c

maxrelics
10-19-2004, 04:11 PM
Thanks for the reply. This is in fact the sun itself, and I do think you're right about making it brighter. Google Dyson Sphere and it's an idea by a guy from a long time ago. I have to get to class so i can't say very much right now. Later.

maxrelics
10-24-2004, 11:07 PM
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Here's the dyson sphere

maxrelics
10-25-2004, 12:47 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3839/3839_1098661621_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3839/3839_1098661621_large.jpg)

here is the d sphere

maxrelics
10-25-2004, 12:49 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3839/3839_1098661764_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3839/3839_1098661764_large.jpg)

Sorry about before this is the actual picture

nuclearman
10-25-2004, 01:15 AM
David, it looks like you've got the Dyson Sphere extremely close to the surface of the sun it's enclosing. I realize that Dyson predicted that technologically advanced civilizations would eventually learn to utilize the full output of their sun by constructing a shell around the sun, but I believe he meant that the civilization would construct this shell at a habitable distance -- eg, in the case of homo sapiens, this shell would be some 93 million miles from the surface of the sun, and would turn the entire interior surface into potential habitable terrain. In science fiction literature, the most notable example of a work dealing with a true Dyson Sphere is Bob Shaw's 1975 novel, Orbitsville.

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