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Caves of Tau Ceti by ArthurBlue Caves of Tau Ceti by ArthurBlue
Another little adventure into a human colony in a far away planet.
I made the planet fully in 3D, with a custom bitmap for the land/ocean, with different highlights for each, plus two cloud layers and an atmosphere layer (a very thin one but it's there).
Hope you enjoy watching.
Rendered in Vue.

EDIT: after a comment from Malstorm about the low quality of the original palm trees, I replaced them. He was totally right. Thanks!

EDIT: wow! Thanks :iconreecito: for suggesting the DD and :iconkeremgo: for featuring it!

EDIT: the city is Atlantis from Stargate, as many of you have guessed. I changed some bits of it and re-textured it completely. I'm sorry for not having written it down since the beginning. I'm not sure where I downloaded the model from (because there are several versions of it available in several places) but I think it's from www.scifi-meshes.com, by SGA-3D. It could also have been from Google's 3D warehouse (there are 20 versions or more there).
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Given 2011-05-02
Caves of Tau Ceti by ~ArthurBlue. Suggester Statement: Absolutely amazing, the colours and the composition are excellent! WOW! Such a great piece of art!! ( Suggested by reecito and Featured by KeremGo )

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:iconsteam4power:
steam4power Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Artist
Wow!
What do you charge for work like this?
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Thanks!
I make images only as a hobby. I don't make money out of it. :)
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:iconcrikmaster:
Crikmaster Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
I thought this was a photo, this looks so real!
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:iconkrictic:
Krictic Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome.
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:iconysterium:
Ysterium Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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ichigoforever Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Reminds me of the moon kingdom in Salor Moon lol. XD
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
Whoa that's freaking epic!
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:iconandrewlyle:
AndrewLyle Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this good
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Many thanks! I reported the copyright violation to Pinterest.
I don't mind (much) when people use my images without asking permission as long as they at least write my name there. But this guy went so far as to delete my signature from the image and put his own instead! Incredible...
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eReSaW Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
she stole at least 5 of my fractals and provided with their copyright.
stupid person
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
In total, he/she also stole 18 of my images. I found him/her in Flickr too, with the same images.
Incredible...
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JefDeraldo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Na minha opinião. Isso são coisas que eu sempre imagino e essas ideias vem de habitantes de outros Planetas e de outras Dimensões.

Este tipo de visão é para melhor compreendermos sobre a existência de vidas em outras Dimensões e em outros Planetas.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
this looks so nice
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:iconcaerlaw:
CaerLaw Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconiceangel1234:
IceAngel1234 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Really great. The planet in the distance looks so amazing.
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:iconvoxiris:
Voxiris Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist
This is awesome! I really enjoy the texture of the pillars.
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Fanat08 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
this is great!great!great!great!great!great!great!!!!!
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Minesignature Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
i have seen you work and i really like it, in this picture every thing looks amazing but the treatment of light. i mean it still looks better but this beautiful composition deserved much better treatment of light
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Thank you. What exactly would you like to see improved in the treatment of light?
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Minesignature Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
i cant point out the accurate element but your other work has that symphonic treatment of light.
when i see this one, it feels like that symphonic flow is interrupted some here in d middle or may be thats the real beauty of this piece of art. u created it, correct me if i am wrong.
reagards
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LifeSequenceBreak Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture has some amazing ambience!
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VargGrisen Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to live there xD Looks so amazing!
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dblasphemy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love this piece. The texture the floor is what makes it for me. Great job!
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thanks! Yes, I agree. I tried to make the floor guide the viewer's eyes. Because of the reflection and highlights, I hoped the eyes would fall there immediately and then follow the curve on the floor, until this meets with the cave wall on the left, and the eyes continue following the curve of the cave wall... thereby going around the entire scene. This was my intention and I would love to validate it (or not) with one of these experiments where a camera tracks the eyes movements around the screen. :)
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Ability-to-create Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work, wish I could do something like this!! It's my wallpaper!
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:iconrobert952:
robert952 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent technique. Great reflections. Nicely composed image
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GSJennsen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Writer
As I said on "The Colony," I used this as partial inspiration (with credit and a linkback) for my description of an alien resort planet in my Mass Effect-related fanfic, here: [link].
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Fantastic! Thanks! :)
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:iconundeadned:
UndeadNed Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Simply Amazing
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ladyjensen1971 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
SOOOOOO Fantastic!!!!
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ladyjensen1971 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
[link] Your artwork used (and credited) here. When I came across this picture I was mesmerized. To my utter joy and delight you have an entire gallery!!! Oh that I had an empty room in my house I could decorate with your work and your work only!
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thanks! I'm glad you like my work. :)
Actually, a few days ago I got a tip for that video from a friend who recognized the image. I saw you included my name (thank you for that) but I think it would be also interesting if you could include a link to my gallery here because I saw several commenters asking about the image. Actually, some of the comments were fun to read. :)
Feel free to use other images from my gallery for other "music-scapes", if you like.
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ladyjensen1971 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
It's not actually my video...I just like to listen to it! But if it was, I would for sure include a link to your gallery! My husband and I are just sitting here browsing through your work. It's incredible!
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Harleyyfr Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Photographer
its wonderful ! love the all and the details !
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:iconrandley:
Randley Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Amazing!! Mystical, very beautiful, congratulations! Artur Rosa? Você é brasileiro?
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Obrigado! :)
Sou português.
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:iconrandley:
Randley Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Parabéns, irmão! Belo trabalho!
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Obrigado! :)
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Luce01 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Strepitosa!!!!
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Luce01 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Strpitosa!!!
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OutOfTime007 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! Is the picture inspired by the novel Hyperion? I only ask because there is a planet in the book that has the same name. And also I am reading that book now.
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thanks!
No, it's not inspired by any book. I guess it's more of a 'accumulated inspiration' of the thousands of sci-fi books I read over the years. Tau Ceti is simply the name of a star, somewhat similar to our sun. Here's more info about this star: [link]
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OutOfTime007 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool. Thanks for the info. Also....if you have not... Read Hyperion.... You know.... Why not. :)
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firstincept Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Hey, I saw this piece on reddit. It's a great piece. Most art that uses heavy 3D rendering are cheese, but this has great atmosphere. Just looking at your other pieces for the first time. Pretty cool stuff :)
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thanks, I'm glad you're enjoying my gallery! :)
I never uploaded that picture to reddit myself. Actually, I've found this image in many sites around the world, posted by other people. As long as they do the proper credit, it's fine by me. :)
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JIMMOYZ Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cannot comprehend how amazing this is,

you have perfectly captured the essence of Sci-fi
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ConstanceVictoria Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
a beauty!
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marecaca Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW !!
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