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The Colony of Virgo by ArthurBlue The Colony of Virgo by ArthurBlue
Another human colony in a far away world... I really like this subject. Here are some other images I made with the same subject:
Caves of Tau Ceti by ArthurBlue The Colony by ArthurBlue Home away from Home by ArthurBlue Archipelago 27 by ArthurBlue The Colony of Sigma Draconis by ArthurBlue

As always, rendered in Vue.

EDIT: this image has a companion, here:
Shores of Virgo by ArthurBlue
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russellcattle Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
At first I noticed the natural arches and wondered how they could have possibly formed from erosion, given that the shore scene here looks so tranquil. 

If climate and weather patterns were the only factors, the geological formation would look unnatural and out-of-place.  But we must consider that with two moons, occasionally they will align so that their gravitational effects produce strange and powerful tidal effects.  Then the ocean rises up in fury and the atmosphere is stirred with tremendous cyclones.
 
I hope the Virgoans have taken this into consideration.  Perhaps they have, and their calculations of orbital mechanics predict calm conditions for the next thousand years or so. 
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Thank you for the great comment! :-) That's exactly right.
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KorinoTsubasa23 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! For a moment my eyes tricked my brain into thinking that the water was actually moving!
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Ashkanie2 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
It's awesome!
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arachnid223 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most impressive! I must say that your work just keep getting better. It's quite inspirational! 
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OptiJaz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's awesome! I'd love a future like that :'D
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nightmare-luna-fox Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student General Artist
two moons?
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Yes. Why do you ask?
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nightmare-luna-fox Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I found it very creative and beautiful (I never think about it)
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Thank you!
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nightmare-luna-fox Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student General Artist
you're wellcome
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archproart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
most impressive works from you ArthurBlue..well done. Would  like your art displayed at my online artshop
archproart.com,?... with back link to you of course.
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LoByteSo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your fantastic work is featured in my journal! :D
My first Journal
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deviatedone Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I just had a great thought that you could capitalize on! All of your landscapes are rendered in 3D, so what if you could find a way to sell a copy of one to someone likes it? You could have it sync up with the Oculus gaming headset and they could  wander through your worlds in relaxing bliss.

This is just an idea I wanted to share. I'm urging you to do it, and if you find a way to I'm not gonna come back and demand profit. Do with it what you like.
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Thanks for sharing your idea, that's very interesting! But to bring it to life I would need to "fill" in my worlds much more than I do - I normally only build the areas that I know will be visible to the camera view I chose in the beginning. And when I build more than that, it's normally with less accuracy than the rest (for example, plants and textures with less resolution). If I built everything around with the same accuracy, my computer would explode - one of my normal scenes, even with these optimizing tricks, takes normally between 8 to 12 GB of RAM. I would need much, much more RAM. I would probably need hundreds of gigas of RAM (and the software wouldn't probably be able to handle all that information).

But the main problem isn't even the RAM - it's the rendering time. The rendering of a single scene takes a few hours. So, traveling this world at a normal speed would be impossible - you move the camera a little bit and the scene has to render again, a few hours wait. So, to be able to travel at a normal speed, I would need to render in advance all the possible camera angles that the user will want. And that is just impossible...
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deviatedone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah, I see. I'm sorry. I guess I should do a little more research before making suggestions like that, huh?
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
No problem. If the software I use had a real-time rendering engine, like the new gaming platforms, your suggestion would probably be possible. Maybe in the future. :)
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deviatedone Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Then here's to the future! :D
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Cheers! :)
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icthos Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013   General Artist
I live in the tower on the left. Sometimes I like to drop rasins and bannanas on the ships that pass below. :)
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danmoore Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful scene ! :thumbsup:
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BoardtoDeathTV Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Hello,
I am working on a Board Game and I wanted to put this image in the game.
Can we talk?

Thanks!!
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Sure, drop me a mail to artur.rosa@gmail.com
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I-am-Evil-Tree Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Well, I know where I'm booking my future holiday :D
Amazing work on this concept of human colonies, all of them are but this is my favourite.
I like the subtle hints of it being a different planet, those weird plants, the moons, telling you it's not earth but you otherwise wouldn't know.
The vegetation is very realistic and the tower colony road things do look as if we could make them, futuristic suspended monorail most likely.
The sea also looks realistic, and from the look of the other colonies it seems you like settlements with big water features

Amazing work, all of these deserve DD's :D
(PS Does the girl come with the planet too? :D)
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Hansmar Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is also very great, though I like the companion slightly better.
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Mars636 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
More superb Sci-fi. Favourited, even if I dont like the view of the tower through the arch ( a bit too corny (IMHO)), otherwise thats the view from my beach hut, thats my girlfriend and thats the road/rail to my other stuff.
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pakete23 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
why cant i get this kind of result in vue, any advices or tips? what are you pc specs?
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
My PC is 2 or 3 years old and it's nothing special, to be honest. It's a Windows 7, CPU i7 @2.8GHz, 12GB RAM. How long have you been working with Vue? Do you have some images online that I can take a look? What specifically would you like to achieve like this image that you aren't currently able? If it's some specific technique that you lack, I may try to help.
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vikingjon Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fantastic world! :)
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N8MA Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks like scene from the 'Elysium' movie.
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I didn't see the movie yet (it didn't come to my country yet) but now I'm looking forward to see it. :)
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N8MA Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no I haven't seen the movie either but u can check the trailer..u will see there is a scene almost similar with yer art.
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I saw it now but didn't see anything similar. Of course, there are futuristic looking building and big arches but nothing like what I did, as far as I could see. The movie takes place in a big circular space station, which is not at all like my image. But maybe I didn't see it well. Do you have a time stamp for this particular scene? I'm really curious. :)
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CureforChaos Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I genuinely wish this place was real, It would be great to see this from a higher position aswell.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
haha I love how the road looks
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FOTOMASTER03 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Фантазия удивительной красоты! Супер!+++
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lil-Mickey Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
:wow: Another spectacular piece, the level of detail and realism is astounding....well done! :clap:
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johnnyola2000 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Take me there! :-)
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t1na Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Featured here: [link]
Thank you for you beautiful work!
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tommymarcus Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
im still tinkin that your artworks are photos and no digital art :iconwthplz:
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PaulBaack Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully rendered, and also internally logical. This looks like a realistic place, with believable flora, geography, and skies. Really lovely job – congratulations! :clap:
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EmixoR Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
nice!
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PsychotronOne Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Perfeito como sempre.
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sed Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
:iconofficialfella1plz: Nice work!
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ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work ,as usual ;) !!!
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mistersingh Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Very beautiful, I love it:)
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Krypt132 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
WOW, beautiful landscape
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that1otherguy0824 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Writer
Idyllic.
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