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Wanted to make somethin that would look like one of Cassini photos ;)

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Ludo38 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
great point of view
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divino07 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
That's so cool! You never see Saturn from this perspective! :)
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Hop41 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
The upper moon and central planet are half illuminated which implies a light source in the same plane as the rings at a great distance above the top of the monitor.

The lower moon is a crescent which indicates a light source somewhat behind the planet and moon system.

Usually a gas giant's moons lie in the planet's equatorial planes as do the rings. Evidently these moons are orbiting in a different plane than the rings, else their gravitational influence would make a gap in their part of the ring.

It is a beautiful design but the two things I mention make it less believable (at least to me).
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
Top and middle planet don't look weird to me and the lower moon is crescent only to indicate it's closer to the viewer.

Anyway, I'm not an astronomist, so I may make mistakes :)

Thanks for your comment and critics!
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pipper-SVK Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Student Digital Artist
how did you made ring ? its brilliant, so real !
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Professional Photographer
Haha, secret! ;) Will be revealed in one russian mag in February though... :D

I can give a quick hint - gradients ;)
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pipper-SVK Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Student Digital Artist
yes i got it now ! thanks !!
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
np ;)
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AlexWild Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Концептуальненько ;)
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Photographer
Простенькая работа, хотел научиться делать кольца как на фотках Кассини :)
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AlexWild Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Попытка удалась ;)
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Photographer
Благодарю :)
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AlexWild Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Как говорят американцы в фильмах про русских: "nazdorovfie!" :D
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Photographer
:rofl:
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Golems Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
nice look Saturne Ring space, very Nice Job 3D =D
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thanks ;)
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TheRealNeix Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
wow, great concept and execution :)
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot! ;)
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only thing that strikes me as odd is the the gas giant seems to be laying on its side to our left. I like the rings a lot though.
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
Actually the giant shouldn't be spinning transversely to the rings at all but what the hell I just liked it better! :D Thanks, I've discovered my own way of creating them ;)
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that's what I was talking about ;)
Whats your method?
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
Haha, I've just invented it and you already want to know? :) Complex gradients - not an easy one, but the result is far more better ;)
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just wondering. I also use circular gradients, sometimes solid, sometimes noise. It's a good method, but I've still never manages to get the ephemeral look to my rings that some other people manage.
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional Photographer
Some other people?? Can u name some? Cause I think that all rings that I've seen before, maybe except for the recent ap123's rings, they were all done with a standart clouds/twirl/crop/noise/levels/screen/resize technique
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well samodj definitely has a great method for rings, I just don't know what it is. I'm not saying they use gradients, but there are definitely plenty out there who don't just use the twirl on some clouds... I'm pretty sure that that's recognized as the least effective method (or at least, recognized by me...).
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SamODJ Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HELLO. Nah, I don't use gradients...but im intrigued as to how you guys do it. I use ol fashioned twirling, the few times i do put in rings, but I am just careful of what part of the ring you can see; in other words i conceal the parts that suggest twirl. Other than that it is simply experimentation with layer modes and other such work to get the ring looking unique.
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
I have found only one work with rings and I think those I simple circles :confused: just modified a bit. Twirl is easy and can work nicely but for a very distant planets :D
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wormthingy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Filmographer
the shadow of the small planet is too dark, but other than that. :thumbsup:
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
Well maybe but I didn't like it lightened :D Thanks!
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matiiii Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
i think shadow of small planet is too big :) but i like it :p
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
It was made from the same layer as the small planet just a bit stretched to imitate the volume of the giant :) Thanks!
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The-Kenny2 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007   Photographer
Looks amazing!
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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