A variety of small project images

Centaur asteroid

Thought I’d gather together a few of my more recent images, none of which really justifies it’s own blog post…

Free falling
Free falling

This one uses a nebula by my friend Graham Gazzard as a dual light source for one of my moonlets. Then I added a human figure. I’ve been trying to use strong colour and human figures more.

Ringed centaur asteroid
Ringed centaur asteroid

Another use for one of my displacement mapped moonlets, to make a centaur asteroid. These odd small bodies orbit beyond the path of Jupiter, and some have shown coma, like a comet. At least two are known to have ring systems, similar to what is shown here.

Unusually for me, I have done the rings as a large number of particles.

High tech tidal stations with giant moon.
High tech tidal stations with giant moon.

This is a Vue image – I bought the mesh for the stations years ago, but until now never found a good use for it. I used dinsaurs as the flying creatures because I wanted to be able to show the shape, and birds would have been too small.

Thunderbird 3 ascending
Thunderbird 3 ascending

One of my all time favourite science fiction designs is Thunderbird 3 by Derelk Meddings. I learned a lot by reading his book on the supermarionation work, particularly the importance of “dirtying down”, and that 3 fold symmetry often looks credible but new, (rarely seen in the real world).

HOPE-VASIMR departs Earth
HOPE-VASIMR departs Earth

A new render of my HOPE-VASIMR mesh. You can find more on this project, covering a credible vehicle for exploring outer planets HERE.

Uranus from Arielh
Uranus from Ariel

And finally a render of the ice giant planet Uranus from one of it’s tiny moons. I hope you can see the knife edge rings and another small moon close beside them.

That’s all folks!

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