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MY HOME PLANET by cubicthree MY HOME PLANET by cubicthree
EDIT: I forgot to add that I made sure the satellite would be above Canada on the area of Earth that is shown, being Canadian myself. You'll notice Quebec probably, but Ontario is there right beside it. Thanks to one of the commenters who reminded me =) (Smile)

BEST VIEWED AT A BRIGHTNESS OF 65.

My Home Planet. Earth.

Tools: 3ds max 4, photoshop 5.02

I have dreamed of making an image of what I believed earth would look like from space. This started out with an entire space station above earth, but I wanted simplicity rather than complexity, so I modelled a simple satellite.

I love this.

This was made as an early christmas gift to all of you who have supported me through everything. I thank and love you all

- Josh.

NOTE ON HOW I MAKE MY SPACE PIECES:

Many people DA note me, asking me how I do them.

The most important thing is simplicity. Then experimentation. Simplicty is the key, remember that.
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:iconluckydesigns:
luckydesigns Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer

I want some of your skillz! :hungry:
Seriously, this is AMAZING.
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uAe-Designer Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
so old pic

great

now 6 years from that time :)

keep up man
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DragonF1re Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
May of commented on this before lol! Its a really good piece :) Well Done :)
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:iconnetworking:
Networking Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
ahh the planet we live on why cant we all just get along :P
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:iconoddbydefault:
oddbydefault Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
amazing. simply amazing.

the colours and subtle lighting are astounding.
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Seba11 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
very nice! I love it
the onley thing I don't quite like is the satellite, I would like it more without it but it's great anyway
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:iconwingssss:
Wingssss Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
You inspired me quite alot x3
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thats really nice work...
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:iconwillfactormedia:
WillFactorMedia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Student Photographer
Hey! That's my home planet too! =D lol
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:iconslick-designs:
slick-designs Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Absolutly love it, you have got it perfect!

Amazing Job!
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:iconkashikoi:
Kashikoi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
An earthling, proud and true. :salute:

This is amazing, it really looks beautiful. Great work, and a favorite for sure.
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:iconfurbywithesp:
FurbyWithESP Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
Very Nice, beautiful coloring, especially around the sun...

Seems everyone wants this as a poster, so why not make it one?
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:iconakherousia:
Akherousia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005
Gorgeous picture.. Really nice.. Great.. :)
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:iconfaragerri:
faragerri Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
Nice, but the sunpanels of the satellite are not in the right position. So the satellite will have no energy to work.
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KonKon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2004
what i would like to know is how did u get canada to be on the planet. did u make the texture and shape it like canada yourself, or did u download a sattelite photo and manipulate it into the picture?
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
not bad, like the land Textures, how did you get like 158 favs? share the secrets man! :D
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:iconvonny:
Vonny Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004
well thats just amazing isnt it :P
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:iconequuleus:
equuleus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2003
nice, very nice, looks great, but i would have made the satellite darker
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:iconaractor:
aractor Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2003  Student Interface Designer
Wonderful work...I just love it.
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sick-ness Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2003
I love it man. Yur def my favorite artist, or whatever you want to call it. I can even see my home state...Michigan. Unreal man...you rock.
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garfield101 Featured By Owner May 12, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very great one especially the blue tint. Good work awesome. makes me cry to wait for this to load in my browser. iconfinalfantasyfan:
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:icondkdarkstar:
dkdarkstar Featured By Owner May 12, 2003
WOW.... Thats very good. I love it, awsome work!
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:iconomnious:
omnious Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2003
Loving it CubicThree... I've always admired your work... Keep it up +FAV
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:iconblen:
blen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2003   Interface Designer
thats amazing
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:iconpaarma:
paarma Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2003  Professional
oh' mama ~ can't do anythin' but marvel :D (Big Grin)

...if none minds, I could say that it's a li'l (too) full.
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:iconatomic-designs:
atomic-designs Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2003   Interface Designer
you rock this is absoultley stunning! canada owns! yaya! +fav its absolutely great
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wakizashi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2003
this is one of ur best images imo, i love ur satelite in this one, its well done and well put together. The planet Earth is good too, the material on it is very kool lokking and makes it look more realistic and nice lighting. Great image man +Fav :D (Big Grin) Keep up the good work
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xujing Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2003   Photographer
wow... amazing... simple amazing...
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:iconpr15:
pr15 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
I ONLY GOT 3 WORDS FOR THIS PICTURE" i love it!!"
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a3sthetic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2003
that looks real awesome i love it
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thundersaber Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2003
I partially disagree with *ethelion, who disagreed with *niteangel...

Light does curve with the effects of gravity, but considering the angle we're looking from, as well as the amount that the light actually should bend, I don't think the lighting here should be affected too much. The satellite still seems a little off to me.

But that's a minor quibble. The comets and stars are fine as they are, plus they give sort of a dreamy/artistic feel to the piece. The streaks coming from the sun, the texture of the planets, and the lighting of the planets are all done perfectly.

+fav
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virus610 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2002
thats cool, looks very real...... great job.....
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Zlatty Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002  Professional Photographer
Wow this is hella awesome!!!
Beautiful work ... +fav
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jambatx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2002
Man you scare the crap out of me with this image. Only 14 and producing such great work... I am incredibly speechless. This is sooooooo goood... I don't know what to say anymore.... goose bumps running through my entire body... ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++FAVS>>>>FAVS>>>>FAVS>>> I love this work.....
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akasleep Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
+fav and added to [link]
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:iconbetaone:
betaone Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2002
you never let us down... this looks awsome
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:iconodeka:
odeka Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2002
That wqas pretty much one of the most amazing space-themed pictures i've seen to date. It's just...excellent. Starfields, the earth itself, even the detail on the satellight. This is fantastic work :) (Smile)
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pak-9 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2002
This is a great piece, I prefer it to the wallpaper version 'cos I can imagine this one hanging on my wall more!

Sweet.
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:iconxxxdrake:
xxxdrake Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2002
Dude thats is so awsome man...great job...thats the best space image iv ever seen!
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moonground Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2002  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, looks great to me. i like the blue touch, only pity is that its vertical so i cant use it as a desktop background. but beside that, awsome artwork.
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RuudPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2002  Professional Photographer
I do not agree with *niteangel.. Disbelief

This is a great image (as *niteangel said..), and the colors and light work well together. If you know anything about space on the other hand, you would know that 'space-light' bends, and follow gravity patterns to a certain degree.. so the lighting on the satellite is perfect. The comet on the left fits perfectly, and adds some magic and mystery to the piece. The larger stars look good where they are. You would propably make them 'stick out' by placing them in the darker corners of the image. I love what you've done with the moon and the lightrays from the sun, by the way..

It is clear that you appreciate our home: Gaia.
Mother earth portrayed as never before.. this is truly a beautifull piece!


Respect. Worship
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:icondj-designs:
dj-designs Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2002
Yummy, I quite like that satelite.
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:iconmartango:
martango Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2002
|)4/\/\ thats good shit man....i think i see a tad of MI but im probly just seeign thinkgs anyway nice job +favs
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anduril72 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2002
i like it a lot, good colors and good rendering, i especially, gj +fav
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:iconsoz:
soz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2002
Such a clear, clean image. Well done.

Where did u get an imagemap for earth that was that good quality?
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:iconatomical:
atomical Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2002
best space image by far.

favs
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-lestat- Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2002
Very nice, though I'm not partial to the satelite.
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ghor Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
your da man!!!

~alex
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hulud Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2002
Sorry for posting so late Josh nut I LOVE IT

WOAH

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seinou-001 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2002
Great Work Cubic...iam Always late to comment -_-
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