To me they look spectacular! Love the lens flares & the ring on MiniSystem. Deepspace Nebula is awesome for the colours but the central star could end in finer points - very hard to do, I find. Farspace is just so atmospheric & the top & bottom black borders enhance the feeling of vast distance. Also on the first one & the last one putting the name of the work on the image is a classy touch. I love the way you did this & the fonts chosen.
DeepSpaceNebula is , a photo shot by Hubble, the nebula is superb. The FarSpace is amazing, I can feel the deep depth in this image. MiniSystem2 is so beautiful I would say it is a photo, too, but sorry again and again to say this, if you could center the sun in its halo and Saturn in its rings, great work nevertheless mate, please don't get me wrong mate I just love your work and when I see something needs to be fixed I feel guilty if I don't tell you, and that is also with everybody here.
Last Edit: Feb 13, 2011 23:14:37 GMT by Sargon III
Thank you all for the lovely comments. I`m glad you all liked them.
Unfortunately I no longer have any of these files anymore. I finished these images some time ago and I have a habit of deleting old files and just keeping the final image to save space. I don`t really need to as I have plenty space to spare, it`s just me being Mr.Tidy. Once again I live to regret it.
Barbie I`m glad you like the rings. I used a different method for the rings this time to make concentric rings. Most ring tuts just use twist at high settings but I`ve never been happy with this method as it is not very realistic. If you look at the rings around planets they have bands of rings, which this method shows really well. Got the idea for the black bars on dA. It`s amazing how just adding these makes so much difference.
Leif.Pixey,Helen,Chris - thanks . So glad you like my choice of colours.
Sargon - praise indeed! To be compared to a Hubble image is most gratifying . Thanks very much.
You make some very good points about Mini System though. I had not noticed the rings not being quite centred. As for the sun, well that`s a lens flare from within the program and it comes like that. Not a lot I can do to that I`m afraid. But if I still had the file I would definitely take your advice on board and adjust the rings.
Yes Shaderlight is great. Works with SU8 as well . I tried IDX Renditioner before but it couldn`t find SU on installation. Apparently you have to have v7. So I tried Shader instead which installed fine and works a treat. Only thing is that I`m using the free version so I`ve only got 12 more days access to the full program. After that I can`t render anything larger than 640x480. Still it will be OK for my needs.