Glad to finally be able to post this one! The Vue scene took so long to render that I feared that Shadowfax had hung more than once. It actually did crash one time and I had to restart the whole thing. Regardless, I persisted and I'm happy to be able to share it with you. I used Lightwave 2018's new texturing model for the background planet. Hopefully it was worth the wait.
The scene will need a major rework if I am going to be able to produce multiscreen versions however. The whole thing is set up for 360 rendering but we shall see.
Love the planet! Awesome colors. The waves.... not so much.
The premise is there for sure. Like it overall.
Tue May 8, 2018 at 12:25 pm
sorry dude..but this is bad. The waves are terrible! The rocks in the front look like they come out of a game from 2001.The background planet is the only thing that is pretty good.
"One of the best"
Sun April 15, 2018 at 5:47 am
Wonderful image, I would also like to see a lighter iteration of this one.
"So much detail"
Sat April 7, 2018 at 10:58 pm
I love it all. The colours, the way the waves are crashing on the rocks, the looming rocks in teh backgroung that you can just see through the low cloud/mist.
Sat April 7, 2018 at 7:35 am
I like the journeys the eyes can make looking at the scene.
The sharp angled light playing on the breaking waves on the shore
The offshore rocks look like tall sailing ships almost floating in the sea mist.
The rings on the planet - the view seems to be from one of its satellites.
I don't know why planet's rings have such different colours- perhaps these are reflections of the planet's own colours.
The aurora playing on the pole in view complete the journey
Wed March 21, 2018 at 7:57 am
This is probably one of my fave renders that you've put together. Every detail is just completely on point and it has that wonderful sense of nostalgia.
Could you possibly add renders for the larger sized Android phones in the future? I have a Galaxy Note 8 and the backgrounds don't quite fit properly. Thanks and keep up the awesome work!
Sat March 17, 2018 at 6:50 pm
I just looked it up: Erebus means "deep darkness," or "place of darkness between Earth and Hades." This image really works with either definition. Well done.
Fri March 16, 2018 at 12:44 pm
Simple isn't a bad thing. There are times I go back in the library when I'm in the mood for simple. Thanks you!
Sun March 11, 2018 at 10:06 am
Agree with so many others that this has such a classic feel. Your early planetscapes were what convinced me to become a member, and images like this are why I will always remain one. Well done!!
"Erebus is a GREAT render!"
Fri March 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm
Erebus is a GREAT render, Ryan! You excel yourself - and, admittedly, the bar is already set pretty high! Mid you, you did it!
Fri March 9, 2018 at 7:25 am
Thu March 8, 2018 at 9:34 am
Outstanding! Amazing work. Love the triple screen render.
"old school vibe"
Wed March 7, 2018 at 9:53 pm
This reminds me of your classic work. It has a great feeling to it. I love it.
Wed March 7, 2018 at 3:02 am
Always have relished the idea of a planetrise like this, love it.
Tue March 6, 2018 at 1:54 pm
Ryan we need the multi on this ASAP. This is absolutely the reason I'm a lifetime member. The concept and execution are top notch well done sir.
Tue March 6, 2018 at 10:04 am
It's a wonderful scene. Shame it won't be done for multi-screen..
Tue March 6, 2018 at 9:54 am
Planet scapes are my favorite. I love this one! I first saw it on my phone and just audibly uttered, "Wow!" Great job!
"Sea and Sky"
Mon March 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Together in one beautiful, haunting scene. This is terrific, Ryan.
Mon March 5, 2018 at 0:19 am
I most definitely love the planetscapes, and, for mine, this one ranks as one of the better ones. The dark greys of the entire scene just make the colours stand out.
Sun March 4, 2018 at 6:11 pm
This harks back to some of your early images (which I like so much) but done with pizazz, using your current level of skill. Bravo!
Sun March 4, 2018 at 6:07 pm
Definitely one of your best planetscapes yet. Your sci-fi-ish rendering are always my favorites, and I like that this one has a darker, almost foreboding atmosphere to it. A new feel for a planetscape scene, and I like it!
Sun March 4, 2018 at 10:36 am
I've missed your Planetscapes... always some of my favorites! This is a great one, love the colors - feels almost ominous.
Sun March 4, 2018 at 10:31 am
Wow!!! This is simply amazing Ryan!!! Well worth the wait!!! Can we possibly get a day time version as well?
Sun March 4, 2018 at 5:29 am
Pretty nice dark touch, Planets, Shore - man, nothing more to say.
"When can I go?"
Sun March 4, 2018 at 3:47 am
This is a really stunning scene - I completely love the mist. Only gripe, maybe it's my screen brightness but I can barely see the islands (the most unique and exciting part of this scene) because they are so dark against the brightness of the waves. Still a beautiful world, scored it 9. I hope you do tweak it for multiscreen because it really deserves multiscreen glory.
Sat March 3, 2018 at 10:02 pm
As usual, really looking forward to the tri-screen.
Lurve the restrained use of color to make the point.
Sat March 3, 2018 at 7:58 pm
Simply Beautiful World, love the colours and how so realistic it appers, this is one of my favorite Planet-Scape, Great Job Ryan
"On My Way"
Sat March 3, 2018 at 7:12 pm
What's the name of the travel agent to this beautiful world?
"Background. Otherwise not bad."
Sat March 3, 2018 at 6:42 pm
I think anything, except another planet with rings in the background, would have been better.
Sat March 3, 2018 at 6:18 pm
I can see why this would take so long. I can't wait to see the daytime render.