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Green Power
"Green Power"

8.32/10 rating
(19 votes)

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The past week or so I've been digging in trying to learn all the new ways to do things in Lightwave 2019. I used LW2019s node graph and new sphere primitive to model our homeworld, using new high-resolution satellite imagery. After I got the planet model looking decent I was feeling frisky so I modeled an orbital installation using Plant Factory. The green cells house solar collectors and an algae concentrate which reacts with the sunlight to generate limitless energy. It also works for St. Patty's day!
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gsmolucha
"A future I would like to live in"
Dear Ryan,



This has been my favorite landscape that you have produced since i became a member almost a decade ago. Please keep creating realistic future habitats for humanity! Help us dream the future together!



Greg

Wed May 8, 2019 at 5:21 pm

Shipoopi
"The Future"
The crazy thing is that if people can think of this and make it into a picture it will one day be a reality! TrippY! keep up to amazing work!

Thu March 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Ozaawaagos
"Awesome"
Love all the versions Great job Ryan

Wed March 13, 2019 at 5:26 am

Timhogs
"Hues?"
I like the green cells, but it seems like there could be more variation in the coloration within the cells themselves (compared to the green areas of North and Central America in the background, for example). And the geek in my wants to know - in your story, would the Moon have a similar belt? Or would we have been mining the moon for the belt's materials?

Tue March 12, 2019 at 5:03 pm

Romarch
"Blast from the Past"
I prefer the green versions. After a long, pink-purple-blue-gray 2018, I welcome the return of the Bright! (Hey, it's our imaginary future; we can make it colorful if we like.)



@Nogs: Throwback? That's exactly what I like about it!

Tue March 12, 2019 at 3:56 pm

Steelwheels
"New Horizons"
I like the direction you're heading in Ryan. It's more futuristic while maintain an open airiness. I always like the "Blue Marble" depictions of our planet. Nice adaptation of it here.

Tue March 12, 2019 at 11:49 am

Todd
"Another brilliant piece"
Very original concept!!! It's fantastic! Another stunning work of art!

Tue March 12, 2019 at 9:22 am

Ryan
"A little less green"
Here's a version without the green cells...

Tue March 12, 2019 at 8:01 am

eyal
"multi screen versions"
Thanks for the great MultiScreen render

Tue March 12, 2019 at 6:33 am

drow
"crunch"
it looks cool, though the engineering side of my brain is screaming at all those off-plane bits torquing themselves into a cloud of orbital shrapnel. but it does look cool.

Mon March 11, 2019 at 11:23 pm

Rodewaryer
"Attractive but...."
Can't get my head around the green version, I guess certain of us Sci Fi freaks that always hope for space stations and spacecraft (here and there) just have a hard time with some of the renders that would benefit from such touches. Your Earth render here is sweet though.

Mon March 11, 2019 at 10:45 pm

Ozaawaagosh
"Too Cool"
Love all the variations, the angles and the with and without the Green Cells who know's could be our future, which makes this too cool i love seeing what our planet could look like in the near and far future, Great Render.

Mon March 11, 2019 at 3:58 pm

Ryan
"v.2"
Here's another angle...

Mon March 11, 2019 at 2:57 pm

QueenFluffyShadow
"Love the Story"
I love the look of this wallpaper. It looks like a dream for the future straight from Star Trek. Even more than that, though, I love the description that gives the things circling the planet meaning and makes the dream something I could lose myself in as I look at this image and daydream.

Mon March 11, 2019 at 12:37 pm

Nogs
"A huge jump back"
This looks like a huge jump back to your early days of making wallpapers. It feels so late 90s and early 2000s.

Mon March 11, 2019 at 10:30 am

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