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"Maelstrom"

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Recently I've been going through my 90s Bryce creations looking for highlights that deserve to be re-rendered at higher resolutions. I feel like "Nocturne" from 1998 is one such project, but I've been disappointed to find that my copy of Bryce cannot open my earliest projects such as this one.

I decided to reimagine it instead. The planet was created using Lightwave on Bucephalus and the scene was created and rendered using Vue & Gaea on Shadowfax.

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ChrisW
"Alien Serenity"
Ever play any of the Mass Effect games? This could've been some kind of peaceful, nighttime scene from any of those games, including the latest one. If only they had a day/night cycle like GTA. Oh well...

Wed July 1, 2020 at 0:35 am

Susan
"Keep it up"
I'm really enjoying your re-rendering of some of your old work.

Sat June 27, 2020 at 7:39 pm

Ozaawaagosh
"Love it"
I simply love the peaceful, otherworldliness of this render, great detail, so life like. Great Render Ryan.

Tue June 23, 2020 at 12:49 pm

David Bridgeman
"Inspiring new generations"
I also thank you for updating your older classics! I have followed you for too many years to count (before your son was born!) and now I can inspire my adult children anew with the beauty ind inspirational images you create. Thank you!

Sat June 20, 2020 at 9:22 am

Donna
"Everything Old is New Again!!"
Thank you for reviving and renewing some of your older creations! I joined because I loved them when they were new, so I am looking forward to what you do with them now. Nocturne was a favorite, and now it's even more inviting!

Sun June 14, 2020 at 4:18 pm

Doc.
"It all comes together"
Love this. Everything fits together and It's just a fantastic image.

Tue June 9, 2020 at 6:18 pm

Mangoman232
"As Emmy said to Jonathan-"It was breathtaking.""
That's what happened when I looked upon Nocturne for the first time - I literally gasped-it's that beautiful. Just the way everything flows in the image; it's unreal how everything melds together to materialize as one gorgeous image. Yet again, Ryan continues to show us why he deserves our support;something I'll do for my lifetime.

Sun June 7, 2020 at 0:01 am

Tyler
"Yes!"
Instantly changed to my background. This is why I signed up for DB in the first place. Planetscapes and abstracts will always be my favorite works from Ryan. This one is stellar in every way. Thanks for hooking up a longtime fan!

Sat June 6, 2020 at 10:35 pm

Rodewaryer
"Stunning Contrast"
Killer render and you really nailed the scale of life vs the vastness of it all. I lost count of how many previous renders literally screamed for the addition of a subtle sign of life in them. Fantastic!

Sat June 6, 2020 at 5:57 am

Lisa
"Beautifully Serene"
I do love your planetscapes!! They are so beautiful & serene.

Fri June 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Nathan Zachary
"Fantastic... and just noticed..."
Another GREAT remake, Ryan! I also just noticed the figure, and it brings such an amazing sense of scale!

Thu June 4, 2020 at 9:31 pm

Telaria
"Nocturne NICE!!"
Love this - it took my attention the moment I saw it!!

Thu June 4, 2020 at 5:23 pm

BobC
"Huge Hit!"
I agree that this is stupendous. It all works so well.

Thu June 4, 2020 at 12:18 pm

Omar Calderon
"Nocturne "
I have the 1998 version as the lock screen and the new version as my home screen on my iPhone today sort of a times have changed theme or before/after

Thu June 4, 2020 at 11:52 am

Travis
"Love it!"
Yes, I never tire of your otherworldly planetscapes! I especially love these dark, hellish moons, but with the glorious gas giant they orbit in full view in the sky. The contrast reminds me of viewing Earth from the Moon…or even more recently, viewing the little blue speck of Earth from the surface of Mars.

Thu June 4, 2020 at 11:50 am

Yanna
"A wonderful re-render!"
This is definitely one of your best remakes!

Thu June 4, 2020 at 11:28 am

Melchior
"I like it! "
I have always liked your Night-scenes and planet-scapes wallpapers

Thu June 4, 2020 at 11:22 am

Littlemom
"Beautifully Serene!"
This re-render is so beautiful and calming I love it!!!

Thu June 4, 2020 at 11:15 am

Mark
"I like it."
it's a nice, new spin on an old classic.

Thu June 4, 2020 at 10:47 am

RC Davison
"Nocture"
Nice!! Two thumbs up!

Thu June 4, 2020 at 10:24 am

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