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Climate Capsules by priteeboy Climate Capsules by priteeboy
Originally set up to create a miniature sun in one capsule, this experiment had neighbouring capsules added to it and eventually became more about the aesthetics of weather phenomenon and likely would be found in places like interactive museums of science and technology. The sun is still the biggest energy user though but outputs enough to run its neighbours, like how the weather works for real :sun:

This is my latest work for The Luminarium's recent exhibit themed "Energy". I kinda wish I had the time to do more with such an interesting an open theme. But I've been preoccupied a lot lately, mostly for good reasons though. Like completely re-doing all my now outdated custom brushes, models etc since I want to revamp all those so I can hopefully work faster on future works. This definitely wasn't fast though, took a few weeks, mostly for modelling everything. Though the render was pretty slow too :crazy:

Created using Cinema 4D, Vue 7 and Photoshop. People who like this might also like a similar themed artwork I did - Synthetic System :alien:

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LeatherHead72 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is just mind- boggling-ly beautiful!  The time and effort in your art really shows!  Keep it up! We here in drought- stricken California could use the Rain Capsule about now!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment. We get droughts a lot here too. Seems many parts of the world would be fighting over the rain capsule. Though when we finally get it - we get too much and it floods :doh:
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Balmung6 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Ran across this again.
Said it was in Favorites already.
Didn't want to dig to add it to new Fav section.
So Fav'd it again ^^
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, never heard of anyone doing that before :XD:
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Whitedragon66 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
like what you've done with this
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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kaitlynnasslebell Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this looks so cool :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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kaitlynnasslebell Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem :)
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Trinitas127 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
the forces of nature captured =D i like it! :+favlove:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. We finally bottled up our last major threat :w00t:
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Trinitas127 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yes finally :highfive: now if only we could do something about the trolls :hmm:
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ramzakirk Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
interesante
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UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
LOL, so cool.
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ApocalypticAya Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I forgot how much I loved this when I first saw it ^^. It's so cool :3
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you remembered then ;)
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Nevaehmillon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
love it!
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Nevaehmillon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
it looks so magical!
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Sword-Dance Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So much epic! If only you'd allowed a bigger preview...I need to stare at all those details! The weather phenomena are beautifully painted but what I love most, I must say, are the simple icons at the bases of the machines. And all that impeccable detail, still. *drools*
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, yes - to think I spent much more time on the machines themselves than their actual contents (but that was the fun part and the most important :D) I'm currently doing something similar but I'm thinking of putting a landscape or a tree inside the machine, still undecided yet, and a long way from being posted here :phew:
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icewolf001 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Awesome concept!
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Razzmatazzy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
.....Is it odd that this reminds me of the weather forecast for Michigan? This would explain our weather.... it's all kept in a jar, like these, and then someone takes on and breaks it open. But the guy in charge of breaking them open is a dick and keeps throwing snowy days on my April birthday!

XD Seriously though, this has to be one of the most beautiful concepts I've ever seen. I mean... words are actually failing me at how beautiful I find this! The concept is golden, pure artistry! I know that sounds lame, but that's the only way I can describe it. As others have said, the way each capsule is tailored to the weather inside is amazing. I adore that little wind vane on the tornado one~ ♥

And now, ten minutes later of just staring at this, I know there's no way I can fully express my appreciation for every detail in here, so this general comment will have to do. ^_^ The weather map in the background is perfect! Excellent touch right there, it really gives you a sense of where this is at and how some places *coughMichigancough* get such wacky weather.

The frost on the snowstorm capsule... *drools* I didn't even know it was possible to do this kind of work with Photoshop! Okay yeah, I'll stop blathering. ♥
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I think these past few months have seen weird weather all over the world. Europe has gotten way more snow than usual, and North America way less. Also, here in Australia - my "Summer" consisted of more rainy days than sunny ones! :shocked: So the man working in the weather factory is messing with way more than Michigan ;)

That's OK about not being able to describe it, the fact your comment is as long as it is shows you still spent more than just a few seconds looking at it, which is pretty rare in our fast-pace days of viewing art online. It takes a lot to really grab someone for longer than that even with good work :nod:

The weather map in the background wasn't based on anywhere in particular, just a general "continent coast" I drew up, it can be almost anywhere you want it to be...as long as it's on the Eastern edge of it :lol: The frost on the snow capsule was done as part of the 3D work though, but you could still do that in Photoshop with detailed custom brushes, but I tried to get a lot of it done in 3D first :)
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focaloid Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
artistic indeed
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ANGELi-photography Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like this alot, and its creative at the bottom of the capsules. example tornado has wind contraptions and sun is like a heater, lightning has coils. --good job!!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for noticing :aww: I almost took the easy way out and put them all in the same "generic" capsule. But the extra work spent customizing the outside of each one to fit the weather inside was really worthwhile in the long run :D
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ANGELi-photography Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes it was. and you're welcome :)
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HannahWhoDraws Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you are seriously amazing :wow:
I love this one in particular
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it. Thanks for commenting and faving :)
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RJL7983 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Something to think about as far as types of civilizations. A type 1 civilization has colonised it's entire planet and moons, a type 2 one has colonised it's entire system even if multiple suns and a type 3 has colonised it's entire galaxy and dwarf galaxies. I wasn't going to put this but here is an expanded recursive description of what type 4 civlizations and beyond be like.

If a civilization becomes so advanced that they start creating dimentionally recessed technology meaning objects or buildings that are bigger on the inside and if they start thoroughly colonising throught their entire domain then it is inevitable that they will start puttong objects inside this dimentionally recessed layer of space of a large portion or all of their colonies are connected. Eventually they will start putting entire planets and systems inside this inner layer of space or collective subspace inside the colonies. Eventually they become so advanced that the space inside their colonies becomes larger than all the lightyears of space that these coloniese straddle. Because they are dimentionally recessed the space inside keeps growing up to a point even though in normal space outside their colonies has not gotten that much larger. Because of all this entire galaxies eventually get placed inside this space so in an average colonised galaxy in normal space there are maybe hundreds of galaxies inside thissecond layer of inner space inside the colonies. This is what a type 4 civilization could be.

I'm not sure of this but it is possible that each new type of civilization is based on soemthing tens of billions of time larger in scales than the last level. Because the normal galaxies in normal space have been so colonised and because galaxies have been placed inside these colonies; even though it doesn't look it from the outside, it there by stands to reason that they would start to thoroughly colonise these inner galaxies and make a third layer of space or a second layer of dimentionally recessed space and place many more galaxies inside these that the galaxies on the outside. Then making a third layer of dimentionally recessed space from the colonisation of the third layer of galaxies these have galaxies inside them that are colonised and so on for tens of billions of layers one inside the other. This is what a type 5 civlization might be.

Take the patturn of recursion of a type 4 and 5 civilizations and expand this to tens of billions of levels and this is what a type 6 civilization might be.

Imagine the 10th type of civilization, type 100 or type tens of billions. Because this is based again on multiples of ten billion then this could be a second layer of civilizations wich could be expanded to another layer of civlvizations and so on.

There could interestingly be tens of billions of civilization layers making an unthinkable number of advancment of civilization.

This was just a thought experiment in recursion but this is possible what types of civilizations could be beyond 3 so anyway thanks.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like you saw that documentary done by that famous Asian scientist...damn, I can never seem to remember his name though :stupidme:

He said human society is still type zero since the only thing we've done is colonized our own planet, which is something any species could potentially do if they reproduce fast and can travel long distances (bacteria being a great example) But we are close to being 1, all we have to do is build permanent establishments on the moon and maybe other planets. I think each civilization will have varying degrees of difficulty though depending on what their moons and neighbouring planets are like :hmm: I think expecting anything beyond a 5 is setting the bar too high, there is only so much a species can do in the universe. I mean, once a species has invented and discovered and done everything in the universe - that's about it really, though obviously that hasn't happened year otherwise they would have tried to establish connections with the humans on Earth (unless they have but failed, but I doubt something so advanced would fail at such a remedial task :paranoid:)

I find it impossible to build an area that's larger on the inside than on the outside, it just doesn't sound like it would be physically possible, it's like expecting to fit a bowling ball into a golf hole without stretching or shrinking required. But you dd say something about creating other dimensions, but even that sounds like a long stretch even for advanced aliens. I still think all things in the universe are bound to its laws of physics no matter how great their technology gets. The universe seems infinite, but what can go on in it I say is limited, even if we are still far from those limits :nod:
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meganann23 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Whoa....It's this is epic cool!
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Enigz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really don't know why but it reminds me to one scene in Amnesia where you have to mix a Chemical ,Säure' :D

Great work =)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven' seen/played that (see, I don't even know whether it's a game or not :XD:) Glad you liked this though!
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Enigz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes it's a game ;D
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xxHarlequin7xx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty cool :D I love how the stormy weather is filling the tube(?) up with water :D Wouldn't want to break one and send the earth into a one-weather planet though!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I liked creating the look of one tube filling up. Though it probably does drain away a little bit to keep it from getting full :D

Yes, all must be contained, who knows what will happen if one breaks loose :ohnoes:
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xxHarlequin7xx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle: Well that's fair enough ;P I also love the individual little button-thingies underneath each tube!

:O I guess if we break all of them then it wouldn't matter!? :nod:
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Sir-Drago Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
The lightning one is my favorite! :D

I'll feature this uhu uhu :boing::iconyeyplz:
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nyokochan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist
It seems someone smashed the sun capsule open,the heatwave over U.S.A was crazy everywhere.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I have heard :O Welcome to what Australia goes through every Summer :laughing:
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nyokochan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist
Nooo!
*offers you a electric fan*
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mystdream Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
vacation in a test tube.
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CalebCreator Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist
So frickin cool.
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jeruki Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great concept and work, i love the rain and the tornado :D and the signs on every capsule :worship:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou, and glad you noticed each one's unique symbol too 8-) Thanks for the faves :handshake:
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jeruki Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome, i have always wanted to take a look at your gallery but never took the time before hehe im glad i did your works are really good :)
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Greenpuffle Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Beautiful artwork!
The concept is very original!
I love how the rain capsule is actually flooding up~ The attention to detail is amazing too~ I love how there are different types of machinery installed in the capsules to support the climate that is being imitated. And how the snowy capsule is actually freezing up a little. ^^

I also like how the four outer capsules have cool, calm colors and then a bright, energetic sun in the middle to contrast.

It would be nice if you could send some snow over here. Where I live, it never snows. :saddummy:

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I hate slow renders. D8 I seriously wonder how people produce photo-realistic movies. It must takes AGES. A single frame takes so long to render. I don't want to imagine how long it must take to render a whole movie. :nuu:

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Anyway, another great artwork from you! Keep up the good work! :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou very much, Glad you noticed all those little details, the rain capsule filling up (I modelled a cylindrical water-object for inside the capsule with even a disturbed surface like what happens to water with rain still falling on it :D) the freezing over of the snow capsule is thanks to Vue's ability to "layer" one material over another and I created that frost using procedural Vue materials alone :D It never snows where I live either, but it still gets pretty cold, sometimes below the minimum temperature needed for snow, but not by much or for long. We just get a thin icing on everything early in the morning, like on the snow capsule here, and it thaws just a couple of hours after sunrise :sun:

Big budget movies take months, maybe even years to render, and even that's with HUGE render farms that are probably the size of car-lots full of render-slave servers :work: I often wonder how much render time is needed for movies done entirely (or close to) in 3D animation, especially ones with lots of special effects such as Finding Nemo or Avatar :faint:
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
damn!!... your mastery in software and art are cool..
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