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My first Avatar-inspired deviation! :la: yeah, only took like - a year and a half, but the timing seemed right and hopefully this turned out to be what is arguably one the the coolest pieces inspired by that movie anyone will ever see :bow:

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I could have gone for a ground view showing one of the many epic landscapes. But that can always be done later. I don't see much of the space scene seen very early on in the film, so that combined with the fact I promised many people my next 360 "Vue It" work was going to be a space one just meant it was the right theme to choose. It was at least lighter in polygon count than my first two that were very "tree-heavy" bumping their polygon counts into the several millions which resulted in countless crashes. Still had a fair amount with this but comparatively not as bad so bouts of swearing while making this was minimal ;)

As for technical aspects, this was testing a version of Vue that can't actually render planets to its limits, that along with clever use of postwork allowed me to simulate a pretty authentic looking world below the viewer anyway. Rendering would have taken eons for me and so I got help, so I'll jump to credits for help before continuing:
:la: SOULSSHINE Did the rendering after I made the scene, took WAY too long on my comp.
:la: Smattila exported it into this Flash format after I had completed all the artwork.
Anyway, this required constant hopping between Vue 7 and Photoshop as some areas needed to be painted on and then brought back into the 3D world again to be rendered with the right amount of distortion and then composed in Photoshop again etc. I won't ramble on, Ill just say it was as hard to do as it looks, so just enjoy it! :lol:

:bulletpurple: Others in the "Vue It" series:
Vue it - Pine Shrine
Vue it - Christmas Village
Vue It - Holiday House
Vue It - Haunted Harvest

All artwork and animations in my gallery are my copyrighted property and are not to be used without my permission, this includes any screenshots of parts of the scene.
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AaleeK Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Bravissimo, I'm travelling to Pandora....
Thanks...
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DecemberSapphire9 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Writer
This....this is incredible. I'm convinced now that you are indeed a wizard.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I wish that were the case :plotting:
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DecemberSapphire9 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Writer
No mortal can create such a masterpiece. Dude, when are they going to send you to Hogwarts! How do you do this anyways? I'm so curious! 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hogwarts :O But I ain't no Harry Potter fan (but if it promises me wizard powers then I'd go in a heartbeat)

These are largely modelled in one of my 3D softwares that I use. It's more time-consuming than just drawing a normal image since rather than just illustrating what I can see, I have to also be creating stuff that doesn't even show up in the final thing, not to mention constantly changing my viewing angle to make sure I get everything composed right, since even I can't view it all at once (except when I used an overhead view, but that says little about how it looks from ground level). It's quite hard to explain really, and not much easier to create - hence why I only do these rarely.
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DecemberSapphire9 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student Writer
Well I can't think of anyone but you that can create something so spectacular so you must some secret superpower or something. 

And I'm guessing that 3D software cost money. Well guess I'll have to draw my maps the old fashion way.
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Exillior Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing! I lost control of my mouse while making it spin, and... yeah. Still amazing!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to see some people can spin it without lag :XD:
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Exillior Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It was like free-falling. There was definitely no lag. :laughing:
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Marblesky Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely breathtaking! :D (Big Grin) 
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