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Hi guys,

well, I'm still here. Not very active though. And I guess you'd expect something spectacular as a comeback. Not today. Just a simple orbit shot. I put some serious hours in this one and I think I got the lighting right. :) Finally. Anyway, as always:

Enjoy!
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:iconralfmaeder:
ralfmaeder Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning vista. Can I ask you what kind of appoach did you use for this image? Textures, fotos, etc? And what kind of software? Vue, Terragen, other 3Dsoftware, Photoshop?
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks man. For this image, as for the most of my images, I used NASA satellite images as base for my textures. The satellite images were composed and edited in Photoshop. The final textures than applied to the planet in 3ds max (my main 3d software) For the lighting I used several lights to get everything like I wanted. Different lights for relection, overall lighting and so on. To get a better understanding of how all this gets together have a look here: hoevelkamp.deviantart.com/art/…
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ralfmaeder Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great stuff. For the most part this should apply to "any" 3D Software-packagem which in my case is Vue for the time being. Only the filters for the dark or lit side of the planet is not available, maybe I can find something comparable in the Function Editor of Vue. Thanks for sharing all these great tips and tricks! 
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webname05 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As you wrote in one comment, you said this is 8000x4000 texture. Is it on a 3D model or a photoshop spherize filter? Cause I tried to create a close-up with 8000x8000 texture in photoshop and it looked very pixelated and blurred.
Anyway, amazing, amazing work!
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner May 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Hey, thanks a lot. It's a 8000x4000 texture tiled 7 times to get the details while getting this close to the planet. Oh, program is 3ds Max. :)
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webname05 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, so probably just using photoshop is the problem.
Thanks and keep up on the fantastic work! ;)
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DannyGordon20 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011   Filmographer
impressive indeed
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Glympus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Very nice, beautifull detailed. When watching this you can tell you put in lots of men hours.
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:iconzeitschiff:
zeitschiff Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
I think you got the lighting right. Superb work.
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My-Skies Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
wow, atemberaubend realistisch :wow:
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jhmart1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Could you be even more realistic than you already are? This is an amazing scene! New favorite. :)
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:iconhoevelkamp:
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010   Digital Artist
:D I always try to be more realistic in my space scenes. Maybe not the most popular style, but I like it. ;) Thanks a lot. :)
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tommyvanklies Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How can you always achive such sharpness with the closeups?
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Digital Artist
6gb RAM and high resolution (8000x4000) texture maps (which I also tile to get closer without blurring). If I had more RAM and a faster machine, I'd even go with higher resolutions, I'm crazy that way. :D
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P4870 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Nice! What res is the cloud texture map?
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:iconhoevelkamp:
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. The cloud texture is 8k and then tiled. I wish there'd be a higher res cloud map on the net, but I wasn't able to find one. Should you ever stumble upon such a thing, please let me know.
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P4870 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Haha, I have the same problem... All my earth textures are 16k except for cloud 8k. I can't find a 16k cloud, but I think it exists, even higher res too. I've seen someone use 16k cloud here on deviant art, but I don't remember his name. I asked him where he found it but he didn't reply back. I tile my cloud texture for now :).
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IceColD12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
wow) cool
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:iconhoevelkamp:
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks man. :)
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Todd-Sullest Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done, very tranquil and calming.
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:iconhoevelkamp:
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. :) I'm glad you like it.
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EqualToYou Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
nice work with the clouds :heart: :star:
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:iconhoevelkamp:
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. :)
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CaptainScratch Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oop,sorry.I just saw the reply to priteeboy,lol,Right now Im using a Lynda.com 3ds max essential tutorial.Im up to cameras so far.
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:iconhoevelkamp:
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010   Digital Artist
Those are really good tutorials. Have fun with that. :D
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CaptainScratch Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty damn good for a comeback.What program did you use?I been trying in Photoshop cs5 to make planets,But nothing this good.Now Im studying 3ds Max.
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010   Digital Artist
Well, if you want to make planets in 3ds max, you might want to look at this: [link] Imho 3ds max is the best 3d application for planet creation. ;)
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CaptainScratch Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Thanks.
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
gute arbeit :thumbsup: ;)
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:iconhoevelkamp:
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010   Digital Artist
Danke. :)
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Featured [link]
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:iconhoevelkamp:
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the feature. :handshake:
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
NP :)
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tommyvanklies Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, welcome back, planet master!
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:iconhoevelkamp:
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010   Digital Artist
And its nice to be back. :) Thanks man.
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice to see you're back in action. Loving the lightning on this one man. Great reflection :)
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:iconhoevelkamp:
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010   Digital Artist
I told you I'd be back soon. :D Thanks for giving me that final little push.
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The community should thank me ;)

Hehe, just nice seeing something new by you again :)
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n0n0nSenSe Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Nice and simple; like Da Vinci said: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
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:iconhoevelkamp:
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Somtimes less is more. :D And to listen to the old ones once in a while seems like a good idea. Thanks man.
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DannyGordon20 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010   Filmographer
amazing
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:iconhoevelkamp:
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. :)
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Nordam Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Something that still amazes me, is the thought that no matter how peaceful it looks from afar it is infinitely more chaotic on the ground; you just can't see it. nice work.
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010   Digital Artist
I just copy paste my answer from my answer to ~LeitimBR because I don't have a better answer than that. :)

Thanks man. :) It's fascinating. All the astronauts describe the earth from orbit in the same way. Beautiful, peaceful, frail, fragile, never chaotic. That's just us down here. Chaotic.
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing as always sir. Your one hell of a 3d artist.
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment kind sir. :D
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LeitimBR Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's calm "coz" we see it from far...
Lean up a lil' closer and then u'll have bad words to say...
Shame on us. =\

Great job, btw =]
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks man. :) It's fascinating. All the astronauts describe the earth from orbit in the same way. Beautiful, peaceful, frail, fragile, never chaotic. That's just us down here. Chaotic.
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Good to see you back man! solid work with that planet! the ocean tones are pretty saturated near the horizon, but I'm REALLY liking the middle and foreground part of it :thumbsup:
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010   Digital Artist
And its good to be back. Seems like I'm not forgotten, even after a few month (which is in internet time like an eternity) :D I decided to do some more work on the horizon. Well not now, I have to go to work soon, but afterwards.
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