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The Gold Rush, circa 2050 by garryts
The Gold Rush, circa 2050
So.. Firstly, I promise this is the last image with the giant glarey sun-thing going in…

The image I wanted to make here had shadows fanning out from each of the objects in the scene. I tried every type of light object, CSTools Fog, you name it… No cool shadows; if anyone has any idea how I would do that in C4D, I would definitely like to know!

So… Asteroid Mining; regular watchers will know I have touched on this subject before (here: garryts.deviantart.com/art/Ast…). It’s a subject I’m interested in and it’s in the news - we’re burning through the Earth’s resources at an accelerating rate and based on known reserves, key elements such as phosphorus, antimony, zinc, tin, lead, indium, silver, gold and copper will be exhausted in 50–60 years.

The mining of asteroids for these elements has been suggested as our ‘Get Out Of Jail’ card. The idea is that platinum, cobalt and other valuable elements are mined from asteroids and sent back to Earth. That’s despite that fact that we have yet to design a spacesuit glove that doesn’t tear astronauts finger nails out, have no method to protect against the effects of long terms weightlessness, nor exposure to solar radiation. Hacking back on NASA’s budget for the last 40 years might not have been such a good idea after all.

The ship in the image: the core of it - the containers and frame - I stole from someone else’s model… I’m fairly sure it was by avalon3d. I added detail to the frame (and I’m slightly annoyed with myself for putting the ship in shadow, having lovingly textured each of the containers… Oh well!). I stole the front-end of one of my own ships (this one garryts.deviantart.com/art/The…) and (imaginatively) gave it a long skinny fuselage, ending in a Discovery-like propulsion unit.

The (really lovely) main asteroid with the tiny astronauts on top is by Starbase1 and can be downloaded from the resources at Foundation3d.com I retextured it to give a slightly dustier look, based on photographs of asteroids on various sites.

I have made my scene as busy with asteroids as it usual for scifi visualisations of our solar systems asteroid belt; in reality, of course, the average distance between any two asteroids is around a million kilometres and given their generally small size, you simply wouldn’t be able to see another asteroid whilst you busy mining one! This is why we have been able to happily send our probes out to investigate the outer planets without fear of them being trashed during their passage through the asteroid belt.

The scene was modelled and rendered in Cinema 4D. I’m going to skip my usual run through of the textures used as you can’t really see them anyway!

Post production - actually not as much as you might think, mostly blume and sharpening - was done in Photoshop. Most of the colour in the image came form using light objects coloured to match the background.
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Thrilling Mystery by garryts
Thrilling Mystery
This is basically an advert for my (free) Pulp Horror Magazine Cover PSD temp[late, which you can download from my Resources Gallery and create your own - here: garryts.deviantart.com/art/Pul…

The template is a follow-up to my pulp sci-fi cover PSD template which I did a few years back - you’ll find that in my Resources Gallery too. This image is an example of the sort of thing you can do with it - obviously I hope that you will take it, use your own images and have a load of fun with it!

Horror isn’t really my thing, so I did a lot of research - specially at this helpful site: pulpcovers.com/tag/horror/   I kid you not that ALL the text you see on the covers comes from a real magazine, which you can find on that site! :-)

This particular cover uses scream_by_rippedsoul711 which is available here on dA

If you use it, let me know - I love to see what people create with my resources.

Important: If you belong to a Horror-related group here on dA, can you please send me a request to include this template in the group resources gallery. I don’t belong to any groups that are Horror themed, and don’t know which I should share this with. Without the template being shared in the right groups, it won’t be used and that would be a shame!
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Weird Tales by garryts
Weird Tales
This is basically an advert for my (free) Pulp Horror Magazine Cover PSD temp[late, which you can download from my Resources Gallery and create your own - here: garryts.deviantart.com/art/Pul…

The template is a follow-up to my pulp sci-fi cover PSD template which I did a few years back - you’ll find that in my Resources Gallery too. This image is an example of the sort of thing you can do with it - obviously I hope that you will take it, use your own images and have a load of fun with it!

Horror isn’t really my thing, so I did a lot of research - specially at this helpful site: pulpcovers.com/tag/horror/   I kid you not that ALL the text you see on the covers comes from a real magazine, which you can find on that site! :-)

If you use it, let me know - I love to see what people create with my resources.

Important: If you belong to a Horror-related group here on dA, can you please send me a request to include this template in the group resources gallery. I don’t belong to any groups that are Horror themed, and don’t know which I should share this with. Without the template being shared in the right groups, it won’t be used and that would be a shame!
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Thrilling Horror Stories by garryts
Thrilling Horror Stories
This is basically an advert for my (free) Pulp Horror Magazine Cover PSD temp[late, which you can download from my Resources Gallery and create your own - here: garryts.deviantart.com/art/Pul…

The template is a follow-up to my pulp sci-fi cover PSD template which I did a few years back - you’ll find that in my Resources Gallery too. This image is an example of the sort of thing you can do with it - obviously I hope that you will take it, use your own images and have a load of fun with it!

Horror isn’t really my thing, so I did a lot of research - specially at this helpful site: pulpcovers.com/tag/horror/   I kid you not that ALL the text you see on the covers comes from a real magazine, which you can find on that site! :-)

If you use it, let me know - I love to see what people create with my resources.

Important: If you belong to a Horror-related group here on dA, can you please send me a request to include this template in the group resources gallery. I don’t belong to any groups that are Horror themed, and don’t know which I should share this with. Without the template being shared in the right groups, it won’t be used and that would be a shame!
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Fantastic Terror Tales by garryts
Fantastic Terror Tales
This is basically an advert for my (free) Pulp Horror Magazine Cover PSD temp[late, which you can download from my Resources Gallery and create your own - here: garryts.deviantart.com/art/Pul…

The template is a follow-up to my pulp sci-fi cover PSD template which I did a few years back - you’ll find that in my Resources Gallery too. This image is an example of the sort of thing you can do with it - obviously I hope that you will take it, use your own images and have a load of fun with it!

Horror isn’t really my thing, so I did a lot of research - specially at this helpful site: pulpcovers.com/tag/horror/   I kid you not that ALL the text you see on the covers comes from a real magazine, which you can find on that site! :-)

If you use it, let me know - I love to see what people create with my resources.

Important: If you belong to a Horror-related group here on dA, can you please send me a request to include this template in the group resources gallery. I don’t belong to any groups that are Horror themed, and don’t know which I should share this with. Without the template being shared in the right groups, it won’t be used and that would be a shame!
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Firstly, I hope that everyone here enjoyed the holiday period and to wish you Happy New Year!

I also want to apologise for not responding to emails, faves, watches, etc... I haven't been able to get to DeviantArt over the past few months and probably won't visit much in early 2015. I am currently very busy on a few web-related projects for clients. No 3D, no scifi - it's all tedious content development stuff, but it does pay!

I have tried to answer everything in the backlog - if I have missed you, I am sorry, it isn't personal!

Have a great 2015!

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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: St. Vincent
  • Reading: your lips
  • Watching: my back
  • Playing: games
  • Eating: Christmas left overs!
  • Drinking: resting my liver and kidneys

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:icongarrus22:
Garrus22 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch...^.^ you shouldn't have..I added you cause I like your gallery :D
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garryts Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually thought I had pressed "Watch" before I commented that you had a great gallery - it was only when I viewed your 'Watch' notification that I saw the icon for Watch on your profile was still unlit...
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MilaySVK Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Merry christmas mate :)
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:icongarryts:
garryts Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, sorry for the slow response! Hope that you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!! :-)
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bliivet Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the WATCH by TheGalleryOfEve  Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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garryts Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! :-)
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nobbe42 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Thanks for the fav!
:)
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Eremes2703 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well, inspired by you, I did it. my first space wreck. (Still a lot to learn)
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riftroamer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for faving my Frontier Transport (WIP, texture update). Very much appreciated. :)
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jmelisio Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you for the :+fav: on We Are Here :)
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