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EOW 89 An Entirely Man-made Planet, viewed from Space
Last round was spectacualr!
NO description required, say what you need to say visually.
thoughts to ponder
how is it made?
hows is it sustained
what is the gravity
We've all seen the death star, howsa about soething different
doens't have to be round
what kind of star is it orbiting?
You all did Super! like the icons? Lets do it again the same way!
FOLLOW THE TOPIC.
POST YOUR FINAL IN THE FINAL BURNING THREAD.
SAVE YOUR FILES IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT. EOW##_Nickname
PLACE THE IMAGE IN A FRAME WITH YOUR NAME/TOPIC
example from CHOW
(you can add CA logo, etc).
Add an icon to you final post
150 pixels either direction
PLEASE OUTSIDE HOST THE ICON
Last edited by chaosrocks; July 21st, 2008 at 08:33 AM.
heehee, I'm in 100%.... except the deadline is today!?! LOL
I'm sure Chaos will fix that ... oh and awesome topic
Ooooh sounds cool-- I love thinking about this stuff!
BUT I have some questions, if you'll permit me to play a nerdy lawyer.
Where is the line drawn between a space station and a planet? The reason I ask is mainly threefold:
1. Regarding shape, when objects get to be a certain mass, the object's internal gravity, pulling evenly from every angle, causes it to be spherical (least surface area). My point is that any manmade thing with enormous mass that's NOT a sphere would be "torn in" (there are some exceptions, but Larry Niven took the best one). But my point is that, unless this thing was smaller than a conventional planet, any other geometric shape wouldn't really work.
2. Can I assume that the definition of a planet is that it orbits a star? (Because if you define a planet as something that has its own gravity, what about a gigantic space station that uses centripetal force as its gravity and doesn't orbit a sun?)
3. Does this planet have to be a single "unit"? I want to show more a less a connected "network", the sum of which might equal the mass of Earth, but, when spread out, wouldn't get the problem I mentioned in "1."
4. Does a black hole count as a star?
5. Am I overanalyzing this?
So, yeah, sorry for going all lawyer on you guys but I'd hate to get started on an idea and find out it doesn't qualify as an actual "planet".
funny one thought I had was a connected network of sorts as well. I doubt Chaos will be too picky, I'm sure most of our ideas will be fine, but then again I don't really want to try and answer for her soooo.....
sorry about the date...coulda sworn I changed. Fixed
1.Nivin figured out a way, im sure you can too, although spherical is ok, it isn't mandatory.
2. yes a planet orbits around a sun. and is large enough to contain complete human societal units. I am willing to accept some loose definitions of sun. for example a microminiture planet that orbits around a living creature using the living creature as an energy source, might be acceptable. the thing around which the planet orbit must be the energy source for the planet.
3. I have no objections to networks.
4. I doubt if you could orbit a black hole, it would suck. literally.
note: SPECIFIED>>>>MAN MADE.... inhabitants are Human with all the needs and limitations of the human body
Ok, thanks Chaos!
By the way, what a cool idea of an organism as a star!
Also, most people don't think of it this way, but it actually is possible to orbit around black holes without being sucked in, just like it is for a satellite in Earth to orbit it without being sucked down to it. The civilization would have to watch they don't get too close and pass the "event horizon (surface)".
Maybe it could feed on the heat/radiation the Hole belches...
Nah, as much fun as a Hole might be to paint, I think I'll stick to the conventional star.
Last edited by Zirngibism; July 21st, 2008 at 11:59 AM.
as long as you don't violate the second law of thermodynamics too badly
energy has to come from somewhere.
YEAH I KNEW SOME LOVELY CREATIVE PERSON WOULD COME UP WITHTHE DEATHSTAR.....PLEASE LET THAT BE IT'S LAST APPEARANCE IN THIS THREAD...THANK YOU
Hey Rist how did you hack that original design I had going from my computer before I even had a chance to post it?!? Now I've gotta start from scratch, THANKS!
Actually though, I do have a question for you, Chaos... can the "view from space" be from say, up high in the atmosphere of the planet? I just want to make sure my shot isn't too close. I figure it will be ok as I have seen some nice NASA pics of earth from about that distance... but I thought I would bug you with the question anyway
Im flexible as to how I define space... just wanted to give the opportunity to portray the atmosphere of theis Man made planet...if it has one
thanks! thumnailing away...
Okay, I'm joining the fun. Maybe this will push me to actually make a complete painting, instead of the half-assed sketches I do all the time :/
Lol, It sucks that I'm asian. I can't help it if I look like a million other people.
My Sketchbook: Critics and Comments would be AWESOME.
*really* cool topic - reminded me of a Dyson Sphere, but I suppose that wouldn't quite qualify as a "planet," would it?
I'd except it...some one else already mentioned it. as wellas ring world
it kinda orbits around its sun
heheh show me!
I keep getting images of dyson spheres and ringworlds locked in my head when trying to do this...
Apparently all the Sci-Fi novels I've read are a hindrance rather than a help.
Trying to get something original in time...
Really really love the topic this week Chaos
And from those I came up with this idea:
Kind of a split up surface that is made almost entirely of solar pannels.
attaching for now... comic con tomorrow
and have fun
xezor, I ltove the stiched together feel of it
Heres an update:
the idea i had was just big silicon continents, an equatorial ridge of buildings (coming soon) like a gigantic particle accelerator, and then these big holes at the north and south poles so that this stream of energy could run North-South through the whole thing along the magnetic lines. the magnetic field would then shield the planet from solar radiation.
the topic was manmade, but i want to keep it a little subtle. i'm hoping to put a manmade weather pattern over the whole thing's atmosphere. clouds in a subtly regular formation... that kind of thing.
whatever. i'm going to comicon sunday. who knows if i'll finish. at least i managed a chow this week.
ccsears' mentoring thread--Lesson 1. Pen and Ink, hatching
ccsears' mentoring thread--Lesson 2. Reilly's Head Abstraction Notes & Discussion
some threads i've been following and some people i met along the way:
Tensai *** Mike Butkus' SB *** Bhanu *** Wanimal *** AztcFireFlwr
I'm thinking of designing a huge platform taking the iron core from one planet and placing it inside an artificial one.
Is this within guide boundaries? It's definitely viewed from space.
Edit: Oh and Shardana, maybe it only feels that way because there's not much of a sense of scale? Find some way of showing how big your artificial planet is and it'll feel a lot more successful. That's my advice, anyway. Your design reminds me of a strange Banks conglomeration of advanced architecture, keep it up.
Last edited by Sir Bret; July 26th, 2008 at 04:40 PM.
This is a very interesting topic.
I am very happily paints this
People made this to collect the resources of the universe
but one day it lost
After communication with Earth is disconnected
This artificial intelligence is increasingly began to collect pieces of a large asteroid and Construction itself more bigger and bigger
After a long history of the past
it collects the stars. and absorb resources
now come back to us
sorry about my english
english is fine..painting rocks!
sir bret.. sure go for it
Final Burning thread is posted
move em on over, they are lookin great
Don't forget the icons
and outside host em
chris.. wish youda outside hosted these... if you wanted me to move them..
Last edited by chaosrocks; July 27th, 2008 at 09:46 AM.
Hey Chaos ,I don't like my stuff any more and I have no time to fiddle with it,
didn't go where I want to take it ,maybe next time. So I am not submitting this one.I will play with it when I have more time .
your choice .too bad though.. I liked seeing the process, a lot
thanks forsharingthat with us.
I wont be closing this for another 48 ish hours.....hint hint