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    EOW Round 158: Orrery Chamber

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    EOW Round 158: Orrery Chamber

    Topic: Orrery Chamber
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    Brief: This is an open topic. It could be strategic, mystical, scientific, or whatever else you wish to imagine, similarly it could be ancient, steampunk, alien, futuristic, etc. Let your design and rendering tell the story.


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    Sounds good but what is an Orrery Chamber?
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    An Orrery is a room that has a model of the solar system in it. It's usually mechanical. It shows the path of the planets as they spin around the sun and can accurately predict alignments based on the previous speed and track of each of the planets.

    I think I good example is the Planet room in the end of the First Tomb Raider Movie. If you play Oblivion and have the DLC of the Orrery then you can also use that as an example.
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    A mechanical device illustrating the relative positions and orbits of planets and moons in a solar system.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orrery

    A couple of examples that come to mind:
    The dead settlements in Pitch Black
    Buggenhaggen's planetary room Final Fantasy VII
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    EOW Round 158: Orrery Chamber

    Just a quick thumbnail. c: Might get me a bit more motivated this time!
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    first EOW!
    Been trying to practice a little more environment painting lately so I thought I should give EOW a try.
    This is my concept, I'm going for a kind of ritual bonfire scene.
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    This sounds like a fun topic. I'm think I'm in.
    The first orrery to come to mind is the one from The Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion.
    Has anyone here had any success with importing 3D models from programs like Lightwave into photoshop?
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    Very nice take on the subject. Reminds me of some kind of shamanistic rite. I also like the colors and composition.
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    I decided to go the sci-fi route with this one. Haven't quite figured everything out yet, but here's my start. Good luck everyone!
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    nice starts to all.

    janjager.. feels sorta traditional
    jei.. has a military vibe to it
    homereid.. looks ritualistic

    i think im gonna go outside my comfort zone and do something similar to a museum showcase feel
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    Duman - As far as I know you can import .3ds and .obj files among others, but only in the extended version.

    JanJager - Thanks man, actually that's exactly what I'm aiming for. Very nice sketch, keep going.

    +oas+ - Go for it

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    Here s a wip. I will add the solar system in the ball later.
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    kir nuyts.. the architecture has a dead space vibe goin. props.
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