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C.A.T arriving at Vavatch Orbital by MarkJayBee C.A.T arriving at Vavatch Orbital by MarkJayBee
Mandelbulb 3D v1.8.2 [link]

DEcombinate in min mode using: HeightMapIFS/SphereHeightMapIFS/CylinderHeightMapIFS/TorusIFS

Not strictly a 'pure' fractal - all dIFS - but it was the only way to get the outcome I was looking for.
Two layers in PS, so it's a manip too!

Continuing my attempts to fractally portray scenes from Iain M. Banks's 'Culture' novels,
this is an imagining of the ship 'Clear Air Turbulence' landing at the Vavatch 'Orbital';
an immense toroidal structure landscaped on its inner surface.
Taken from his superb novel 'Consider Phlebas'.
Rumour has it that a movie treatment is in preparation! Boy, would I love to work on that one!! :eager:

Fullview please....:nod:
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TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
So then, this Vatatch Orbital is a Ring Around The World..?
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nope, it's actually a free floating ring about 3 million miles in diameter, and in orbit around its sun! :nod:
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TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
OOOHH!
A Dyson *Ring*!
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blueb0g Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
In essence, yes. At least that's what the original Ring, Larry Niven's ring in his 1970 book Ringworld was - a dyson sphere but with most of the sphere left out, leaving only a ring. This removes the need for artificial gravity - you can spin a ring to provide gravity, you can't do the same with a sphere... This is often known as a 'Niven Ring' or just a 'Ringworld'. In Ian M Bank's novels though, the Orbitals are based on Niven Rings but are far smaller and do not encircle a star, like a Niven Ring or a Dyson Sphere would. Instead, they maintain an essentially planetary orbit of a star. Gravity is still provided by spinning, however. 
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Topas2012 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
OMG... this is Amazing :wow:
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks Sergio - glad you like it! :D
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YuryKyssa Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes!Cool!
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers Yury! :D
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timemit Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Featured here [link] If you don't want your work featured please let me know
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