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GSV MainBay II by MarkJayBee GSV MainBay II by MarkJayBee
Mandelbulb 3D v1.8.2 [link]

DEcombinate in Min mode using: SphereHeightMapIFS/SierpHilbert (x2)/_reciprocalX3

With all the new features and formulas in M3D, I thought I'd try
to create a more 'constructed' view of a mainbay in one of SF
master Iain M. Banks's humungous 'Culture' GSV ships.
Think this one works much better than my previous attempt! :ashamed: ;)
See 'GSV Mainbay 1' at: [link]

Fullview please....:nod:
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Silent-Steve Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Wow. This is one of those pictures where you have to take a moment to let your eyes drink it all in. Very impressive. 

Reading Banks' science fiction (I'm currently enjoying my first immersion in Use of Weapons), your imagination does get a thorough work out. Putting images to worlds/species/ships/people/etc. can be challenging, but I think you've nicely evoked the sense of scale and the awesome feel that descriptions of the GSVs and suchlike impart.
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your kind comments Steve! :aww: :bow: It was a very sad day
last year when the news of Iain M. banks's demise was received. We shall
never see his like again; but his work was so unique and multi-layered that
it bears multiple rereads. I'm now back to his excellent 'Excession', which
tempts me even more to get to grips with 'proper' 3D modelling software,
and get something decent and worthy rendered. Watch this space I guess....;)

Actually, if you're interested :iconcapstoned: did a wee anim of this, check
out the link at: fav.me/d5kj9d8 :nod:
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Silent-Steve Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
You're right about Banks, minds like that only ever come in ones. At least he left behind such a rich body of work.

Speaking of which, I've had the pleasure of reading Excession also - I look forward to seeing what it inspires you to do...

Speaking of which, yes I liked what Capstoned has done with it. That idea of a cavernous bay open to space works nicely for me.

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bitterella Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
That's pretty impressive.
Thanks for rendering Culture images!
DA NEEDS MORE CULTURE TECH!
(thank you to all who do contribute. I can't draw to save my life)
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:iconmarkjaybee:
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :bow: Yup, there does seem to be a bit of a dearth of quality 'culture' related artwork on dA.:nod:
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
I thought Matter and Surface Detail [ [link] ] were well worth a second read; but with Use Of Weapons that second read is almost mandatory. There are many similarities between Surface Detail and UoW, so anyone who liked one should enjoy the other. As for this render, it's so like the GSV ship bay described in Consider Phlebas that I felt as if I'd been on board myself, looking at it.
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much for your comments.:thumbsup::) I'm actually rereading 'Consider Phlebas' for the 3rd time. I'm in the process of boning up on C4D, with a view to rendering scenes from Banks's books as 'real' 3D images at some point in the - not too distant! - future. :plotting:
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
The Culture needs a talent worthy of its achievements; someone who can do justice to the epic scenes and dramatic moments.
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Dontburnit Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is what I had in mind while reading the culture novels when inside the GSV's docks.
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UMasther Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconmarkjaybee:
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :)
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leestepr Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Excellent visualization!
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:iconmarkjaybee:
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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MrAries23 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
This is crazy good.
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers Sean, glad you like it mate! :D
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DsyneGrafix Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME, But I like version 3 better!!!!!
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:iconmarkjaybee:
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it anyway Rick! ;)
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:rose:High Lights Of :iconda-creativity:> Best Of O9-2012 [link] ***** :rose:
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:iconmarkjaybee:
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
A huge thank you for including my work in such a classy collection!! :aww:
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MalDudemaker Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A beauty. I like the concept too, i`m sure if Iain Banks saw this he`d find it fitting :clap:
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:iconmarkjaybee:
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
:stupidme: Where did 'Stuart' come from???! Sorry Mal! :ashamed: ;)
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MalDudemaker Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, no idea :lol:
Its fine :)
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks Stuart! :bow: If there was some kind of Iain M. Banks art forum/group,
I'd submit this, but surprisingly there isn't. :shrug: :cry: ;)
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MalDudemaker Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder if there`s enough interest to warrant starting a group? I did look online for somewhere to contact him as i wanted to share one of my own Banks inspired fractals :thumb300418476:
regrettably i found nothing.
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Might be worth looking into Stuart. :plotting:
btw, your thumb didn't work, and I couldn't see anything
immediately 'Banksish' in you gallery? :O_o:
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MalDudemaker Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Apologies, hope this link works better... [link]
I`m considering the group idea but i don`t spend enough time here at the moment to do it, maybe lets keep it in mind for the future.
Btw... i know i said its fine but i should mention that my name is Scot :giggle:
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, for wossnames' sake! :ashamed: A definite 'senior moment' there Scot!! :stupidme:
Anyway....I was thinking of starting an Iain M. Banks 'Art'
group on Facebook, see how it went; and then maybe start something
here, groupwise.:nod:
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MalDudemaker Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the late reply Mark, the FB group sounds like a good idea, i`d have at least a couple of pieces to contribute.
Let me know if you get started :thumbsup: :)
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Vidom Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing piece, really sci-fi! :clap:
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks Vince, much appreciated mate! :D
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:iconvidom:
Vidom Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure Mark :-)
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DisaFear Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing.
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :)
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JustinArt87 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Another creative fractal art. Looks ridiculously futuristic.
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
'Ridiculously futuristic'; like it! ;) Thanks Justin! :D
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stryderq Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
uncredibal :p
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:iconmarkjaybee:
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :)
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ReiRobin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha this is crazily insane!! You're awesome!!
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:iconmarkjaybee:
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks very muchly!! :D
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Excellent! ;) :thumbsup:
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers Antony! :D
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Welcome Mark ;)
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nitegrafix Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Beautiful work!
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:iconmarkjaybee:
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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heatstroke99 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:faint:
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D
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xzendor7 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Two Thumbs Up, So This On Facebook And Awesome Fractal Creation.
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:iconmarkjaybee:
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks Rolando! :bow: You've got some superb work in your gallery;
watching as of now!! :thumbsup::nod:
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Digithalie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superb :)
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:iconmarkjaybee:
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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