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The Monoliths by DarinK The Monoliths by DarinK
"Monoliths are fictional advanced machines built by an unseen extraterrestrial species that appear in Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey series of novels and films. "

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Edit: fixed sun 3/31/11 (thanks Qaz2008 for your comment!)
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SPECTRE1993 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
FLOATING RECTANGLESS!!! FLYING DOMINOOOS!!!
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DarinK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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Whoa awesome!
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DarinK Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Your welcome
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Kjolhaug94 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Photographer
Holy shit! 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of my favourite movies! When I saw this picture, I was like; DUDE, THIS GUY IS FUCKING AWESOME!
Keep up the good work! :D
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DarinK Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Yeah, 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of my favorite movies too, I enjoy the sci-fi of Arthur C. Clarke. :)
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esk6a Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh....love your close up planets. They are really nicely done. What do you use to make them? Because I use vue for such closeups and render times are really really long. Dunno how other programs renders such things...
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DarinK Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I use Terragen and Vue for my planets. There are a lot of tips available that show how to optimize Vue and Terragen render settings to get the highest possible quality in the shortest period of time. Some things are always going to take a long time to render (clouds), but I like using Vue because you can render in stages if you wish.
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esk6a Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, the resume render feature is one of the best things in vue.

My main problem is that I like to work with large resolutions, and no matter
what optimizations I make the render times are almost everlasting :D
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DarinK Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you use custom "user settings"?
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esk6a Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really. I mostly play with quality boosts settings in the atmosphere editor.
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DarinK Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Read this if you get a chance:
[link]
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esk6a Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! This will b helpful! Thanks!
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DarinK Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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inzanesonikku Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011   Photographer
oh wow. the monolith is just a steel wall. nothing really much else.
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OddFox17 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
They're covered by an impenetrable forcefield, give off powerful signals, and oh yeah, they turned Jupiter into a star.

They're a lot more than steel walls.
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inzanesonikku Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012   Photographer
indeed, guess so
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matador-ninjaLover Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
What a wonderful spectacle, yet creepy.
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DarinK Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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PeterPlastic Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Yay monoliths! Love Space Odyssey art. nice work!
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DarinK Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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danarogon Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeee don't understand? watch this [link]
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DarinK Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! That is a really creepy scene, lol. :D
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danarogon Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ya :3 in fact its one of my favorite scary scens in cinema :D i am actctualy going to use that sound in my first Amnesia custom story :P
oh if yo don't know what Amnesia actualy is... its one of the most scary games ever made.... i only recomend it i you are a fan of that kind of video games.... because i can only play it 15 minuts at a time xD
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AaronMk Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
"By God, they're full of stars!"
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The necrons is upon us!! :iconimsupersurprisedplz:
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David-Hark Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved the films! First time I saw the ending of 2010, I really was not expecting it.
It makes me sad that no one in my dorm knows about the series other than me!
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OddFox17 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
You know, Clarke made two sequals: 2061 and 3001.
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David-Hark Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm aware of them, but I've never read them...
Gonna have to add those to my list of books to read some day.
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DarinK Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the films are awesome! :D
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DCkiq Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What did you use to make this? And how did you make the clouds?
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DarinK Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was done in Terragen 2 for the large planet. Freelancah has made available a file for those who wish to learn - [link]
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
This good piece has been featured in here >>> [link]
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Looks good. I would make the smaller planet have almost no visible surface. The sun is almost right behind it and it should look similar to the smallest moon. Everything else looks great.
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DarinK Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally got around to fixing it. :D
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Looks much better
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DarinK Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! You make a good point, I will probably fix the shadowing on the smaller planet.
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DavidAkerson Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Great image!
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Wittman80 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Stars! It's full of stars!
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DarinK Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome! I was wondering if you would post this ... i wonder if there's a monolith down on the surface too ;)
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DarinK Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Those stories own! Especially the books.
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DarinK Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The book was good, and so was the movie. I also liked the "Rendevous with Rama" series. :D
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
I even liked those more :D
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hanciong Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
btw these monoliths are the ones that finally merge together into a black hole?
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DarinK Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you read the books? I haven't read them all. Which book does the merging happen?
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hanciong Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't read too much into it. I am not very sure. I think I watched it in TV. About the book, I haven't read them all
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Wow man that's amazing! But maybe the sun needs some lens flare and stuff just to make the pic perfect also you might wanna lower the outglow of the sun too just a little bit.
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