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I recently finished the excellent "Red Rising Trilogy" by Pierce Brown and I was inspired by his vision of a terraformed Mars to create this piece. I used Vue d'Esprit's "spherical" terrains and dug deep into the cloud editor to create this render.

There was one location from the books in particular that I wanted to recreate and this piece could be considered a warmup for that :-) I hope you enjoy it!

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Richard Haselwood
"Flying free"
I've always loved these kind of renders, they transport me away, in this case, to another planet

Tue October 11, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Sirmikon
"Great detail"
At first glance it is interesting enough to click deeper. The 3440x1440 (21:9) render is awesome! So much detail. I love how the mountains nearly poke out of the martian atmosphere. This one is deep!



And I love the reference to Red Rising. I can't wait to see "that particular location from the books" that you want to recreate.

Thu August 11, 2016 at 9:27 am

Ozaawaagosh
"Other Worlds"
Your renders of other Worlds have always been my favorites, this one is so Cool. Thanks Ryan, Great Render

Tue August 2, 2016 at 7:12 am

OpelCarl
"Blue Planet"
Awesome look from space, I Love it.

Mon August 1, 2016 at 12:22 pm

Miggs
"JUST WOW"
I cant stop staring!! My eye are glued to the screen. It is just so BEAUTIFUL!

Mon August 1, 2016 at 11:41 am

Jeff
"@Ryan"
Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, under Windows 7 the only option to make it span monitors is to use the "Tile" option and when doing so I can only view the top 1/3 of the image. The bottom 2/3 is cut off. That's why I wait for the dual-screens themselves to come out. :)

Mon August 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

Timhogs
"The Egg"
Ahh! There it its!

Sun July 31, 2016 at 9:28 am

Steve
"AWSOME!!!!"
My new favorite by a mile

Sun July 31, 2016 at 7:58 am

Paul
"Another Great Image"
Can't wait for triple screen version....

Sat July 30, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Ryan
"Multiscreens"
I'm hoping the dual and triple-screen versions are ready by Monday!

Sat July 30, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Shannon
"Very Nice"
Looking forward to the larger resolutions for triple screens. Thanks.

Sat July 30, 2016 at 11:26 am

horcruxhp
"Waiting..."
This is really beautiful, Ryan. Thanks! Any chance of a multi-screen render in the near future?!

Sat July 30, 2016 at 9:04 am

horcruxhp
"Waiting..."
This is really beautiful, Ryan. Thanks! Any chance of a multi-screen render in the near future?!

Sat July 30, 2016 at 9:03 am

Rodewaryer
"Love the Title"
...as well as the render. I agree that this gets better the closer you look at it. Excellent job.

Fri July 29, 2016 at 8:58 am

Holly
"from above"
wonderful work!

Fri July 29, 2016 at 0:46 am

Ryan
"Awesome"
This will be my new Background for a long time.

Thu July 28, 2016 at 7:41 pm

Frank Coleman
"Awesome"
The starship can't wait to land here.

Thu July 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Mary G
"Excellent visual"
I am reading the trilogy even as we speak, and it is awesome to have a visual to call up while reading.

Thu July 28, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Josh
"Wow!"
Love it! Can hardly wait for the triple monitor (at 4k) version!

Thu July 28, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Amanda
"Complex"
This looks kind of straightforward, until you look! Very interesting and wonderful colours to be found, I shall spend a long time looking at this one!

Thu July 28, 2016 at 2:52 pm

Ryan
"@Jason and Jeff"
Instead of waiting you could download the 3840 x 2160 single screen and span it across both your screens until I can render a proper multiscreen version.

Thu July 28, 2016 at 2:37 pm

Jason
"Stunning as always"
Amazing work as always. I second Jeff's comment on the dual screen though. I run 3840 X 1080 on dual 22" monitors. Always sucks to have to wait for the dual screen versions :-(

Thu July 28, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Ryan
"@Jeff"
My apologies! Can I ask what screen res you are running?

Thu July 28, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Jeff
"Dual-Screen, Please!"
It's both exciting and a let down when you make new screens. I'm impatient to put the new ones on my system and with dual-screens I have to wait longer.

Thu July 28, 2016 at 1:57 pm

Mario Carini
"Class m"
This world comes with an atmosphere so it looks like a good place to settle down. I'll stake a plot for my home! Well done!

Thu July 28, 2016 at 1:56 pm

Tim
"wonderful change in pace"
I love your planetscapes and spacey stuff! This one feels very new to me, I love it!

Thu July 28, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Doug
"Instant Classic"
Absolute perfection! 10 of 10!

Thu July 28, 2016 at 1:43 pm

betsey
"perfection"
love it!!!

Thu July 28, 2016 at 1:26 pm

Matt
"Beam Me Down Scottie!"
This is my first time posting, but this piece was so awesome that I had to express it! You do such great work and I can't wait to see a multi-screen format of this. Just awesome!

Thu July 28, 2016 at 10:46 am

herneith
"Class M"
fantastic!

Wed July 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Molly
""I love it!""
Your space images are nearly always my favorite. This one is especially awesome. And I love the Star Trek reference of the name! Can't wait for the multi-screen versions.

Wed July 27, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Scott
"Ok I'm a little slow.. :)"
I watched the preview of this and couldn't quite figure out what it reminded me of - until this morning when you released it with the meaning - and everything went "Click!". A great trilogy and and even better visualization of the new Mars. Beautiful!

Wed July 27, 2016 at 9:39 am

Mike
"Great work starts with M"
Ever since you went work in progress with this, I've been really looking forward to it when class m goes official. Everything fits together awesomely in this image; and I love all the textures and colors that make up the ocean sections. Great job!



PS: your comments are working Ryan. :)

Wed July 27, 2016 at 1:14 am

Ryan
"Testing 1 2 3"
Just testing to see if comments work on new posts...

Wed July 27, 2016 at 0:15 am

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