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What do you use to create your space pieces? 

39%
280 deviants said I've never created anything spacey in my life!
39%
275 deviants said 2d programmes (i.e. photoshop, gimp, painter..)
11%
77 deviants said A combination of those listed above (please comment)
5%
37 deviants said my own hands, the traditional way!
4%
26 deviants said 3d programmes (i.e. 3ds max, cinema4d..)
2%
11 deviants said None of those listed above (please comment)
1%
8 deviants said 2,5d programmes (i.e. terragen v0.x, terragen v2..)

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:iconza4em9:
za4em9 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, correction: I've only done one, and I used Apop. It came out quite well.
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:iconabikk:
AbikK Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Mainly Photoshop, rarely Apophysis and terragen ^^
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:iconlee-xai:
Lee-Xai Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Photoshop CS3, Terragen, Mojoworld, Cinema 4D and Apophysis.
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:iconnuukeer:
Nuukeer Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
TG (unfortunately I can't get my hands on a ******* version of TG2, meh), Vue, PS, World machine and other 3d programs such as 3ds max and C4D (although everything I currently have submitted in my gallery has been made purely in PS).
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:iconlandingzone:
LandingZone Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
I use Photohsop. For all from space to planets.
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:iconjellybeenmacsmeg:
jellybeenmacsmeg Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Terragen, bryce 5.5, photoshop elements 2.0 and sometimes I use photo's as well
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:iconstrangely1:
strangely1 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
photoshop, though id like to improve my Terragen skills :D
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:iconlyridae:
Lyridae Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Pshop
Cinema 4D
sometimes Terragen 2 -technical preview
Apophysis

i love short and neutral lists.....

:iconicameplz:
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:iconf4s4n:
F4S4N Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
The only works which have to do with "space" are short stories, and therefore I used OpenOffice.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009   Digital Artist
Terragen, Vue5 & Photoshop. Well, primarily PS.
I should do something spacey again :D
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:iconnekoori:
Nekoori Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
I'd really like to start making space art.
But... sadly, I'm at a total loss of even where to start. :XD:
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^taenaron and I will be releasing a news article in the next days including some tutorials that might be helpful :)
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:iconnekoori:
Nekoori Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
I saw it! :eager:
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:iconepex:
Epex Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Photoshop, Vue, Terragen, World machine and Apophysis.
And everything else I can throw in.
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
MY BRAINZ. And the power of the Kwizatz Hadderach.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009   Digital Artist
:nod:
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Saphirefenix Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Photoshop, terragen and 3dsmax haha.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That depend son what "mood" I'm setting, for realistic scenes with a more sci-fi approach, Planets are normally rendered in 3D with rather harsh lighting because there's no ambient light in space. But for a more "artistic" feel, I just make planets in Photoshop using the o'l spherize method.

When a landscape is required, I bring out Vue, it's like a better version of Terragen that allows actual trees and rocks to be added to the landscape :dance: rendering a scene full of alien vegetation for a sci-fi world right now actually :alientwo:
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:iconcasperium:
Casperium Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It depends: For most of my pure space scapes I use Fractals from Apophysis and heavy photoshop editing along with Universe plugin/Nik Color Efx Pro plugins, and other items like planets made from scratch or from the resource section of dA.(Mr Frenzy and Hameed are the best).
If it involves terrains in the pic, the vast majority are made with Mojoworld Pro3. Occasionally I will make a piece in Poser or even Bryce and add another backdrop made from one of my space nebula, especially if it requires models.
Most of my models are from Daz3d, as my modeling skills are not very good.
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:iconarctic-affinity:
Arctic-Affinity Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Terragen v.0.9 and Photoshop CS4 :)
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:iconpiraterose:
PirateRose Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know if I really count, but I like to use Daz studio to model. Then I'll either draw on paper, Coral Painter, or in some rare cases Photoshop.
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:iconinpuupuaut:
InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Student General Artist
I've never created anything spacey in my life! ^^;
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's not too late yet! :D
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:iconinpuupuaut:
InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Student General Artist
Jeje Yes! I want to do some in the near future ^_^
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:iconhoevelkamp:
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009   Digital Artist
Photoshop, 3ds Max, Vue, GeoControl, Stratagen2 and whatever is useful. ;)
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:iconobliviondawn:
OblivionDawn Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I use Photoshop mostly, but for spacecraft and other structures, I use Cinema 4D.
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:icontemiree:
Temiree Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009   Digital Artist
I only use Photoshop CS3 for all aspects of a space painting. =)
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:iconsmattila:
Smattila Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009   General Artist
Terragen2, Photoshop, Apophysis and newest is Houdini from SideFX tho I'm still learning it
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how long does it take on your computer to render stuff in tg2?
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:iconsmattila:
Smattila Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009   General Artist
Well it depends a lot on the scene and rendering settings so it's hard to give any estimations but let's say from 5 minutes to 20 hours :)
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ive tried to get a hang of that programme a few times, but i still fail completely :D
i dont really understand the new features and the interface and stuff..
you don't happen to have a link to a basic beginner guide to tg2 on the web, do you?
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:iconsmattila:
Smattila Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009   General Artist
Yeah the start can be a bit tricky. Check out [link] there are some tutorials in the documentation section and there's lot of files in the files section. I'd start from the documentation tho. Also some of the users have their own sites that contain tutorials but I can't link them right now cos my internet is not being very co-operative :|

After you learn some basics you can go through the file section and learn how others have done things. Also there's plenty of vegetation resource files there. I also suggest you make an account to the site.. The community is strong and help is only a thread away :)
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks mate! gonna check that out in the next days :)
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:iconmacrebisz:
MacRebisz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop, cinema 4d, 3D Max
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:iconcaptoamazo:
CaptoAmazo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
i use terragen 2 for the ground and clouds in the lower portion. lightwave for and specia objects and photoshop for the space work
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:iconclewer:
CleWeR Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nasa has a huge database with high-rez pictures.
PHOTOshop does the rest ;D
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:iconclewer:
CleWeR Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nasa has a huge database with high-rez pictures.
PHOTOshop does the rest ;D
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:iconbishopbluewaters:
bishopBlueWaters Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Blender, photoshop, terragen 0.9 and Apo
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:iconparwal:
Parwal Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not really an artist. The most I've done is take some nice photographs.

But this brings back memories of when I was a little kid and drew pictures all the time. Space was often one of my subjects. Crayons were, and still are, pretty freaking awesome.
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:iconflamingmetroidzd:
FlamingMetroidzd Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
I should learn to use another program. Way too many people already know photoshop.
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:iconartstrider:
artstrider Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Well, I haven't done many space scenes (okay, one following a tutorial in PS) but I sure do want to. Since I do work in 3D programs and Apophysis I believe my next one I do will be a combination of several different programs. There are a ton of tuts out there!
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:icondjkibykat:
DJKibyKat Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
microsoft picture it......
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whats that :shrug:
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:icondjkibykat:
DJKibyKat Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
crappy microsoft tech. Never use it. Heck, i think they discontinued the line anyway.
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:iconm1tchellex:
M1tchellEX Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009   Digital Artist
Do fractals count as spacey?-*shot*
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
possibly.. it's spacey, if its space-related :lol:
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:iconespasse:
Espasse Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use only Photoshop :)
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:iconspirit-of-the-fire:
spirit-of-the-fire Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Photoshop, and sometimes Terragen.
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:iconths-acid:
tHs-Acid Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Photoshop all they way! Oh and sometimes apopysis...but very occasionally.
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
3ds max and photoshop! :)
sometimes terragen v0.9 as well
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