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Image: Orbital Sunset


I don't often care for space images, but Orbital Sunset by Capn-damo caught my eye. I liked the composition with the spaceship and appreciated the little details like the clouds actually casting shadows. Nice one!

Model made with Blender, using resources from "Gadgets,Gizmos & Greebles" on BlendSwap
NASA images are from ngc-3256, HiRes and ISS Pacific Ocean Sunset

Put together with GIMP

About the Author

Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. I am very flattered to be featured here, but I would LOVE to be able to model a cloud scene like this, instead of using a NASA image as Clemens noticed! (and as I said in my dA acknowledgements)

  2. I love the look of this! It reminds me of the simulation game Kerbal Space Program. If Kerbal Space Program had HD graphics, this is what it would/should look like.

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