The Purgation of Cyrene
Date last changed: 04 Aug 2009
This is a depiction of the destruction of a planet named Cyrene, from the Warhammer 40,000 universe-- specifically from the lore of the Dawn of War series of games. More information can be found here: http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Gabriel_Angelos
This image was rendered in Bryce 6. The ship was not modeled by me, marking a departure in most of my other images from my usual procedure of making all my own models. The problem with making my own models is that while I get a large amount of satisfaction from it, I usually end up spending huge amounts of time modeling the components. This allowed me to put together the image much faster and still have it look pretty good.
The stars were "hand-done" in Photoshop done using this excellent tutorial: http://www.webdesign.org/web/photoshop/articles/make-a-realistic-star-field.3811.html
Rendered in 1680x1050.