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Steampunk Astrolabe Orrery Table by dchan Steampunk Astrolabe Orrery Table by dchan
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Back in April 2016 I was about to join Ready at Dawn as Lead Ui Artist and I was in the middle of some Concept art for Doctor Strange, so I felt I need to learn more 3D, I’m not a 3D artist so I needed to practice a bit since it would help the Ui work in general at RAD. So I went to try making a device design that relied only on mechanical parts powered by vapor (steam), no sci-fi energy techy glowy lights, only natural light, optics and vapor! I went full steampunk on this inspired by Orrery, Astrolabes, Steampunk tech, Watch mechanisms and Tabletop games. Note that it's an Orrery / Astrolabe but not for our galaxy.  I made everything in Modo and Illustrator, used a bit of Houdini for air particles and Photoshop to merge all. Visually Inspired by Steampunk, Old furniture, Watches, The Order 1886. My PC couldn’t render this, so now 10 months later and with a new PC, I was able to make some basic renders  Hope you like it!

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Steampunk Astrolabe Orrery Table by dchan ( Suggested by GeorgeXVII and Featured by cosmicbound )
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Lexaloo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018
Ridiculous level of detail and overall genius and beautiful.

Well done!
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:iconrochdale:
rochdale Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful

bill
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:iconkeyshe54:
Keyshe54 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
So detailed and gorgeous forms :D
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:iconryanlewey:
RyanLewey Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
stunning!
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:iconpatsa58:
Patsa58 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Incredible realistic. Also the concept of this table is awesome. So much thought went into it. :p
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Dracoravebird Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
That is beyond cool! 0_0'
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russellcattle Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Really nice!  It should make calculating curvature corrections for circumpolar stars much easier! 
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Direction-Tru3N0rth Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I. Want. That.
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mea00 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Congrats on the DD
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pocko-85 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
I can't say anything that hasn't been said, but this is incredible. The concept is as wonderful as the execution.
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GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
This is gorgeous! (Also, "Light Stuff on Fire" made me laugh! :D )
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
cool
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:icondafuqru:
DaFuqRU Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
I don't understand what on earth an Orrery table is, but it looks cool. Basically it's a table that explains solar system, right?
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:icondchan:
dchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Yep Exactly, but I mixed with elements from a astrolale and this is not for our solar system! :happybounce:  Thanks DaFUQ!!! cya!
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TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Student Writer
Just watched you for this. Absolutely incredible looking, I would love to see someone build this in real life (and then give it to me, because I want it).

Congrats on the DD!
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
Wow, amazing work!!
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LadyArcher2371 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredibly Flawless! :)
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salyssong Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so steampunk I wear a tophat with brass framed googles while typing this. Smashing dear sir absolutly smashing.Moustache_sm 
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dchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Hahahah, best comment ever! Most excellent mustache sir! Glad you liked! Cya!
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PhanThom-art Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing design, I love orreries and astrolabes. If you are interested in astrolabes too, I just started a kickstarter to make them. Hope you will at least take a peek, I am not trying to spam. Love your work!
www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…
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dchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
That's awesome Thom, great work, hope you get funded soon! If you allow me one tip, I have many friends that had success with crowdfunding and you need a image showing how the final thing could look, you need a Pitching image / concept art of how it's gonna look, right now on you page, you are using a lot of cool images of parts of something that will become a cool thing, but nobody can see the cool thing that it's on your creator head. So will be really hard for them to "invest / buy" something they can't see, makes sense? But I like what you're doing man! Keep up! Once you have a pitching image, let me know so I can take a look again! cya!
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PhanThom-art Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Good suggestion, I might try making a sketch or painting of what the final product is supposed to look like. 
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Pakeet Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this was something you'd built in a machine shop until I read the description. Absolutely incredible! 
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dchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Oops, almost fooled you. lol Thanks for the visit, glad you liked!
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7HotSprings Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the coolest thing I have ever seen .0.
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dchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Oh thanks! You probably didn't see yet those videos of things getting destroyed by a hydraulic press, that's cool! hahah THanks again, cya!
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Andstein00 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017   Photographer
just "holy sh*t" dude!
this is really amazing!
How long did it take to make all the details? 
congrats! 
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dchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Hey, thanks, glad you liked!
The graphic ornament details, were actually pretty fast to make, I made them on Illustrator, and just gave a little depth in Modo 3D. But the gears and machinery details, that took a while to make it look convincing enough. Almost 7-8 hours just for that.
Thanks again, cya around!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! Stunning details.
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dchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, that's purely O.C.D. making art. hahaha! Thx
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goodbyedeviantart Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Student
;-; It's beautiful
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dchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Hug 
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is an amazing design! WOW! Congrats on the DD!
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dchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Glad you liked! Cya! :happybounce: 
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SirJellyRaptor Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This is the most incredible that I'm gonna see all day. I get so tired of people just throwing a bunch of gears on something and calling it steampunk. I love stuff like this, that show clear knowledge of why steampunk has it's charm and the actual aesthetic of it. But even beyond that it is simply an incredible piece. The colors are great and all the individual parts go together perfectly. The attention to detail is simply astounding.
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dchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Aww, thanks. I'm glad you saw that and appreciated, thanks a lot! I wanted to make a real one (without the dangerous vapor, hehe). I tried my best to make it realistic in terms on functionality I also hate gears throw together, but it's still very fictitious looking, haha. Thanks Sir Jelly! Hug 
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SirJellyRaptor Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Man I would totally pay for a real one of these if money was a thing I had. I actually thought it WAS real when I first saw it.
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RavenMontoya Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wait... What? It's not real? Wow!
Wow, wow, wooow... It's stunning. Beautiful. Magical. :clap:
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dchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Haha! Thank you, almost fooled you huh. hahah! I appreciate the kind words. Hug 
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RavenMontoya Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Totally fooled me! :hug:
I think astronomical clocks and astrolabes are really fascinating so I was rather eager to see if this one worked or not when I scrolled down. Haha, I was genuinely so surprised and awestruck when I saw it wasn't a crafted, actual object! :lol:
Really inspiring and wonderful work. :D
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Schizoid137 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
congrats on the DD
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:icondchan:
dchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
:happybounce:  thx!
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StaceyWagner Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
Wooooaaah
*applause*
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:icondchan:
dchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
:badteethhug: 
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Feniiku Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this is fantastic! Until I scrolled down and you mentioned needing some more 3D I thought it was a photograph. Such incredible attention to detail, I can just picture it turning as I look at it. wonderful work, congratulations on the DD!
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dchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, how nice of you to say that! Yep I tried as much as I could to make it realistic given I'm not a 3D guy. So, compliment much appreciated! Hug 
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Photographer
Excellent work! :thumbsup: ;)
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dchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Glad you liked!
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Andorada Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
Such a fantastic piece! Amazing work!
Glad the DD brought it to my attention!
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