I imagined this scene after seeing Andrew Price‘s tutorial “How to make earth in blender (cycles)”. Differently from it, I created an interior scene, in which a levitating globe is replaced by an iper-realistic Earth: therefore the scene title is “Levitating blue marble”; the reference, obviously, is the well-known image taken by Apollo 17 crew while travelling towards the Moon.
In the scene, other Apollo missions references are present: the wristwatch hour (20:17:40 UTC on July 20, 1969), the grid-aligned crosses used on moon walk cameras (Reseau plate) and could not miss the Moon.
A dry branch, on the right, closes the scene and remembers that outer space is not very confortable 🙂
- Software – Blender
- Render engine – Cycles
- Post processing – Blender + Gimp
- Wristwatch – Blenderswap by wuk (CC-BY)
- Textures globe – NASA