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Skydomes

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This is my second collection of universe-themed skydomes.

This time the main source image is taken from here:

http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire_collection/pr2007016a/hires/true/

This is probably the most marvellous space shot I've ever seen: 423.4 Megapixels, 479 MB file in TIFF format, crisp, sharp, clean and so beautiful.

I've taken five different sections of the original, made circular panoramas and played with colors and contrast in Photoshop.

Every skydome is 4096x2048 and almost 12 MB weighty: that could be too much for certain video cards, so you'll probably have to scale down to use.

In the screenshots you can see how they'll look on your desktop, a scaled down sample of each image and a full resolution crop of the same. ;)


Let me know if you're experiencing troubles.
Last changelog:

10 years ago

Seems that you like this collection, don't you? ;)


Actually, I think that this kind of skydome fits pretty well on everybody's desktop, so I hope that you'll be pleased to welcome this little addition of 4 new skydomes that I made from


http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire_collection/pr2006001a/hires/true/
http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire_collection/pr2007006c/hires/true/


This time the source images are from the Orion Nebula (324 Megapixels photo) and the Groth Region (224 Megapixels photo), I combined the two images, manipulated the colors and made some equirectangular views out of the result.

I find these last works to be better than the first submissions. Maybe sometime I'll give a refresh to the Carina skydomes too...

Maybe... :)





Don't forget to vote! ;)



Enjoy! :)

zemerdon

2 months ago

links not working to download ?

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lbaileh99

3 months ago

Very, Very Nice!

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LeetShiva

5 years ago

This skydomes are amazing really great job looking forward for more of your work.

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hilly1953

7 years ago

Beautiful stuff - very nicely done

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aminos

7 years ago

WOOOOW WOOOOOOW AWESOME ! AMAZING ! EXCELLENT JOB MAN !!!!!

BTW : Im'using Carina 4, it's f**king beautiful !

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johnny44

8 years ago

I just wondered how you got your wokspace thing on the panel to look like that?

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sgl

8 years ago

How to install them?
Thanks.

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nikosgram13

9 years ago

how download the skydomes??

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sousuke

10 years ago

I've tried unsuccesfully to setup my cube so that I get the same effect i see on your snapshot.

I still can't get rid of the horizon line nor get that perfect black shiny bottom. Can you share your settings in your compiz fusion "Cube Reflection" menu.

Awesome skydomes btw!

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Matiee

10 years ago

It suffice to go to Cube Reflection plugin and adjust the Intensity of the reflection.

Intensity=0,00 => You only see the reflection plane under the cube, solid color and no reflection.

Intensity=1,00 => You only see the reflection, almost as bright as the cube itself, the plane is almost invisible.

Intensity=0,50 => The minimum value to get rid of the horizon line.

Compiz's default is 0,40, so the horizon is visible. I don't remember which value I used for the screenshot you see, but for sure it was major than 0,50.

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jrela2000

10 years ago

all I get is a file that says download.php

they look great

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Matiee

10 years ago

Just rename it to "something.png".

Or instead of right click and save the file, try to open the link and then save the image.

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Matiee

10 years ago

Just rename it to "something.png".

Or instead of right click and save the file, try to open the link and then save the image.

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fyda

10 years ago

Thanks for your magnificent work! I'm actually using Wall instead of Cube (since several months ago), but these amazing skydomes are tempting me to switch back... :)

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Mariux

10 years ago

Great skydomes!

I wonder if i can include your Carina 4 skydome in a future release of my Hardy Theme (take a look):
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Hardy+Theme?content=74045

Thanks!

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Matiee

10 years ago

E che problemi ci sono, compaesano? (io sono di Pavia)

E' GPL, quindi fintanto che non te la rivendi puoi farci quello che ti pare con quest'immagine :)

Anzi, mi fa piacere che tu la voglia utilizzare: è un bel tema e hai fatto bene a proporlo per la prossima Ubuntu (anche se è ufficiale che purtroppo Hardy non cambierà aspetto. Ma lo farà la 8.10...).

Poi, va beh, la cosa che più si apprezza è che si dia credito a chi se lo merita.

Vai pure con la mia benedizione ;D

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TheRob

10 years ago

These look really awesome!

Voted good ofc...

//Robert

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Matiee

10 years ago

Thanks :)

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eboyd

10 years ago

simply... amazing.

where'd you get your wallpaper from?

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Matiee

10 years ago

Thank-you! :)

You can find the wallpaper here:

http://gate-to-nowhere.deviantart.com/art/Forbidden-Lands-63412994

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tantrum

7 years ago

Great job! :)

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BobCFC

10 years ago

Nice Hi-Def images. Which to choose lol? I'm using no.2 for now.

To set the image goto Desktop Cube->Appearance->Skydome then browse for file.


I figured out that if I change the Intensity slider in Cube Reflection from default 0.4 to 0.85 it gets rid of the shelf look on the horizon and just has the reflection on top of the skydome.

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Matiee

10 years ago

Suffice to set reflection intensity to 0.5 to get rid of the horizon :)

Glad you like them ;)

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10 years ago

Seems that you like this collection, don't you? ;)


Actually, I think that this kind of skydome fits pretty well on everybody's desktop, so I hope that you'll be pleased to welcome this little addition of 4 new skydomes that I made from


http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire_collection/pr2006001a/hires/true/
http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire_collection/pr2007006c/hires/true/


This time the source images are from the Orion Nebula (324 Megapixels photo) and the Groth Region (224 Megapixels photo), I combined the two images, manipulated the colors and made some equirectangular views out of the result.

I find these last works to be better than the first submissions. Maybe sometime I'll give a refresh to the Carina skydomes too...

Maybe... :)





Don't forget to vote! ;)



Enjoy! :)

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