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This Land Was Our Land... by boningerworks This Land Was Our Land... by boningerworks
"This Land Was Our Land" is my entry into the 3-Differences contest, in the digital art category.  Blender, rendered with Cycles.  All original work.  100% procedural textures.  Resolution is 3840 x 1800.  I hope you enjoy!

S.P.I.D.E.R.s  [[ Simple-Process Independent Dynamic-Engine Robot ]] 
have been spotted on occasion beginning in 2456 A.D. in abandoned, large-scale industrial areas.  Researchers theorized that they were a by-product of leaked Artificial Intelligence using recycled manufacturing materials to create drones.

It has since been determined with relative certainty that SPIDERs are mobile power sources for different AI communities.  After humanity’s exodus underground due to atmospheric instability, a largely immaterial AI community took over Earth’s surface.  However, still in need of an easy and reliable method of powering itself, the AIs created SPIDERs to use as mobile rechargeable power units.

It has been inferred that SPIDERs are almost completely self-sufficient machines because of their on-board, miniaturized hydrogen power plants.  The ability to break down the molecular structure of water in order to utilize the hydrogen to power itself allows the SPIDER to be almost indefinitely maintenance-free.  Furthermore, nanotechnology throughout the SPIDER maintains and repairs its hull and internal workings.

AI communities, as can be inferred, are based most densely around large fresh water deposits in order to maintain large hydrogen power plants.  SPIDERs fill in the gaps in electricity in drier areas and provide emergency power when required.  Despite their unique design and impressive stature, it appears that SPIDERs are low ranking in the AI community.  Still, their purpose is important as the AIs continue to develop on the newly vacated surface of Earth.

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Prowlcop Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Very nice. How did you do the background scenery?
boningerworks Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
The way back background is made up of drastically scaled up copies of the rocks in front.  Points for being lazy...  :-)
HohenheimOL Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is absolutely incredible. How much time did you have to spend on compositing? The color is particularly well done.
boningerworks Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!  Compositing was actually very fast.  3 passes (image, z-depth, and glare), layered them in Photoshop, and laid on some color correction.  The only truly manual compositing I did was to take out a bunch of nasty fireflies (thanks Cycles), although that is really just touch up.
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December 21, 2013
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