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Sanctum sanctorum by IDeviant Sanctum sanctorum by IDeviant
"... and it is rumoured that deep within that ancient subterranean temple complex, a sect of wizards and technoshamans have gained access to the sanctum sanctorum and there established a permanent walk-through portal to the twisted multidimensionality that underlies our physical existence."

Finally, I have discovered the foundation of the technique that seems to be gently proliferating :mwahaha:
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yukikaze-grandleader Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would like more information on the text in this submission. You've sufficiently intrigued me...
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IDeviant Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just a few words that occurred to me and seemed suited to the image. My creativity was more broad-spectrum in those days *sighs wistfully*
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yukikaze-grandleader Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My apologies then. It's a nice quote, but it invoked certain thoughts for me, and I was hoping there was more to it.
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Sanctun Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
really cool!
but funny, i thought it was sanctorium
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's "sanitorium", but no "i" in this phrase [link] :D
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MDK-fractal Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Wow. Perfect colour choice. :+fav:
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IDeviant Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thanks:
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Curiosa37 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
This piece is just beyond amazing... wow!
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IDeviant Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow: That sounds like new territory for me :D
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Curiosa37 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
It resembles the ceiling of some other-worldy temple... has a renaissance feel to it too. Very special effect!

Cheers
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Gibson125 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most excellent with great depth.
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IDeviant Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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KillerChicken666 Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
I love it the dephs great and the detail
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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WelshWench Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
From the thumbnail, I thought I was going to be looking at an elaborately carved stone throne, but in full view this definitely takes on the look of a space... a space designed to put one in awe. It still has a look of stone and in one way it reminds me of the inner chamber at Newgrange.
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does look more throne-y on the thumbnail :nod: I keep attempting to do something else with this pattern, but it's not happening yet... :cries:
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Kimete Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
:XD:

But looking at this makes me wonder how I might get up there...
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Step forward, knowing that you shall ;)
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Kimete Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Hmm.. Is it really that simple, though? I wonder. ^^;
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you wonder, then it isn't. Once doubt, root and branch, is removed, then it is :meditation:
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Kimete Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
That is very true. o.o
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baba49 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks to me like a stone bench too. Like a richly decorated stone bench of an egyptian tomb... well at least how I imagine an egyptian tomb bench would look if there was such a thing :D
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If there wasn't such a thing, there should be - somewhere for the living relatives to congregate of a Sunday and contemplate looting :giggle:
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baba49 Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good plan :lol:
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Isis44 Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Very, very realistic stone texture . The image drew me in and upwards with a unusual perspective that kept me searching through the beautifully detailed passageway.:+fav:
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow: Sometimes, boarders delivers this compressed detail, other times it's more open - I must investigate further :D
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
:wow:

wot she sed (LaPurr) :lol:

This leaves me breathless with awe :worship:

Your latest proliferating theme of archaic stones & cultures plays my with my mindstrings, evoking a hauntingly beautiful aria heard long ago, in another time, so far away.
:meditation:

This is so strong and fine it makes me feel everything I've done so far is a tawdry circus sideshow in comparison. You've set the bar to a new height this time Ian! :+fav:

:clap: :worship: :clap:
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Thank you indeed :D

That aria - wouldn't be one from the film Aria, by any chance? I only saw the thing once, but I was close to tears for at least a couple of the shorts, especially the 'Tristan und Isolde' number in the Vegas scene...

This one was a big zoom! 80 on Master scale and 1.2 on Zoom :O Then rendered at high quality (10000) with OS = 4 - still not too much over the hour :D But I'm no Faber - the only time I recall setting new bar heights is when I've razed them :rofl:
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
No, my mother was a diva, an operatic soprano, & my mind is haunted by her music - it surfaces in moments like these.:sing:

Do you enjoy opera? I find it a clunky old form, doubt if I could sit thru one any more, but can't help responding to certain arias. Prefer Psytrance but the above :above: doesn't bespeak that. Every time I look into that tunnel I see Lara Croft's buns & sneakers - oops, giving away dark secrets here!( & hideously detracting from the high tone evokeries, wot!)

I've been torturing self :dizzy: trying to figure out how the hell you did this but hadn't thought of the scale/zoom factor. Sgp talks of 20000 overnight renders, but I think at OS=2.
I'll keep pokin' round. :sherlock:

Maybe you did raze the bar or it's so high it's outasight, coz I can't even see it. :winner:

When you are finally satisfied you've nailed this particular technique maybe you'd consider an Ankor Wot script...? :rose: :please: :rose:
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I enjoy the arias, but the whole performance... I wonder whether it's just a middle-class narcotic? Doze in a comfortable fug of howling and roaring, the prospect of an interval jaunt to the bar or a timely bowel relief nestling safely in the back-brain :giggle:

This technique: it's actually something that came out of a more general one that utilises 2 spherical transforms. I haven't cracked how to place 'objects' like others have, but it was the layout I'd been chasing, thinking it to be julian-related. This obviously uses boarders in a further transform (or was it 2?). Doubt whether it'll lend itself to scripting, but you never know...
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
I agree, cultural narcotics...:lol:...there are a few of those being swallowed mindlessly.

Fortunately mama only sang the arias with symphony orchestras (etc). :lol: These days when I see the extraordinary talent being shown in the productions, the scenery & costumes, in front of the Pyramids etc, I can only gasp in admiration, but it seems so much like Rome burning as the biosphere breakdown proceeds and energies are not diverted from such extravaganzas to fixing waterways & reducing pollution etc. :cries:

But hey, I'm on a rant (again!) :shakefish: - let's go looking in those old stones for the messages of the end of the last civilisation of Atlantis or whatever. :sprint:

:sing:Boz Scags is singing... sometimes I cry, sometimes I fly like a bird... the radio announcer has dug up one of his fav's....

Have you seen the work of the-panpiper [link] speaking of placed objects! :wow:

Thanks fr sharing - back to playing with Apo :spin:& see what I can do with yr generous tips. :thanks:

Hope you keep going in this direction, it's so Borabadur, [link] Ankor Wot, Mohenjo-Daro [link] , Mayan Yucatan...mmm..love it! :thumbsup:
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a point about these exterior extravaganzas - perhaps there the vision is more properly realised. I tend to think of metropolitan opera houses when the subject rears, rows and rows of the well-fed-and-shod doing what they think they ought to...

Can't fault the rant - even if these events were fundraisers for change, there's still be the fighting-for-peace paradox.

Looking at the-panpiper's work gives me another idea: are multiple post transforms a possibility? How much simpler to use multiple copies from a single transform. One for the developers, I think :nod:
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
:idea: :thumbsup: :nod:
Note coming up. :D
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winklepickers Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
A big Bravo as usual. :)
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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LaPurr Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Watch out, Indy...a giant stone sphere could be rolling down that circular portal at any time! RUN!!!
:sprint:


Sorry. I got carried away.....again. :ashamed:


The great perspective that creates a sense of depth and the colors and lines do remind me of stone.
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*rugged masculine voice* "Hey, it's OK, Kat - I'm as familiar with other dimensions as the next man." ;)
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LaPurr Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
:phew:
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