Re: June Art Challenge - Starscape
Looks great, but as you can see in http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/File:USS_Pegasus.jpg
the actual prop was a lot more defined. You'd only get that by blending several textures of volcanic rock together and using either multiple levels of noise displacement or an actual displacement map.
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