SleepyWordsmith

Recreations Of The Cosmere Planetary System Starcharts Using A Universe Simulator

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So I was messing around with a universe simulator called Universe Sandbox 2, and I thought 'Why not try to recreate the Cosmere planetary systems?' So I got out my Arcanum Unbounded, and thus began the long and arduous process of trying to make and arrange the celestial bodies of a wonderful fictional dwarf galaxy. Star Cluster? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I had to get creative about the colors of some of the planets, because the program doesn't actually include a way to change the colors of gas giants, so I had to edit the code of the bodies directly and repeatedly change the RBG values until they looked right. Took a very long time to do this and to position everything the right way, but I'm pretty happy with the way they all turned out.

My goal with all of this was to realistically re-create the starcharts, but I also thought that they could make pretty cool backgrounds, so I made a few different versions with the systems and planets in different orientations, and I've included them all here. For each system there is a zoomed-in, zoomed-out, and diagonal line up version of the planets, a 90° angle landscape version, and one where each of the planets are placed around the sun at random points along their orbits (though the Taldain System does not have this last one, for obvious reasons). I think they ended up looking really good, so feel free to use them as backgrounds.

 

So without further ado:

[If the images aren't displaying properly then here's the imgur album: https://imgur.com/gallery/ALPA6sC]

qnCWgNJ.jpgThe Rosharan System [Zoomed In, All]

 

kLtujx9.jpg

The Rosharan System [Centered]
 


kaibDd8.jpg
The Rosharan System [Zoomed In]


uZVk7oH.jpg
The Rosharan System [Zoomed Out]


Ma6eZgL.jpg
The Rosharan System [Centered, Angled]


wf2hcmL.jpg
The Rosharan System [Diagonal]


s8sURmC.jpg
The Rosharan System [Orbits]


3yMHrHB.jpg
The Selish System [Centered]


pkewjgz.jpg
The Selish System [Zoomed In]


Xs9AMLq.jpg
The Selish System [Zoomed Out]


rJgSGqF.jpg
The Selish System [Orbits]


DyeGOzT.jpg
The Selish System [Orbits, Zoomed Out]


PZd0X95.jpg
The Selish System [Diagonal]


OCqwYMn.jpg
The Drominad System [Centered]


dWmSyag.jpg
The Drominad System [Zoomed In]


Ef6zIPY.jpg
The Drominad System [Zoomed Out]


vOh3sJJ.jpg
The Drominad System [Diagonal]


2chv9Ri.jpg
The Drominad System [Orbits]


R1c5uIo.jpg
The Drominad System [Centered, Angled]


mlp7aJ4.jpg
The Taldain System [Centered]


CWsmnrL.jpg
The Taldain System [Zoomed Out]


KxAPFvl.jpg
The Taldain System [Zoomed In]


VH020Oo.jpg
The Taldain System [Diagonal]


H04UoMa.jpg
The Taldain System [Diagonal, Zoomed Out]


bYruWdC.jpg
The Scadrian System [Centered]


tY0OMQr.jpg
The Scadrian System [Zoomed In]


2nssUY2.jpg
The Scadrian System [Orbits]


0OjYmmh.jpg
The Scadrian System [Zoomed Out]


11QKCR8.jpg
The Scadrian System [Zoomed Out, All]


HzpVL9N.png
The Scadrian System [Diagonal]


DtWFPea.jpg
The Scadrian System [Centered, Angled]


OuBWy5n.jpg
The Threnodite System [Zoomed In]


G8QZnRg.jpg
The Threnodite System [Centered]


1jbk2P9.jpg
The Threnodite System [Zoomed Out]


wJolW9u.jpg
The Threnodite System [Orbits]


JZahugD.jpg
The Threnodite System [Diagonal]

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That’s really cool, I like universe sandbox 2. 

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On 5/19/2019 at 9:35 PM, Steeldancer said:

That’s really cool, I like universe sandbox 2. 

Thanks! I was going through the Arcanum Unbounded again (like the 6th time) and it just made a lot of sense to try making them using US2. I kinda went into a frenzy for a couple of weeks working on them, but I'm really proud of the way they turned out, especially the Drominad System.

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On 5/20/2019 at 6:44 AM, SleepyWordsmith said:

So I was messing around with a universe simulator called Universe Sandbox 2, and I thought 'Why not try to recreate the Cosmere planetary systems?' So I got out my Arcanum Unbounded, and thus began the long and arduous process of trying to make and arrange the celestial bodies of a wonderful fictional dwarf galaxy. Star Cluster? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I had to get creative about the colors of some of the planets, because the program doesn't actually include a way to change the colors of gas giants, so I had to edit the code of the bodies directly and repeatedly change the RBG values until they looked right. Took a very long time to do this and to position everything the right way, but I'm pretty happy with the way they all turned out.

My goal with all of this was to realistically re-create the starcharts, but I also thought that they could make pretty cool backgrounds, so I made a few different versions with the systems and planets in different orientations, and I've included them all here. For each system there is a zoomed-in, zoomed-out, and diagonal line up version of the planets, a 90° angle landscape version, and one where each of the planets are placed around the sun at random points along their orbits (though the Taldain System does not have this last one, for obvious reasons). I think they ended up looking really good, so feel free to use them as backgrounds.

 

So without further ado:

[If the images aren't displaying properly then here's the imgur album: https://imgur.com/gallery/ALPA6sC]

qnCWgNJ.jpgThe Rosharan System [Zoomed In, All]

 

kLtujx9.jpg

The Rosharan System [Centered]
 


kaibDd8.jpg
The Rosharan System [Zoomed In]


uZVk7oH.jpg
The Rosharan System [Zoomed Out]


Ma6eZgL.jpg
The Rosharan System [Centered, Angled]


wf2hcmL.jpg
The Rosharan System [Diagonal]


s8sURmC.jpg
The Rosharan System [Orbits]


3yMHrHB.jpg
The Selish System [Centered]


pkewjgz.jpg
The Selish System [Zoomed In]


Xs9AMLq.jpg
The Selish System [Zoomed Out]


rJgSGqF.jpg
The Selish System [Orbits]


DyeGOzT.jpg
The Selish System [Orbits, Zoomed Out]


PZd0X95.jpg
The Selish System [Diagonal]


OCqwYMn.jpg
The Drominad System [Centered]


dWmSyag.jpg
The Drominad System [Zoomed In]


Ef6zIPY.jpg
The Drominad System [Zoomed Out]


vOh3sJJ.jpg
The Drominad System [Diagonal]


2chv9Ri.jpg
The Drominad System [Orbits]


R1c5uIo.jpg
The Drominad System [Centered, Angled]


mlp7aJ4.jpg
The Taldain System [Centered]


CWsmnrL.jpg
The Taldain System [Zoomed Out]


KxAPFvl.jpg
The Taldain System [Zoomed In]


VH020Oo.jpg
The Taldain System [Diagonal]


H04UoMa.jpg
The Taldain System [Diagonal, Zoomed Out]


bYruWdC.jpg
The Scadrian System [Centered]


tY0OMQr.jpg
The Scadrian System [Zoomed In]


2nssUY2.jpg
The Scadrian System [Orbits]


0OjYmmh.jpg
The Scadrian System [Zoomed Out]


11QKCR8.jpg
The Scadrian System [Zoomed Out, All]


HzpVL9N.png
The Scadrian System [Diagonal]


DtWFPea.jpg
The Scadrian System [Centered, Angled]


OuBWy5n.jpg
The Threnodite System [Zoomed In]


G8QZnRg.jpg
The Threnodite System [Centered]


1jbk2P9.jpg
The Threnodite System [Zoomed Out]


wJolW9u.jpg
The Threnodite System [Orbits]


JZahugD.jpg
The Threnodite System [Diagonal]

That looks so cool! Well done!

The Rosharan system looks really crowded though and umm... very bright and colorful. Its not the Sanbox's fault though, ten gas giants is too many!

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Unfortunately only "The Scadrian System Diagonal" image is visible for me but that image is really cool (and hopefully indicative of the rest of the images which I can't see).

*(Edit) Oops,I just noticed the Imgur gallery and the other images are indeed as cool as I had hoped.

Edited by Wingshard
Reread preceding messages and noticed something I had missed.
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