Titan’s Shadow has a new cover! Keeping with the visual theme of Erebus and Janus, I created a 3D model of Iapetus in Blender along with Galen’s cruiser. The background is from the same stock image set I purchased for Janus (different image - I licensed three images with my Adobe subscription). The image map of Iapetus, if you’re interested, comes from NASA, which publishes planetary maps and even 3D assets. A little Blender trickery created a bump map from the image, granting Iapetus realistic craters which interacted with light sources.
Here’s the cover:
Here’s the cruiser in Blender:
The Iapetus model in Blender:
And the final composite in Photoshop. Note the difference between the Blender version of Iapetus versus how it appears in the final composite. There’s some heavy photo editing to make the image colorful and vibrant.