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avatar SHORKS
Level 25 : Expert Fish
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Concept:

2 years ago the discovery of inter-galactic portals began to allow the human race to abandon their dying planet and travel outside of their solar system to galaxies that had never even been seen before.

One year ago, the Atlas Corporation designed a device that allowed space stations to generate power from the gravity of planets, stars, and black holes. They knew this technology had the potential to push humanity to new horizons, so they continued to develop it.

Six months ago, the highly classified "Hercules" project began its design phase. The goal of the project was to build a habitat for humans that did not rely on non renewable resources like rocket fuel.

Now, the year is 2048. With all of it's power and resources, Atlas Corp. has now finished the plans for the S.S. Hercules, a space station of unprecedented size with batteries equipped with the technology necessary to derive energy from the gravity of nearby celestial bodies. They hope to begin construction as soon as possible and to be finished with the project before the year 2050.

Planning, Process, and Building Notes:

I actually started this project just planning on making the space station itself, but once it was finished I felt like there wasn't enough content and the build as a whole was generally unoriginal, so i brainstormed for a while and came upon the idea of making the space station a hologram. I had a lot of fun working on the coloring and trying to make the whole thing look like it was actually a hologram and not just made of glass.

The rendering process was initially very frustrating because I'm still new to rendering and I didn't want to pay anyone to render the build for me, but after some playing around with lights I'm very excited about my results and I certainly learned a lot during the ordeal.

This project is my first submission to a pmc contest, or any other contest for that matter, and I'm really happy about how it turned out. Let me know if you have any thoughts or criticisms :)
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08/16/2019 5:40 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Pony
Captainprice187ALT
If this somehow doesn't make top 3 I'll be damned.

This is amazing
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08/15/2019 12:45 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
BlameItOnLag
I couldn't tell it was a Minecraft building from the thumbnail.
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08/15/2019 8:32 am
Level 57 : Grandmaster Blockhead
Mine Maus Craft
Great building!
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08/15/2019 5:16 am
Level 26 : Expert Artist
Bernie-Craft
That's a great piece of work. interesting idea too I've not seen a Hologram build before.
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08/15/2019 4:54 am
Level 41 : Master Pixel Puncher
Indraft
one of your best builds yet :)
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08/15/2019 4:16 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Dinosaur
DinowCookie
Thanks for uploading more images, that's great! 😁
Cyprezz, look!
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08/14/2019 6:47 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Architect
SANAR
It really does look like a hologram. Initially, I thought that in the first photo, it’s just art taken as an example \ basis for construction. I can’t even think that this is from minecraft screenshots.

PS: I downloaded the map, when I decided to go in, terrible lags appeared. All ice began to melt and a lot of water appeared. I could not evaluate this project.
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08/14/2019 9:03 pm
Level 25 : Expert Fish
SHORKS
I don't know a fix for this. When I open the world in single player there is lag because the entire project is made out of glass and I play on a trash laptop, but the ice doesn't melt. The project was initially built on Builder's Refuge, does anyone know a solution?
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08/15/2019 3:09 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Archer
Kwanatla
Well, generally, you can do /gamerule doRandomTickSpeed false (I think that's the syntax) which means that random ticks are turned off, so no ice will melt. Side effects are that plants won't grow and things like that. I'm not sure if and how you can do that on a server.
And btw: Cool build!
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08/14/2019 6:29 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Architect
MPC_
This is really cool!
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08/14/2019 10:42 am
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Cyborg
Cyprezz
Stunning concept and end result! It must have been difficult to build the station at an angle.

It looks incredible even with the vanilla texture pack / lighting!

I second the "more visuals" request!
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08/14/2019 7:11 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Dinosaur
DinowCookie
This is amazing! 😮 Any chance you could get more visuals / renders / daytime screenshots of it?
It's so worthy of more images. 😅

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