Visualizing planets in the moon’s place

Saturn rising

Beautiful and scary – just imagine the kind of tides the larger ones would cause (of course, if they were at that distance, tides are the last thing we’d be worried about)

Of course, nowhere as cool as Tatooine

Photographer Ron Miller creates incredible pictures of what it would look like if planets were closer | Mail Online

via Photographer Ron Miller creates incredible pictures of what it would look like if planets were closer | Mail Online.

Pixar’s Global Illumination system & the Uncanny valley

CGI Lighting goes up another notch – just watch the clip from Pixar’s “Blue Umbrella” short below:

Also, check out the stills from the original article to get an idea of how far we’ve come. You’d be hard pressed to believe that it’s not real – Director Saschka Unseld discusses Pixar, photorealism, and the making of ‘The Blue Umbrella’ | The Verge.

Uncanny Valley at its eeriest