Posted on May 13, 2013

Roche Limit (2013) Lightwave 11’s excellent new instancing tools put me in the mind to update one of my favorite space scenes, “Roche Limit“. The render is new in the Members Gallery this evening.

My first attempt at planet rings was back in 1998 using Bryce and I last updated it in 2004 (free version here).

If you are curious the “Roche Limit” is he minimum distance from a planet a moon can be before tidal forces crush it to smithereens (forming rings).

I hope you enjoy the update. Don’t be surprised if I do a few different renders of this particular system.