Rendezvous with Rama, v1.0

It’s been far too long – three years! – but it’s finally time for me to finish my depiction of Rama, the spaceship from Arthur C. Clarke’s novel ‘Rendezvous with Rama’.

I have done some more work on Rama in 2018, but never posted it, because it was an incremental update. Mostly, I have revised the atmosphere a little bit more, and updated the textures of Rama’s plains, adding a bit more detail (such as more roads, more variation in the surface details, etc.) I’ve also given the buildings of New York City a fresh coat of paint, as I wasn’t happy with the colors.

The really important to-do items were the addition of Copernicus and the other craters. Having added them, I now realize they’re barely visible! But they’re there, in the Southern Plains. The cloud layer has also been heavily revised.

I have prepared high-resolution renders in three formats: 2K (1920×1080), 4K (3840×2160), and 8K (7680×4320). Here they are:

Rama in 2K (1920×1080). Please click on the image for the full-size version.
Rama in 4K (3840×2160). Please click on the image for the full-size version.

Link to 8K version (I removed the preview, took forever to load!)


3 replies on “Rendezvous with Rama, v1.0”

Hello Thomas. Your images are amazing and powerful! I wish I could buy a poster of it for my wall. This is my second time through these books. Just can’t get enough of A.C.Clark. Thank you for such a wonderful work of art! You really feel the immensity of the space.

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