M3D: Solar Hotplates (G1241) by barrowda

M3D: Solar Hotplates (G1241) by 

Pictured here are two components from the VLSHA (Very Large Solar Heating Array) installed five years ago (2347 C.E.) in solar orbit just inside the orbit of planet Mercury. Solar radiant heat energy is absorbed by the colorful titanium alloy rods and converted in the circular coiled transducers into hypermicrowave energy beams transmitted to our colonies on the Jovian moons Io and Europa. While these components are euphemistically called “hotplates” (in reference to a twentieth century Terran cooking technology) at 3 kilometers in diameter, they could hardly be used for boiling eggs.

Created in Mandelbulb3D v1.8.8, starting with parameters from Cyberhex by Soldeus. Scale up and final render in GIMP v2.8. Best if viewed larger.

All Products


Celebrating the milestones of 800,000 Views (1/9/15), 1400 Features (2/14/15) and prizes in the 2012 – 2014 CHANL Scientific Art Competitions. A Featured Member of Apophysis Tutorial Fun Group, Bryce and Beyond, Brain Science, Brain Arts, Digital Art at its Best and Artists Universe groups as a digital/fractal artist using Apophysis, Fractal Science Kit, Ultra Fractal, GIMP and Mandelbulb3D.

View Full Profile


  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous creation and work. Love the design.

  • Thank you very much, Bunny!! These are fun params to tweak – thanks to Keith Reesor for sharing the link from Soldeus on dA :o)))

    Collecting Space
    by Keith Reesor

    – barrowda

  • debidabble
    debidabbleabout 2 years ago

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.