User talk:Ittiz

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Hey, I did the photo-montage and I added it to the article. I know, that I don't have that much text to the photo as there is to the first. I just think, that it gives readers a view that comes closer to reality than the airbrush-work that is already in. In the same article on the German site, both photos coexist quite well together, since neither of it has that much text. I doubt, that anyone reads the picture's subline anyway, since it is too long and it doesn't show the exact locations of the geological sites on Mars... I think, if anyone wants to know anything about Mars' geography he would rather read the Mars-article. I think this one should be about (Science-)Fiction and give the readers an impression of a possible future rather than a detailed guide of things that are not (yet) real...

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Terraforming[edit]

An image uploaded by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, Image:MarsTransitionV.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! MER-C 04:00, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Daein,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:MarsTransition.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on November 14, 2007. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2007-11-14. Yes I know the vertical layout was featured, but the horizontal one works better for POTD purposes. howcheng {chat} 17:54, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Wow, Ittiz, your illustration is amazing! Thanks for contributing it, and I hope you continue to contribute!  :-) Cheers, Iamunknown 15:54, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi Ittiz, that's a really cool picture you made, you are obviously a talented artist. Can you also tell us what Martians look like? :) Cheers! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:55, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

I think it's good that people like this image. I have seen it in a lot of places and people seem to have a fascination with it. Although I always thought this was actually not one of my better images. So six months ago I started to create a more detailed and realistic one to replace it. Unfortunately fate intervened when the computer I was using to create my images went to the big cyber-cafe in the sky. I finally have the money to replace my old machine, but I no longer have the spare time! But with a little luck you'll see more contributions from me. Ittiz (talk) 05:33, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Last September I was working on the improved version for this image, but alas my laptop was stolen and it's gone. I also lost all my image editing clips and tools so it may take a while before I can do more. Ittiz (talk) 05:51, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Blue Mars[edit]

Your images of a terraformed Mars and Venus are absolutely stunning! I am taken back by them! Just an FYI, there is a new MMOLG called Blue Mars (follow the links to the site) which purports to be set on a terraformed Mars. I have only myself discovered this new platform, it is akin to Second Life.

However, I have been told that the geography of the game world might not necessarily depict the planet.

My handle there is Drachenfire. Great works!♦Drachenfyre♦·Talk 08:11, 13 October 2009 (UTC)


  thanks, but I don't have the time for games these days. When I do have some free time I make these images. Ittiz (talk) 04:11, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Ian Bell (programmer)[edit]

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An idea[edit]

First off, I agree with the praise for your images. They are truly stunning and it's visible that there is a lot of detail and effort in them.

I have a suggestion for another image and I'm sure you'd make an excellent job of it, but you may not be interested because it doesn't involve terraforming. You could consider depicting the results of Project Atlantropa. The total-drainage version would probably be more interesting than the 200 metre drop version but it's up to you. I would certainly be interested in seeing what the results would look like (for example how visibly the climate zones would be affected).

Transparent 6lue (talk) 00:30, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

See the Atlantropa page Ittiz (talk) 21:42, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Blue Moon comments[edit]

I came across your terraformed Moon photo series of changes and I wanted to mention to you that I believe you have lost some realism in the process of improving the image.
It seems to me that since there is so much sand on the moon that you would have to have something more like the earlier versions with large beach areas.
The tides on the Moon would be larger than the tides on the Earth and that coupled with all the dust and sand would make for large expanses of beach.
Also I was wondering if you would be will to disclose the software that you used and detail the process
so that some of us who are also interested could spend the time, since you mention that you no longer have the time.
Please reply here. (talk) 01:07, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Tsusiat Falls, a campground on the West Coast Trail.
The M2 tidal constituent. Amplitude is indicated by color, ...

 (talk) 11:43, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Since one side of the Moon always points towards the Earth the Sun would be the only source for tides on the moon so they may not be more intense, but you may be right. I'll have to do the math. Thanks for pointing that out I didn't even consider tides.

My newest images are made in Photoshop with the Flexify2 plugin. How I do it is very complex and explaining it would take longer than making new images :P. However I have described some of the techniques I use here:[1] and if you sift through the comments here:[2] I describe a few more of the techniques.

Ittiz (talk) 02:42, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

A rather belated comment on tides. At Earth, the solar tidal force is slightly less than half the amplitude of lunar tidal force. On the moon, the lunar tide doesn't exist, and since the Earth doesn't move very much in the sky, the solar tide is the main tide. Since the moon has 1/6 the gravity, the tides would be effectively six times stronger, but since it has 1/3.6 times the diameter, the tides would be reduced by a factor of 3.6. Multiply all these together, and the amplitude of the solar tide on the moon is slightly less than the lunar tide on the Earth. So to a quick approximation, tides look similar on the Earth and moon. They will be much slower, though, and hence won't have the resonance with the basin that you see on Earth.
(There's also going to be a slight tide due to the Earth, from the fact that the distance varies from apogee to perigee by about 5%.)Geoffrey.landis (talk) 18:12, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

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If you don't mind me asking, what software did you use to create the images? (talk) 20:09, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Photoshop, various versions Ittiz (talk) 03:05, 22 November 2013 (UTC)