Loooooool!! That's exactly what I think of as "killin' it"! I've not really managed to do another one as realistic as this in Ultra Fractal since either. They're not easy to do and can very quickly look totally unrealistic!
This is magnificent in its depiction of the Universe. The battles between stars and planets are powerful. It is fiery hot and brutally cold at the same time. It is like the battle between Heaven and Hell fought every day. Out of the turmoil new worlds are born and others die. A metaphor for life itself. Great depiction. It made me stop and think about the wonders that exist all around us, seen and unseen, but known to God. The power of God to create and destroy is awe inspiring. To think He would like puny humans as his friends. We do magnificent things and horrific things. What a wonder we survive. It is only by His patience and love that we exist at all. And only by a mutual need for love that we reach out to catch a glimpse of Glory and that He gives it to us sometimes. What a wonder it all is. I believe He will smile and let me give Him a hug one day and accept my thanks for an amazing ride through life.
Thank you so much for your encouraging and profound words! I believe our Heavenly Father loves us with more passion than any human can comprehend, and that He is the Master Mathematician, Creator, Designer as well. We don't have to earn His love, we are able to receive it by grace because of the sacrifice made by His Son...
That's relatively few compared with some of my work in actual fact. The killer for memory seems to be masking, which I discovered when I was using some DMJ lettering rather a lot in one fractal work. My pc actually baulked when I opened the parameters, let alone rendering! Some textures also use a lot of memory. My laptop wouldn't be able to handle a lot of what I do on my pc