Shot of the earth created as a test of my shading skills.....basically, never happy with it for the first 24 versions and pretty discouraged but then worked with Emberintherain on the development of Planet X Generator plugin and was finally able to get something I was happy with. Not only did PXG get me the results I was looking for but also taught me a lot about shading. A few additional tweaks on my own and I had an earth I was happy with. Now that I had a good looking earth, I did not want to just leave it with something uninteresting in orbit. So I modeled what I "think" is called a Dyson Ring.