I had this idea in my head for some time. In last photoshoot session i ask Maria to be model for this image.
Creating mask in Photoshop.
Next, setup terrain shape in World Machine:
Create simple model for Machine in Hexagon:
Setup Xurge made space suites in Poser, make four different poses for each character:
Next is setup all components in Vue to render:
Render backdrop and separate suite:
Next step put all in Photoshop, base backdrop:
Adding layers of smoke and light distortions:
More details to background, making rings:
Using suite mask, placing it in image:
Compositing photo in image:
Add flare to lights:
Adding color adjustments and more clouds, shadows, details … here is final image: