A closer shot of the pyrite planet labyrinth. The "arena" in the center was originally conceived of as an ancient Jedi training ground. I imagined it being a strong nexus of the Force, with ancient stones carved with Jedi glyphs and marked by millenia of light saber training. Obviously inspired by the "sword on stone" of the Dark Crystal, one of my childhood favorite movies.
Originally this was where Rey and Kylo's Force-projection light saber battle would be staged, so they wanted to play with various heights to the geometry that would sometimes correspond with the geometry in Kylo's location and sometimes not, making for an interesting asymmetrical battle scene. To that end I did another version inspired by abandoned marble quarries with much more varying terrain.
Once again, painted over a rough ZBrush sculpt rendered in Keyshot. Lighting and texturing achieved in Photoshop using clown, normal and depth passes to generate masks, with a lot of photo-texturing for realism.