View Full Version : What's best way for Planet Surfaces?
13th January 2009, 01:07 PM
I'm trying to get a real good Planet Surface running, but the first one i made
was kinda mixture of a Map conture and a surface file from don't ask me what it was.
now, i have made progress over a period of time but at the end i'm still using the same
Texture scince the Beginning, now i'd like to create a new one, but with more realistic
on the Atmosphere effect i'm also still working,
13th January 2009, 05:24 PM
Number 3 looks mighty good!
14th January 2009, 01:14 AM
and this was made over long period,
it doesn'T mean i was working on it all the time,
the first one imade in 2006/07 i think, and at that time i liked it so much, and
thought this would be final.
i was wrong and later i made the new one, same surfacetexture + bump this time, new cloudmap and atmosphere effect, and again i thought it was final.
then 2008 the thrid version came out, again same surface texture, new cloudmap and new
atmosphere effect. and actually i don't think this will be the final again,
now i wanna create a completely new surface based on the actuall one,
there is also a 3D model of Planet Nirn but i don't know how this would look like combined
to my textures and effects,
so i stay on texture only, next time maybe i try to work with normal maps instead of bump
16th January 2009, 12:01 AM
I made my planet maps in photoshop using Lunarcell on the atmosphere I followed this tutorial, http://chrusion.com/tutorial_earth.php
16th January 2009, 12:31 AM
this looks great, i will have a good look on this tutorial, thank you
31st January 2009, 05:14 AM
High resolution Texture Maps of all planets are available here:
along with lots of sci-fi models from various movies. A good site for free resources.
31st January 2009, 09:08 AM
yes, this site i know very well, i mixed my texture with the Terraformed Pluto surface
4th February 2009, 03:51 PM
my lightwave planets never get this good :(
26th February 2009, 08:55 AM
I have used those same tutorials and that celestiamotherlode.net to get planetary maps to make my planets. I am now trying to get to the point of getting a good backdrop of stars and creating my on nebulas and such to give my space scenes a little more pizazz. My earth render turned out well I went off on my own a little from the tutorials and doctored the textures to my needs to get what I felt to be a better effect as far as a planet look goes. I will post the render later if anyone wants to see it. But I don't want to steer the topic off. The links in here are pretty much what I used for planetary surfaces though. You look like you are off to very good start though. :) I wish my backdrops looked that good. lol My poor Earth is sitting against a plain black backdrop until I can create a worthy backdrop to put my earth in.
3rd March 2009, 01:20 PM
What program are you using to create these image?. I agree #3 looks best. If you're using Photoshop 6.5 or later, you could use the outer glow in the layerstyles to add an atmosphere layer to your planet.
5th May 2009, 10:59 AM
You may use photo sources like sxc.hu, cgtextures.com and manipulate the photos in PS.
19th May 2009, 08:55 PM
I think three looks the best.