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adaminator1
07-09-2010, 09:27 PM
Hey, does anyone know any tutorials on how to create A realistic model of our planet? And maybe some texture resources for it too?

Basically, I want a shot of earth, from space, that looks realistic. Anyone know anything?


Cheers,
The Adaminator

Elmar Moelzer
07-10-2010, 04:49 AM
There are several threads on this board that could help.
Try these for starters:
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=109842&highlight=earth

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106636&highlight=earth&page=2

You might be able to find more with a quick search, but these should get you started.

lertola2
07-11-2010, 09:47 PM
I put some Earth textures on presetcentral site a while ago. Goto http://www.presetcentral.com/ and search for Earth to find them.

-Joe

shrox
07-11-2010, 10:29 PM
Someone should put up a sticky for this question, it's asked about every week.

erikals
07-14-2010, 07:55 PM
LoL, too true... ;]
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108102
http://xplanet.sourceforge.net/clouds.php

adaminator1
07-14-2010, 08:00 PM
Ugh, i can't get my earth looking good at all. This is the best i can do:


http://i26.tinypic.com/6hrwpv.jpg


Any tips? I know, i suck at texturing, lmao

lertola2
07-14-2010, 09:42 PM
Looks like the cloud layer is inverted. Where you see dark blue over the water should be where the clouds are. You could try adding a specular map so that the water is more specular than the land. You could also get an atmosphere look by adding a luminous sphere with edge transparency. Maybe crank up the bump map so you can see it. Brighten your lights or add a little luminosity to the texture because the image looks dark. Add a rim light so the dark side is not completely black. There are lots of things you can try.

adaminator1
07-14-2010, 09:59 PM
Looks like the cloud layer is inverted. Where you see dark blue over the water should be where the clouds are. You could try adding a specular map so that the water is more specular than the land. You could also get an atmosphere look by adding a luminous sphere with edge transparency. Maybe crank up the bump map so you can see it. Brighten your lights or add a little luminosity to the texture because the image looks dark. Add a rim light so the dark side is not completely black. There are lots of things you can try.

Thanks, I'll give that a shot :)

shrox
07-14-2010, 10:44 PM
Thanks, I'll give that a shot :)

Did you check the links provided above? Try a search for earth?

adaminator1
07-14-2010, 11:13 PM
Did you check the links provided above? Try a search for earth?

Yeah, some interesting stuff :)

Now, this is my updated earth:

http://i30.tinypic.com/of6jup.jpg

I'm working a bit on the texturing now :)


Edit: Updated!

http://i27.tinypic.com/29o04l0.jpg

Any way to give the Earth more depth, maybe?

juniordebo
07-19-2010, 06:46 PM
Try www.liberty3d.com for a tutorial on creating planets.

shrox
07-19-2010, 07:21 PM
Much of coasts are underwater, probably the specular or diffuse map. Florida is just about gone!