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11-04-2003, 09:45 AM
this is a quickie just to distract myself from my other projects...
whattcha think?

do anyone know where i could find a map with height expressed in greyscale?
as you might guess im planning to use it as bump map.


11-04-2003, 05:22 PM
this is a good link for all planetary maps:


has earth bump maps too

11-04-2003, 09:03 PM
The colours look a bit flat, especially the blue water.

11-06-2003, 03:02 AM
thanks for the link, 3dgirl! i used the bumpmap and the clouds from your site. the light behind the planet is photoshop.. any ideas of how to create the same effect directly in lightwave (whitout using any lights)?

i got a reflec/spec map for the water now. does this look realistic to you?

11-06-2003, 03:39 PM
its a good start, but I have a couple of tips.
try setting the diffuse sharpness (on the advanced tab in the surface editor) to a value of around 70%. you will see that this gives a more realistic definition of the night side.
the specular highlight is also far to strong and bright. turn it down.

I can also recommend an exellent earth tutorial on the same page where you downloaded the bump map from.

good luck