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retter7
12-23-2004, 08:25 AM
I'm want to create a killer Earth as seen in the Signs film poster...attached. Anyone aware of any tutorials?
http://www.ryanetterillustration.com/client/Art_General/signs2.jpg

Edbittner
12-24-2004, 05:56 AM
Get someone to paint you one.
E.

avezeau
01-03-2005, 07:13 AM
Tutorial suggested:
http://www.majesticimaging.com/html/lw_atmotut/

Image map resource:
http://gw.marketingden.com/planets/earth.html (order the 4K)

Some standard Poster Dimensions:
http://www.big-pix.com/size.html

Render at HIGH pixel resolutions...as you won't get 300 PDI out of Lightwave (that I know of at least), so render really high.

Heres the math: (H x Target DPI) x (W x Target DPI) = File size on disc.

So, for a 27in x 41in standard poster, printed at 300 DPI:
(27 x 300) x (41 x 300) = 8100 x 12300 = aprox 99 MB

NOTE: These are your pixel dimensions for rendering. Your file should be approximately 99 MB without compression. Lightwave will take quite a while to render at this size...so be patient.