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Author Topic: Earth Modeled By Robert  (Read 4736 times)

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Earth Modeled By Robert
« on: March 01, 2010, 04:42:36 pm »

I edited and made a few high res textures, then layered them on a sphere.
I was mostly screwing around seeing what would come ot and here it is.

Comment please ( :


Render time around 30 sec,
time spent around 3 hours, tweaking out stuff and editing textures.
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Re: Earth Modeled By Robert
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 04:43:44 pm »

It didn't upload the second one for some reason, well heres the other one.
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Re: Earth Modeled By Robert
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 05:13:08 pm »

nice work for a quick image! Just a few physical errors: the side of the earth that is in shadow is completely black, no light bounces off something to light up that side of the earth. A cool effect might be to have light of cities show up (though I don't know how accurate it is that you would see that from such a distance)

Also, the water color might be a bit too light IMO (but i haven't been up there to check what it looks like, so one can only guess!)

I  like the glow you made around the planet!

Good luck
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Re: Earth Modeled By Robert
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010, 07:08:32 pm »

Awesome work! so much better than my first earth attempt, I love the glowing and the high def texture is definitely a plus :D
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Re: Earth Modeled By Robert
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010, 08:37:56 pm »

Thanks guys  :D,
$imon, about the light from the cities, that is there in the first image, it just blends in with the clouds though.
I wanna soon animate some planets with stars if it keeps turning out this easy (I thought it would be harder), but as long as you have a good texture with bump maps and everything it looks pretty good.

P.S. I love the documentary Planet Earth, it was their renderings of earth that made me try it for my self
« Last Edit: March 01, 2010, 08:40:16 pm by cooldude234 »
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Re: Earth Modeled By Robert
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 09:22:58 pm »

I love planet earth too! Great inspiration there..

Attached a pic of the globe in the series.. As you can see the clouds are not visible in the unlit part of the globe, it is completely black. That is what I meant earlier. You can achieve that by setting the Ambient of the material to 0.
You can maybe then put a texture with only the city-lights in the emissive texture slot (make sure to set emissive to 1 in the material dialog if you do that)

Planets really are fun to make and have a cool result fairly easy.. an animation is always great.
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Re: Earth Modeled By Robert
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2010, 10:30:55 pm »

Oh, I get what you mean now, yeah I was having some touble tweaking out the clouds, you see, when I set it 0 ambeint the clouds would turn pure black, if it was at 0.5 it would be a solid grey.
But I think If I cast a shadow on it's self in raytracer it might fix this issue.
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Re: Earth Modeled By Robert
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 05:59:56 am »

i havent spent much time in scene mode. and i know almost nothing about lighting but would it work if u use a black light on one side of the sphere?
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Re: Earth Modeled By Robert
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 02:59:11 pm »

Hey Cooldude. Nice Earth. I was wondering though, is the glow effect something you achieved in anim8or through some ingenuity or was it done in post production?
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Re: Earth Modeled By Robert
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2010, 03:25:26 pm »

Both pictures are completely rendered in anim8or, the only programs I used was Fireworks for making and editing textures and of course, anim8or. In other words no other program was used after anim8or.
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Re: Earth Modeled By Robert
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2010, 04:17:20 pm »

really nice. Cool effects
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Re: Earth Modeled By Robert
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2010, 08:26:56 pm »

Awesome work! I started a solar system project a while ago. It had all the planets proportioned fairly good, and it even had their orbits. It was looking great, but the anim8or file is so big it won't hardly open. I may start it up again when I get a better computer, though. (Which should be pretty soon)

Anyway, I hope you'll do some other planets and animate them. I'll keep looking. =]
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Re: Earth Modeled By Robert
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2010, 09:59:16 pm »

Well I was thinking of using this model in a video competition I'm in right now, that and after I was going to make a test video of this exploding (since explosions are easy to make in anim8or, and the planet was easy, why not mix the two).
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Re: Earth Modeled By Robert
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2010, 12:34:30 am »

Heres a updated Version with better shadeing.
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Re: Earth Modeled By Robert
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2010, 08:40:43 pm »

It looks terrific. =]

Keep it up.
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