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Post #381by MrSpace43 » 11.10.2020, 18:19

One of my own Saturnian-like planets named Fidon, as seen from Torkala, one of its moons:
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Post #382by BlueTheCrewmate » 22.10.2020, 17:17

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Makemake and MK 2
Can you supply an addon for MK2?

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Post #383by Anthony_B_Russo10 » 22.10.2020, 21:00

Yuki, Kino, and Douji
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Post #384by bh » 23.10.2020, 22:18

Hi all

Quick Earth view

Texture is NASA Blue Marble September map adjusted to 16k DDS

Clouds are NASA Fair-Clouds-8k, I applied a drop shadow to get the 3D effect. And they are moving.

Tracking satellite in real time.. very relaxing!

SA.jpg
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Post #385by bh » 28.10.2020, 12:17

Two views of Jupiter following Juno...

Jupiter map is from

https://www.planetary.org/space-images/merged-cassini-and-juno

Adjusted to 16k DDS, still a work in progress... enhanced colour to my personal taste ( I did look at the Juno gallery!)

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Post #386by john71 » 28.10.2020, 21:19

Very nice bh! Thanks for the texture link! I made a fictional gas giant out of it.

gas giant 1.png
gas giant 2.png

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Post #387by bh » 28.10.2020, 22:26

Hey! That's super!

Bob
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Post #388by john71 » 29.10.2020, 11:37

Help! How can I scale normal map heights? This picture down below has a normal map in it but the shadows are unreal in my opinion. BumpMap and BumpHeight are not working, only NormalMap...
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Post #389by Anthony_B_Russo10 » 29.10.2020, 11:41

Bump height is set in the objects SSC file.
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Post #390by john71 » 29.10.2020, 11:45

Yes, but it's not working. If I use BumpMap, there are no shadows.

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Post #391by Goofy » 29.10.2020, 11:54

Hi bh, your modified NASA Fair-Clouds-8k are very nice. :clap:
Can you make them available, please?
Are there in higher resolution, 16k or 32k, to be converted in VT format?
Thanks a lot, appreciated.

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Post #392by john71 » 29.10.2020, 14:34

I had to use Gimp to create a new normal map to reduce height. I also reduced the noise level of the texture.
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Post #393by Anthony_B_Russo10 » 29.10.2020, 20:51

Hale-bop type comet, Alina
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Post #394by john71 » 31.10.2020, 19:45

Mars images created from the very old Viking data:
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Mars-1.png


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Enhanced with normal map:
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Post #395by john71 » 01.11.2020, 19:48

Upscaled and enhanced 32k Mars texture from Viking data (ctx 3 levels):
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Post #396by john71 » 03.11.2020, 16:34

I started to use real Martian elevation data to perfect the normal map. There are clouds now:
Marsrealnormal-13.png
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Added after 3 hours 20 minutes:
32k Moon texture (boring, I know):
Moon32k-4.png
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Moon32k-1.png

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Post #397by Anthony_B_Russo10 » 03.11.2020, 21:59

The moon is still interesting though, just not as much as some other bodies.
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Post #398by bh » 04.11.2020, 07:46

Mars 16k DDS...

mars2005.jpg


Not sure where I got the original map, I made it back in 2005!
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Post #399by john71 » 04.11.2020, 17:38

Very nice! I colored and enhanced the black and white Viking data to create a 64k map. It can provide details from 30 km.
Mars64-5.png
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Post #400by john71 » 05.11.2020, 09:57

And to demonstrate how GOOD Celestia is, here is the same spot at Google Earth-Mars (screenshot is used under fair use rules, the public data is from state agencies):
Googler Earth Mars.png


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A 128k Celestia Mars map would be at the same level with Google Earth-Mars, but the resolution is comparable even now.


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