Earth Orbit by Lahl ()
Space posted on Jun 28, 2004
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This was a test to see how well Imagine would render a 'realistic' earth with the hires maps from the blue marble site. Unfortunately I ran out of memory with the hi-res 10k maps, so had to use the 4k maps.
There are 5 actual spheres used. 1 for the actual earth, 1 for the blue atmosphere and 3 'layers' of cloud with different contrasts for each layer, so as to give the clouds more 'depth', and not look like just another paper thin sphere with clouds painted on it.
I think it worked out ok, but a shame I couldn't use the hires maps.