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Offline SebastianG

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Planet Earth Animation
« on: July 23, 2018, 03:45:18 am »
Hello Everyone,

I rendered Planet Earth in KeyShot 7.3 Pro.
The most difficult task was rendering the atmosphere. I used an extra sphere combined with gradient textures to create the glowing effect.
This is not perfect, maybe you guys have a better way to do it in Keyshot?

Thanks!

Animation:

Source of Textures:

Day and night textures, Terrestrial elevation data, Land/water mask, Arctic and Antarctic sea ice mask, Milky Way panorama
http://www.shadedrelief.com/natural3/pages/textures.html
http://www.shadedrelief.com/natural3/pages/extra.html#anchor
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0932a/
« Last Edit: July 23, 2018, 04:01:07 am by SebastianG »

Offline Will Gibbons

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Re: Planet Earth Animation
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 04:03:11 pm »
Not bad! Definitely a challenge (which is why I haven't tried it myself yet). Nice experiment.

Offline SebastianG

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Re: Planet Earth Animation
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 10:07:12 am »
Thanks! I had some spare time and decided to try something new in KeyShot :)
Five years ago I followed a Blender tutorial from "Blender Guru" on how to render a realistic earth.
But I couldn't find the original tutorial so I did everything from memory in KeyShot.

Blender Guru created a new tutorial using Blender Cycles:
https://www.blenderguru.com/tutorials/earth-cycles?rq=earth

Can I please get new units in KeyShot:
  • km
  • AU (Astronomical Unit)
  • pc (Parsec)  8)