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    Earth, modelled in 3ds Max and rendered with VRay. Satellite imagery courtesy of NASA.

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    1. Kuljit Athwal Photography 59 months ago | reply

      How long did that take to render? Is it just an image wrapped around a globe or have you got some mental texturing going on with the mountains and things. Looks ace.

    2. stef thomas 59 months ago | reply

      Cheers, it took about 8 minutes on a dual quad-core machine. I've got 3 spheres nested inside one another: earth, clouds and atmosphere. The earth has a combination of diffuse (colour), bump and specular (reflection) maps as well as a night time version limited to the dark side by a light/shadow falloff map. All the texture maps are 16k x 8k pixels.

    3. Catherine442 [deleted] 37 months ago | reply

      Nice!



    4. Jåriq Meuðír 35 months ago | reply

      Hi, beautiful work! I used it in my blog: www.linguaranza.com/2012/04/lexico-jagapin.html by CC license.
      Thank you!

    5. kari.fuller 28 months ago | reply

      Hi Stephen! Thanks for posting your picture to Creative Commons. I'm going to use this picture for a blog post - with the proper attribution and link, of course! Thanks again - have a great day! www.reliant-technology.com/storage_blog/where-the-worlds-...

    6. progs_amoz 18 months ago | reply

      Great pic! Thanks for putting this on Creative Commons, I've used it for Dewar's White Label fan page.

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