Rotating planets?

Started by bigben, July 03, 2007, 05:53:51 pm

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July 03, 2007, 05:53:51 pm Last Edit: July 03, 2007, 05:55:26 pm by bigben
Is it possible to rotate a planet/sphere? Imported objects have a rotation parameter but there doesn't appear to be one for the built in objects...  I've managed to get the correct orientation of the moon texture in my render but I had to offset the image in Photoshop.


not at the moment, though I wish there was it would have help with a couple of projects.
The world is round... so you have to use spherical projection.


Thanks Will.

For bitmap textures you can manually offset the image to rotate it around the planet, although it doesn't compensate for a moon high in the sky. For that you'll need something more sophisticated to remap a different view of the image... and of course I'm thinking Panorama Tools again as it can be done via commandline in between rendering frames in an animation.


Rotating about the planet's own axis is not currently possible. It should be available in the final release though.

- Oshyan


Any update on this? I want to rotate the earth while zooming in from the moon.


Thanks for bumping this, it's just answered a question.


This remains unimplemented I'm afraid. Something for the future.

- Oshyan