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Title: Alien earth
Post by: Hannes on August 13, 2019, 12:01:29 pm
A fantasy earth like planet. Probably complete nonsense from a scientific point of view, but who cares? ;)

I struggled with the ring's shadow onto the atmosphere:
https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,26825.0.html

so I took Jon's (Hetzen's) advice and comped the shadow in afterwards.
I used mostly image maps, except for the separation of land and water, which is procedural.
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: archonforest on August 13, 2019, 12:03:00 pm
Very nice. Like it.
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: cyphyr on August 13, 2019, 12:31:04 pm
Great work!
The clouds are very good and I love the terrain.

Is there a bigger version somewhere?
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: StephB on August 13, 2019, 12:56:07 pm
Very convincing to me. Maybe better with less moons although.
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: WAS on August 13, 2019, 01:01:44 pm
Quote from: Hannes on August 13, 2019, 12:01:29 pmA fantasy earth like planet. Probably complete nonsense from a scientific point of view, but who cares? ;)

I struggled with the ring's shadow onto the atmosphere:
https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,26825.0.html

so I took Jon's (Hetzen's) advice and comped the shadow in afterwards.
I used mostly image maps, except for the separation of land and water, which is procedural.

Very nice! I feel there may be too much water, but that's just me. But I really like the idea of all this broken up terrains and "causeways" for the oceans. It's really imaginative.

The moons could maybe use more craters? Or perhaps their surfaces are "renewed" to often to show aged scarring.

Having been working with a lot satellite images of smaller moons and working on a crater shader and moon like impacts, I'm probably very bias at the moment though.
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: Hannes on August 13, 2019, 01:23:18 pm
Thanks for your comments and suggestions!!!!!! :)


Here is a 4K version, Richard.
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: WAS on August 13, 2019, 01:31:41 pm
Quote from: Hannes on August 13, 2019, 01:23:18 pmThanks for your comments and suggestions!!!!!! :)


Here is a 4K version, Richard.

Lots more detail to inspect. Love it. Are the moons procedural or image mapped too?
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: Oshyan on August 13, 2019, 02:27:19 pm
Very nice indeed! I rather like the structure of the planet, all broken up with huge waterways, a planet of islands. Makes for some great reflections, anyway. :D

I echo WAS's question about the moons, I'd guess they're image maps. They do look nice, including some displacement. 

Only thing I notice is a small yellow-green patch of color that looks out of place (most visible in 4k) near the top-left edge of the planet. An image map remnant?

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: Hannes on August 13, 2019, 03:08:54 pm
Thanks guys! Yes, the moons are image mapped. 

I'm not at home atm. Have to take a look tomorrow for the yellowish color thing. Haven't noticed it yet.
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: cyphyr on August 13, 2019, 03:42:27 pm
Quote from: Hannes on August 13, 2019, 01:23:18 pmThanks for your comments and suggestions!!!!!! :)


Here is a 4K version, Richard.
Really good work., love the detail.
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: Matt on August 13, 2019, 03:44:29 pm
Very nice! Alpine Fractal?
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: Hannes on August 13, 2019, 04:12:25 pm
Quote from: Matt on August 13, 2019, 03:44:29 pmVery nice! Alpine Fractal?
Alpine fractal? No, where do you mean?
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: Matt on August 13, 2019, 04:51:33 pm
The Voronoi-ish looking patterns of the coastlines reminded me of the lead-in octaves of the Alpine Fractal, but I'm sure there are other ways to get a similar effect. I hope you'll give us some hints :)
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: Hannes on August 13, 2019, 05:55:21 pm
Ah, I see. No, actually it's some node stuff from the file sharing section. As far as I remember, it's called "1m  cracks". As I said, I'm not at home atm, so I don't remember, who made it. 
It's an intimidating pile of nodes, and I have absolutely no clue how it works, but it looks cool, and at the end there is a transform shader where you can adjust the overall size. 
I used it for foam patterns for example.
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: Matt on August 13, 2019, 07:08:53 pm
Thanks
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Post by: Dune on August 14, 2019, 01:16:42 am
Top work!
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: Hannes on August 14, 2019, 09:00:17 am
Quote from: Oshyan on August 13, 2019, 02:27:19 pmOnly thing I notice is a small yellow-green patch of color that looks out of place (most visible in 4k) near the top-left edge of the planet. An image map remnant?
I found it. It's not in the image map itself, but I tinted the whole shader with a bright greenish color, and in the areas where the image is almost white it leaves a bright green area of course. Too bad I didn't notice it before!


Quote from: Matt on August 13, 2019, 04:51:33 pmThe Voronoi-ish looking patterns of the coastlines reminded me of the lead-in octaves of the Alpine Fractal, but I'm sure there are other ways to get a similar effect. I hope you'll give us some hints :)
OK, as I said it's a node based pattern, originally made to create cracks by dandelO. I edited it a bit to fit my needs.

I'll upload it in the file section (I guess dandelO is OK with that, as long a I mention his name as creator)
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: Hannes on August 14, 2019, 09:07:51 am
It's uploaded:
https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,26833.new.html#new
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: Matt on August 14, 2019, 10:52:18 am
Quote from: Hannes on August 14, 2019, 09:00:17 am
Quote from: Matt on August 13, 2019, 04:51:33 pmThe Voronoi-ish looking patterns of the coastlines reminded me of the lead-in octaves of the Alpine Fractal, but I'm sure there are other ways to get a similar effect. I hope you'll give us some hints :)
OK, as I said it's a node based pattern, originally made to create cracks by dandelO. I edited it a bit to fit my needs.

The forum has some bugs at the moment, which might have caused some confusion. You might have thought I posted that after you had already answered me. You were reading my old post.

Thanks for the additional info :)
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: Hannes on August 14, 2019, 11:12:57 am
Oh no, I realized, that this post was already answered. I just wanted to refer to your initial question.
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: Matt on August 14, 2019, 11:29:31 am
Quote from: Hannes on August 14, 2019, 11:12:57 amOh no, I realized, that this post was already answered. I just wanted to refer to your initial question.

Oh, I see now :)
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: bobbystahr on August 14, 2019, 07:07:05 pm
Quote from: Hannes on August 13, 2019, 01:23:18 pmThanks for your comments and suggestions!!!!!! :)


Here is a 4K version, Richard.
well that is going on my desktop....beautiful Hannes.
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: WAS on August 16, 2019, 12:53:10 am
Quote from: Oshyan on August 13, 2019, 02:27:19 pmOnly thing I notice is a small yellow-green patch of color that looks out of place (most visible in 4k) near the top-left edge of the planet. An image map remnant?

That's where the terraforming facility is... lol
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: Agura Nata on August 21, 2019, 04:14:35 am
Looks great! :)
Title: Re: Alien earth
Post by: DocCharly65 on August 23, 2019, 01:51:47 am
great work!