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Title: New lunar color maps / heightmaps from NASA
Post by: dduane on October 06, 2019, 08:38:57 am
For those who might be interested: NASA has released a set of "color and elevation maps [that] are designed for use in 3D rendering software". The material has been assembled from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images and laser altimeter data.

The Moon CGI kit is here:  https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4720 (https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4720) (and the blog post about their assembly of this data is here:  http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/posts/707 (http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/posts/707))

The color map comes as .TIF files in a variety of sizes up to 27360x13680px; the displacement map / height map at 64, 16 and 4 pixels/degree, the biggest of these coming in at 23040x11520px. (My rendering machine is whimpering softly at the thought of being asked to handle a file that big, but I bet it won't bother a lot of you.) ;D

Best -- D.
Title: Re: New lunar color maps / heightmaps from NASA
Post by: Hannes on October 07, 2019, 06:23:28 am
Wow, cool!!! Thanks for the link!
Title: Re: New lunar color maps / heightmaps from NASA
Post by: Ariel DK on October 07, 2019, 07:45:40 pm
Thank you very much! this is how looks loaded in TG...
Title: Re: New lunar color maps / heightmaps from NASA
Post by: KlausK on October 10, 2019, 05:19:23 pm
Thank you very much for the links to this! Good find.
CHeers, Klaus.
Title: Re: New lunar color maps / heightmaps from NASA
Post by: rachelhayes on October 30, 2019, 12:26:03 am
Thanks for all the links provided, it is most helpful!
Title: Re: New lunar color maps / heightmaps from NASA
Post by: bobbystahr on November 02, 2019, 11:40:36 am
Very handy links, thanks for sharing.