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bedrock
09-14-2004, 07:55 PM
Hey all-

I'm working on a 3d animation that involves being very high up - about passenger-jet cruising altitute. I'm looking for a solid way or template for making a matte painting of the surface of the planet as seen from that altitude. I'm realizing that's its going to have to be a pretty large image file, but i really dont know where to begin. Eventually I'm going to want to paste this image over a geometric surface in 3dsmax to represent the planet, then simply have it fade out into some fog.

can anyone help me get started here. any ideas?

thank you so much!!
chris

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