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  2 Weeks Ago
Which software for planetary maps, textures

I am in a such mood, that I want to make a bunch of exoplanets

Which software would you recommend for creating landscape planetary maps?

And which one for generating planetary textures?
I guess I could use Google Earth and some imagnation in Photoshop, but some specialized software would help.

I am familiar with World machine for landscapes and I mostly use 3ds max.

Thank you!

Last edited by Jason30 : 2 Weeks Ago at 03:54 PM.
 
  2 Weeks Ago
Google "3D planet creation" or "planet maker" and such, and you'll find a variety of free and non-free tools that can help:

http://planetmaker.wthr.us/
http://www.secondpicture.com/tutori...nder.html (THIS IS A TUTORIAL FOR MAX)
https://www.panosfx.com/photoshop-tutorials/3d-moon
https://experiments.withgoogle.com/chrome/planetmaker
https://www.fourmilab.ch/terranova/planetmaker/
http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com...-3d-planet.html
https://www.filterforge.com/filters/12486.html
http://planetside.co.uk/
https://www.littleplanetfactory.com/
https://highered.mheducation.com/ol...ystem%20Builder

Terragen 4 ( http://planetside.co.uk/ ) is probably the most powerful, but when I tried it back in V2, I found the node-based UI quite confusing.

There may be yet other scripts, tools and softwares that can make good 3D planets, depending on how much detail you need.
 
  2 Weeks Ago
If you have Photoshop you can use Lunar cell
http://www.flamingpear.com/lunarcell.html

You can generate full renders or layers, ie. ground, ocean, clouds etc or texture maps.
 
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