Which software for planetary maps, textures

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  02 February 2018
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 : 02 February 2018 at 03:54 PM.
  02 February 2018
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://www.secondpicture.com/tutori...nder.html (THIS IS A TUTORIAL FOR MAX)

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.
  02 February 2018
If you have Photoshop you can use Lunar cell

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