Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cytherea (Blue Venus)

Evil Dr. Ganymede:

Here's how I constructed this map: I rendered a global topography map of Venus as a heightfield object viewed from high above with a shadowless light source behind the camera, and a blue plane (the water) set at a water_level of 3 km. I then projected my Earth cloudmap over it (still rendering onto a planar surface) to create the final map. Note that the land colours aren't real, they're just a POV texture (Rusty_Iron) added for a bit of variety.

see also: Blue Mars
via Kenneth Hite

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