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show user profile  digital3ds
I've started work on an animation that will remind people about Einsteins theory of white holes, and would like some crits on the earth here, as it will be a basis for the lighting and quality of the other planets, asteroids, etc.

Thanks much

- Mike Sawicki

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12/16/2011 9:07:31 AM (last edit: 12/16/2011 9:11:55 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
you should specify if you're going for realism or something else. If we're talking realism
our planet is really blue with lots of vanilla sprinkles :D
also notice the contrast vs rest of space - its really bright too!

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12/16/2011 9:26:45 AM (last edit: 12/16/2011 9:27:27 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Your atmosphere is too thick and the wrong colour. I think your bump map is too harsh. Your best bet is to copy NASA images.

Looks like a great start.

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12/16/2011 9:30:47 AM (last edit: 12/16/2011 9:30:47 AM)
show user profile  MrCaseStudy
this was my 1st bash at the earth...

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12/16/2011 10:28:01 AM (last edit: 12/16/2011 10:28:01 AM)
show user profile  digital3ds
Awesome pic stabby, thanks. I tried to google actual images of the earth but had the hardest time finding one.

With that said, Is it just me or does it seem like sometimes the actual thing doesn't look "how it should", or rather, how we imagine it to be. Never-the-less, an awe-inspiring image.

After some quick tweeks, this is what I got..

It feels like there is still something off.. thanks guys
- Mike Sawicki

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12/16/2011 11:08:51 AM (last edit: 12/16/2011 11:08:51 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
You atmosphere is waaay too thick still. yeah its a pretty effect to put on an Earth render but if you're going for realism you need to stick to real dimensions.

For example. The thickness of the earth's atmosphere is 30km. That around 0.5% of the radius of he entire Earth. I put your image into max and roughly did a size test.

The blue circles are your Earth and your atmosphere. Your atmosphere is nearly 3% of the Earth's radius. The red circle is where it should actually be. So at the zoomed out distance you have used, you will barely see it at all. Which is proven by all the zoomed out photos of earth on google.

What is still apparent is that your bump mapping is still waaayt o high too so tone that done to virtually nothing. Again look at real photos, the earth is incredibly smooth at that distance.

Also, your clouds are wayyyy to high above the surface. look at photos theres not much difference in height to the eye between the clouds and the ground. make that virtually nothing too.

Here's proof, in reality they only just go over half the distance to the edge of the atmosphere at the very highest point. Yours are virtually at the edge.

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12/16/2011 11:59:26 AM (last edit: 12/16/2011 12:04:51 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
the atmosphere is yea too contrasted for my taste also the terrain features are too saturated and crisp, if you are using a separate material for atmosphere try lowering its refraction gloss. otherwise looking much better already

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12/16/2011 1:59:01 PM (last edit: 12/16/2011 1:59:01 PM)
show user profile  kiko
Your earth is rotated on the wrong axis or the sun is coming from the wrong side because shadows like that never happen. The sun rises from east to west, not from north to south.

Bump map is still too heavy abd the atmosphere is nos blue enough, more like a pale purple there.


-- David --
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12/16/2011 7:54:38 PM (last edit: 12/16/2011 7:54:38 PM)
show user profile  nemo
Guys, wait a second...

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour..

nemo out

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12/16/2011 8:23:21 PM (last edit: 12/16/2011 8:23:21 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
I agree with everyones comments and thoughts.

I also humbly ask permission to completely derail this thread?
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12/16/2011 9:40:18 PM (last edit: 12/16/2011 9:40:18 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
You have this privilege, as a lifetime member...

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12/16/2011 9:44:36 PM (last edit: 12/16/2011 9:44:36 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Thank you.


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12/16/2011 10:20:12 PM (last edit: 12/16/2011 10:20:12 PM)
show user profile  DannyMax

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12/16/2011 10:26:46 PM (last edit: 12/16/2011 10:26:46 PM)
show user profile  digital3ds
The smaller I made the atmosphere, the less "hazzy" it appeared, but this is pretty good im thinkin. The Earth will only be in frame for a few seconds at a time, so thanks for your guys' input, big help.

- Mike Sawicki

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12/17/2011 1:20:31 AM (last edit: 12/17/2011 1:20:31 AM)
show user profile  soontekk
the answer is 42

melting ur brainz!
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12/17/2011 3:29:28 AM (last edit: 12/17/2011 3:29:28 AM)
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