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19 Aug 2018 00:56

Back again with that Trinary System, and a new skin for the central "moon". I've always been a little hesitant to make a purple planet, but this time went with the flow of ruddy mud & nation-sized boulders in this amalgamation of near molten matter. I finally got the 16-bit elevation bump map sorta right, just need to heavily work on the clouds and atmosphere before the sun comes up in my world.

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21 Aug 2018 13:22

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21 Aug 2018 14:47

Convoy on the move...

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21 Aug 2018 17:06

I recently discovered a very intriguing planet! 

It appears to have developed two individual rings. It's situated close to a cluster, as portrayed in the picture to the left. The image in the middle is a close-up of an interesting storm of sorts that's prevalent all over the planet's surface.
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23 Aug 2018 20:06

Trying out new cloud textures, just cuz.

Helpful resources in obtaining realistic cloud images:

Daily photos from NASA's DSCOVR EPIC (Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera), located at the L1 Lagrange Point, 1 million miles from Earth.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Satellite and Information Service - Imagery and Data
Interactive tools to view and download real-time, full-resolution satellite imagery.
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23 Aug 2018 22:48

Still doesn't make the cloudmap on the far left any younger than its current age of almost 1.5 to 2 decades or any less recognizable :P
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23 Aug 2018 22:55

dang these WR stars are close!

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I found this planet which seems to have some minerals in the exposed rock and there is many sites on it with the same fluoro coloured stuff.


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24 Aug 2018 02:46

You're absolutely right. That familiar look is what prompted me to try to find something a little more current.

From the website I linked above, I took 4 snapsots of Earth 60 degrees apart more or less, combined them into one image as quarter-equirectangular projections using a little Flexify & Photoshop magic and turned it back into equirectangular via horizontal cross.

Its' very sloppy work. I should also wait for a better day to take pictures of Earth.
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24 Aug 2018 12:17

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25 Aug 2018 06:28

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25 Aug 2018 12:56

What happened to jupiter?
To a Galaxy billion light-years away from a Dark World.
 
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25 Aug 2018 18:23

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25 Aug 2018 18:42

Very cool xingqiu1, looks like a molten Lava Niagara falls. You won't find something like that everyday.

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25 Aug 2018 22:53

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Nice! What version? Any mods? I've never seen anything quite like that before.

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