In this tutorial I will teach you how to create planet Earth as viewed from space, the technique used is fully transferable and once learned can be applied at will to any planet for gorgeous results. For a comprehensive learning I will also show you how to use 3ds max’s post processing effects to add a glow/lens flare effect to the sun and a star-field in background; I will also show you how to bind a camera to a path.
You can skip these additional parts altogether should you want to, they will not affect the quality of your planet in itself.
Requires Previous Knowledge of 3ds Max: Preferable but not Essential
Requires Plug-ins: No
[Note: NASA discontinued or moved the texture I used in this tutorial. I recommend that you download a similar one from Natural Earth, there will be no difference whatsoever.]
Video realizzato da Mattia Romagnoli