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Offline Noba

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Making a Rotating Planet

on: July 08, 2017, 12:00:53 am
Hi!
So I've started work on another game, and I'm having some troubles with making a planet that can rotate, since the whole perspective thing with spheres isn't yet completely down for me, and it'll be even harder with things that aren't a material with an easy-ish to draw spherical shading.

Does anyone have any tips on how I could accomplish this? Examples? Anything like that?

Thanks!

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Re: Making a Rotating Planet

Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 01:10:23 am
Start with an attempt so we can figure out where you struggle and how to help you through it!
PSA: use imgur
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Re: Making a Rotating Planet

Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 12:11:35 am
I would create a 3d sphere and map it with the texture in a 3d modeling application, then use this as a reference.

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Re: Making a Rotating Planet

Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 03:18:32 pm
Start with an attempt so we can figure out where you struggle and how to help you through it!
Oh cool! Thanks!
I'll look when I get home, as I'm on the bus now.
I would create a 3d sphere and map it with the texture in a 3d modeling application, then use this as a reference.
Any suggestions for what to use?

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Re: Making a Rotating Planet

Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 09:00:39 am
Any suggestions for what to use?
Here is the nice tutorial. With this approach you can achieve something like this:



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