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Creating a Realistic Planet
Creating a Realistic Planet
tastefulbarbarian, updated 2011-01-07 12:15:19 UTC 63,799 views  Rating:
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Hey!

 

Today I’m going to explain how to make a simple planet, that is not rendering intensive and actually looks pretty good.

 

First open Maya, and create a new scene.

 

Create a Sphere, Set it’s radius to 10, and center it on every axis.

 

Assign a Lamburt Shader to the Sphere, and set the color to Stucco.

 

Set the Shaker to 20, and Scale the Texture 10:10:10, and all the Subdivisions to 50.

 

One the First Channel Create a Cloud Shader, and On the Second Channel, Create an Ocean Shader.

 

For the Cloud Shader, Set the Edge Thresh close to zero, and the ratio around .7. Make the first color a tan/sandy color, and the second a green or white color.

 

For the Ocean Shader, set the Color Mode to Foam On Waves. Leave all the other settings alone.

 

Now we have created the world itself, let’s move on to the clouds.

 

Create a new Sphere, Center it on every axis, and set it’s radius to 10.07, and all the Subdivisions to 50.

 

Set the Setting’s as Follows:

Cloud

 

 

Now for the Stars.

 

Create a New Sphere, set its radius to 1000, and all the Subdivisions to 50.

 

I created a Star Field in Photoshop; you can either do the same or use my version.

 Stars

 

 

Set the Ambient Color to white, and the Diffuse to Black.

 

Now for the lights.

 

Create a Directional light; angle it according to your preferences.

 

Now Render the Scene.

 

It should look something like this.

 Final_From_another_Angle


Comments

  • cr1s91

    cr1s91 said over 5 years ago:

    wow, this is really cool, I have a question though..mm what do you mean, in the 5th line, by setting the Subdivisions to 50? the subdivisions are like scale, translate and all that? and to what do you change this, to the nurbs sphere? or the stucco, place3dtexture? sorry for all the questions but I'm new user.
  • Amit Tiwari

    Amit Tiwari said almost 6 years ago:

    awesome tutorial!!!
  • pabman

    pabman said almost 6 years ago:

    Awesome as well
  • sabiq al hasby

    sabiq al hasby said almost 5 years ago:

    thnks
  • ydhmomo

    ydhmomo said almost 6 years ago:

    /(ㄒoㄒ)/~ my English is poor. how to set the color mode to foam on waves
  • ydhmomo

    ydhmomo said almost 6 years ago:

    i got another question.. there are two spheres,the first one's radius is 10,the second's radius is 10.07 the second sphere covers the first one.i didnt render the sence like yours
  • tomliang

    tomliang said almost 6 years ago:

    Same question as ydhmomo has, how does second sphere not cover the first sphere and get the result of yours? Well, still a gret tutorials though...except the second sphere part.
  • tastefulbarbarian

    tastefulbarbarian said almost 6 years ago:

    For the First Question, FoamOnWaves is under one of the upper tabs, near the bottom of one of them if I remember correctly (I'm not on my workstation at the moment, sorry). For the second question, make sure first of all that the cloud shader is set to the lamburt's transparency for Sphere 2, and also make sure that both spheres have 50 Divisions by 50 Divisions.
  • tastefulbarbarian

    tastefulbarbarian said almost 6 years ago:

    http://download.autodesk.com/us/maya/2009help/index.html?url=Fluid_Effects_Nodes_oceanShader__ocean_texture.htm,topicNumber=d0e442141
  • tastefulbarbarian

    tastefulbarbarian said almost 6 years ago:

    It's at the very bottom of the Ocean Attributes
  • ydhmomo

    ydhmomo said almost 6 years ago:

    Y(^o^)Y,thank you!
  • tastefulbarbarian

    tastefulbarbarian said almost 6 years ago:

    Yep!
  • tomliang

    tomliang said almost 6 years ago:

    Thanks man, not every one is so generous as you. :) I will give it a try later on.
  • tastefulbarbarian

    tastefulbarbarian said almost 6 years ago:

    If you have any other problems just let me know!
  • difperarpit

    difperarpit said almost 6 years ago:

    where ill get shaker
  • tastefulbarbarian

    tastefulbarbarian said almost 6 years ago:

    I just kept the shaker at the default.
  • 720409 720409

    720409 720409 said almost 6 years ago:

    Thanks man
  • bbsnake3

    bbsnake3 said over 5 years ago:

    thank you!
  • grady719

    grady719 said almost 5 years ago:

    How do you set the lambert's transparency as you mentioned above?
  • lsm2086

    lsm2086 said almost 5 years ago:

    it's very useful and interesting job. i tried to make my planet earth with your tutorial. i feel really great about my planet. :) so thank you so much.

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