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jabascus
09-21-2008, 08:39 PM
I saw some of the planet pictures. What program are you using to make them? They are amazing!!

Ascension
09-21-2008, 09:19 PM
I think many of the people here use something like Fractal Terrains or Wilbur because they up a full planet. I don't have either so I can't be sure but I am sure that those that do have them will chime in sooner or later. I, and a few others, use good ole Google Earth. We make up our own world then import it into G.E. There is a quasi-tutorial around here somewhere that shows exactly how.

It's in this thread:
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2607

Just read through the posts and further down (page 2) the Master RobA explains it. As far as making up your own world to import into G.E., well there's a ton of tutorials here to help get ya started. :)

If this is pertaining to some of those artwork pieces from a few months back, then they used Photoshop and/or GIMP in a more painterly style. There are tutorials on the web for making them.

NeonKnight
09-22-2008, 01:27 AM
It depends. If you are talking about creating an actual world, then Yes, Fractal Terrains, or Wilbur or similar programs will do it.

If however, you are talking just world images, then I think you want something like Astrosynthesis and it's ilk:

http://www.nbos.com/products/astro/astro.htm

jabascus
09-22-2008, 09:44 AM
Thanks everyone!

jabascus
09-22-2008, 09:50 AM
Planets like these? http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1657



I think many of the people here use something like Fractal Terrains or Wilbur because they up a full planet. I don't have either so I can't be sure but I am sure that those that do have them will chime in sooner or later. I, and a few others, use good ole Google Earth. We make up our own world then import it into G.E. There is a quasi-tutorial around here somewhere that shows exactly how.

It's in this thread:
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2607

Just read through the posts and further down (page 2) the Master RobA explains it. As far as making up your own world to import into G.E., well there's a ton of tutorials here to help get ya started. :)

If this is pertaining to some of those artwork pieces from a few months back, then they used Photoshop and/or GIMP in a more painterly style. There are tutorials on the web for making them.

NeonKnight
09-22-2008, 09:54 AM
Ahhh, OK those were made apparently in Photoshop

RobA
09-22-2008, 10:04 AM
or in GIMP...

-Rob A>

RPMiller
09-22-2008, 11:36 AM
Flaming Pear makes a PS plugin that pops out planets and moons left and right. Well worth the investment if you do lots of planets.

someguy
09-22-2008, 04:11 PM
Flaming Pear makes a PS plugin that pops out planets and moons left and right. Well worth the investment if you do lots of planets.

I recommend the Space Bundle, You would get 3 plug-ins for less than $60. And yes it is well worth the money (at least it was for me).

delgondahntelius
09-26-2008, 01:52 AM
Photoshop is what I use :D ... I guess it really depends on what you are looking for and what you want to accomplish and what you are familiar with ... and how much you wanna pay for a program to do it with :)

bryguy
09-30-2008, 06:25 PM
you can google things like "how to create planets in INSERTYOURPROGRAMSNAMEHERE", or if your using something like GIMP, i have found different scripts that you can use that will make them for you, then u just have to give them color usually. The picture in my avatar was made like that, and then i used an online tutorial i came across to make it look like they were colliding (i actually kept switching between the original photoshop tutorial for it and the GIMP tutorial for it, and it ended up looking great)