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Back in 2002 I found out the software Wilbur and I started playing with it, just to make a whole planet for a draft sci-fi story of mine. A planet with bright blue vegetation.
So, after many tries and tweaks I came out with the following images:
I was quite satisfied with the global result, so I tried to get a more detailed image of a smaller part of the surface.
Here is shown an
Updated 11-18-2015 at 06:46 PM by AzurePlanet
Originally Posted by AzurePlanet
I'm happy to share with you my just "finished" map.
Here you can have a look at the original WIP.
[...] You can think about the USN as a contemporary place on Earth, it is not a fantasy or sci-fi world.
This is definitely my own favourite Fictional Place.
Before starting to tell you how I invented it, just a note to point out some basic issues:
Updated 11-11-2015 at 08:18 PM by AzurePlanet
So, The past couple of years have been a roller coaster ride for me. And luckily the site has survived the turmoil thanks to the dedication and hard work of the community leaders and ALL of you members that continue to post here and drive this community to be what it is today. For that I thank you all, and I also thank you all for your continued support in keeping this place funded. I've been spending quite a bit of time these last few days getting back in the saddle with my admin duties in order
Always been a big fan of a class of software called " time killers" and some games that can be called that .
writers and painters and every artist has " writers block" or " just NO inspiration "
Time wasters have a need sometimes , and sometimes the output CAN BE USED !!!
PySolFC --cool game
BZ-Flag --cool game
Minesweeper -- a time killer
sims that recreate
Updated 10-22-2015 at 03:38 AM by johnvanvliet
Not to long ago there was a request in the forums for a cookbook written by one Geoff. The problem was... The site that hosted the document was no longer active and therefore removed from the interwebs. Remembering the Internet Archive, having need of it for a Blender tutorial I did many years ago, I started the hunt for Geoff's Climate Cookbook and found a copy of it. While starting to read Geoff's Cookbook, I found a link that lead to another, severely detailed, page on Creating an Earthlike
Updated 09-04-2015 at 12:34 PM by ltan