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    Default *** May/June Challenge *** Planetary survey

    This month's challenge is to create a planetary survey. This might be our efforts to survey Gliese 581d for future colonisation or it could be aliens surveying earth for ley lines, or even a map of spelljammer landing points on an asteroid hurtling towards a planet.

    This month is about thinking big. Consider the information you'd want to show about a whole planet and how you could display that cleanly. Remember, your showing information about the planet, but the type of information and the style it's displayed tells us a lot about the surveyors too.

    This challenge will end on the 15th of June. The winner will get a shiny silver compass, and a $40 store voucher from Profantasy

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    Cool! Hopefully I can get something in, but I'm not sure. Is the challenge just basically mapping a whole planet, or are there some other implications?

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    @Ares96 - Here's an example I did a while ago for a similar challenge... Click Me

    Final version on Pg. 4 of the thread. Maybe it will give you some inspiration.
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    Hey, that's pretty sweet, SG. Rep coming your way for that.
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    Nice! That has indeed inspired me and I am definitely going to enter. Already got started over my lunch-break! (and part of my working day Before my lunch-break; dont tell my boss) ;-)

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    Looks like Captain Carol Mayer and the Nebraska might make a appearance....
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    Is this supposed to be sticky? It seems to slide down the list. For a moment I thought Torstan was trying to pull a fast one and had entered the light Challenge himself
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    I went and stickied it. Hadn't noticed. Thanks, Jax.
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    I still haven't come up with a unique an awesome concept yet but have been testing and practicing making a planet and produced this one of planet Earth. (Using this tutorial for GIMP)

    Hopefully this is helpful for anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond View Post
    Hey, that's pretty sweet, SG. Rep coming your way for that.
    Thanks Diamond...
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