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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy View Post
    How easy is blender to use? And where can i get it?
    Not sure how easy it is to use, having never used it myself but here's the URL to the homepage; http://www.blender.org/
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    Its powerful but I could not get the hang of the UI. I should spend more time with it tho. Torq said he used it a bit so maybe he can post a first time blender beginners guide tut for us noobs ? How do you create a sphere planet, texture it with a fractal terrains type image, render it with some basic lighting and then save the render result ? When I tried it - ok years ago.... - it was all custom key strokes and I lost the will to live. I hope its got more user friendly since then.

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    Wings 3d is also free and I found much easier to use, but not as much functionality as blender though (I found the UI on blender really hard to get to grips with).

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    Post I can make planets two...

    I know its not much, just a basic skin stretched around a ball and a bit of a haze added around the edge.

    But hay It Tattooine!
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    almost tatooine, but not quite



    i should know, im like one of the biggest star wars geeks in a... um.... 2 foot radius



    but yea, needs some slight brown, a little brighter color, and those weird circular things towards the end to disappear, and you have tatooine



    I actually got really interested in making planets a while back, and so I amassed a lot of different tutlets that I found (although the 2 posted earlier make the ones I found look like junk ) and I also found some planet render scripts.

    http://home.tele2.fr/auroreblender/gimp/planet_en.html

    http://registry.gimp.org/node/8172

    http://registry.gimp.org/node/9489

    http://sglider12.blogspot.com/2008/0...n-in-gimp.html (used this link+ original ps tutorial+ some of my own techniques to create my avatar)

    http://www.bartendavid.be/doc/howto/...olevortex.html

    http://www.hardwareforums.com/planets-gimp-18707/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlKu_...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4-kOvj11H8

    http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/topic/...2-20283-1.html

    http://www.gimpusers.com/tutorials/s...-tutorial.html

    http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/topic/...al-5221-1.html

    and also maybe try finding a downloadable pdf tutorial by blend_roid (blend roid, blendroid, dont know exactly how to spell it) which i found helpful

    sorry that most of these are for GIMP, but others are for PS


    edit: google 'blendroid tutorials', and found the one i was talking about, http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?p=962601 and/or http://hellswinter.wdfiles.com/local...t_Tutorial.pdf
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    or Arakus <sp?> ... Dune in other words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delgondahntelius View Post
    or Arakus <sp?> ... Dune in other words.
    OK I'll play "Spelling Police" here

    ... I beleive its Arrakis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel General View Post
    OK I'll play "Spelling Police" here

    ... I beleive its Arrakis
    hmm.... i dont have a clue about what either of those are




    oh well, im trying to use some of the tutorials from a link posted earlier to make a good planet scene, but for my big planet (the moon was easy, now comes the hard part ) im making without a tutorial, and using tricks ive learned over the ages (ages, months, whateva ) and so far its turning out prettty good


    Ill post a picture when Im done
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    Frank Herbert's ""Dune"" series Bryguy ..... that is the name of the desert planet where Spice comes from... Arrakis or ...also known as Dune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delgondahntelius View Post
    Frank Herbert's ""Dune"" series Bryguy ..... that is the name of the desert planet where Spice comes from... Arrakis or ...also known as Dune.
    huh, never heard of it
    "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone," it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."
    "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many things."

    "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master -- that's all."


    -Lewis Carrol: Through the Looking Glass

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