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    Help In need some of planet icons for CC3

    Hello everyone, I am currently in need of some planet icons for CC3. I've looked quite a bit and unfortunately I cannot find anyone. I would appreciate greatly if anyone has a group of planet icons that they are willing to give out. Im interested in creating some space maps, but without planets it would be a pretty empty map hehe.

    I unfortunately do not have the funding to pay for anything at the moment, but I would show my gratitude in any way I can if some icons happen to arise.

    Thanks in advance!

    Last edited by Zetsumei; 08-21-2010 at 08:11 PM.

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    A lot of those can be cleaned up in programs like GIMP to put a transparent border around and can then be converted to Symbol/PNGS for CC3.
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    How many do you want? How big? What file format?
    I just put together a quick program to generate this - I can make them bigger? Does this sort of thing help?
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    Oh my god crayons you are a godsend. Do you think you would be able to send me the program that makes all of those? Having something like that would be the answer to my dreams.

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    Crayons uses POV for most of his stuff so I imagine this is done in that. I also know that if you were to download Vue (free version) it is pretty easy to generate a planet. You could do it all day long. Crayons probably wrote the code in POV to generate random 3d spheres and what we see above is the result. I also think that POV is free? Not sure on that however.

    I don't know Vue 8 very well but this was easy to create (you can tweak the layers of a sphere and come up with all sorts of stuff, this was just a single layer click, render):

    ps. I didn't look for it but I imagine you can create these without the background so it would be on a black surface easy to cut/paste from. Like I said, I barely know how to use the program but if you want to modify stuff yourself it should work.
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    Jaxilon has me "bang to rights!". Yes, it is POVray. It isn't really even "all my own work" - it is largely cribbed from the POVray tutorial - all I did was add lots and lots of random stuff into it. It might also enjoy some further tinkering. At the moment it produces pairs, one "habitable" and one "not so habitable" and do a load of those in a matrix. Gas giants aren't really here but if it's a map of "habitable" planets then gas giants are unlikely to be needed?
    Anyway - what you need to do

    a) go to - and download the appropriate program for the OS you use and install it - yes, it's free
    b) make a directory somewhere, put the attached in it (unzipped)
    c) run povray
    d) navigate to and load the planetgen01.pov file
    e) choose an output size (the drop box on the left lower task bar)
    f) hit run
    g) send me a message if anything goes wrong

    there are some instructions in the code too

    There's no spectacular license attached to this since I copied most of it from the pov tutorial but giving povray a mention is always nice for the hardworking chaps doing it all.

    Here's the code
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    Thank you so much Crayons! Have some rep.

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    You're welcome.
    It's still a rather crude pic'n'mix type thing. People are welcome to improve on it if they want! I reckon you could use it to generate hundreds of small individual png images if the animation aspects of POV were used. That makes it render repeatedly saving each "frame" as it goes. Not used it.
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