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    I saw some of the planet pictures. What program are you using to make them? They are amazing!!

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    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.
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    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
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    Thanks everyone!

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    Planets like these? http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1657


    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    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.

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    Ahhh, OK those were made apparently in Photoshop
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPMiller View Post
    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).

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    Photoshop is what I use ... 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
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