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    Wip New Fractal Terrains Planet with a bit of Wilbur thrown in

    This is a big WIP ground-up conworld project. It's the first time I tried FT new incise flow function which works very well and takes a lot of the heavy duty erosion work out before I even got to Wilbur. On a planetary scale i barely even had to touch it with Wilbur's erosion.. it looked this good (large Hammer projection) right out of fractal terrains. Of course.. the art is in HOW you use the incise flow.. The canyon is rendered in Bryce with some clouds and a globe inset thrown in via photoshop, the planet shot is in GoogleEarth.
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    No desert of any kind?

    Oh well, I still like it =)
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    Thanks! ...Climates are still in the works.. like it says.. WIP (0: Most definitely deserts.. one huge.. and two large... what you're looking at here are just my topo/hypsometric tints. I probably shouldn't even be spending time outputting detail but i cant help it.

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    I really like the shape of the continents. Nicely done. Have some rep.
    What i would now like to see is: 1) the nice globe-pictures for every "side" of the globe, so that we can see all continents globe-style and 2) a flat map of the world (aka the "normal" map-style you find in an atlas).

    Looking forward to this WIP.
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    Whoa! planets? viewable in Google Earth?

    Please tell me how you do this. thx.

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    Map Climates rendered in Fractal Terrains w/ Terraformer Climate Color Images

    Here it is with the finished climate render and some globe shots at different angles... normally the rivers wouldn't be visible or would be lighter and 1px wide... but i added some dk green areas for my own purposes.. so i could see more clearly where they ran. Eventually i'll go in and doctor up the transitions by hand so they flow more realistically but for FT this is great.
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    Awesome! I think i am in love

    Will you be working this world out in detail (map-wise and fluff-wise)? I'd be totally interested to see this.
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    This is nice and gives me some new ideas to think over as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eilathen View Post
    Will you be working this world out in detail (map-wise and fluff-wise)?
    Yes... VERY FLuffy! This planet and its sister (in lesser detail for the time being) are being completely mapped and backgrounded... from nations, resources, trade routes.. genomes.. cultures... populations... some flora and fauna.. etc. The sister planet is smaller and at a different stage of development and will not be detailed until later as it is not the focal point of the two.

    Here is a preliminary render animated .gif of the relatively dry and cold little sister planet. It is mostly chaparral, grassland and desert with some tropical scrub at one area of the equator and a miniscule amount of forest which is most likely stunted by earthly standards. I plan to make the planet habitable but don't know how that would fit into things in terms of the humans on the other planet.. if at all.. it will definitely have animal life but it may or may not be inhabited by humans

    Larger planet's circumference is 30,000 miles around.. smaller is 18,000 miles
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