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Punchey
11-21-2000, 07:50 AM
Does anyone have or know where I can get some good (prefferably high-res) planet textures? I don't mean pictures of planets, I mean textures of planets (real or imagined) suitible for wrapping around spheres? Thanks!

11-21-2000, 08:05 AM
try here
http://www.swin.edu.au/astronomy/pbourke/terrain/planets/

Punchey
11-21-2000, 09:27 AM
Thanks! This will be useful for sure, however, I doubt you could do this realtime in a game or something. Do you know of any place like this that has actual textures? (I wonder if there's a way to unwrap one of these generated planets and then save it to a texture?)

monson
11-21-2000, 06:36 PM
Hi again Punchey, here's where I'm getting my planetary maps: http://maps.jpl.nasa.gov/
later,

Punchey
11-21-2000, 06:58 PM
Hey, dude! Long time no see :-). Yeah, thanks, I just came across that exact link before I checked this thread. Once again, great minds think alike huh? Anyway, I have a link for ya if you want some additional stuff and some fictional stuff (like a map of what Mars and Venus would really look like if they had oceans). The URL is: http://www.btinternet.com/~consty/render/render_f.htm

go to the "planetary maps" section. Some cool stuff and some other links to other map sites. Thanks again!