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[Modelling Tutorial] Creating Custom Planets Guide 1
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This is a guide on how to create custom planets

Its very old now and many advancements have been made so i will write up another tutorial which covers this. the next Tutorial will cover how to create custom planets using sph files - that means built in collision detection, textures and size definition - it also means that you can add atmosphere effects with ease

Heres the link to the Guide!

>> Download here <<

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Is there another way to change the texture of an existing planet?
I already resized a planet , but now the vanilla texture looks really weird, thats why i want to add a new high quality texture to this planet. Any ideas?

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to use vanilla planets and retexture them is not that easy as they dont really have normal sphere maps
the workload needed to turn a normal spheremap into the tiles which are placed on the vanilla planets so that they fit together is massive

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Thx for your answer OPR8R

In this guide posted here the author wrote at the end:

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Look out for the other way of creating custom planets which makes use of the sph files (built in collision detection, textures and size definition) and atmosphere effects


any way to get a tut of it?or to learn it? ^^
Seems, that the guide only provides planets without atmosphere/collision <.<

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Hehe, its on my list of thigns to do buddy, just need to find a few hours to write up a tutorial on it

busy with my course atm lol

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to use vanilla planets and retexture them is not that easy as they dont really have normal sphere maps
the workload needed to turn a normal spheremap into the tiles which are placed on the vanilla planets so that they fit together is massive


True, it can be hard, but it is certainly do-able, i know of a few programs that can make the textures required for you.

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ok thx m8

you should get more time for modding/tutswriting

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i know of a few programs that can make the textures required for you.

names plz ^^

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You can also import a sphere mesh with a cylindrically wrapped texture. Then you add a sphere sur for collision detection. To add an atmosphere you can use a sph object without the planet but containing the atmosphere settings placed in the center of the sphere mesh.

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I was playing around with this very subject for the past week.

Once you have the tools (all available) it's a breeze to do, and of course each person's work is going to reflect his/her own creative ability - mine is about 2 on a scale of 1-10.

Here's the method so far, what is missing is an easy way to add the atmosphere mist. Hope it's usefui:-
http://forums.seriouszone.com/showthread.php?t=56787

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have you not tried just adding the material_library = solar\planets\atmosphere.txm into the mix? aslong as the mat file contains a referrence (iirc) to it, should just work, been a while since i looked at planets, not needed to pull the info out of the archive in my head

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its better to use the atmosphere of an existing vanilla planet

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About the atmosphere:

you can try 2
-- use an extra CMP 4 the clouds which might end up like that
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-- integrate your atmosphere in your planet CMP like this

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-- break a sph file to get this effect http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/22/screen32nl7.png

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yep thats what i meant... custom planet with original atmosphere

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yep thats what i meant... custom planet with original atmosphere


aye, tho, you gotta admit, just the effect on its on has some potential use somewhere. Some is easily done just break many sph files as to the WHERE part... i have no idea how this could be used except custom planets.

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yeah

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