There have been a number of tutorials about using NASA pictures to create
a realistic Earth but the BlenderGuru one is the best, in my opinion:

http://www.blenderguru.com/videos/create-a-realistic-earth/

As usual, I departed from the tutorial in a number of ways.

This is from June 2011. Best viewed at full resolution.



4 comments so far...

marco_vdw February 23, 2013, 04:12 PM
Very cool. Would you mind if I were to use these in one of my classes?
mramshaw February 23, 2013, 07:53 PM
Thanks Marco! I followed up by email, so check there.
mprove plus October 16, 2014, 07:13 AM
I suspect the star field is random. Or is it also a real footage?
mramshaw October 16, 2014, 10:14 PM
Yeah, it's random - and pretty weak.

I started trying to model nebulas but they're hard to do!

Thanks for the Fav.

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