Yesterday I spent a couple of hours perfecting Saturn. I reverted the rings from white to a darker color and changed the planet texture to bring out its natural colors more. To get such a texture I combined three separate global maps of Saturn and colorized it in some places.



The finished equirectangular map:

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    3,825 TRAPPIST1

    @pedro16797 I forgot about surface elevation feature in map view. I play the game on Android and I always turn it off.

    2.2 years ago
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    Dev Pedro

    @TRAPPIST1 it would look ok both in map view and from far away, the only problem is the atmosphere

    2.2 years ago
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    4,162 Soilaf

    @HyperPatch Oh I didn't notice it

    2.2 years ago
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    25.2k HyperPatch

    @rockethelper It's already blue on the top. Compare the first image to the famous Cassini image of Saturn, the ring scale is correct.

    2.2 years ago
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    4,162 Soilaf

    Nice! If you added some blue on the top and made the rings a little larger then it'd be complete. But nice overall

    2.2 years ago
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    3,825 TRAPPIST1

    @SamTheFox I know.

    2.2 years ago
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    @TRAPPIST1
    you can do that to haumea because it doesn’t have a significant atmosphere

    2.2 years ago
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    3,825 TRAPPIST1

    @HyperPatch Yeah, I know. Also on map and from far away it would look spherical. Its better to use sphere than buggy terrain exaggeration.

    2.3 years ago
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    2,030 Wenhop

    Nice

    2.3 years ago
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    25.2k HyperPatch

    @TRAPPIST1 yes, Saturn and Jupiter look very odd in rss but that's just due to the game's limitations, you could squish it but that would make the atmosphere odd

    2.3 years ago
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    2,149 SmarsoAero

    Super EPIC

    2.3 years ago
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    3,825 TRAPPIST1

    Gas giants normally have a smaller polar radius than equatorial. There's no such a thing, but Saturn is squished significantly

    2.3 years ago
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    3,524 vghfr

    zamn

    2.3 years ago
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    916 NEOSTAR

    Looks amazing.

    2.3 years ago
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    137 Matteovir

    it REALLY is epic.
    can't wait to try your next update!!
    @HyperPatch in the meantime i figured out how to modify ATMO parameters so that your Earth atmosphere extend to 115 km with a realistic air density through layers

    2.3 years ago
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    10.1k Insanity

    ebic

    2.3 years ago

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