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Posted: Posted September 16th, 2007 by lryda mbazha
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Just the continents and major mountain ranges so far. Any blatant impossibilities?



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Just the continents and major mountain ranges so far. Any blatant impossibilities?
http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs19/i/2007/259/a/9/map1_by_SheynOsan.jpg
No blatant impossibilities.*

*(Unless that brown rectangle outside the water is land instead of the margin of the map. In that case the oceans have some impossibly straight shores.)
:D

Posted September 17th, 2007 by eldin raigmore
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thanks.

Posted September 17th, 2007 by lryda mbazha
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How did you do this ? :shock:

Posted September 17th, 2007 by Khajidu
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I think you need more distortion at the top and bottom - otherwise that mountain range at the bottom right is going to be like a massive knife-blade (unless you want a massive knife blade mountain range, in which case "right on!")

Posted September 17th, 2007 by Rik
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I think you need more distortion at the top and bottom - otherwise that mountain range at the bottom right is going to be like a massive knife-blade (unless you want a massive knife blade mountain range, in which case "right on!")


Hmm. I see what you mean, the mountain range is a bit straight. However, it's smaller than it looks here. The polar regions are enlarged in this projection. So it's only a sort-of-massive-knife-blade-mountain-range thing.

Posted September 18th, 2007 by lryda mbazha
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Have you mapped that onto a sphere?
Heck I'll try it and see what happens.

How come all the land is green? Are deserts and snowcaps to come later?

Posted September 26th, 2007 by toff
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Yeh there is some pinching at the poles, but it's not bad at all.

I haven't done much sphere mapping. I wish I had a trick to offer you about it. The various global projections, Mercator, Geodesic, whatever, they all have their bennies and drawbies, don't they.

I guess the best way to map a sphere is onto a sphere! But how do you present 3D content? Maybe Flash would work, or static views from different angles like I did here.

Or you could just ignore it ... but it's a little deceptive to show a flat Mercator. You inflict the "Giant Greenland" effect on your world visitors ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercator_projection#Controversy



Posted September 26th, 2007 by toff
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This is definitely delayed, but what did you use to globulise that?!

Posted October 5th, 2007 by Furius
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3DS Max ... but any 3D proggy would easily map a JPG onto a sphere. Bryce, for example, is easy and inexpensive. I wonder if there's a freeware 3D prog, like the GIMP freeware cousin of PhotoShop.

I shouldn't have turned the whole planet upside down for the south views, huh. Shoulda just rocked it back on its heels a little, "upskirt" style. It's kinda confusing, the south pole pointing up like that.

Posted October 5th, 2007 by toff
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POV-Ray is an example. I have it and I'll check if I can do this.

Posted October 5th, 2007 by Khajidu
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It bothers me that there's no generally widely-accepted format for presenting 3D content on the web. I guess the best current option is embedding pictures in Flash and building a little interface to rotate your globe. Everything else I've seen requires some 3rd-party plugin that you just know willbe obsolete and deprecated by tomorrow morning.

I began to build the Milky Way galaxy for my conworld, The LATTICE (http://lattice.mysteryandmagic.com), to show the positions of the planets: Earth, World-0, the Lattice plane, etc. Scale was a huge problem ... but choosing a framework to present it in has stumped me utterly. I just don't trust any of those X3D formats to last. I suspect they will go the way of VRML before I can even get the dang thing completed.

So long story short, I still have no map of The LATTICE.

Posted October 5th, 2007 by toff
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Any blatant impossibilities?


If the differences in the blues of the ocean are representing anything, then you have a consistency problem between submerged and dry land forms. If the different shades were something automatic or are just being discounted from revealing any topographical information, then you're ok. :)

Posted October 6th, 2007 by fmra
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Lryda Mbazha’s map is still there.

Will there be more?

Posted December 25th, 2018 by chiarizio
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