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    Planet Textures

    You can get a lot of Planet Textures from this Site.

    Before you use them you'll probably need to Resize them to 1024x512 Pixels.
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    Re: Planet Textures

    THanks Mathew for the link. I have been trying to create my own textures as it is fun. But always great to have good references. When stuck for an idea start with a real map and then do all sorts of modifications.

    One thing Petr has mentioned to me numerous times as I kept making the same mistake over and over, is to keep your texture to the power of 2 and squared. He is keeping tbgl compatible with older graphics cards. The newer cards let you get away with textures that ignore this rule and that is why I was being lazy.

    So for example:
    64 x 64
    128 x 128
    256 x 256
    512 x 512 Right now for lots of detail, I am finding this as being fine
    1024 x 1024
    2048 x 2048 I read elsewhere that this is about the max you ever want to go for textures at the moment.
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    Re: Planet Textures

    Thanks Matthew for the link, this is allways usefull.

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    Re: Planet Textures

    Hi,

    very nice textures, I like Venus

    kryton is right, I stick with power of two textures.
    1024x512 should be ok too as both dimensions are power of two.


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    Re: Planet Textures

    Oh man, I thought they had to be square Petr, that is great to know.
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