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Forum » SpaceEngine » Mods and Addons » Venus 12k Color Surface Texture and Bump Maps (Minor Update 25/11/2014)
Venus 12k Color Surface Texture and Bump Maps
ciraxDate: Tuesday, 11.11.2014, 14:42 | Message # 1
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I edited a new texture for the venus surface based in two images of the jpl photojournal,PIA256 and PIA255, with a total resolution of 12k. It has a lot of gaps so I filled the biggest ones with parts of another venus surface image of 4k resolution from the Steve Albers website. There is still a lot of small gaps uncovered present in both maps, but overall I'm pretty satisfied.

For the the bump map I made two options.

First one is a bump map of only 2k resolution based in this topographic map property of Calvin J. Hamilton. I heavy modified it, and it's not a scientifical work, it's just an approximation to a true altitude map.

The second bump map is just the 12k surface map grayscaled that looks a lot of better than the previous one. It's not a true elevation map but it coincides in the bigger areas.

Finally don't forget to disable the clouds and atmospheres to see the Venus surface.


-Global Images

Aphrodite Terra Face

Alpha Regio Face

-Detailed Images with grayscaled bump map and enhanced bump height

Maxwell Montes

Aglaonice, Saskia and Danilova craters



IMPORTANT! Don't forget to download one of the bump maps too and READ the installation instructions text file inside.

-Surface Map

Venus Surface 12k Map v1.1 156MB

-Bump Maps

Venus 2k Bump Map 1MB

Venus 12k Grayscaled Bump Map v1.1 58.7MB

UPDATE v1.1 Minor update. Improved gaps crossing Aphrodite Terra.


If you have any suggestions, doubts or commentaries I'm opened to them.


My other catalogs and texture threads: Saturn Moons Textures, Uranus moons and Triton Textures, Brown Dwarfs Catalog, Black Holes Catalog

Attachments: 1134062.jpg(186.5 Kb) · 4995709.jpg(168.3 Kb) · 1707973.jpg(110.4 Kb) · 1706535.jpg(94.0 Kb)

My work for SE: Click here
Textures for Venus surface in color and the moons of Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
Catalogs of binary stars, brown dwarfs, black holes and neutron stars.
Proxima b (3 versions).

Edited by cirax - Tuesday, 25.11.2014, 14:50
SalvoDate: Tuesday, 11.11.2014, 19:22 | Message # 2
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Awesome! Downloading it. happy

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.

CPU: Intel Core i7 4770 GPU: ASUS Radeon R9 270 RAM: 8 GBs

(still don't know why everyone is doing this...)
WillocrispDate: Thursday, 20.11.2014, 06:35 | Message # 3
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Amazing! Downloading this right now! Thank you smile
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