Good tuts on procedural planet generation?,
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 04:54 PM
Procedural Planets Part 1 - Structure
Looks like it didn't go to a part 2, though, and the author's site seems to be down.
You might find something useful at vterrain.org
Apart from that, I don't have any links to specific presentations, but Ken Musgrave in the past has given good overview tutorials @ the annual SIGGRAPH conference. I can personally recommend that. You might find one of those with a Google search. His company, Pandromeda, (which seems to have gone silent but still with an available webpage) sells an artist application for generating procedural planets, called Mojoworld. It can be consider to be in the same class as things like Bryce and TerraGen, but I like the control that Mojoworld provides for customizing the fractal equations.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 05:43 PM
As far as actual resources go, Sean O'Neil has a wealth of information, the Infinite Universe Engine offers a detailed paper and source code, and Ysaneya's journal is a veritable gold mine.
I myself have only pretty pictures [wink]