High Resolution Worlds
space world dominion earth nasa
I hope no-one objects to just cross-linking to my blog, if they do I'll double-post here!
[Edit] As per jbadams polite pointer - here's a summary.
I've gone from 2048x1024 "plain ol' texturing" of terrain and cloud/illumination to normal mapped goodness at 4096x2048. I'm quite chuffed with the results
I'll try and push up a video of an Earth-like planet orbit as soon as I can.