Planet Texture

What ever happened to the planet texture? It was awesome! Better than the clouds/noise textures! I’m not sure how many people remember it, but it was in a few of the Graphicall builds. It disappeared, though, and I haven’t seen it since. It would really be amazing if it was brought back, because I think it was the best built-in texture Blender ever had, and now it’s gone.

Does anyone know why it was removed?

It was never committed to trunk to begin with, it just never got to the point where it could become an official feature.

However, there is an OSL script for Cycles that creates something resembling the planet texture, look in the big OSL tests thread to find it.