Hey EnV and bugman_2000 -
First, EnV, I didn’t mean this post to be an insult to your work or anything. I re-read my first post, and I think I came off as though I was somewhat disappointed in your tutorial. That’s not the case, I am just a beginner, and am not quite getting it.
The problem that I am having seems to begin right around the stencil step of the tutorial. I think perhaps I am applying the continent map incorrectly. I originally tried it with the rivers map that you suggested, but I have since come to use a much less fancy continent map of my own design (it’s attached in the next post). I am not even to the phase of the tutorial yet where the cloud layer is applied. I can’t seem to get my planet to look anything like what you’ve done in the tutorial. I have attached the .blend file in the hopes that someone can give me some pointers as to where I went wrong.
NOTE: The size settings (specifically for the venus colormap) are different than the ones in the tutorial, as I think I downloaded a smaller version of the colormap, thus losing some data. I used the image that was presented on the tutorial page, instead of a larger colormap image. I increased the size, and it seemed to work well. That’s the reason it’s at 6 instead of the tutorial’s 4.
Thank you for all your help, I really appreciate it.