l.lundstrom, thanks, the brown one was my first and was intended to be the “realistic” one, i was also tinkering with the node setup and there’s a tiny bit of AA which i couldn’t hide. I used a little feature called ambient lighting for the other two, where you can add an overall colour to what ever degree you want, it really turns up the saturation aswell.
Myn.pheos, cheers, that error was sort of deliberate, i was having trouble getting rid of it or even just hiding it so i thought it would make a nice crater impact or volcano. I think that the red background is slightly over done IMO, with the pink bits especially, but i wanted three diferent styles.
free_ality, sorry, i always forget to compress them down from 100% jpeg. The green one has my personal favorite nasa photgraph find, the cloud shadows add a little something that the others don’t quite have.
blenditall, thankyou very much, the blend file is there for you to pick at if you desire to know how i made them
killking7, thanks, like i said, the green planet has my personal favortie texture, the cloud to ground depth was a happy accident
iliketosayblah, thanks, i tried that originally but it just didn’t feel right, and that blue background had the most extensive work, it originally looked like this:http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0612/ic2118_dss_big.jpg
I’ve been talking to a freind of mine on I.M. and we agreed to call the red one; Thunder C***, the green one; Kernow, and the blue one; Laceti.