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How to map city lights to the dark side of the Earth via image textures and composite nodes. This is animatible so that the city lights vanish into the sun light. I placed the information in post #14 on the first page of the thread:
ok, heres a quick question… I am doing my first animation, (I’m a newbie to blender) and I am making the earth revolve around the sun… but I can’t figure out how to make it so that when the earth is revolving that there is a dark side to the part away from the sun… (how would you make the sun so it’s putting off the light, if you could answer that, it would be helpful…