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Realistic Earth Tutorial


Andrew Price writes:

It's been a popular request for quite some time now: How to Create the Earth in Blender.

The tutorial goes through:

  • How to use Color, Bump and Specular maps
  • Atmosphere and Cloud layers
  • Material nodes

Hope you find it useful :)


About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Wow, stunning. I've seen a ton of these short little animations, but this takes the cake, the best one I've seen so far. Just wow. I'll be doing this tutorial right away! Thank you so very much!

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