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B3dplanetgen 1.0 Planet Generator


CD Carswell writes:

b3dplanetgen is a collection of Blender resources that streamlines the creation of planetary objects, with the main goal of it being easy to use, highly customizable, and fairly modular. All resources are stored in one downloadable blend file.

Planetary objects are created using a large network of procedural nodes which are controlled by several sliders on custom node groups.

Features include:

  • 3 customizable shaders: Surface, Clouds, and Atmosphere
  • Control over large-scale, medium-scale, and small-scale surface details
  • Ocean and polar ice caps generator
  • Adjustable shader parameters (roughness, IOR, anisotropy, etc.)
  • Quick non-shaded preview (emission output)
  • Volumetric planet support
  • Ability to use custom heightmap

About the Author

CD Carswell

I'm an artist, animator, musician, programmer, and inventor. I prefer to use mostly open source software, like Blender, Krita, Inkscape, GIMP, etc.


  1. Can I use this to generate levels for a game?
    for example generate a planet and cut out a certain piece of terrain?

  2. Awesome job CD!! I like it. I am also all those things you are except replace programmer with poet... lol I really appreciate what you created here. Thank you very much. I'm not proficient with Blender yet so I haven't really incorporated it in my work yet but I'll get there. It's such a great and powerful program!

    Check out my websites. I've got an extensive amount of work posted in art and music. I haven't posted my poetry yet on my website.

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  3. CD! Great work!

    I have a question for you and I apologize as I'm rather new to Blender so this may be something basic.

    Would there be a way to configure the settings appropriately to get a planet you like, then apply that texture to a flat plane and produce a flat map of the spherical planet?

    I think it would be great to be able to create a planet for animation, then produce the map image to go along with it. Thanks in advance. Even pointing me in the right direction would be a great help!

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