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Old 15-07-2008, 12:01 AM   #1
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Question Earth Globe

Guys i want to model an Earth Globe with continents extruding out of it. Please tell me the steps to follow to do it. I was also wondering that one can first draw the outline of all the continents by tracing outlines on the image plane of the world map. But the thing i cant figure out is how to convert my outline that is on 2d plane to wrap around a sphere. Any other ideas!!! Please help!!! Guide me in steps!!! To be more clear i want to model like the following picture. I got this picture from 3d models website.

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you can find earth maps through nasa including bump and spec and normal so i suggest doing this instead of modelling displacement can also be used with the bump map i suppose i dont have too much experience with displacement
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To get that effect you'll have to "draw" the outline of the continents onto a sphere(high res mash) using the 'split polygon face' tool then you can select all of these faces and extrude them outwards.

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