Journey - Earth Orbit
Joe garth earth lightanddark v2
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Joe garth earth tinyship
Joe garth kitbash

The colony ship is kit bashed from various 3d parts.

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This means I can quickly iterate on the design in CryENGINE. Everything is simply linked to a tagpoint (null entity). Including parts I can detach and animate separately.

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For the Earth I use a few different texture maps including separate maps for the clouds, and glowing city lights.

Joe garth earth geom

The Earth is a giant sphere in Cryengine.

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The sun is simply a sphere with glow material, with a light with flare rendered over the top.

Journey - Earth Orbit

Everything is rendered in CryENGINE and running in real-time.