I thought it would be interesting, for those who are interested in these sorts of things, to do a step by step breakdown of how I made that animated cloud texture for the cloudy planet I showed the other day. I plan to do that over the next several days.
Taking things step by step, first we start with a planet that has no cloud cover at all. All the lights are there, and it’s got the right watery surface color — just no texture.
This is where we will begin. To see this running live together with the code that generates it, CLICK HERE.