Cloudy planet breakdown, part 1

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.

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