For the newly built experience in museum Continium in Kerkrade my client Tungsten Pro needed a very high-res 3D rendered earth (6,5K pixels on the side, that’s about 18 times Full HD!). The sun, and the moon, and the rotation had to be fully animatable in 2D post. That way they could flexibly decide which view from space, and time of day they wanted to use in their experience movie. The final image consists of more than 25 layers, constructed out of 10 different rendered sequences, each with a different aspect of our dear Mother Earth. Render times skyrocketed, but thanks to our new render pipeline this could be done in time for launch.
Thank you NASA for the highly detailed textures!