A few of the planetary graphics I put together...

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A few of the planetary graphics I put together...

Postby paltrysum » Tue May 09, 2017 3:02 am

All are systems in Trojan Reach or the Spinward Marches:
Albe: https://ibb.co/ggYHGQ
Dostoevsky: https://ibb.co/cXueVk
Kydde: https://ibb.co/j72zVk
Quar: https://ibb.co/hudpVk
Tktk: https://ibb.co/ivaEwQ
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Re: A few of the planetary graphics I put together...

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Tue May 09, 2017 10:44 am

That's pretty cool!
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Re: A few of the planetary graphics I put together...

Postby AnotherDilbert » Wed May 10, 2017 10:21 am

Beautiful!
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Re: A few of the planetary graphics I put together...

Postby Jak Nazryth » Wed May 10, 2017 12:16 pm

These are fantastic!!!
What software is this?
Is this a world builder software you are using?
Can you 'unfold" the sphere to form a traditional Traveller world sheet?

Albe is going to be a major planet for one of my campaign plot hooks by the way. :)

I would love to have your skills! Great job!
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Re: A few of the planetary graphics I put together...

Postby Condottiere » Wed May 10, 2017 4:27 pm

Impressive pictures.
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Re: A few of the planetary graphics I put together...

Postby paltrysum » Thu May 11, 2017 3:30 pm

Jak Nazryth wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 12:16 pm
These are fantastic!!!
What software is this?
Is this a world builder software you are using?
Can you 'unfold" the sphere to form a traditional Traveller world sheet?

Albe is going to be a major planet for one of my campaign plot hooks by the way. :)

I would love to have your skills! Great job!
Thank you!

I wish it were that sophisticated. I used two methods to do these:
1. Grab a planet image from the internet and manipulate it heavily in Photoshop to the point where it isn't recognizable anymore, adding textures, colors, and overlays and then dropping onto a space background, also found on the net. I don't borrow any copyrighted images but instead rely on things like the NASA's Eyes app. At least I hope that's not copyrighted. In any case, I use the images more as a template for overlays and new colors.
2. Freehand the planet in Adobe Illustrator, then manipulate in Photoshop to get the right nuances and details, and again, dropping in a space background (I have precious few of these and should probably get more; they're getting a little repetitive. :oops: ). I'm using this method more often now.

In the case of Tktk, I did a world map based on the graphic:

https://ibb.co/m2Ymt5

I used Mongoose's published world map template and used Adobe Illustrator to drop in the planetary features. I think I can get a little more sophisticated with this one, but it'll do for now. Super fun! I'll post more over time to this thread. Hopefully some of you can use them.
"Spacers lead a sedentary life. They live at home, and their home is always with them—their starship, and so is their country—the depths of space."
--Inspired by and partially quoted from Marlowe in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
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Re: A few of the planetary graphics I put together...

Postby AndrewW » Thu May 11, 2017 6:24 pm

paltrysum wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 3:30 pm
2. Freehand the planet in Adobe Illustrator, then manipulate in Photoshop to get the right nuances and details, and again, dropping in a space background (I have precious few of these and should probably get more; they're getting a little repetitive. :oops: ). I'm using this method more often now.
Try the Space Telescope Science Institute:

http://www.stsci.edu/portal/
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Re: A few of the planetary graphics I put together...

Postby paltrysum » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:34 pm

An update and a new one.

Tktk/Dpres:
https://ibb.co/hugNXa

I had been using the travellermap.com UWP until I noticed the updated version in the Mongoose Aslan supplement which features a much smaller Tktk. I will be featuring this planet in my campaign soon and determined that it is a somewhat flattened sphere with spiny, calcified ridges, the tallest of which jut into space. Can't wait to see my players operate in this size-1 planet's inconsequential gravity!


Yero'ilra/Goertel:
https://ibb.co/j19bsa

An Aslan world featured at last. This planet, part of the Glorious Empire, will also be featured in my campaign. I have at least one player who frequents these boards, so I will reveal no more. 8)
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Re: A few of the planetary graphics I put together...

Postby h1ro » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:08 pm

Re Travellermap.com and Mongoose, don't forget what Matt posted here
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Re: A few of the planetary graphics I put together...

Postby paltrysum » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:59 pm

h1ro wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:08 pm
Re Travellermap.com and Mongoose, don't forget what Matt posted here
Thanks for mentioning that. I missed Matt's comment. Interesting. Well, for now, I'll stick with Aslan as canon. We'll see if the hotly anticipated Pirates of Drinax changes the stats. I have never run the Drinax campaign, but I know it covers a potentially broad area.
"Spacers lead a sedentary life. They live at home, and their home is always with them—their starship, and so is their country—the depths of space."
--Inspired by and partially quoted from Marlowe in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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