“Creating spherical worlds” by Compton, Grieve, Goldman, Quigley, Stratton, et al. …

  • ©Kate Compton, James Grieve, Ed Goldman, Ocean Quigley, Christian Stratton, Eric Todd, and Andrew Willmott


    Our goal was to deliver procedurally created spherical planets for the game Spore, a considerable departure from our usual flat-world terrain approach. This presented three major problems: how to parameterize the planet’s surface, how to create the surface itself, and how to texture the resulting geometry.

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