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  • Earth 3D Latitude and Longitude grid?

    Posted by Dave Tavernier on June 7, 2005 at 1:47 pm

    Can anyone tell me how to create an Earth 3D Latitude and Longitude grid? Thanks for helping!

    Cactus Dan replied 19 years ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Jason Richards

    June 7, 2005 at 2:19 pm

    You can either do it through material mapping. Make a grid in photoshop (or whatever) and uvw map. This is pseudo 3d. Or a better method is to make a sphere and add a atom array object to that sphere. Or…get the plugin wireshade. Hope this is what you are looking for-good luck


  • Dave Tavernier

    June 7, 2005 at 3:08 pm


    Is the shader worth the money?

  • Jason Richards

    June 7, 2005 at 4:06 pm

    I really dont think so…but u do get a little more control because you apply as a material where as atom array wireframes the whole model. So i guess if you want part of a model wireframe..then yes. I don’t do a lot of wireframe so atom array usually works for me.


  • Cactus Dan

    June 8, 2005 at 11:33 pm


    Another way would be to create a sphere with the right number of subdivisions for your latitude and longitude lines, make it editable, render it separately with the Cel Renderer and use it as a mask to add the lines in a compositing app.

    Cactus Dan

    Cinema 4D R9 XL Bundle, BodyPaint, Dynamics

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