Povray Planets aims to provide a high resolution texture for every planet in each galaxy - generated/rendered based on seed values in the spirit of Elite/Oolite.
This OXP is split such that the bulk of the scripting is provided by the base OXP , with the textures provided separately via Povray_Planets_GalaxyX_Textures. The aim of this is to allow modifications to behaviour and bugfixes to be released without the burden of another large download.
All textures are provided as cube maps 512x3072.
All 8 Galaxies and base OXP on Google drive
Don't be put off if you see this screen (the google .zip preview won't preview files this large), they can still be downloaded from the link in bottom-right as shown.
Software instrumental in the production of this OXP
- POVRAY used for rendering and most of the procedural texturing
- vic2d used to generate additional turbulence
- perl scripting
- Cmdr Cheyd
- many others whom I have shamefully forgotten
Edit: December 2013
Guidance for google drive
Edit: November 2012.
The last 4 galaxies were generously rendered and contributed by 'ecraven' - many thanks.
Edit: November 21 2012
Edit: December 3 2012
Removed magnet links, all 8 galaxies now hosted with google, Wiki updated.