NextPreviousHomeThe Moon pack has been launched!

michiel | 4 years ago | 11 comments | 15 likes | 1,590 views

vincent, persiana, gato@mo and 12 others like this!

The latest template pack offers 30 (+10 bonus!) Moon templates. Fly in low Moon orbit over the Aristarchus crater, experience Earthrise and visit the Apollo landing sites. Play around with the high resolution colour and displacementmaps of the Moon and the Earth!

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

The colour and displacement maps have been created by NASA with their Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft. The original, public domain, texture used is an 8 GB 92.160 x 46.080 TIFF file:

To render this on an average PC in BluffTitler, we've scaled it down to a 46 MB 8.192 x 4.096 PNG. More post processing was necessary to fix discontinuities.

A cut out in the same resolution, but with a bigger scale, has been created around the Aristarchus crater to make the low Moon orbit shows possible (using the SPHERE CAP style of the picture layer).


Daytime on the Moon means a bright surface and a pitch dark sky. At nighttime it's the opposite, so you can never see a bright moon and bright stars in the same picture. BluffTitler is not about scientific simulations, so we've taken our artistic freedom with bright colourful nebulae!

Thank you

This was something I wanted to do for a long time. Thank you all for making this possible!

More info

Click on the screenshots for more info and a nice introduction discount.

Have fun playing with the new templates!

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liuyongcai, 4 years ago

The new BixPack looks awesome!

Ulli, 4 years ago

Es fenomenal

persiana, 4 years ago

Earth rise has always been a favorite of mine..... along with the little blue dot photo that Cassini took.
Got the Moon pack and it's very nice..... thank you

SMSgtRod, 4 years ago

Nice pack :)

LostBoyz, 4 years ago

Great pack the moon..

Dani, 4 years ago

Todos están super buenos ?

gato@mo, 4 years ago

Fantastic sudden accelerations of rotation of globes. Awesome !

PAT67, 4 years ago

Heightmaps look great

vincent, 4 years ago

Thank you all very much!

michiel, 4 years ago

It's great!

Filip, 4 years ago

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Michiel den Outer is the founder and lead coder of Outerspace Software. He lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

If he isn't busy improving BluffTitler, he is playing the piano or rides the Dutch dikes on his bikes.

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