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michiel | 2 years ago | 9 comments | 6 likes | 1,340 views

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It turns out we've made a mistake in the latest BixPack: the Earth is not round, but flat. Read the comments on the YouTube page:

Here's how to create a flat Earth in BluffTitler:
1) Create a new picture layer and select Earth_Day.png from the Moon pack
2) Select the CIRCLE style (1st dropdown below the textbox)
3) Set the SIZE property to (0.5, 1, 1)
4) Apply the Filters\Spheremap effect (choose MEDIA > Change effect...)

You can now use the FX ROTATION property to set the location of the edge. To use the South Pole, set this property to (0,-90,0).

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The clouds have been rendered with the Earth_Clouds.png texture, also from the Moon pack, using the Filters\AlphaThreshold effect.

michiel, 2 years ago

Lighting is a challenge. How we can render the very same sun at the very same time above the surface in Rotterdam (daytime) and below the surface in Sydney (nighttime) is difficult to grasp. We probably need a new type of light. The theory is more complex than expected.

michiel, 2 years ago

Great !! She is indeed flat sir, you have done well

lightads, 2 years ago

ohh no the "Earth flat society"

Franco Aversa, 2 years ago

Nice Job ...Love the flat earth. and of course its flat...why do you think you can see the reflection of the sun on the ocean from the horizon all the way to your feet? only one way = water must be flat . the rest is a comedy show for the masses. pay your taxes and watch the mass media comedy show. do you think light can reflect off the moon 480 000 km to the earth without the moon looking hazy? nope the moon is a light not a magic rock. you think your camera can zoom 400 000 km and focus on the moon? when it cannot focus 500 km? NASA is a magic comedy show. another issue is with flat maps formatted for a sphere = they will always be wrong. more flat earth stuff please michiel with the sun and moon orbit above the flat earth. because how can a person film polaris and the sun and moon orbit...IN FRONT OF HIM OVER 360 ROTATION?. Polaris would be in front but the sun and moon must be behind him always if you are on a spinning ball.

Rorysee, 2 years ago

for those who want to be creative in your bluffTitler projects......good advice from the Beatles. do you wonder what the BEATLES were singing about ? are you looking? the eyes = curved horizon reflection ..the fool on the hill who saw the sun going down but the eyes in his head sees the earth spinning round. Look at the horizon and a fool stumbling at the horizon ...then look at Pauls face ...and the stupid look he is giving you at the end. what is he saying? = it looks flat because it is flat. being creative means looking and thinking. then create what you see and not what you been told it is. otherwise you a fool.

Rorysee, 2 years ago

Pretty Cool. The earth is a circle and is round. A Globe is a sphere. Nice one.

Vanlen, 2 years ago

@Michiel is it possible to use the Earth_Displacementmap.png on the flat earth?

Filip, 2 years ago

The Filters\Spheremap effect does not support a displacementmap, but it can be used to convert a displacementmap from the equirectangular to the spheremap projection: create a square show and export as picture. The same way the colourmap can be converted. After that you can render the colour and displacementmap with the AdvancedMaterials\ColourmapDisplacementmapReflectionmap effect.

If you're ambitious you could try doing all this in BluffTitler with colourmaps.

michiel, 2 years ago

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