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Solar System Terraformed by 1Wyrmshadow1 Solar System Terraformed by 1Wyrmshadow1
I'm slowly redoing all my old textures. I recently purchased the same climate/fractal program that I had used earlier(shareware). This has allowed me to use it in more detail that last time and I am trying out some newer techiniques, as well as getting more accurate height map data.
Again, all science is thrown out the window and lets not pay attention to physics or anything like that.... so lets terraform EVERYTHING over 250 miles in diameter.

Updated December 10, 2010. Finally fixed the terrible Martian lakes.
Updated February 9th, 2016 with much updated textures and height maps on many moons.

The list from L to R.

Night Version

I've also been doing some terraform videos as well.… Jupiter… Venus… Moon… Mars… (early)Mercury
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LtTora Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
That's damn cool!Headbang! 
AceNos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
much cowboy bebop
wyattmars25 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Why is Mercuries atmosphere so... em.. strange?
Evil-Core Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
very nice
JakeRulez17 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
The 25 worlds of mankind.
grisador Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
'' Gotta Terraform 'em All ! ''
PAPhilly Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
So... how many people are living in this solar system now? Looks like at LEAST a trillion, if we keep Earth's population density.
Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I personally love the idea of this. Though, I don't think we really need to terraform most of Earth, unless we as a spiecies REALLY fuck up. :+fav:
AzraelFallen18 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Imagine whole new worlds to explore, a brighter and more expanding future.
Mittyepresses Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thumbs Up 
CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I hope this happens one day.
PhaidrosthePeep Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Hopefully, a vision of things to come!
hgfggg Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
And then I found this! Wonderful!
Rainb0wDa5h Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SomeoneNamedTom Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your atmospheres are a bit too glowy and your planets are a bit too shiny.
RulerOfLions Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing! Wish it really was like this.
TheRH100 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow the very smallest worlds seem to have the same land area as only a small country
1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Mimas, the smallest one pictured is about the size of Spain in total surface area.
TheRH100 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm, cool
Jax1776 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
grisador Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Any meeting with Exterrestrials ?
StopMaker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hypercat-Z Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I like this mischief of art and science. It feeds immagination.
I don't think it's totally phisical impossible to terraform the other planet in the solar system. It just requires A LOT more of technology, besides A FAR superior knowledge of the REAL phisic. There was a time when people belived the whole universe was formed by four elements: fire, air, water and soil. I think by the time future people will be able to terraform the other planet, our actual phisic will look like as primitive as the four element's phisic.
Clayzee95 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is seriously amazing :D
1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Most of this was done over a year ago. I've just been tweeking a few textures and atmosphere effects.
TheSPunk3d Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn Dude! Crazy stuff!!!!
Anomonny Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Very huge! My computer will crash with one planet. XD
supernamek9 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
coooool! nice job :)
P4TRICKST4R Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
That's so cool man!! I hope these dreams will one day come true
Ralokone Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
ah an expert

sir, I am in need of your expertise. In a story I am writing a group of native martians are given one of the jovian satellites to colonize as reperations for the terraforming of mars

the idea is that the native ecosystem was very dependent upon the poles

which of the jovian satellites do you think most suited to being terraformed (aresiaforming, martiaforming?) to suit the martian environment
Khaosprinz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a great work! Very nicely down... Evolving of the Universe ;)
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1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
I did not have maps for those worlds.
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1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Celestia Motherlode
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1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
I've removed the most offensive things, so you can't tell how annoying they can get.
CheekSmasher Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
thats pretty awesome man
Director1265 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Hold on! Hold on! Before you go all apeshit on me, I'm sorry for not realizing that you weren't trying to follow the laws of physics; I didn't read the description in full before commenting. It is a neat picture either way! But here, look at it as a prediction rather than a critique. Truce?
1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
My reputation precedes me hmm??? LOL! I just read your little rant and you were taking yourself way too seriously. The only serious part of this project is what quality of the art, not the lack of science behind it.
This was a a project that I've had brewing for the past 17 years. 2 major (and silly) influences on it were Exosquad the cartoon, and Red Dwarf. Specifically the 1st book, Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers. In the cartoon, Venus and Mars were terraformed and there were outposts on all the planets and moons. In the Red Dwarf book, it opens up with Dave Lister being stuck on the moon Mimas. It never said explicitly if it was terraformed, just that the one major city just overgrew everything. So I just went sorta hog wild collected pictures from National Geographics of all the moons and planets.. getting their vital information down and learned about spreadsheets and databases for the first time. This was no easy feat in the days before the Internet. Also.. if you know our Solar System well.. you'd know that most of the moons you see.. are just balls of ice. They could never be terraformed as if they were real planets, even if you forget how tiny they are. Well.. why should I let a little thing like FACTS get in the way of a cool idea. So I just imagined they were all rocky to begin with.. just filled in all the craters and basins are lakes and oceans. I took Mimas as the lower end of the spectrum, any smaller and the moons tend to be lumpy and not good spheres, and just worked my way up. It's taken many years to gather the right height and texture maps and a stroke of luck when I found a program that will do vegetation maps for planets too!

Also... Joss Wedon managed to terraform several solar systems in his Firefly 'Verse with no explanation as to how it was done. Hundreds of moons and planets at various sizes and distances to their primaries.. suddenly all had breathable air at the right temperature for human life. So go bother him if you must. He make a whole franchise out of it, I just made 1 picture.
Director1265 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Yeah, I guess I do take myself a little too seriously sometimes....

But, you're right: why let FACTS get in the way of such a cool idea? Sometimes they could just hinder ones imagination! On the other hand, however, basing a concept on facts, even a minute amount of facts, can make a story concept seem more real, and therefore a little cooler. But here's what I typically do when I'm writing a story or coming up with a concept: if I like the idea enough, I'll either do everything in my power to figure out how it could be done or I'll create new facts to support it. When facts fail to accomplish, resort to the excuse of "magic" or "alien technology."

Yes, I remember the terraformed-world-thing about Firefly; how the hell did they do that?! The solar system in "Cowboy Bebop" was the exact same way!

But, whatever...It's creative, it's cool, and it's good-looking!
1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
I forgot about Bebop. Ganymede was an ocean world and Io was a massive desert.
Director1265 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
This is a very interesting piece that you made here; kudos on the creativity! However, I do have slightly-different opinion about the colonization and terraformation of the planets you have listed compared to what I think might actually happen in the future.

It is well-known that NASA has another moon mission plotted for 2020, but at the rate the global economy is going, I don't think there will be a manned Mars mission before 2070. And to top it off, the economy is sure to experience a complete global collapse before the end of the 21st century, but that's another story. Around, perhaps, the mid-22nd century, the trauma our civilization experienced might encourage humanity to finally start expanding the playing field a little bit by colonizing and possibly terraforming multiple planets within our solar system and beyond. Out of the planets you have listed here, I have no doubt that there will be human colonial outposts on every single one of these planets, whether for collecting resources or simply dispersing our population, by 2400 AD. In terms of terraformation, I would find it hard to imagine every single one of the worlds on this list being terraformed. To me, the only world that has a chance of being successfully terraformed is Mars, because it's location, environment, and atmosphere make it the one easiest to terraform; all the other worlds listed (certainly not the moon!), have little to no chance of being successfully terraformed. All in all, Mars is percievable as a terraformed world, while the rest of them can be colonized but the people living there would have to find other ways to survive. It IS a neat picture, though, don't get me wrong on that!
1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
LOL, Facts.
aurora0x0 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Lookin' good but I do have some suggestions.

* The specular of the water on the blue planets is too high; the atmosphere of a planet diffuses the light which reduces the overall 'reflectivity' of the surface because the rays are spread out
* The contrast between the land and water is a bit too high as well; the land masses tend to taper off into the oceans which reduces the 'edginess' of the land.
* The oceans are too uniformly blue; oceans have varying depths throughout which can be seen through the ocean; it's not such a big deal at small resolutions but at larger resolutions, it looks too artificial
* Add some non-uniform noise to the image; I realize that this is just a demo of the textures but when using the maps in an image, the noise helps with the believability
* If you can, increase the resolution of your cloud maps (ie - get more detail added to them) and add more nose to them; the clouds on the small planets are okay; but on the larger ones they're not convincing
1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Check out my actual texture maps that I used. I put them in another gallery folder here on my page. You will see that I had done all you asked, you just can't see it from this picture. The cloud maps are not my own, I did not touch anything on them to mess up the quality.
zananeichan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Beautifull and interesting work :hug: :love:
Intro71292 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist
It's Great
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