Re: OT: Currents, North, etc.
|From:||Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 6, 2001, 22:30|
Roger Mills wrote:
> I'm curious: has anyone ever tried to make a globe of a con-planet? I'd
> like to try and have several ideas, but thought I'd ask before re-inventing
> the wheel......
> For a first effort, I'm thinking of buying a largish beach ball and painting
> on it, but I can see how getting the lat. and long.lines straight and
> accurate might be a problem; or creating paper gores and pasting them on
> (the professional way I think). etc. etc.
> Is it possible to buy a blank globe, with lat. and long. already imprinted?
> Any suggestions?
I used Infini-D to spherically project a map of Pii onto a ball, and to
render a couple of polar views plus an equatorial spin animation from
it. It worked quite well, except for the fact that the surface areas
got scaled quite a lot, and that the geographical locations of certain
countries didn't really fit their intended climate. =\
-- Christian Thalmann