Iapetus - by t00fri
t00fri's "ultimate" 8k Iapetus
This is a summary of the shatters.net release thread for t00fri´s Iapetus. Download and context links are at the end of this document.
Jan 22, 2006: here is my "ultimate" 8k Iapetus texture, based on the recently published Ciclops cylindrical map [Dec 2005] and further reprojected data. Besides implementing the "Saturn shine" hires imaging, there are a number of advantages over my previous Iapetus version:
- Very high geometrical accuracy - the cylindrical map projection were done by the Ciclops team
- Now 8k base texture (instead of 2k before)
- Properly normalized gray shading gives more natural computer-mapped coloration
- Very smooth color transitions between various texture patches of different resolution and origin