Earth Staff Pick

  • December 11, 2011
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: Porphyry
  • License: CC-BY
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An earth as seen from space that I made following Andrew Price's tutorial. It uses very high-res textures from NASA.


  • YsUp12 profile picture

    Looks great!

    Written March 27, 2012
  • rowilson profile picture

    has 3 layers of clouds, atmosphere and earth. although I do not understand the material that serves "mix" and material "night" thanks

    Written April 26, 2012
  • Porphyry profile picture

    If you see, on the dark face of the earth there is another material, with different texture: it uses the texture caught during the night fase. The mix material uses material nodes to blend the materials between the lightened and the dark face.

    Written November 10, 2012
  • asdfghjklöäüpokijuhgfd profile picture

    you can delte one of 'em ,can't u

    Written September 24, 2016
  • KandE profile picture

    I would like to use this for a videogame I am making. I would like to know if putting your name in the credits is good enough for you. Feel free to check out our website: have to type this into your url bar uptop, you cant use bing, google, or any other search engine). From there you can access any of our other site(wikia, deviant, youtube, and facebook).

    Edited May 03, 2012
  • Porphyry profile picture

    I suppose the texture are quite too hi-res to to be used in a videogame... however, feel free to do anything you want

    Written November 10, 2012
  • RileyBrown profile picture

    Good job Andrew Price.

    Edited May 30, 2012
  • nimayus profile picture

    Why would you say that ??

    Written August 11, 2013
  • mice profile picture

    Hey thanks for that share. I tweaked it a little bit to my liking and rendered 288 Frames over "one Day". So one frame for every five minutes as a desktop background (2880*1800 Resolution (Retina MBP)). Currently working on a script to change background with time.

    It is quite big (500Mb) blend file + license file is included (I hope I got the thing with the license right) should be uploaded by tomorrow

    Written July 23, 2012
  • ronigavsh profile picture

    Great great thing

    Written October 08, 2012
  • Just A Jones profile picture
    Just A Jones

    I downloaded this but it seems to be missing the night texture. The other half of the earth just turns up grey. Could you by chance send me that texture file please? :)

    Thanks. Caleb

    Written November 11, 2012
  • blender3dboy profile picture

    It's very nice! :) Looks real :D

    Written February 20, 2013
  • efirax profile picture

    Can I use this for an intro in a video? I'll show your credits :)

    Written March 22, 2013
  • sirhcsenots profile picture

    Does anyone know if there is a reason that opening this file with 2.66 will only show the pink default with no texture? Isn't that a common problem??

    Written April 14, 2013
  • kbetker profile picture

    Yeah, I'm missing the night texture too. I can't figure out how to get rid of the grey side.

    Written April 17, 2013
  • gneders profile picture


    Written July 20, 2013
  • stephangouw profile picture

    This is very nice, thanks for sharing!

    Written February 19, 2014
  • ajayravishankar profile picture

    thanks.....,awesome work,Porphyry, keep going

    Edited October 27, 2014
  • tonisillanpaa profile picture

    Hi there! I'm using Blender 2.70 and can't get it to work... is there an easy fix?

    Written August 18, 2015
  • wireframe profile picture

    Dear Porphyry, I've used your fantastic Earth model in a short trailer for my Studio. You can watch it here. Thank you, you've saved me a lot of hours of work!!!

    Edited November 11, 2015
  • JoeAverage profile picture

    Where can I download a cycles version of this scene?

    Written July 30, 2016
  • Syimir01 profile picture


    Written January 21, 2019
  • MarlonB profile picture

    Tried opening it in 2.82 but didn't work. Could anyone tell me how to convert it +2.8?

    Written June 04, 2020