earth tutorial, the right one? in Paint.NET Discussion and Questions Posted July 20, 2010 · Edited July 20, 2010 by jerry533482 · Report reply You might like adding an atmosphere to your Earth: 100% PDN Planet Tutorial v2! For animation, here's the Animated image plugin: Animated Image 2.1 - AGIF & APNG Regarding the actual animating, the only thing I could recommend is create a few dozen duplicates of your Earth texture (the map with everything on it), run Shape3D on each one, but change the settings a little for each individual frame. Shape3D has a load of settings and nobs, so you'll have precise control over your planet. If you want the atmosphere in your animation, you're gonna have to keep a copy of the final composite glow over each frame, then merge each glow down with each planet layer, or you'll end up with an animation that shifts between a glow and a planet every fraction of a second. Sounds hard, but with enough determination, I'm sure it's possible. 100% PDN animations have been done before, with galaxies and solar systems. Check these out: Galleria, pg 2 (# 31) This one was not made by me. A galaxy tutorial I writ a while ago.(#18) I did make this one, and I got away using only layer rotate/zoom; since Shape3D was unnecessary. Hope this helps.