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How can I make this? Latitude and Longitude lines

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Hey guys! 

 

I've got a question, hope you guys can help. I'm trying to do a 2d globe with the curved latitude and longitude lines, and want to see if there's perhaps a plugin or tutorial I can follow to make it look right. Knowing me, I'll end up with lines curving differently, or misspaced, or who knows what else... (If you don't know what I mean, I'm basically doing a flat 'world' image silhouette that has the lines/curves of latitude and longitude). Hope I explained what I'm trying to do clearly enough, and thanks for any help!

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Can you do a google image search and show us an example of what you're trying to create?

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There's always a trade-off when projecting a globe into a 2d surface. Basically, a perfect solution does not exist. Also, what projection you need?

Edited by Reptillian

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Greetings!

Here is another way to skin the cat, or sphere in this case. 🙂

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/18968-shape3d-2007-08-24-updated-august-2017/

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/1964-grid-maker-plugin-v30-updated-july-2-2014/
( I used BoltBait/s v4.5 of Grid Maker but could not find a link to where I got it.)

3D_Shape.jpg

BTW:
Make sure that Half Sphere Texture Map is selected in the Shape3D plugin if you like this straight on view.

You can uncheck the Lighting and the Specular Hilight boxes to get rid of the modeling effect upon the sphere.

Edited by HyReZ

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A big advantage to Shape3D, that HyReZ suggests in the previous comment, is that it supports antialiasing. Antialiasing should be enabled. It greatly reduces the artifacts seen in the thin lines in the Planetoid version.

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Also, please try to come up with a more descriptive title. There's already another current thread with the same title -- which should also be something more descriptive. It's actually a forum rule that threads have descriptive, not generic, titles.

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