This is what we will be making - This tutorial was inspired the excellent Blender Earth tut by Andrew Price - The textures I used are from his tut , although they are freely available from NASA`s website. I did reduce them further in size to 4000x2000 to make them more manageable in PDN. As the textures are so large , if you have a less powerful PC you might want to reduce them in size even further to ease the strain . Just make