Planets

How To : Create Amazing Tiny Planet Photos with Your iPhone

In photography, stereographic projection is a geometric technique that projects a sphere onto a plane, which is mostly used in the mapping of spherical panoramas. The most popular type of stereographic panorama is the "tiny planet," where the center view of a panoramic image ...more

How To : Make Icosahedral Planet Ornaments

In honor of the new Astronomy World, I thought we should look at a few planetary icosahedrons. The icosahedron is the most round of the Platonic solids with twenty faces, thus has the smallest dihedral angles. This allows it to unfold into a flat map with a reasonably acceptab ...more

How To : Create planet earth in 3ds Max

This three part 3D Studio Max tutorial will show you how to build and texture a realistic looking earth and moon. Part 1 of 3 - How to Create planet earth in 3ds Max. Part 2 of 3 - How to Create planet earth in 3ds Max. Part 3 of 3 - How to Create planet earth in 3ds Max.

How To : Use controls in Little Big Planet for PS3

Get moving! Learn how to walk, run and jump your way through LittleBigPlanet. LittleBigPlanet exclusively for the PLAYSTATION 3. It lets you PLAY alone, or with friends, in a world of infinite possibilities. Run, jump, grab and swing your way thru imaginative levels and mini- ...more

News : DIY Papercraft Models of the Planets

I'll have to post up some pictures of astronomy-related papercraft models that I have made at some point, but for now here is a link to a few different papercraft models of the planets. I need to go back through my resources because I know there are a bunch of sites out there ...more

News : Once Again, China Operates as if It's Another Planet

I thought American bicycle couriers were tough. Until I saw these poor Chinese workers carrying literally truckloads of cargo on the back of their bikes. Photographs of Shanghai bicycle carriers by Alain Delorme: Previously, Aha! So That's Why Everything is Made in China... C ...more

News : Two Earth-Sized Planets Discovered by NASA

NASA announced yesterday that their Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-sized planets orbiting a sun-like star outside of our solar system. Could this mean aliens? Unfortunately, no. The two newly discovered planets, Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, are 0.87 and 1.03 time ...more

How To : Model a Caricature of a Planet in Vue 6 xStream

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a planet with exaggerated features, similar to things you may have seen in advertising for Lloyds TSB, British Gas or Chrysler. For more information, and to get started using this trick in your own Vue 6 xStream projects, watch th ...more

How To : Use your stickers in Little Big Planet for PS3

Stick it to them! Learn how to resize, rotate, and stamp your sticker collection in LittleBigPlanet. LittleBigPlanet exclusively for the PLAYSTATION 3. It lets you PLAY alone, or with friends, in a world of infinite possibilities. Run, jump, grab and swing your way thru imagi ...more

How To : Create rotating planets and moons in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Draw the planet Saturn

In this how-to video, you will learn how to create a drawing of Saturn. First, fill in the area with black to create space. Next, create a circle and a ring around it. This will be the basis of the planet. Go into the ring by filling it in with more color. Now, fill in the pla ...more

How To : Spray paint 'Planet X'

This is a video tutorial of how to spray paint. This work has the theme Planet X: is it out there? Is it Coming? What as the video provides detailed instructions on how to create your own 'Snake Eye Galaxy' work of art.

How To : Create "Tiny Planets" in Photoshop

In this video, we learn how to create tiny planets in Photoshop. First, unlock your background layer and create a line in the middle of the image. Now, select the bottom that is underneath the line and drag it down to the bottom of the canvas. After this, make your image into ...more

How To : Cheat to freeze a water planet in Spore

This walkthrough and cheat shows how to use the Staff of Life to turn a barren planet into a T3 planet. Then how to cover the planet with the Cutie Ocean tool. Finally you can freeze it with an ice storm & atmosphere freezer. How will you create the universe? With Spore you ...more

How To : Make a Sub-Zero costume in Little Big Planet

Sub-Zero has become the enduring face of Mortal Kombat, and he is quite the badass. Watch this video to learn how to make a Sub-Zero costume for your sock puppet in Little Big Planet, adding some much-needed edge to that cutest of PS3 games.

News : $2500 Camera Wows Planet Earth Quality Macros

Insekten!, test shots using Canon macro lenses and the Canon 5D Mark II, by YouTube user Powermaennchen.  Incredible footage for a $2500 digital camera. I'm willing to bet Planet Earth used cameras that were a bit more expensive than $2500... Have a Canon 5D Mark II or thinki ...more

How To : Walkthrough Lost Planet 2 on the Xbox 360

This walkthrough will help your through the entire gameplay of Lost Planet 2 for the Xbox 360. Lost Planet 2 is the sequel to the third-person shooter Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions, and besides the Xbox 360, is also available for the PlayStation 3 and Windows. It takes place ...more

How To : Blow up a planet in 3ds Max 9

Learn how to blow up a planet in this three part 3D Studio Max 9 tutorial. Part 1 of 3 - How to Blow up a planet in 3ds Max 9. Part 2 of 3 - How to Blow up a planet in 3ds Max 9. Part 3 of 3 - How to Blow up a planet in 3ds Max 9.

How To : Make a little planet effect in Photoshop

Watch this video to learn how to make a little planet effect in Photoshop. Go to Image>Image Size and resize the picture making the width and height equal . Don't forget to unmark the "Constrain Proportions" option. Now that you have a squared photo go to Image>Rotate Canvas>1 ...more

How To : Use Photoshop to create an exploding planet

Planet are cool and explosions are awesome so what could be better than an exploding planet. This tutorial will how you how you can create an exciting and adrenaline invoking exploding planet in Adobe Photoshop without too much work. First, start Photoshop and open this textu ...more

How To : Make Planet Hollywood's chicken crunch

Love Planet Hollywood's chicken crunch? Well know you can make it at home. This cooking how-to video reveals the secrets to making your own home version of the world famous chicken crunch appetizer from Planet Hollywood. Follow along as Tod Willurb from Top Secret Recipes show ...more

How To : Beat Lost Planet - Mission 04

A walkthrough of Mission 4 of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (on extreme difficulty) for the XBox 360 and PC. This tutorial includes a voice over to help guide you through the level.

How To : Beat Lost Planet - Mission 09

Part one of a two-oart walkthrough of Mission 9 of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (on extreme difficulty) for the XBox 360 and PC. This tutorial includes a voice over to help guide you through the level. Part 1 of 2 - How to Beat Lost Planet - Mission 09. Part 2 of 2 - How to ...more

How To : Make a planet's surface with Photoshop

Want to create the surface of the moon on your computer screen? This tutorial will show you show to use Adobe Photoshop to make a planet. Make a planet's surface with Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com

How To : Discover the Origin of the Planetary Names?

Hello! I invite all the readers, interested in space, to discover the origin of the names of the planets in our galaxy. Just simply follow my words,... Step 1: Planets and Stars Eleven planets represent our Solar System. They are named after gods. The names of the planets ar ...more

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