Generate Images of Planets

Learn how to render an image of a planet by means of a computer program


Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Pluto
 

The rendered image above can be downloaded and used as a PC Desktop Background.

Rendering is the process of generating an image from models by means of a computer program. Using the code and images linked to the right you can also render the planets and change the viewing perspective or arrangment of the planets.  Planet "skins" are also provided in the links below.   These image skins are wrapped around spheres in POV-Ray for each planet.  If you are just getting started, you can begin with a Simple Earth Rendering example.

 
 
 
 

Planet Rendering Resources

POV-Ray  Planet Code and Images Examples

Terrestrial Planets

Back Row: Earth, Venus Front Row: Mars, Mercury, Pluto

 
 
 
 

Anaglyph  

Back Row: Jupiter, Saturn       Middle Row: Uranus, Neptune       Front Row: Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Pluto

Anaglyph  

Back Row: Earth, Venus         Front Row: Mars, Mercury, Pluto


The Planets

Back Row: Jupiter, Saturn       Middle Row: Uranus, Neptune        Front Row: Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Pluto
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The Planets

Back Row: Earth, Venus         Front Row: Mars, Mercury, Pluto, Ceres, Xena
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The Planets

Back Row: Jupiter, Saturn       Middle Row: Uranus, Neptune       Front Row: Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Pluto
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The Planets

Back Row: Jupiter, Saturn       Middle Row: Uranus, Neptune       Front Row: Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Pluto
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