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Ice Age Earth Map by Ittiz Ice Age Earth Map by Ittiz
The map I made to base my other Ice Age Earth image on. I don't want to release the full res version of this map to the public right now, but here is a smaller 1024x512 version. This version only has 1/256th the detail of the original.
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tasui Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
oh my gawd, my whole country, Chile was totally covered by snow, even in the now driest zones in Atacama Desert. So beautiful.
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TerranAbassador Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If I may ask, how did you make such realistic ice?
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Ittiz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
The ice is pretty simple to do in photoshop.  I make a layer that's solid white.  Clip the shape I want out of it, then overlay it with a mostly transparent edge detection of the black and white elevation map to texture the surface.
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TerranAbassador Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I get how that would work for land, but how would I get it to work for water? That's usually a pretty dark color on an elevation map. Do you just use a second layer without the mask?
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Ittiz Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
I mask out the texturing where the water is.
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TerranAbassador Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks.
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sexyhello Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You should make Pangea
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Ittiz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
That's a good idea. I loved dinosaurs when I was a kid, I'm surprised I never thought of doing that. It'd be easy to choose which side of the world to focus the image on too since there would only be one continent. The question would be which era?
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sexyhello Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
why not permian or the triassic periods... or even a future one
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Imuildaeren Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
What are those islands out to the west of Britain? I see on the ocean floor there is raised areas there but this is the first map i've seen any land there.
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Ittiz Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
With the lower sea levels more things pop up here and there. I don't know the name of the subsurface mountains there.
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Imuildaeren Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Ah i see, would be an interesting place if it were larger and survived.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wasn´t the Sahara a green paradise during the ice-age?
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DarkRiku90 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
not in the glacial periods,only in the interglacial periods,when glaciers were vanishing, the last was from 12.000 years ago to 4.500 years ago.
my Concept shows how Africa looked like in that period: [link]
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Ittiz Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I think it was a savanna.
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Marcraft22 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Hi. Excuse me... can you send me a complete version of the image please? I promise I won't re-release it :) Thanks.
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Ittiz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Any particular spot you're looking for? I could crop it out for you. The full image is huge.
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Marcraft22 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Hi. I want the full image, don't worry about the size. Thanks :)
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Marcraft22 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Wow! This is epic.. like all your pics. Added to favourites :)
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Ittiz Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Thanks
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urdxx27 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
awesome map ^_^....when will u release a full res....i wanna see all the details.....thanks for sharing :)
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Ittiz Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Thanks, if you want I can release it to you if you agree to not re-release it.
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urdxx27 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
thanks for writing back ...that would be great if i could see it...and no i wont re-release it.....i just want to see a location on the map in a closer view... thank you very much :)
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Zsantz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I found a way to use the Gimp and another program to create a fairly nice rotating version of the ice age earth map in shockwave flash. It's rather ragged, especially at the edges, but interesting to watch all the same.
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Ittiz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Nice, I dabbled with making animated planets using svg. The results were less than stellar. I got one that I could rotate using the arrow keys and it had a nice cloudless atmosphere, but it was very grainy and small.
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Zsantz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
There's only one problem. I have to start with a square image and so that makes for huge polar ice caps. Not a problem for the ice age, but a problem for any other.
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Ittiz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Maybe you should check out plugins from flaming pear. Not sure if it works in Gimp, but I use one to project the flat rectangles into a sphere shape.
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77Mynameislol77 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
That looks very realistic, i approve this texture!
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Ittiz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
You can get a closer look at it by downloading the Ice Age Earth image I made at: [link] . You can see there it's not perfect. It's rough on the snow edges a bit, but it's pretty good.
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77Mynameislol77 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
I see now. But when your finished with the ice age earth, could you try to make a ice less earth? That would be interesting... Also, would you kindly check my channel (is it called channels?), and tell me how to improve my textures?
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Ittiz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
To see what a iceless Earth would look like I made a threshold map. For a 70 meter rise (the max theoretically possible) the difference is hard to notice. Just a few areas produce a noticeable effect from space. To see what I mean look at this map: [link] The red and yellow areas would be water. Doesn't make for a very interesting pic.

For my maps I make extensive use of layers and alpha masks, based on elevation maps. Some knowledge of meteorology helps. Contrasting the known meteorology of the different planets that have atmospheres helps you figure out where climate zones might appear on a planet.
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77Mynameislol77 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Hm, how about a earth without deserts?
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Zsantz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for this, I can use it with a student or three. By the way, which ice age is this?
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Ittiz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
The last one, between 12 and 20 thousand years ago.
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Zsantz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought so, but I wanted to be certain.
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