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This render of Saturn was done in Bryce with a sphere, a flattened torus object, and a simple starfield sky. I used the texture maps provided at

The rings texture was rotated 90 degrees along the Z axis in the Material Labs Texture Editor.

Note: The rings are not the exact proportions to the real planet Saturn, but this was as close as I could make it without tweaking the torus in another program.

I adjusted the levels in Photoshop to eliminate the 'washed-out' look of the original render.

Saturn facts:

It's 1.429 billion km from the sun.
It takes 29.46 Earth years to revolve around the sun.
It takes 10 hours and 40 minutes for Saturn to rotate.
You would feel slightly lighter on Saturn because it's gravity is 0.93 times that of Earth.
Saturn has at least 30 moons.
The known moons are Pan, Atlas, Prometheus, Pandora, Epimetheus, Janus, Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Telesto, Calypso, Dion, Helene, Rhea, Titan, Hyperion, Iapetus, Phoebe, Kiviuq, Ijiraq, Paaliaq, Skadi, Albiorix, Erriapo, Siarnaq, Tarvos, Mundilfari, Suttung, Thrym, and Ymir. Whew, that's a lot of moons. How do they all orbit without crashing is what I'd like to know... By the way, Mundilfari, Suttung, and Thrym are the smallest at only 5.6 km in diameter.


Aug 29, 2016 04:50 AM EDT
Guest - Oct 31, 2007 09:02 AM EDT
Good work with clearity. May be saturn look alike this image. Good work
Guest - May 29, 2006 11:30 PM EDT
Very stunning. Hard to take my eyes off of it And thanks for the lesson, very interesting
Guest - Feb 19, 2006 11:22 PM EDT
this looks and sounds as if it took a lot of work. Love the clarity of it, the rings especially.
Guest - Jul 12, 2005 12:45 PM EDT
You not only reproduced the planet but gave a lot of interesting information. This should be in a science class. It would make the class more interesting then many classes I have seen.

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