Full procedural toon planet material.

  • April 28, 2016
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: artturi
  • License: CC-BY-NC
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Here goes this planet material I created with experimental displacement and material nodes. Blend file includes planet with some mountains, continents, and city lights in continents. (lights are not very well visible during day, so check the other image to see them) Then you also need to have this separate object that has clouds.

The node setup might be little hard to follow, but I grouped it, so you can generate new planets just by editing the values from mapping node. Current version of Blender the displacement does not update when you edit the values of mapping, so the mountains seems to be in wrong places. You just need to go in object mode and then back to preview mode and it works again. :) Displacement can be removed from the scene just by un connecting it from material output.

You probably want to add some more detailed textures to it, if you want to use it in very close up renders.

In that big group there is also a color ramp node where you can edit the colors of water, continents etc. Have fun!


  • marekv profile picture

    Nice one, thanks! Will check it out as soon as I find some time to play around with it

    Edited May 02, 2016
  • artturi profile picture

    Cool, thank you! :)

    Written May 03, 2016
  • FM5 profile picture

    i like it

    Edited May 02, 2016
  • Bananaboy profile picture

    Well done! Would you tell me how you make this rough mountains? They looks realy cool.

    Edited May 05, 2016
  • artturi profile picture

    I was using some noise texture for bump mapping. Also the displacement will make an effect to this. :)

    Written May 07, 2016
  • BoomBoom profile picture


    Edited May 06, 2016
  • RubenRFIlms profile picture

    My jaw dropped.

    Edited June 06, 2016
  • JoBisch profile picture

    Pretty amazing ! Well job ;)

    Written November 18, 2017
  • hellooopp profile picture

    i saw that planet in my dream yesterday

    Written September 12, 2021