Map Plane To Sphere (Composition by smokris)

Author: smokris
License: MIT
Date: 2009.09.05
Compatibility: 10.5
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Here's an attempt at mapping a planar texture onto a sphere, so that when you look at the sphere from the correct angle, it looks like a flat plane.

As you can see, it's not quite correct. Haven't had a chance to figure out the correct maths yet.

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Re: Map Plane To Sphere (Composition by smokris)

THANK you! I have tried to get the Spheremapped Texture on Sphere going myself (for some cool illusions I've done in ...analog/real life objects), and never got it as good as this.

This is a great piece of work. If I improve on it in any way, I will make sure to let you know (doubtful).

I've been wanting to do what amounts to an "inverse" of this, so that I can front cull, and have the texture look flat.