92k Moon

92k Moon 3D model

Need to produce stunning images of the Moon but all you can find are old low-resolution textures on websites long forgotten by time, or a wild maze of links to scientific archives with horrific naming and obscure file extensions? Not to worry, I've done all of that for you and you can now just skip to the fun part of creating great visuals.

Creating planetary imagery is a strong passion of mine and to produce the best possible results you need the highest quality source material. I've poured countless hours into acquiring, processing and converting planetary maps into formats usable by artists, and that work has translated into what some may call ludicrous textures. I call it future proof.

The textures in this scene were mostly derived from the data gathered by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a probe that has been orbiting our neighbour since 2009. It has provided us with terabytes worth of information and the work is still ongoing.

From this data I've produced very high quality textures of the entire Moon. The maximum resolution is ridiculously high at 92160 by 46080, which means the detail level is stunning and stands up to close scrutiny. Every crater, hill and plateau is represented in the map, creating an intricately detailed landscape you could easily admire for hours.

Please note that due to the nature of the projection the accuracy of the map is lower the closer you get to the poles. The resolution should still be more than sufficient for high quality closeups.

The scene file included was created with Maya 2016 and V-Ray 3.2, both of which you need in order to produce renders.

hey so I am working on a short film and I need a medium close-up of the moon, the shot it depicting a lunar lander, landing on the mood, do you think this would be sufficient for that or am I asking for to much detail?
awesome work!
Hi, I'm from Swiss and hope to whrite correctly in english. I want to make a huge board 3d printing. Just need to find a good spot and cut it on fiew parts to print and assembling all to get a result like this one : https://www.solidsmack.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/a3.jpg My 1st question is, if you looking this picture, and your 3d.obj, can you tell me that this quality can be the same? (the artist take the Nasa Data to make this too) My 2nd question. If i buy your model, can i easelly flat the sphere to chose my area ? or it'is possible to you to give me this model on flat too? If everything is ok, i will be happy to buy it to make this huge board too... i just want to be sure... and to cut the profil, i use Meshmixer. Hope i will have an answer quikly!^^ But nevermind, your job is very good, and i hope to have pleasure to use it :-)
Hi Mike! I can go into detail on how you can achieve this over private messages if you'd like :)
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One of the BEST, in all the Moon models out there!!!!
I work at a planetarium and have looked all over the regular sources for an ultra resolution moon. This is a beautifully crafted asset that is much more than just a repack of freely available content. And compared to the prices others are charging at other 3D asset purchase sites, this is a great price.
92k Moon
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92k Moon
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3D Model formats

Format limitations
  • Textures 12.8 GB
  • Autodesk Maya 2016 (.ma, .mb)112 KBVersion: 2016Renderer: V-Ray 3.2

3D Model details

  • Publish date2017-03-14
  • Model ID#702647
  • Animated
  • Rigged
  • VR / AR / Low-poly
  • PBR
  • Geometry Subdivision ready
  • Polygons 76,800
  • Vertices 76,324
  • Textures
  • Materials
  • UV Mapping
  • Unwrapped UVs
  • Plugins used