I'm wondering how I can create a spherical heightmap.
In my ideal workflow, you'd see a 3D sphere that you can edit using procedural terrain techniques (like World Creator) and that spherical terrain can be exported into six seamless images based on what layout you want your images to fold up into a cube in-game to create your planet.
Another option would be if you can at least tell the program you want specific images to tile with other images, such as the designated 'front, right, back, left' images tile with each other and the 'up, down' images seamlessly.
Specifically, I'm making planets for a game that wraps six images into a cube and 'inflates' them into a planetary terrain.
I've made a few basic heightmap sets in a program called Scape, and flipped them so at least four of the images mirror each other, then I edited the interior of those maps to all be different so the landscape isn't repetitive. However, manually editing the top and bottom maps is very daunting to get perfect, and I'm creating a dozen or more planets.
I'd like to know how to make 'front, right, back, left' images tile with 'up and down' images and I can edit the interiors of the images in a 3D program of choice. I've been directed to this site from search queries many times, but I'm a newbie to all things code so I have no clue how to use things such as the Diamond-Square method or any algorithms to achieve seamless textures (what program do you actually use, literally a python script you write in Notepad++ or something?).