I recently came across an interesting post on how to create the illusion of a 3d planet using 2d graphics, here it is: link

It is not very difficult to create the planet itself, you add a circle, then add on top of it another transparent circle with a slight blur (this will be the atmosphere, you can add more than one layer) then add two spheres, one with the texture of the planet and one with the texture of the clouds, and give them different rotation speeds)

I also recently saw this picture:


I was wondering if it was possible to create the illusion of buildings on a planet (a planet whose sprite would rotate)?

Maybe a technique like Billboarding would help, I don't know I think if it is possible, it will make the clouds deeper too



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