Previously, previously, previously, previously.
Aw, if only it were real, I'd have the perfect present for my geologist/cartographer friend.
I need to know what's on the top and bottom, Ice? Dinosaurs? Volcanoes? Or is it just hollow? Maybe we should send some explorers to check it out.
Heaven, Hell, flat-earthers and climate change deniers.
I suddenly want an xscreensaver hack of this.
I wrote the original glplanet for xscreensaver many years ago to teach myself spherical texture mapping. It's amazing how many things I got wrong! I got an email from a cartographer from the USGS explaining projections. and how mine was an invalid projection. But I would totally support this as a 'paper towel dispenser projection' (I guess the world has to spin backward, too)
I can now confirm that this is harder than it sounds. Wow, this projection is a fucking horror story.
The projection is one thing, but the sunrise in the west is like fingernails on a blackboard.
Worse than eight-pointed snowflakes.
Definitely my favorite detail.
it would work better as an actual rotating lampshade, with the sun shining out of his poles.
It's just like AntMoebius, but only the GI tract of the ant, forced focus, and color rendering that's 242% ass. What's not to like about 30 deg. longitude north being cut off, should there be a little table with the ceremonial knife?