Turn a 360 degree spherical panorama into a mini planet.
I like making panoramas, both from the ground as well as from the sky. Turning those into mini planets is good fun. Until recently I used an app on my phone for that, but it didn’t give me the control and quality of output I want. So here’s the solution: a Blender based setup that can render to the resolutions I need.
Follow these simple steps to get started:
The ‘Mini Planet’ node group has been marked as asset. This means you can plonk panorama-to-mini-planet.blend in an asset library and use the node group from wherever you want.
For more info about this, check Blender’s asset libraries documentation.