A downloadable tool for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

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Planet Painter is a tool that allows you to create and edit nice little spherical planets.

  • Lots of options for heightmap and color painting of planet surfaces, including procedural brushes
  • Wide range of detail levels, from hundreds to millions of polygons per planet
  • Stylized low poly / flat shaded look
  • Terraced terrain style
  • Export to 3D model, map projection and voxel formats
  • Tessellated icosahedrons

What's planned (though plans might change):

  • Randomly generated planets
  • Export to more formats
  • More terrain styles
  • Object placement: trees, buildings

Disclaimer: this is an early prototype and work in progress. It has bugs and probably doesn't even work on some systems. Use at your own risk and don't say I didn't warn you. :)

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More information

Published270 days ago
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux
AuthorIcospheric Planetoid
Tags3D, flat-shading, low-poly, terrain-editor
Average durationAbout an hour


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

PlanetPainter_0.5_Windows_64bit.zip 16 MB
PlanetPainter_0.5_Windows_32bit.zip 14 MB
PlanetPainter_0.5_Mac_64bit.zip 18 MB
PlanetPainter_0.5_Mac_32bit.zip 18 MB
PlanetPainter_0.5_Linux_64bit.zip 17 MB
PlanetPainter_0.5_Linux_32bit.zip 17 MB


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Wow this is great! I have been trying to find a low poly terrain art tool and I think I have found it! As an artist and a fan of space this is just the best of both worlds for me. Thank you! Reminds me of Astroneer! ;) Also did you use Planet Painter in your hot air balloon game you're currently developing?

Thanks, glad to hear you like it! :) In that particular video with the air balloons the planet was randomly generated, but hand-made planets from Planet Painter could also be used.


thats exactly what i need :D

when does you add the function to export the planets?

Hi! Sorry, can't promise anything more specific than Blizzard-style "when it's ready". :) Not too much free time at the moment. Soon, I hope!

okay. well then i will make some planets and wait :D

Very, very interesting! :D Fun to mess around with. You say you're planning to add exporting to other formats. Will this include 3D formats that could be imported to 3D applications such as Blender?

Thanks! :) Yes, I have plans to add exporting to some of the popular 3D formats (such as OBJ or FBX, haven't decided yet).

That's great to hear! Why not both formats? Haha.