How To Make A Diy 3d Solar System Model
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Learn how to make a realistic yet easy DIY 3D solar system model with simple craft materials. Your kids will love using a unique painting technique to make each planet.
Making a 3D solar system model seems like a daunting task. But its hard to picture the sun with all the planets unless you have a 3D model.
Below you will find an easy way to make a DIY 3D solar system model for preschoolers and elementary school kids. We used our favorite space book, Look Inside Space to decide what each planet would look like in our model.
Stylized Solar System 3d Model
Stylized Solar System 3D Model is completely ready to be used in your games, animations, films, designs etc. Each planet , the Moon, and the Sun is a separate 3D model.
All textures and materials are included and mapped in every format. The model is completely ready for use visualization in any 3d software and engine.
- A transparency map is included for the glass material. White color is glass, black is nonglass .
- File formats included in the package are: FBX, OBJ, DAE, GLB, STL, PLY, ABC, BLEND
- Native software file format: BLEND
- Polygons: 5249
- Textures: Color, Metallic, Roughness, Normal, AO.
- All textures are 1k resolution.
- You can inspect model on YouTube ->
Color Combinations For Each Planet
I highly recommend that you and your kids discuss the colors for each planet together. In case you are stuck and cant decide which colors to use, this is what we came up with:
MERCURY: Grey, Purple, White
EARTH: Light blue, white, green
JUPITER: Red, yellow, orange, white
SATURN: Yellow, white, brown
URANUS: Aqua, light blue
NEPTUNE: Light blue, dark blue
Note that while some of the planets have similar colors, the colors in each planet has a different ratio. For example, we used a lot more red on Mars than Venus, and a lot more yellow on Saturn than Jupiter.
Comparison With Extrasolar Systems
Compared to other planetary systems the Solar System stands out in lacking planets interior to the orbit of Mercury. The known Solar System also lacks super-Earths . Uncommonly, it has only small rocky planets and large gas giants elsewhere planets of intermediate size are typicalboth rocky and gasso there is no “gap” as seen between the size of Earth and of Neptune . Also, these super-Earths have closer orbits than Mercury. This led to hypothesis that all planetary systems start with many close-in planets, and that typically a sequence of their collisions causes consolidation of mass into few larger planets, but in case of the Solar System the collisions caused their destruction and ejection.
The orbits of Solar System planets are nearly circular. Compared to other systems, they have smaller orbital eccentricity. Although there are attempts to explain it partly with a bias in the radial-velocity detection method and partly with long interactions of a quite high number of planets, the exact causes remain undetermined.