Hi everyone, I’ve created a stylised globe using CesiumJS here:
You can see a video here:
The web app lets you share links to your map with other people (please do by the way, I’d love to see any great views you’ve found on here or on twitter #LowPolyGlobe )
I do a lot of Lino Printing so reducing images to their basic components while still being recognisable is something I find fascinating. I’m new to Cesium so this was an exercise in turning everything off so that we’re left with only 4 colours. All fog, lighting, and atmosphere are off. I also said goodbye to the sun and moon. And the skybox is the same, flat one-color png repeated on all sides. I also exaggerated the terrain by a factor of 2.
The half-tone texture (which you can turn on using the button at the bottom) is a PNG I found which is then overlayed across the whole screen with some funky CSS to blend it with the map in the background:
filter: brightness(1.5); mix-blend-mode: overlay; opacity: 0.5; box-shadow: inset 0 0 100px 50px black;
The mapping is served from Mapbox. I used their basic style and, again, turned off everything except land, water, walking paths, and hillshading and re-coloured it all. That is then draped over the Cesium terrain model.
You can see the Mapbox map on its own here: https://api.mapbox.com/styles/v1/stevenattewell/ckecqa88n2guw1amvewyfwqkf.html?fresh=true&title=view&access_token=pk.eyJ1Ijoic3RldmVuYXR0ZXdlbGwiLCJhIjoiYmY3YmI3NWViZmE1OTA2N2M5OGNlODQ5NjIyNGZhZmEifQ.hhve7suFrt-4vc6-m390iQ#11.95/45.07719/7.13242/-16.1/16
If you find a good view at https://steveattewell.com/lowpoly/ please copy the URL or use the “copy map link” button to share it here or on twitter.
Here’s one of my fav’s: Mt Fuji
If you have any feedback or find any bugs! let me know.