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Flyout is now able to handle planets of much larger scale. The original procedural planet will be replaced with a full scale Earth, increasing the start planet's circumference from 7,500 km to 40,000 km. 

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Increasing planet radius from 1,200 km to 6,371 km

With the addition of height and color map support, Flyout is now able to handle planets of much larger scale. The original procedural planet will be replaced with a full scale Earth, increasing the start planet's circumference from 7,500 km to 40,000 km.

Previously the position and color of each vertex of the planet had to be computed using multiple passes of procedural noise, which meant that large scale planets would either have reduced surface detail or increased performance cost.

With the use of heightmap the elevation data can be read from the map with 5 km accuracy for an Earth-sized planet, and only geometry smaller than that has to be calculated using noise functions.

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arieas
arieas

When April fools rolls round again, change it to a flat Earth.

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