Having recently discovered the wonderful world of Octane I wanted to create a series of visuals based on real-world terrain that utilise the Octane scatter tool. The abstract depictions of terrain showcase some of the wonderful data we have for our world and others. 

All images are heavily exaggerated and utilise full artistic licence, I am fairly confident Venus doesn’t glow purple.  

Death Valley, Mojave Desert

Data: Global 1-arcsecond (30-m) SRTM


Data: Mars MGS MOLA Elevation Model 463m (MEGDR) https://astrogeology.usgs.gov


Data: https://astrogeology.usgs.gov Mercury MESSENGER Global DEM 665m (64ppd) v2 Oct. 2016


Data: https://astrogeology.usgs.gov Magellan Global Topography 4641m


Data: https://astrogeology.usgs.gov LRO LOLA Elevation Model 118m (LDEM GDR)

Mariana Trench, Pacific Ocean

Data: 6 arc-second Bathymetric Digital Elevation Model from the NOAA

Macclesfield Forest, England

Data: OS Terrain 50

Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Data: OS Terrain 50

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