Hyperreal dynamic earth shader with extreme high resolution textures up to 12k. Features included: Viewport sliders to control the key functions (MAX & C4D). Night lights dynamic response to darkness. Hyperreal atmosphere. Ready-to-render, no external renderers required. Suitable even for low altitude shots see thumbnails. Starfield created with particles (MAX & C4D)(resolution independent.
Bonus: free 12k resolution diffuse, cloud, landcover, nightlights and topology maps. You may replace those with your own commercial textures. Very short render times. Starfield background. This shader model doesn't require external plugins or other software to create images like the thumbnails shown.
3ds Max 2010
Cinema 4D 10