This model is intended for those who need nothing less then the highest photorealism for cinema quality renders.
The Silurian is a geologic period and system that extends from the end of the Ordovician Period, about 443.7 ± 1.5 Mya (million years ago), to the beginning of the Devonian Period, about 416.0 ± 2.8 Mya. As with other geologic periods, the rock beds that define the period's start and end are well identified, but the exact dates are uncertain by several million years. The base of the Silurian is set at a major extinction event when 60% of marine species were wiped out.
This is a scientifically accurate rendering of the earth millions of years ago in the Oligocene period . Notice that the continents are of a different shape then they appear today. The shape of the continents is what scientist believe they looked like during this time frame.
It is the best choice available for cinema quality renders of the Oligocene Period and other visualizations depicting continental shift.
The maps (8000x4000) are so detailed, you can see natural rivers and lakes throughout the continents. These rivers and lakes are procedurally placed using a new method I developed so they are very natural looking and they span throughout the entire high resolution image. The maps look as if they were from a satellite looking down on the earth during that time period.
The Oligocene Maps presented in this model are a one of a kind. You will never see such a high detailed texture maps anywhere else.