This model is intended for those who need nothing less then the highest photorealism for cinema quality renders.
An 'ice age' or, more precisely, 'glacial age' is a generic geological period of long-term reduction in the temperature of the Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental ice sheets, polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers. Within a long-term ice age, individual pulses of extra cold climate are termed 'glacial periods' (or alternatively 'glacials' or 'glaciations' or colloquially as 'Ice Age' ), and intermittent warm periods are called 'interglacials'. Glaciologically, ice age implies the presence of extensive ice sheets in the northern and southern hemispheres; by this definition we are still in the ice age that began at the start of the Pleistocene (because the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets still exist)
This is a scientifically accurate rendering of the earth millions of years ago during the last ice age . 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 last ice age 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 ice age Maps presented in this model are a one of a kind. You will never see such a high detailed texture maps anywhere else.