Highly detailed Frozen Planet Earth model created with using Cinema 4D and Photoshop. The ice effect realized with utilizing the earth map. PSD version of that texture also included, so you can edit or change any way you like.
Lighting done with array of dim blue fill lights plus a brighter point light.
There's a white background material and White_BG Sky Objects. Those were only for rendering the thumbnails posted here. But I kept them in the scene in order to let you see its look exactly the same with the previews.
* About UV Mapping: Cinema 4D adds UV Tag when you applied a textures to an objects. That Tag does the job and creates a seamless surface on the sphere objects - in the case its the earth - Since the map is also seamless there was no need to lay out UVs. That is how Uv mapping is done.
With black background it looks cinematic and cool. And I hope it helps on your cool projects.