I created this scene as an exercise to learn shading, lighting and rendering using Cinema4D/Redshift. It’s my first scene using this new software package. I initially created the Earth but decided it would be more interesting to create an Earth-like alien world. For the planet texture I used a command-line version of this tool and quite a bit of photoshop to create the other needed maps for the Redshift renderer.
All-in-all it was fun exercise and I learned quite a bit. Looking forward to exploring more with Cinema4D and Redshift.