Do you want to enlighten your night Scenes? Make the Wolfs howl with this photorealistic Moon!
This is a Model of Earth's Moon, ready to use with Cycles. This Model contains a Setup for a scientific correct Moon with a function to represent all lunar Phases.
Scientific correct Surface and View Angle
Full Lunar Phase representation via Material Node
The Moon Model contains a full Lunar Phase representation, using just one Value within the Material Node of the Moon Surface. Tweak or even animate the Value to achive whatever lunar Phase you desire:
No Compositing for Moon's Halo Shine required
This Moon Model contains a volumetric based Halo function which can be used to give the Moon a soft glow without any extra compositing.
Simple Node Setup plus full Documentation
As shown in the Product Documentation, you can both tweak the Surface of the Moon, but also indipendent to this the Halo. This gives you maximum control over the Scene. The Documentation comes as a 5 Page PDF with the Model.
Do you need more?
If you would like to give your Night Scene with the moon an even more beautiful and natural result, please also check my Starfield Skydome, which perfectly fits to the Moon: Starfield Skydome