Help Find! Original Treasure Planet Map Design

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SMCR

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I want to build a high quality, highly accurate, Treasure Planet map/orb for a desk display. (Still in the design phase at the moment.)

There are plenty of Etsy-esque replicas already out there, but none of them are truly screen accurate.

After capturing more than 100 screenshots throughout the movie, cropping out the map, then reviewing the compilation, I have discovered that there are 2 completely different models used in the movie:
The first version is the main model/design used throughout the movie, as seen in a close up on the desk in Dr. Doppler's home before Jim picks it up.
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The second version appears immediately after this, when Jim is unlocking the map for the first time. Which I believe is the only time that model is used.
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I will be using the first, more prominent, design as the reference for my project.

What I want to do differently with my project, which I have not seen done previously, is etch in all those little hieroglyphs:
Heiroglyphics Sample.png

They are subtle and easily overlooked, but are a truly beautiful detail that cannot be missing from the final product.

I understand that when building movie props, you don't always need a complete model all around. It saves time and money to only add detail on the parts of the prop that will actually be shown on the screen. And I fear that this is the case with this map, based on how the hieroglyphs cut off on the right side of the ball:
Heiroglyphics Sample 2.png


But in my heart of hearts, I am hoping that there is either a completed model that one of the makers from the movie has, of which there are reference photos to, or that the hieroglyphs are an overlay from a preexisting template that is out there somewhere!

If push comes to shove, I will just make repeatable patterns/stencils from the symbols that can be seen. But with how many hours I see my future self putting into this project, I at least needed to put in a solid effort to confirm whether there exists an original model, design, or concept art that depicts the rest of the map that leads to the treasure of a thousand worlds.

If you have any leads or are able to track down the required reference material I will be eternally grateful!

-SMCR
 

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AustinHicks

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I've been trying to model the map in 3D, and unfortunately while every angle of the first map(/hero prop) is shown in the movie, the surface symbols cannot be made out on around 20% of the maps surface.

Here's a screenshot of what I've been able to map it out so far, and a work in progress 3D render:
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The parts highlighted in blue are the parts that I've been unable to get a good enough look at in the movie to accurately map out as of yet.
So I too would love to get a good look at the original map files.

But from what I can gather there's a distinct band of densely packed symbols around the equator of the map, and the symbols become larger and more spread out the further from there they are.
 

Jintosh

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I've been trying to model the map in 3D, and unfortunately while every angle of the first map(/hero prop) is shown in the movie, the surface symbols cannot be made out on around 20% of the maps surface.

Here's a screenshot of what I've been able to map it out so far, and a work in progress 3D render:
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The parts highlighted in blue are the parts that I've been unable to get a good enough look at in the movie to accurately map out as of yet.
So I too would love to get a good look at the original map files.

But from what I can gather there's a distinct band of densely packed symbols around the equator of the map, and the symbols become larger and more spread out the further from there they are.

Awesome work even getting that far!!!! :love:
 

Jintosh

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WOW ! Dedication and hard work. I love the link to the 3D viewing. It's gorgeous.

What size would this be in the real world ?
 

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AustinHicks

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Ideally the same size as the object in the movie.
About the size of a coconut.
I'd love to get it 3d printed. But the cost would be more than I can budget. Especially down in Australia. I'd be better off getting a 3d printer of my own. (Not that I haven't considered that as an option.)
 

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