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How to create a planet with a grid? For Logo purpose on Adobe Illustrator. enter image description here

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  1. Draw a circle;
  2. Select the leftmost anchor with the white arrow tool and remove it by pressing Delete or Backspace.
  3. Select the leftover arc and copy it, but don't paste;
  4. Choose Effect > 3D > Revolve... and choose 'wireframe' for the surface;
  5. Adjust the perspective by dragging on the cube diagram;
  6. Click OK once you're content;
  7. Paste your arc from step 3. in front by using Ctrl / Cmd+F;
  8. Give the arc a blue stroke colour;
  9. Choose Effect > 3D > Revolve... and choose 'plastic shading' for the surface;
  10. Play with the lighting options (More Options) to achieve the desired lighting;
  11. Expand (Object > Expand Appearance) the wireframe to be able to edit it and change its strokes to white;
  12. Bring the wireframe in front of the plastic shading and reduce its opacity.
  • Is there any other technique – Maa Illustrations Nov 30 '16 at 11:36
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    @MaaIllustrations do you have a specific question? Then edit your question to add that – Luciano Nov 30 '16 at 11:51
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    And why don't you like the technique? You could do that on a real 3D program but the process is simmilar, and you asked for an Ilustrator solution. – Rafael Nov 30 '16 at 15:15
  • Adding ideas is a great thing – Maa Illustrations Dec 14 '16 at 8:48
  • @MaaIllustrations What do you want to say with that comment? I don't understand. What is lacking from my answer? Imho, it accurately reproduces your example image. – Vincent Dec 14 '16 at 9:38

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