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Volumetric clouds and sky?
show user profile  Dr. Jim

Say you wanted a nicely done, sky with volumetric clouds you could fly through and around...

Any easy ways to work that up?..........quickly?

thx guys!..........this is my week for questions............

this looks interesting..........

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2/12/2009 9:35:11 AM (last edit: 2/12/2009 9:38:21 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I think Vue 5 xStream can do that inside max.

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2/12/2009 9:38:55 AM (last edit: 2/12/2009 9:38:55 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
I dont have that.

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2/12/2009 9:42:40 AM (last edit: 2/12/2009 9:42:40 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
Lots of semi-translucent camera facing sprites (billboards) with some randomness on size, colour, shape, generated and moved gently using particle emitters.

Someone might like to translate the above into max terminology.
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2/12/2009 9:45:05 AM (last edit: 2/12/2009 9:45:44 AM)
show user profile  Garp

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2/12/2009 9:45:16 AM (last edit: 2/12/2009 9:45:16 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
The million-particle sprite method is not ideal for my application,.....
But, if there is no other way/..........

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2/12/2009 9:46:57 AM (last edit: 2/12/2009 9:46:57 AM)
show user profile  mattymoose

You could render some clouds in Blender and then comp it

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2/12/2009 10:00:16 AM (last edit: 2/12/2009 10:00:16 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
atmospheric gizmo + volume fog +tweaking = what I want.

Thx guys

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2/12/2009 10:05:38 AM (last edit: 2/12/2009 10:05:38 AM)
show user profile  killerbee2
pyrocluster is the way to go

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2/12/2009 10:32:05 AM (last edit: 2/12/2009 10:32:05 AM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Nice tut link garp, i'll do that one in the morning!

My Turbosquid Area

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2/12/2009 11:48:42 AM (last edit: 2/12/2009 11:48:42 AM)
show user profile  soontekk
you could try the volumetric gizmos and build a cloudscape using envi effects

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2/12/2009 12:57:10 PM (last edit: 2/12/2009 12:57:10 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I have yet to see clouds in max without a plugin that are convincing for animations. That's why I suggested an external plugin.

I've seen all the methods in the links above, and they either don't look volumetric, or use billboards, which makes no sense when using animation.


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2/12/2009 1:01:24 PM (last edit: 2/12/2009 1:01:24 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
tekk - read the thread boy!

Nik - I agree,......The reason the gizmos+vol fog worked is because I just needed that "youre in a cloud moving through layers of puffy white stuff" effect,.....I should have been more clear in the beginning.......

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2/12/2009 1:04:46 PM (last edit: 2/12/2009 1:04:46 PM)
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