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bpritchard
04-08-2011, 10:52 AM
Hey everyone,

I was wondering if there were any points anyone could share w/me on creating animated skies (beyond the obvious 2 of ozone and an actual sky).

Here's a shot i'm working on (timing is horribly off on some of the fire bits)

http://www.annosoftentertainment.com/wp-content/uploads/cut09_v018.mp4

The sky thats currently in is placeholder but the concept is what i'm looking for. essentially the sky will "change colours" from normal to red throughout the course of the piece. I would like to have the sky relatively clear and then have dark, storm clouds roll in. I checked out ozone 5 ple and it seems good but man if the render times aren't slow (and frankly not sure i wanna pay right now for a one shot deal). So i'm curious if anyone has done anything like this w/say hypervoxels or anything?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as always. :D

Cheers
Bryan

monovich
04-08-2011, 01:29 PM
you could do this with OGO Taiki. Its an older plugin but produces excellent results.

otherwise you could use VUE or something.

bpritchard
04-08-2011, 04:14 PM
Ya know i've heard a lot of this OGO Taiki but for the life of me can't seem to find it anywhere.. is it even still around?

prometheus
04-09-2011, 06:17 PM
Ya know i've heard a lot of this OGO Taiki but for the life of me can't seem to find it anywhere.. is it even still around?

Its not hard to look for when googling..
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~pq1a-ogs/taiki_e.html

direct link to download
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~pq1a-ogs/OGO_Taiki125B_beta.zip

It will be a little harder to tweak the settings for good quality and in the end the render time might be eqally slow anyway.

This is one of those plugins wich has been halted or abonded it seems, but it shoudl be a part of lightwave 10 future versions if it were bought by newtek and enhanced a bit both in UI, and general sky atmosphere physical accuracy and ease up on quality settings.

ogo taiki offers acess to all procedurals within lightwave or dponts rman collection, while ozone is limited to presets and only cloud scaling.
Ozone has a more superior sky atmosphere thou with a more realistic accuracy.

Hypervoxels will be slow also, and you wont have a accurate illumination interaction with a sky model, youll have to set that up manually as good you can.

Michael
http://vimeo.com/user680656/videos

jeric_synergy
04-10-2011, 01:14 PM
Skytracer2.

THIBAULT
04-10-2011, 02:11 PM
If you want : http://chrisj.com.au/thepassenger/year3.html

Backdrop and hypervoxel

shrox
04-10-2011, 02:27 PM
I've used Skytracer with a motion null to controll the cloud movement and to rotate the procedual texture for a billiowing, moving cloud effect. Looks pretty good for slow billowing. That plus HVs and it can look great with nice lighting.

jeric_synergy
04-10-2011, 04:09 PM
One thing: for god's sake, don't try to do this entirely within LW, you'll go mad. Render it in such a way that you can adjust the colors in real time in a compositing package.

bpritchard
04-14-2011, 05:33 PM
Thanks for all the feedback guys. I've checked out Ogo and its doing a pretty good job.. the only down side is i get some flickering on my clouds when i render.. specifically as they are scaling. Kinda strange... i'm wondering if its because i have MB or Multipass rendering turned on...

daforum
04-15-2011, 03:44 PM
Its not hard to look for when googling..
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~pq1a-ogs/taiki_e.html

direct link to download
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~pq1a-ogs/OGO_Taiki125B_beta.zip

It will be a little harder to tweak the settings for good quality and in the end the render time might be eqally slow anyway.

This is one of those plugins wich has been halted or abonded it seems, but it shoudl be a part of lightwave 10 future versions if it were bought by newtek and enhanced a bit both in UI, and general sky atmosphere physical accuracy and ease up on quality settings.

ogo taiki offers acess to all procedurals within lightwave or dponts rman collection, while ozone is limited to presets and only cloud scaling.
Ozone has a more superior sky atmosphere thou with a more realistic accuracy.

Hypervoxels will be slow also, and you wont have a accurate illumination interaction with a sky model, youll have to set that up manually as good you can.

Michael
http://vimeo.com/user680656/videos

Just curious, is this a free plugin; and is it Mac compatible?

daforum
05-06-2011, 01:53 PM
I'm still curious about this one...is it a free plugin; and is it Mac compatible?