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hoyouken
12-27-2005, 01:13 AM
Hi folks, merry christmas and happy new year to you all!

Can we do animation for sky tracer? Moving clouds and changing clouds shape. Any recommendation to achieve the mentioned effects?

Me need to do a storm(with lightning) alike weather but no rain.

Many thanks!!!

:)

Silkrooster
12-27-2005, 01:35 AM
In the skytracer properties, click on the clouds tab. Now click on enable clouds, then click on textures. Here you can change the procedural that defines the clouds. At the bottom is the position tab. By clicking on the e button next to the x y and z values, you can create an envelope that moves the clouds over time.
A similar process is used for moving the sun.
As for lightning, you could use a 2 point poly chain and apply luminosity to the surface and a glow. For fatter lightning you could use rail extrude or magic bevel. There are multiple ways to create lightning. Just think of lightning as a upside down white tree with a glow. :D

Silk

lesterfoster
12-27-2005, 07:00 AM
Here is a Tutorial on how to create electricity. I think that it is similar to what it is that you are trying to do

ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/Vidz/electric_CD.mov

Silkrooster
12-27-2005, 06:47 PM
That tutorial is what I had in mind when I mentioned 2 point poly chain.
Silk