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  1. Thread: Clouds.....

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    Yeah, yeah..Physical Sky :P Trying to keep my...

    Yeah, yeah..Physical Sky :P

    Trying to keep my render times down, and Im sure increasing to the amount I need to clean it up for this will push me way past my safe time. Trying to keep under an...
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    It just says Lightwave, doesnt mention hud and I...

    It just says Lightwave, doesnt mention hud and I dont use NRC.
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    Hehe still peculiar.

    Hehe still peculiar.
  4. Thread: Clouds.....

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    Figured I'd share a lil bit of what I came up...

    Figured I'd share a lil bit of what I came up with in the end...

    I tried the Houdini method..and with a bit more work I could get it where I wanted it (may revist it before I hit the final render...
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    Bug or Feature?......

    Ok, so I was doing an insane 'how long will this take on my laptop' render and abour 3 hours in, I got the nice requester to send a crash report (which indicates that LW has bombed)...however I just...
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    Maybe its a test to see if folks are paying...

    Maybe its a test to see if folks are paying attention to settings...hehe
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    If you want to create unnatural glows, etc then...

    If you want to create unnatural glows, etc then having a light that will show through all your geometry is useful.
  8. Thread: Clouds.....

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    Yeah Skytracer's clouds arent totally realistic,...

    Yeah Skytracer's clouds arent totally realistic, which suits my needs at the moment.... That might change when I work on the lighting for the daylight shot. The rendertime on an 8192 spherical map...
  9. Thread: Clouds.....

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    they just dont have the style I want ...either...

    they just dont have the style I want ...either heavily overcast or too puffy...or wrong time of the day
  10. Thread: Clouds.....

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    Weird that it only added one node...I'll check...

    Weird that it only added one node...I'll check the file again and re-export later with the light attached..Odd that I see the shading, even with it not attached.
    Yeah, I turn on the noise bypass...
  11. Thread: Clouds.....

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    Skytracer is indeed uber slow..and i'd never use...

    Skytracer is indeed uber slow..and i'd never use it to render during each frame. I've got many real photo skies, but none of them look right, even with processing in PS.
    However, for the first time...
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    Point lights in 2019 behave oddly. I've pretty...

    Point lights in 2019 behave oddly. I've pretty much stopped using them because I get all kinds of errors with them. Instead I either use a spotlight set to a high angle or a spherical light (though...
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    Ahh yes...back when Lightwave was actually talked...

    Ahh yes...back when Lightwave was actually talked about in public.
  14. Thread: Clouds.....

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    I used Houdini to make my ground fog...

    I used Houdini to make my ground fog clouds...thanks for pointing me that direction...was easy to setup and paint the voxels..my only complaint is that when I would go back and edit the fog painting...
  15. Maybe try editing plugins and rescan the plugin...

    Maybe try editing plugins and rescan the plugin directory...that should fix any missing plugin issues.
  16. Thread: Clouds.....

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    I'll have to try Houdini on my big machine, it...

    I'll have to try Houdini on my big machine, it crashes on my laptop (even though it meets the req's)
  17. Thread: Clouds.....

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    That looks cool. Is there a tutorial or easy...

    That looks cool. Is there a tutorial or easy instructions?
  18. Thread: Clouds.....

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    Perhaps I'll give HV another shot. Havent had...

    Perhaps I'll give HV another shot.
    Havent had a chance to try Houdini yet, and Id have to decide what software to forget to make room in my brain for another...lol

    Thanks for the...
  19. Thread: Clouds.....

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    My understanding is the procedurals effect...

    My understanding is the procedurals effect density of the particles in the vdb. Ive never used Houdini..well once, but couldnt figure out the interface....hehe.

    I could use RealFlow, I guess..but...
  20. Thread: Clouds.....

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    What ive done so far is make an object that fits...

    What ive done so far is make an object that fits the valleys where I want them...the VDB (sorry, for some reason I think VBO...dunno why..lol) is fairly quick...but as you can see from the images, Im...
  21. Thread: Clouds.....

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    Im using 2019.0.3. Sky clouds I can do in AE...

    Im using 2019.0.3.
    Sky clouds I can do in AE easy enough, since those dont need to interact with the landscape..gonna be doing alot AE for the project..hehe.
    But the ground clouds have to keep...
  22. Thread: Clouds.....

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    Clouds.....

    I have a scene and I want to make both ground cover and sky clouds...Looking for some suggestions, tutorials, etc...

    The scale of the scene is a mountainous area, roughly 6km around...though I...
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    Right. But in this case, I dont need to change...

    Right. But in this case, I dont need to change the resolution.
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    Yeah, it should default to display settings...On...

    Yeah, it should default to display settings...On larger objects i usually set display to 0, until im ready for vpr. There should also be an option for LW to not go through process each frame for...
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    Yeah its pretty much where it needs to be. Was...

    Yeah its pretty much where it needs to be. Was what I was thinking...only tweaks that might needed are surface.
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