patro wrote:hey again,
Is there a way to have a physically sky textured with Clouds!
the 2 image below, show the work of a guy that edited the physical sky textures of vray, by mixing it trough gradient ramp, noise etc, so to get finally a natural clouds effect! like in the attached image...
the parameter of the clouds in max can be also animated! you can change the dimension the intensity, the color, the type! this make the idea just more interesting! a full daylight animation that go from a sunny day to a windy and stormy one
but hey it's just an idea... I also know that you all are very busy!
LightWave 3D's Sky Tracer 2 has been able to do this for years (longer than I've been using it, which is around 10 years now) through a simple interface. Changes the atmosphere, clouds, sun, sky, haze, and can be animated over time without having to do a difficult setup using gradients, noise maps etc, and it gives the option to use volumetrics or sprite, depending on the type of realism you're looking for. It's just built in and simple.