Volcano II

Started by Dune, June 09, 2011, 03:52:10 am

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Hey, those are great reference, DD. Thanks. I also knew this morning (half asleep) I had made a crucial mistake in my warps (based on Y and should be on X), and anxiously going to work again. By the way, I'll probably use this as a basis for my next generation of ash cloud.


Two more tries... still working on the perfect cone.

Henry Blewer

I like the ridges/strata on the second render better. The clouds/smoke is very good.
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I really like "cratertest-180611_horizontal cloud_1.jpg". The ash cloud is absolutely fantastic in that one!
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June 22, 2011, 03:02:06 am #34 Last Edit: June 22, 2011, 03:04:03 am by Dune
I'm not done yet, but still not satisfied. The cloud is too rough, I'd like it to look more bulbous somehow. I'm also still looking for the best cloud settings for a grayish ash. I now only decreased the enviro light to 0.2, but it's not good enough.

Henry Blewer

I think the lower, near the crater cloud is really good. The upper portion where the wind and natural diffusion distribute the cloud would be better with billows.
Forget Tuesday; It's just Monday spelled with a T


Im having much difficulty  to do some ash "plumes" or similar billowy type smoke too. Also, I accidentally stumbled into something that looks more like a long exposure photo rather than a pure still shot, which I thought was pretty cool.  Unfortunately it takes quite a bit of time to render so progress is slow.

Anyhow keep up the good work! I hope we both get to finish this with some nice ashclouds :P


I harked back to the good old simple shape again for the next render, which I will post tomorrow. It is very hard indeed! You need the density and sizes just right to make it convincing.


Hi Ulco,

Could you send me a setup of your crater with billowy clouds?
I'd like to give it a try/go, if possible :)



This one is developing nicely. I like the cratertest-180611_horizontal cloud_1.jpg best so far.


Almost got it, but not quite yet. I'll PM you, Martin...

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J'ajouterai quelques nuage avec des traits à la verticale.
Des jets de laves.


Peut-être. La premiere probleme c'est le 'cloud', so to speak.


NOOO! Rhalph , where are you when we need you?  ;D