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Title: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Kadri on May 03, 2018, 05:29:08 am

I wanted to play with snow done with clouds and accidentally kinda rediscovered Denis's redirect technique.
When i used high step optimisation (cloud Quality tab) on it, this came out. 
Probably useless but still wanted to share.
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Hannes on May 03, 2018, 05:37:37 am
Whoah! Cool! Maybe useless, but who knows?
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Dune on May 03, 2018, 06:26:29 am
Mesmerizing! Great find.
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: DocCharly65 on May 03, 2018, 07:46:23 am
...absolutely NOT useless :)

Perhaps it can be modified to be used as a kind of static charging effect ;)

Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Hannes on May 03, 2018, 08:00:45 am
Would you mind to share some of this stuff? Who knows what can be done with it...
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Kadri on May 03, 2018, 08:20:15 am

Thanks guys.

Hannes no problem for sharing. I will have a look at the file Denis shared and if it will have the same effect.
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Kadri on May 03, 2018, 09:54:40 am

As it looks the effect does have nothing to do with the method Denis used.
I remembered wrong i think.

There is something i didn't used before. I am rendering 1-2 small images before i post it here.
Interestingly easy to get actually.
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Kadri on May 03, 2018, 11:31:13 am

Here it is.
Some different versions below (all are in the ZIP file).
The different thing i mentioned is, that i think i haven't tried to use clouds
with nothing in the density shader input before, if i remember right.

The last one looked the most interesting to me.
I am rendering a basic animation to see the look in motion.
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: luvsmuzik on May 03, 2018, 12:11:39 pm
Great stuff Kadri!  :) :) :) Thank you!
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Kadri on May 03, 2018, 12:15:19 pm

:)

I forgot this one. Just use step optimisation on the second image-file.
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Oshyan on May 03, 2018, 03:51:23 pm
Hah! Wow, these are crazy-cool. Love it.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Kadri on May 04, 2018, 05:32:21 am
:)

In the past i thought that the sliced-stepped parts of the clouds were parallel to the ground.
It looks like they are relative to the camera FOV.
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Hannes on May 04, 2018, 05:54:38 am
Thanks a lot, Kadri. Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Kadri on May 04, 2018, 07:50:18 am

Have fun.

Had a little psychedelic moment :)
Quality was low to get fast renders.
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Hannes on May 04, 2018, 08:07:08 am
Wow!!! TG on acid  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: luvsmuzik on May 04, 2018, 08:08:23 am
That stuff is awesome Kadri! Gonna "borrow" a couple for personal use. :)
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: j meyer on May 04, 2018, 01:05:25 pm
 :) Really nice experiments.  8)
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: DocCharly65 on May 04, 2018, 02:08:05 pm
cool results! :)
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Kadri on May 05, 2018, 05:28:20 am

Thanks all.

Made a quick and dirty video.
I wouldn't have thought that i would make this kind of video before at all.
I used some cheesy light effects in Hitfilm with free music from Youtube music archive (Weirder_Stuff.mp3). Yeah :)
Some shake and lots of flashing lights so be warned!

Onedrive link (45 Mb) : https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ao9EyFWihNgcik3mrshqFjlDejFF
Using the download button in Onedrive above is better probably.
(Video encoded in Handbrake with the H264 codec)
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Dune on May 05, 2018, 05:31:01 am
What plays this video? Can't get it to run  :(
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Kadri on May 05, 2018, 05:34:02 am

Have you downloaded it Ulco?
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Dune on May 05, 2018, 05:36:24 am
Yes, but my VLC mediaplayer doesn't recognize it.
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Kadri on May 05, 2018, 05:38:41 am

I use VLC too (v3.0.2). It should play actually.
Someone had a problem lately with Hannes video too i think.
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Dune on May 05, 2018, 05:44:07 am
I doubleclicked, but when I open the file from VLC it works. It's crazy, like a revival of the '70's . Can hardly believe this comes from TG  :D
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Kadri on May 05, 2018, 05:44:44 am

I am making a half resolution (i resampled it x2 anyway before) Xvid version too now just in case.
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Kadri on May 05, 2018, 05:45:22 am
Quote from: Dune on May 05, 2018, 05:44:07 am
I doubleclicked, but when I open the file from VLC it works. It's crazy, like a revival of the '70's . Can hardly believe this comes from TG  :D


Ahaha..yeah i can hardly believe i made this too :D
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: luvsmuzik on May 05, 2018, 08:11:28 am
Ohhhh this is great!  :)

You MUST share this over in Open Discussion, What are you listening to today? :) :)
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Hannes on May 05, 2018, 08:16:58 am
Holy moly, the shaking makes me even more dizzy! ;D Now I'm stoned. ;)
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: bobbystahr on May 05, 2018, 11:05:47 am
I said it all on FB so here's a C&P from there:
Absolutely trippy and beautiful. You are easily one of the outer limits of terragen explorers my friend...kudos on your music choice, fits the subject perfectly! *****
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: bobbystahr on May 05, 2018, 11:07:26 am
Quote from: Hannes on May 05, 2018, 08:16:58 am
Holy moly, the shaking makes me even more dizzy! ;D Now I'm stoned. ;)


you shoulda tried it first time sans caffine and just awake...changed my life LOL.
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: bobbystahr on May 05, 2018, 11:28:15 am
Quote from: Hannes on May 04, 2018, 08:07:08 am
Wow!!! TG on acid  ;D ;D ;D


y got that right sure enuff!
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Kadri on May 05, 2018, 05:14:35 pm

Thanks all  :)
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: DannyG on May 06, 2018, 08:48:33 am
Very cool kadri
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: archonforest on May 06, 2018, 10:23:20 am
This is insane! Very cool stuff!
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: WAS on May 06, 2018, 06:21:21 pm
My atmospheric senses were tingling. I am not disappointed. Great experimentation, Kadri. Love the effects, going to look into them more later.
Title: Re: Cloud step optimisation
Post by: Kadri on May 06, 2018, 07:15:21 pm

Thanks.