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Title: Lenticular Cloud
Post by: pixelpusher636 on October 24, 2021, 04:18:53 pm
Hey folks!
I was hoping someone could help me out in concaving or fitting my cloud to the contours of the mountain. I've tried a few ideas browsing the forum like inverting the terrain making a greyscale mask etc. but to no avail and maybe that's because I'm using a DEM? Not sure but any help would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Lenticular Cloud
Post by: WAS on October 24, 2021, 04:50:38 pm
With a DEM you may not be able to influence the clouds without that influence being exactly the shape of the DEM. You may need a Gaussian blurred DEM.
Title: Re: Lenticular Cloud
Post by: pixelpusher636 on October 24, 2021, 05:09:16 pm
Hmm. I was afraid if that WAS. I will if I'm still able to find the third party software that converts ter files to images and have a go. Problem might be (if I remember right) their is a terrain size limitation with the software and this one is large. 

Thanks for your help as always Sir!
Title: Re: Lenticular Cloud
Post by: WAS on October 24, 2021, 05:40:13 pm
Here is an example of just using the SSS to warp the cloud shapes, and using a cloud fractal as breakup of the layers for detail. Maybe this will help.
Title: Re: Lenticular Cloud
Post by: pixelpusher636 on October 24, 2021, 05:55:47 pm
Nice! That might be the perfect cheat to make this look more believable. Thank you WAS, greatly appreciated. I will post the outcome.
Title: Re: Lenticular Cloud
Post by: WAS on October 24, 2021, 05:57:20 pm
You're most certainly welcome. Anything to help people realize their Terragen creations.

PS Location translation will use Y to push whole thing up, so you can use Y as an offset for the whole things altitude.
Title: Re: Lenticular Cloud
Post by: pixelpusher636 on October 24, 2021, 08:55:22 pm
Thanks for the postscript WAS. This will be handy for the final adjustments. I've been tweaking and fiddling and this is how far I got. More left to do. Thanks again for your help Sir!
Title: Re: Lenticular Cloud
Post by: WAS on October 25, 2021, 12:36:00 am
Looking mighty good.  8)
Title: Re: Lenticular Cloud
Post by: bobbystahr on November 04, 2021, 07:30:42 pm
Quote from: pixelpusher636 on October 24, 2021, 04:18:53 pmHey folks!
I was hoping someone could help me out in concaving or fitting my cloud to the contours of the mountain. I've tried a few ideas browsing the forum like inverting the terrain making a greyscale mask etc. but to no avail and maybe that's because I'm using a DEM? Not sure but any help would be greatly appreciated.
Well that worked out all right eh!