There is an awesome website that sells superb sky panoramas, CG Skies. All cool, except if I want to put stars and planets behind clouds to create sci-fi skies, I can’t.
I’ve yet to see anyone successfully use Blender to render vast and believable (doesn’t have to be photorealistic) cloudscapes and skies to be rendered as equirectangular panoramas (please correct me if I am wrong).
I was looking into getting Vue Esprit 2015 with panoramic rendering plugin specifically to be able to render clouds, but I don’t seem to find any examples / training for that either.
So, I am looking for a solution to my problem - I need an ability to render equirectangular believable couldscapes and skies with alpha mask for clouds (or better yet just render clouds separately from skies).
P.S. By believable clouds I mean clouds that look closer to realistic ones and “wow” a person looking at it, not overly stylized or low poly clouds.