What is the Best Method to View Whole Sky?
I need to see sky in all directions from the horizon 90° to straight up 180°. In the past I have used a skydome to do this but I was wondering if this can also be done successfully by selecting the “world” icon and adding a sky. I have tried this too but I can never seem to get the sky image to properly map from the horizon to straight up. Can someone please tell me if this is possible and if so what settings are needed.
Sky Image using World Icon
These images show my attempt at adding a sky to the world icon. I selected the “world” icon and then the texture icon and added a sky image as a texture. The first image shows the camera pointing straight forward at 90°. Looks good. The second image shows the camera at 120°. Notice how the sky image seems to be moving with the camera. Why is this. When I rotate the camera up the sky and horizon shouldn’t move with the camera but it seems to be doing that. Any ideas why?
How do I fade the horizon so I don’t see a hard edge where the sky meets the ground plane. I tried using the “mist” to do this but I did this another way in the past without the mist and I can’t remember what it was.