I’m wondering if anyone knows really good and free procedural cloud generator?
I have used a free program called Swell (I have uploaded it here) to do some clouds and it does fairly good looking clouds too, but it is rather limited and cumbersome to use. Clouds cannot be exported out in any other way but by screen capture. It’s also capable of simple cloud animations…
Here is a simple cloud I did while just testing it
@ rusted: Surely you mean terragen 2 demo? No I haven’t tried it but maybe I should if it has some good exporting capabilities for clouds… Do you have experience of terragen 2 in this matter?
@ kkrawal: If you are talking about this swell program, it doesn’t support any kind of exporting. Only way to get that cloud picture out of it is by screen capture. I did a crude and simple test video with swell and blender (there are only 2 different cloud pictures used, also some cloud planes are badly overlapping etc). You can watch it from here: http://uploader.polorix.net//files/393/Misc/Clouds_flybytest.avi(750 KB)
Especially if I want to do a animation about flying through the clouds (like in my short test video) none of the above are good for that. Tutorial number 4 is quite good when you just add more of those skydomes with cloud textures and make them nested. After some tinkering it gives quite good looking distant clouds with volumetric look.