I’m working on a piece that involves a lot of ocean and skies, I’m wondering about ways of creating skies that may be animatable. I have so far had some success with using a huge 1/2 dome around my ocean mesh, the water picks up the reflections of the sky very well. My concern with this method is that with the spherical mapping required I won’t be able to paint the sky textures in a very intuitive way, and I can’t animate it. I don’t know much about the “world” settings, but it seems like a good way to go is to use the “world” shader for the background colour, and maybe model the clouds somehow. Any suggestions? Planes with procedurals? Volumetric effects?
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