AAA Clouds and Cloud Mixer (Blender 3.5.0)
Current version: 0.1.1
WORK FASTER WITH AAA CLOUDS
3D clouds that work really well? 3D clouds that render really fast? 3D clouds that react to the scene lights? Looking for that? Yeah, it's here.
AAA Clouds will make your environments a lot more realistic. It is not a one-click solution, but it is very simple to understand. Right now, there are 15 cloud designs available. Fifteen. With only one one of them, you can build a really complex mega-cloud or just randomize its shape, position and rotation to get a sky full of clouds. There'll be more, of course, right after we get some nice feedback from you.
When you'll be playing with the individual clouds, you will adjust their appearance inside this small Geometry Nodes menu. Cloud Mixer's menu is a little bit bigger, but nothing too scary. Everything is in one place. Of Course, the changes you make on any of the clouds will be visible in Cloud Mixer.
That's all there is to it. Clouds are magical.
IMPORTANT! At the moment, it only works with Cycles. All the tests were done on Windows machine with i9 processor, NVIDIA RTX 3090 graphics card and 128 GB of RAM. It allows rather pleasant working experience. If your computer setup is weaker, things might run slower for you, especially when you'll be using a lot of clouds. Regarding Cloud Mixer, have in mind that it runs faster when your using less different cloud designs.
How does it work?
You will find all the most important instructions inside the 'Info' directory. Other than that, please watch the introduction video as well as any other video that might have been released in the meantime.