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steven369
08-23-2012, 12:30 AM
Hi everyone,

little time so far, but here's some color sketching
and a pencil drawing...

Cheers

Stephan

steven369
08-23-2012, 04:23 PM
For this alien planet I'll try to go away from water clouds to something more like jupiters clouds and give the three swirls a realistic movement. On this image
Foreground to Background values get more defined.

steven369
08-24-2012, 04:46 PM
little update

steven369
08-25-2012, 05:59 PM
more light scattering between the clouds

steven369
08-30-2012, 03:27 PM
The first painted clouds work nicely with previous subsurface scatter layers.

steven369
08-31-2012, 04:12 PM
because clouds are organic, translucent and dynamic, I'm sure painting is the only way, except your extremely good in programming shaders. For now I'm quite content with the mockup of layers and will put my energy on the weekend into detailing and refining the scene. Properly done, this attempt can beat all foto-stitching techniques, which have issues with light shining from underneath and dynamics between elements.

steven369
09-01-2012, 05:10 PM
Saturday update

steven369
09-02-2012, 03:28 PM
hope there's enough time this week to finish the cloud detail and the ground material...to grade down the middle cloud layer was an unexpected breakthrough today...

steven369
09-08-2012, 10:05 AM
With a broken RAM-memory and a lack of time, there was unfortunately no way of finishing this, but I wish everyone out there good luck!