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al hunter
clouds in 3ds max
on May 22, 2009 at 9:58:09 am

Is there a way to create clouds in 3ds max?. I have a game with a spaceship travelling in space. I need make some realistic looking clouds. I need to create clouds as a model to be used in Directx. Sometimes Directx does not accept nor recognize effects from 3ds max,so it can be tricky but I'll like to try

Thanks
Al Hunter


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Tonio Queria
Re: clouds in 3ds max
on May 22, 2009 at 8:08:46 pm

Since what you want is a model of a cloud, you could use a blobmesh metaball modelling or you could use particles as metaballs and turn them into a mesh. I don't know how you'll generate a good cloud effect in DirectX, maybe use max's smoke texture.
Hope it helps.


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Roger Wellard
Re: clouds in 3ds max
on May 28, 2009 at 6:03:04 pm

hey

check out this tutorial, shows u how to create realistic clouds without and external plugins for max, its pretty cool

http://www.duck.dk/tutorials/jussing_cloud_tutorial.pdf

and the sample vid

http://www.duck.dk/tutorials/jussing_cloud_tutorial.mov

hope it helps


Goodnight and good luck


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