View Full Version : Rushing Clouds Video Clip?

05-19-2003, 05:34 PM
You know those videos that show clouds moving really quickly in the sky? Where would I find a .gif or .swf or SOMETHING that shows that? I'd like to try some layouts with it :)

05-19-2003, 10:09 PM
this isnt of any help, but people may say that your ripping www.2advanced.com

05-19-2003, 11:49 PM
Yeah, people may say I'm ripping off any one of the millions of sites that I've seen it on :p

05-20-2003, 12:52 AM
I have a series of brushes that are a plugin to photoshop (you use them like any other paint brush) that are clouds. It's very realistic -- use it all the time to fake photos for advertising. If you have photoshop, I'll send it to you, you can make your own little gif cloud painting.

05-20-2003, 01:55 AM
I don't mean little puffy clouds floating around. I mean like a speeded-up movie of the sky (clouds form quickly and move out of screen etc)

Worth a try though :)

05-20-2003, 02:03 AM
I may give 3D Studio Max a shot. I know I can do smoke animation, but forming cumulous clouds may be trickier than that :P

05-20-2003, 02:07 AM
bradyj...I am curious as to which photoshop plug-in you are referring to. I have a couple different ones that do clouds also, but it seems that doing a high speed vid frame by frame would take some time.


05-20-2003, 02:19 AM
That's what I thought you meant SYP}{ER --

MotherNatrsSon: It depends on what you're doing -- we have used this brush to paint high quality frames and rendered the texture in Lightwave and/or 3D Max Studio pro -- think of the number of frames you want to use to loop. Paint an initial series, add some shift and perspective into it, and then work as you go. You're not going to get a full 360 degree perspective, it's time consuming, you bet, but it looks damn realistic as compared to a 3D render of a custom cloud you created.

...it's a brush extension -- you pop it into your brushes folder, in the photoshop applications and load it when you select brushes in photoshop.

Initiall you could:
1. Create the texture in photoshop to apply in your 3D program
2. Paint various frames that you can animate old school via .gif or flash and adjust

All a sky is a series of gradient colors and puffy clouds that blend into a certain perspective which you animate to fly towards you and/or overhead.

Yeah, time consuming, but that's how I've had to do it for skylines before... or shoot a video and edit the clips!!

05-20-2003, 02:24 AM
Just for the heck of it I painted a flat dorky skyline for a sunset -- took me five minutes with a gradient and going crazy painting with all the little clouds I could.

clouds.jpg (http://www.dotfive.com/clouds.jpg)

You could use these brushes to paint depth and level -- larger in the front, smaller in the back, and on, and on...

If you don't want to do custom, though, it's probably faster to snag one off the net.

05-20-2003, 03:17 AM
Which plug-in did you use?


05-20-2003, 04:40 AM
I just used a custom gradient for the background -- made a circular sun that faded out with some blending (and some rays) -- then used my custom brushes I created to paint in white clouds.

Then I duplicated the clouds, made them black, then put a mask on them and painted the black out a little to create shadows.

The only plug-in I used were the custom brushes.

Is it me, or are we getting off topic:D

05-20-2003, 11:47 AM
Rushing clouds is proving popular, like anyone who asks or asked me before, the best way to go is with a digital camera - a lot less hassle, and remove every four frames per after every fifth - it gives you your own unique clouds, something that most 3D packages can never match.

Just a $0.02 viewpoint of mine.