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Brain Cramp...HELP please
« on: August 31, 2017, 12:12:13 AM »
Damn I know I've done this before but I cant seem to mask out the center of a cloud with a painted shader so that the cloud outlines my lake....any tips..pu leeeeze...project on hold till I solve this.
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Re: Brain Cramp...HELP please
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 05:42:55 AM »
Paint on ground and inversely mask the cloud fractal (perhaps it needs to be set to 3d in the painted shader, don't know), or complement color and use the final density input of the cloud. Something like that should work.
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Re: Brain Cramp...HELP please
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 01:56:51 PM »
Paint on ground and inversely mask the cloud fractal (perhaps it needs to be set to 3d in the painted shader, don't know), or complement color and use the final density input of the cloud. Something like that should work.

Tried all that before I posted....neither a SS shader nor a Painted shader will cooperate...sigh. Dunno what I'm doing wrong.
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Re: Brain Cramp...HELP please
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 02:32:01 PM »
I don't see the problem. Try this.
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Re: Brain Cramp...HELP please
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 03:20:17 PM »
I don't see the problem. Try this.

thanks Ulco, got it working by reverse engineering Richard's God Ray share. It looks Identical to what I was trying node wise and yet his works and mine doesn't///weird.
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Re: Brain Cramp...HELP please
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 03:32:44 PM »
Got it workin', now to tweak the cloud...thanks....

Gawd Damn...tweaking the cloud and TG stops working...back to guitar for today...too frustrated.
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Re: Brain Cramp...HELP please and Thanks very much
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2017, 08:57:57 PM »
got it working and maybe not the best choices in veg but wanted to try the Alpine and had veg I hadn't tried out yet like the red sumac.
Thanks to Dune for his help on the masking issue..here's what I did.
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Re: Brain Cramp...HELP please
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2017, 05:40:57 AM »
That ring of cloud works perfectly. The small vegetation on foreground is a bit too regular, it needs either more shrub and trees, or bare rock, IMO.
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Re: Brain Cramp...HELP please
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2017, 11:31:51 AM »
That ring of cloud works perfectly. The small vegetation on foreground is a bit too regular, it needs either more shrub and trees, or bare rock, IMO.

Agree and bare rock is likely a good option along with fixing the sumac pop.
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Re: Brain Cramp...HELP please
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2017, 01:11:06 AM »
O K, this will be a final for now, thanx again to Ulco. added some rocks and a pop of flox cuz it sorta rhymes with rocks heh heh
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Re: Brain Cramp...HELP please
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2017, 06:24:06 AM »
Well..... the red is kinda awful, Bobby.
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Re: Brain Cramp...HELP please
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2017, 09:20:22 AM »
Well..... the red is kinda awful, Bobby.

and it just got more awful as I went. sometimes only one part of an idea works and in that case it's better not to flog a dead horse. dib't really like what happened to any of the veg really.
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