Cloud Simulation

For this project I decided to use Maya Fluid Effects to simulate flying through clouds. The background sky was created with a 3D container and only utilises various shading parameters to allow for faster rendering. The cloud layer was also created using a 3D container with no grids. The internal fluid texturing parameters were tweaked to achieve the final result. The Sun element is a point light with a light fog volume and glow effects.

The large image accessed from the link below shows a single frame of the cloud simulation.

Render of cloud simulation

Render of cloud simulation:
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The movie clip below shows the animated cloud fly-through simulation.

Still of Atlas cloud simulation

Cloud simulation:
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