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Alpha Plane Sky by VickyM72 Alpha Plane Sky by VickyM72
Made with Vue 8xStream :D

An example of using an image mapped onto an alpha plane. The sky and clouds are from a picture I took in my own backyard, then added onto an alpha plane and put in the background. 20 minute render time at 1600 X 1200.

Many thanks to =relhom for turning me onto this idea, and here is a link to the very simple yet effective technique by Thomas Krahn: [link]

Cloudy Sky Pack by moi:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'oh - and I was just about to ask "how did you make such realistic Vue clouds?" only to find out it was a photo :shakefist: oh well, I find myself postworking skies more and more - often looks more real and increases render speed :D
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find Vue has very realistic skies, as long as you get into the atmosphere editor and play around a bit. Here's one along the same lines as this one: [link] That is pure Vue sky, but it rendered about ten times as long as this one. I don't like postworking at all, and I never do it on anything. :D
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TexManson Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Nice work Vicky! :) :hug:
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! What a time-saver! :D
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Thimix2 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
What a creative name! Nice pic!
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Thank you! :D
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Thimix2 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
no problem
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worksteady Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Excellent, I could just sit under one of those trees... we're in the middle of a heat wave over here...
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! If I used a stock atmosphere this thing would have rendered forever. Very cool technique. :D
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worksteady Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
My pleasure :D
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MeLinFrance Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
J' ai agrandi et je ne trouve pas de noix de coco...c'est scandaleux . ;-)
Très beau travail Vicky. :clap:

I have expanded and I can not find coconut ... it is scandalous. ;-)

Very nice work Vicky. :clap:
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No coconuts, sorry! They are date palms. :D Thank you very much! :hug:
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HBKerr Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Looks awesome! :clap:
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! This cuts render times WAY down! :D
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vervi59 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Very very well done V..:clap:
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Vito! :icondeathhugplz:
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vervi59 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
My pleasure Vicky..:hug:
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GypsyH Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work Miss V
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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ZzFOXzZ Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect!!!
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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ZzFOXzZ Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: no problem...
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Excellent! ;) :thumbsup:
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :salute:
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
You're most welcome! ;)
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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010   General Artist
This is wonderful :worship: Thank you for the link to the tutorial :clap:
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And you're welcome! :D
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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010   General Artist
:wave:
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skyzyk Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice job of importing the sky. :)
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Gary! :dance:
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skyzyk Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: :)
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skyzyk Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) :hug:
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iytj Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
excellent work!!!congrats!!so vivid!!:clap:
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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iytj Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
u r very welcome!=D
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Turned out great V!!!
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Dan! :D
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ShippD Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
awesome outcome V!!
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks D! :D
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ShippD Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
NP V!
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relhom Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: :thumbsup:
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Richard! Thanks also for turning me onto this, other than moving the sun around so the shadows match the background it's pretty simple! :D
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relhom Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Renders alot quicker..:)
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure does! :D
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MarksMaverickArt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
I'm cleaning off my camera and going to Guam
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl:
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typhonragewind Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, as always :D
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Very useful technique to keep the render time down. :D
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