This is a preview of
the Clouds Set A for Artmatic Voyager.
For this collection Artmatic 4.0 or higher and
Voyager 1.2 or higher is required.
The Clouds Set A is the first of a series of cloud
preset collections. It contains 50 ready to use
Artmatic files. The type of Artmatic clouds they
generate is named Scalar Clouds* (Scalar means single
They can generate up to 2 layers.
Layer 2 generates
clouds higher up in the sky and is well suited for
non shaded clouds like Cirrus. They interact with the
sun in a more subtle way.
The Clouds Set A
consists of 50 cloud files along with a AM Voyager
file which serves an an example or starting point. In
addition you will get a library of cloud types packed
into CTs (compiled trees). Along with those files you
will get an easy to follow description of how to
handle those files and how to do simple edits for
those who wish to do so.
The structures themselves are well organized to avoid
any unnecessary confusion.
Layer 1 interacts
closely with the Voyager sun. For exmple the shading
of the clouds is shifted according to the sun`s
position. Or they take the color of the sun.
Example layer 1
Example layer 2
How a tree might look like in AM
This collection makes
use of various techniques to extend the scope of
options offered by Scalar clouds.
Below is an example of "pre-shaded" clouds, which
results in more detailed shading:
Another technique makes
it possible to have more than 2 layers of
The clouds in all files
are linked to time. This means that when you move the
Timeline slider in AMV, the clouds will move. Some
even change their shape while moving. This way you
will get a great amount of sky variation for an