This is a preview of the Clouds Set C for Artmatic
For this collection Artmatic 4.0 or higher and
Voyager 1.2 or higher is required.
The Clouds Set C is the third in a series of cloud
preset collections. All the files generate Artmatic
Backdrop skies. Although these files are not real 360
Environments, they are opened as Artmatic
Environment. This means that they reflect on the
water and you can even add Voyager clouds.
What`s great is that you can add other sky objects
like moons, planets
Also, the clouds don`t have to be put onto planes.
The shade-shifting of the clouds and the overall sky
lighting is provided by the files. Some even use a
lighting system that shifts the shading of the clouds
according to the AM sun`s position
The Clouds Set C consists of more than 50 ready to
use cloud files along with a AM Voyager file which
serves an an example or starting point.
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. Included
is also a tutorial about the coloring system used for
the files. It will enable you to tweak the colors
The structures themselves are bigger than those of
the other cloud file types. This is due to the fact
that the sky and lighting thereof is provided by the
file. But don`t worry, there are only a few specific
parameters that you might need to tweak and those are
explained in the docs of the set.
There are also files that just provide additional
haze and sometimes an additional sun`s halo.While
those files are simple, they can have a big effect.
Unlike Scalar Clouds and RGB Alpha Clouds they do not
cast shadows to the ground. That`s why the set
focuses on clouds that don`t cast shadows anyway,
like cirrus clouds,clouds that appear near the
horizon or sunset scenes.
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 existing scene.
Unlike Scalar Clouds and RGB Alpha clouds, the clouds
do not interact properly with the AM Voyager sun.
When using theVoyager sun, it is placed ahead of the
clouds, which is of course not quite realistic.
That`s why many of the collection files use their own
sun (the Voyager sun needs to be set to "no halo, no