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Volumetric Clouds are the answer if you are fed up of the flat generic Bryce skies and, being procedurally generated, these clouds will provide almost infinite variety.   Each of the ten cloud materials provided have been painstakingly optimised and a simple example scene built around them to show them in context.

While the clouds themselves are the focus of this product, the scene files provided also demonstrate important lighting considerations for the volumetric material.

Use the scene files themselves as a starting point for your own creations or take advantage of the volumetric cloud video tutorials to understand the materials themselves and use that knowledge to modify them to more exactly suit your needs.

These clouds are the culmination of weeks of research into recreating realistic cloud forms using the volumetric material options and offer the most efficient balance between performance and quality so far achieved with this kind of material effect.   That being said, be aware that rendering volumetric materials is very demanding on the number of ray calculations required and as such will be somewhat time consuming even on relatively modern computers.   Since these products were made, bug fixes and additional lighting features have been added (and hopefully will continue to be added) that have made still further improvements in terms of render performance.  

Since these products were made, bug fixes and additional lighting features have been added and hopefully will continue to be added, that have made improvements in terms of render performance.   Look to the video tutorials for guidance on how new features can be employed, not only with these scene, but any of your own to reduce render times and improve the quality of your finished artwork.