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Particle Cloud Package

Discussion in 'Made With Unity' started by ikke998, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. ikke998

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    No fancy volumetric clouds here, but decent Particle Clouds you can fly through!

    Here is the Webplayer

    This package is free, put it to good use ;)
    Download below
     

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  2. scarpelius

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    Interesting :)
     
  3. ikke998

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    I'm currently working on different cloud textures for a more volumetric effect... this will be in V2
    I hope these pictures make you drewl:
     

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  4. RoyS

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    Those are fantastic, ikke998. Thank you for making those available for us!
     
  5. mikesgames

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    wow, this is really cool!

    Downloaded.Thanks!
     
  6. rouhee

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    Nice demo! Could not get the package to work thou. :?
     
  7. felipi arena

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    it's a zipped file and inside it there is a .tar file, archtemp.tar, just rename it to archtemp.unitypackage and it should work.

    thanks for this package btw!
     
  8. KevS

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    Cool ! thanks !
     
  9. Pulov

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    they look gorgeous
     
  10. dart

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    Nice work. You should consider posting this on the wiki.
     
  11. ForceX

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    This is fantastic. Thanks!!
     
  12. magwo

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    I'm working on something similar. How do you plan to render the clouds?

    If you just paint more elaborate textures, clouds will look very weird when viewed from below or above, because the shadowing/darkness will be incorrect and in side-ways.

    Personally I'm working on an elaborate set-color-on-particles algorithm to get a more correct effect. However, it requires alpha blended sorted rendering which can create some annoying flickering when you move the camera around.

    Any ideas?
     
  13. Nikolay116

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    Realy nice, especially that you share it. Though shading must be improved.
     
  14. Curious

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    Interesting stuff, really nice.

    Thanks for the share :D

    Cheers,
    -Curious
     
  15. tatelax

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    The clouds are very realistic :D
     
  16. Nikolay116

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    thanks again
     
  17. minevr

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    Thanksf for share.
     
  18. Clueless11-yr-old

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    That's the best particle cloud I've seen... and the only one I've seen... anyway, thanks for sharing (espacially for free, 'cause I'm broke ^^')
     
  19. Demonith

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    Can u make a tutorial plzzzzzz
     
  20. Nition

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    I know this is an old thread, but I took the liberty of updating this to the new Shuriken system. Ikke998, I hope you don't mind me posting the updated version.

    View attachment $Clouds_shuriken.unitypackage

    I've tested the framerate and it's now marginally faster, but this is more an update just in case the legacy system is no longer supported in a later release.

    Side-by-side screenshot of the old and new systems. Left is new, right is old.


    Edit: I noticed that sometimes when passing through the clouds, the textures would get dark borders which looked strange. Changing the shader from the custom one to the default soft additive one seems to fix this, and the clouds look essentially the same.

    Also unlike the post above mine might imply, these are simple drag-and-drop particle effect prefabs.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2012
  21. joergzdarsky

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    I'd like to pick up this thread altough it is an older one, but this approach is exactly what I need for my procedural planet project. Placing one of these cloud objects in my szene I'd like to use these Particle Clouds to place them around my procedurally generated planet.

    As I want to have a certain cloud structure, my idea is not to use randomly placed particles, but position them based on x,y,z coordinates of the positions of a sphere, stored in an array. Based on a perlin noise result I then want to decide if I place each particle cloud or not (maybe additionally randomly changing its height position above the planet, and also some +/- changes of the size.
    I think simply using Unitys Particle Emitter is not the right way, as I need Perlin to place the objects.

    So far so good, but can anyone give me a hint which kind of object I need to instanciate via C# to place these Cloud Particles in here? As I am new to Unity I am not sure about that. In Ogre3D I've used Point Sprites if I remeber right. Something like a sprite / particle or small plane always facing the camera which can be applied with the material.
    Can anyone give me a hint what would suit best?
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2014
  22. BrixtonDynamics

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    Great work. Looking forward to the volumetric version!
     
  23. Dantus

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    You can set the particles by code:
    https://docs.unity3d.com/Documentation/ScriptReference/ParticleSystem.html

    Use GetParticles and SetParticles.
     
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  24. Dantus

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    Well, I won't say anything about that. That should make my point clear.
     
  25. HVgame

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    Thank you SIr!
     
  26. Hamzah-Khan

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    u r a legend
     
  27. Arishtanemi1998

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    Epic work!just what i needed!
    thanks man!
     
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