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Once you are happy with how the cloud is looking, you are ready for final frame rendering.

  • Replace the VDB file wdas_cloud_sixteenth.vdb with wdas_cloud.vdb. Bear in mind that this is the full resolution VDB file and so will take longer to render.

 

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'wdas_cloud_sixteenth.vdb'. Rollover image to view 'wdas_cloud.vdb'

 

  • Once you are happy with the lighting (and shading) increase the number of Volume Samples for the Skydome light to around 5 or 6.
  • Increase Camera (AA) to around 5.
  • Under Sampling in the render settings, increase Volume Indirect to around 3. This will help to remove noise from the indirectly lit areas of the volume.
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Volume Indirect 2. Rollover image for 3.

 

  • Finally, render the scene. That concludes this tutorial on how to render a VDB cloud data set.

 

Tip

Once you have completed this tutorial, remember to take your head out of the cloud!

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