Cloud Environment VEX node
Simulates a simple cloud and sky reflection using anti-aliased noise.
This operator simulates a simple cloud and sky reflection using anti-aliased noise. Unlike other reflective solutions, this one does not use a reflection model, thus avoiding the costs of ray-tracing.
This type of reflective shader was popular in the 1980’s. Despite its obvious limitations, it remains useful today thanks to its speed and simplicity.
If the Surface Normal (N) input is not connected, the global variable by the same name will be used instead. Typically, you will not link “N” unless you want to displace the surface before performing the cloud calculations. Bump Noise is one of many candidates for surface displacement. If you do need “N” itself, you will find it in the Global Variables operator.
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