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 Subject: does anybod KNOW how to make SNOW?

mejed opened this issue on Dec 10, 2005 · 47 posts

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  mejed    ( ) ( posted at 7:32PM Sat, 10 December 2005 · edited on 5:41AM Tue, 21 March 2006

Do any of you super intelligent and realy nice people have any Ideas for making snow in poser???? (yes Im suckin up, and no Im now jokeing about the snow.) And please dont tell me to buy PS or PSP, or get GIMP. One, Im broke, two, I have GIMP, and its making me crazy. N~E~Way, any help will be rewarded with long life.(hopfully).


  randym77    ( ) ( posted at 7:39PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500495

What kind of snow do you want? Snowdrifts, snow on windowsills, snow falling from the sky?


  mejed    ( ) ( posted at 7:59PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500512

snow falling from the sky.


  randym77    ( ) ( posted at 8:07PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500520

What version of Poser are you using?


  mejed    ( ) ( posted at 8:09PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500524

pose 4 or 6


  SamTherapy    ( ) ( posted at 8:12PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500525

Big ass transmapped square with lots of dots all over it. Repeat as necessary.

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  randym77    ( ) ( posted at 8:34PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500536


I just made a couple of textures:

http://ia300106.us.archive.org/1/items/Snow_4/snow.jpg

http://ia300142.us.archive.org/2/items/Globby_snow/snowblur.jpg

One is globbier-looking than the other.

Use the high-res square (Poser 6 primitives). Turn it 90 degrees, so it faces the camera. Then attach one of the textures to both the diffuse node and the transparency node.

Image is how it should be hooked up in the material room.


  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 8:37PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500539

Attached Link: http://market.renderosity.com/softgood.ez?ViewSoftgood=42154

There are a few in the market place, this one is quite nice looking. Also, there are some snow things in the free stuff here. Search "Snow". I saw one for "Vue", maybe you can convert it to work with Poser.

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  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 8:41PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500543

Leigh, that looks great.

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  randym77    ( ) ( posted at 9:25PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500568


Thanks! Here it is in use. No postwork.

Scale the square until it's big enough to cover the whole scene, and make sure you set the specular node to zero and "cast shadows" off for the square.

I'm sure a real texturist could do better. A seamless texture would be great, because then you could tile the pattern if you wanted smaller flakes.


  Qualien    ( ) ( posted at 10:01PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500605

Bookmark, "How to make confetti"

I live in Montana and so I have a rough idea what snow looks like.

But hey, that is REALLY COOL confetti.


  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 10:13PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500618

Attached Link: http://loftydesigns.net/host/snow.jpg

I have no idea if this works or not. LOL I tried to mimic what Leigh did and made a 1200x1200 square, and added snow over black. If anyone wants to try using it, feel free.

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  randym77    ( ) ( posted at 10:34PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500630


That's great! Tiles well, and it's sparse enough that you can layer it. Image has two squares, one with your texture full size, one with it tiled at 50%.


  lmckenzie    ( ) ( posted at 10:36PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500631

Attached Link: http://www.vanderlee.com/plugins.html


I think Gimp can use PhotoShop PlugIns and assuming you've mastered starting one up then that's pretty much all you need to know. This free Snowflake plug in gives you total control over adding snow (confetti, etc.) to your image. You can set size, opacity, color, amount etc. Quick and easy to use.

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  Dave-So    ( ) ( posted at 10:40PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500634


Acadia, that jpg works really nice :) thanks for that

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  mejed    ( ) ( posted at 10:41PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500635

Thanks folks, I`m gonna give it a try. See how much hair Ipullout. LOL johnny


  Ganthor    ( ) ( posted at 11:08PM Sat, 10 December 2005  · @2500650


Just to throw in my two cents, here's one with Acadia's jpg done in Poser 4. I didn't spend a lot of time on it (yet) but I think it does the trick. Thanks!


  infinity10    ( ) ( posted at 12:12AM Sun, 11 December 2005  · @2500666

  1. Get dummies-level modelling metasquoia lite version (free) 2. Use Blob function and select copy mode - make an nice clump of fallen snow to suit your taste 3. Export as DXF 4. Import the DXF into your poser scene, apply material settings as you think fit (pink snow ?) 4. Arrange onto your scene, add or make more fallen snow props in metasequoia and import as per above.

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  anxcon    ( ) ( posted at 12:20AM Sun, 11 December 2005  · @2500671

just a random thought, skip the texture map, use a noise node you can easily set how "dense" snow is by changing values i use the same setup for making stary background in my pics ofcourse i add a bit more, considering its space :) but anyways, noise node, the snow would vary in size/density


  randym77    ( ) ( posted at 5:55AM Sun, 11 December 2005  · @2500832

Can you post a screenshot of your material settings for that? I tried it, but couldn't get it to work right.


  anxcon    ( ) ( posted at 1:02PM Sun, 11 December 2005  · @2501258


oops =) noise node is set here to make random -20 to 1, thus cutting out nearly 95% of the "snowflakes" 0 to 1 would have, changing min value to lower (like -100) would make the snow even less dense, or higher (up to 0) makes snow more dense but its outputting values below 0, and transparency doesnt like that :) need math node to cut everything off below 0.0 value, then it works right add other nodes like fbm, turbulence, marble, etc you can add different effects to the snow, some areas denser, etc


  anxcon    ( ) ( posted at 1:12PM Sun, 11 December 2005  · @2501264

ok this site is on its last breath -_- pic didnt post? noise node, max 1, min -20 put into value1 of a math node (not color), value1 1, value2 0 feed that into transperency value, set to 1, and tada!


  anxcon    ( ) ( posted at 1:13PM Sun, 11 December 2005  · @2501267

oh sure NOW pic shows up -.-


  anxcon    ( ) ( posted at 1:18PM Sun, 11 December 2005  · @2501274


um anyways cheap fast pic of above material on a square in front of james using granite instead of noise might work too i have a habbit of hating texture maps, unless alpha maps easier to tweak what i want :)


  mejed    ( ) ( posted at 1:28PM Sun, 11 December 2005  · @2501287

Once again thanks for all your help.


  ziggie    ( ) ( posted at 4:11PM Sun, 11 December 2005  · @2501425

I know how to turn snow yellow ;-)

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  mejed    ( ) ( posted at 4:15PM Sun, 11 December 2005  · @2501434

I already know how to do that, and I dont need pOser either. But, as far as making snow, I went to rdna and got volumetric snow. Plus I used Arcadias jpg.


  ziggie    ( ) ( posted at 4:23PM Sun, 11 December 2005  · @2501438


taaadaaaa... yellow snow... bad doggie :-)

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  Dave-So    ( ) ( posted at 4:33PM Sun, 11 December 2005  · @2501444

LOL it makes great popsicles

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  YngPhoenix    ( ) ( posted at 5:14PM Sun, 11 December 2005  · @2501485

There's also the Python:Weather Kit located in the freestuff utilities section that can be used to make snow,rain and such for stills or for animations.


  martial    ( ) ( posted at 6:46PM Sun, 11 December 2005  · @2501543


I have tried with this .Leigh's map reduced at .4 size.No postwork for now,need eventually if i want continue with this image


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