[SKP] Fog and Cloud sample models

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hustonGDCD
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I have been wanting this for a while now. Can somebody explain to me when you should use each method? Is the Fog mainly good for exterior scenes and the Medium good more for interiors? Or can the two cross?
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I think it depends of what your trying to mimic or what kind of feeling you want. The fog is much better and efficient i think because it uses a box and is smaller than the global.

The fog can also be better controlled in height etc etc. Medium could already be used in thea4su only not much users knew how to do it. These settings just add "basic" setup. If you want even more control you could add a box manually and make a material. Then edit this in the matlab and you can have more and better control over your fog. You could add a procedural to it to give some noise and more cloud effect
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A new article has just been published in our blog and it is a making-of of the two fog scenes.
There is also a new entry in the Knowledge Base.

Greetings,
George
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Thank you George.
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I most say, since fog and medium has brought easier to Thea4SU its quite a hype. It was already possible yet harder to use. Studio has had it for years. Yet hardly people use it, myself included. Wonder why now the sudden peak.

But its really great that its much easier to use now, the new fog feature is a killer add on!
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george wrote:A new article has just been published in our blog and it is a making-of of the two fog scenes.
There is also a new entry in the Knowledge Base.

Greetings,
George
PS when you use fog with the cloud material i only can change the color, reading through the KB i see something of a slider. This can only be done when fog setting is used from the Darkroom. Using a self made box and thea mat its not possible to edit it in SU. Only the color, unless you go to the matLab.
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The slider refers to the opacity slider of the SketchUp material that controls the density of the medium when a Cloud Preset is being used to it.
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Can you show a screengrab cause on OSX there is no slider.
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I had to adjust that only in SketchUp material edit with the Mac.
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You need to use the slider from the SketchUp material editor. Not in the Thea Tool window.
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