Sapphire Luna – Create a Photorealistic Moon Rendering
Join John Dickinson of Motionworks.net with this in depth tutorial on Luna, an effect in Sapphire 11. Luna creates a photo-realistic rendering of the moon that features accurate lunar cycles down to date and time. This tutorial show how to further hone the look of luna by tweaking parameter such as glow, atmosphere, color correction, bumpiness, and moonlight halos.
Note: This tutorial was created using Sapphire 10, but all the information is relevant when using Sapphire 11.
Sapphire is the most in demand, unequalled, work-horse plug-in suite for visual effects.
Sapphire 11 is a substantial upgrade and includes the integrating of the powerful, fast, Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking engine into Sapphire effects. Sapphire 11 also includes more than 50 new effect and transitions, designed with the Sapphire Builder. Autodesk Flame artists can take advantage of the unique S_Mocha spark plug-in, which allows mocha planar tracking data to be exported for use in other Flame compositing modules. Lastly, Sapphire 11 is lightning fast with new CPU and GPU performance improvements.
Available as a perpetual or subscription license, and is also included in several bundles.
Posted by Kim Sternisha