A little bit yeah… for a plan B technique, because right now when I bend my mesh (for the wind motion) with the rotateaboutaxis node i can’t get that bend to follow the orientation when i rotate my mesh in my level.
Because materials somehow only can get the Z-UP and not the X and Y orientation.
In the GIF you can see it is twisting when i try to rotate it. Any idea how to fix that?
He said this in 1 of his posts:
Closer look at the effect, you can see how it holds up from different angles, does not appear to be facing the camera at all, mostly due to shading. Directional lighting is achieved with a dot product of a normalized direction vector and a normal map.
I don’t know what exact outputs he uses for the dot product for fake lighting. Because whatever i try it doesn’t look the same.
So since I figured my fake lighting with a normal texture it was working but not with my derived normal texture.
To explain my issue I show you an example of a derived normals texture not working correctly.
First of @colbaltblue I appreciate the feedback
It’s gonna be one of my lasts posts as It is almost finished. I wanted to show what I’ve got at the moment in translucent and shaded mode. I will have to improve the volumetric shading because the cloud feels too flat. Also the edge transition between dark and bright is too straight and harsh, I’ll have to break it up.
Nice, i saw this and had to try myself =). The mesh rotation is simply just spawning a mesh particle and set it to face camera and ony rotate on Z.
Light vector is not update here so it is incorrect and the light edge is still pretty harsh aswell
here it is: https://gph.is/2RFAFtY
looks good I still haven’t updated mine but I don’t see how you did the facing with the particle functionality because its a plane with a bend right? I don’t understand how you let it face the camera and still let the wind move in the same direction. Are you doing the bend in the material?
Also, Is the texture panning according the camera horizontal rotation and if so, how did you do it?
Its a Half cylinder, with no bend, just some taper at the top.
The texture is normal UV panning on V axis.
The bending is done in the material, you can also add some extra simple grass wind.
When you define the vertex offset in the material it will always go the same way even when rotated.
Owh yeah just like I eventually thought.
I’m planning to do UV offset on the U channel by creating a value that ranges between 0-1 from the horizontal camera rot. Although I’m not sure how I would do this.