Physical Starlight And Atmosphere

by Physical Addons in Surfacing


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This item has an average rating of 5 from 135 ratings by the community.

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  • yuya.ichise
    about 1 year ago

    When using a game asset as an HDRI, the volume of clouds tends to gather in one place. I would like them to be able to create rounder clouds.

    • Physical Addons

      9 months ago

      Hi! The clouds in the current PSA are basic right now and just added per popular request. We are working on having volumetric like clouds that work in the shaders for the future. Subscribe to our newsletter to get notified when we launch a new improved Cloud version.

  • Besa Art
    about 1 year ago

    A really helpful addon which covers a lot of things regarding sky creation. You can add stars, add clouds to the sky and even animate the transition from day to night.

    • Physical Addons

      about 1 year ago

      Hey there! We genuinely appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. If you have any further suggestions or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to let us know.

  • Shawn
    about 1 year ago

    PSA one of the most expensive atmospheric addons for blender... no moon, clouds are not even useable, hardly intuitive, and the asset previews don't even display properly. THANKS PSA! maybe the moon and decent clouds would be nice, considering you're selling a sky addon. SAVE YOUR MONEY!

    • Physical Addons

      about 1 year ago

      Hi Shawn,

      Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on our addon. We're sorry to hear that you're experiencing issues with it, and we understand how frustrating that can be. We're constantly working to improve our product, and we appreciate your feedback as it helps us identify areas that need improvement.

      Regarding your specific concerns, we're aware of the issues with the asset browser images not displaying properly and are actively working to fix that as well as other common issues reported by our users.

      We appreciate your suggestion regarding the inclusion of the moon and better clouds. While we don't have immediate plans to include those in our product, we'll certainly consider it for future updates.

      If there's anything else we can do to assist you, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at support@physicaladdons.com or on our Discord channel at https://discord.gg/e63avY5ACk. We value your feedback and hope to improve your experience with our product in the future.

  • Orin Putnam
    about 1 year ago

    Certainly a powerful addon however I feel like two key features are missing and would like to see them in the future. I would love to have the moon built in, especially with eclipse functionality. Mostly though I want some more control over the stars, namely the ability to group them into a band, mimicking the Milky Way. It would be great to be able to draw a star density map for the most versatility yet that would be generally nonuser-friendly and probably hard to implement. As the addon stands, I give it a 5/5 for daytime use but only a 2.5/5 for nighttime.

    • Physical Addons

      about 1 year ago

      We appreciate the feedback, Orin! You can add a moon (or any other planet) with our other addon - Physical celestial objects. Regarding the stars, you can always add your own texture and make them look exactly how you like.

  • Nicolas
    about 1 year ago

    I'm not sure but it seems that the add-on doesn't work properly with the new light-tree system of cycles

    • Physical Addons

      about 1 year ago

      Hi! We always try to keep up with blender updates, which sometimes take time. Make sure you are using compatible versions of the addon and Blender.
      Please contact our support by either emailing support@physicaladdons.com or join our Discord server for help and updates on the addon https://discord.gg/e63avY5ACk

  • Diego Llamazares Garcia
    about 1 year ago

    the add-on itself is great but it does not seem to be receive the development and support it needs. For instance, thumbnails in the asset browser are not being being rendered, this issue has been going on for a while, it would also an easy fix but still does not work...

    • Physical Addons

      about 1 year ago

      Thank you for your feedback, Diego! Regarding the thumbnails in the asset browser. We added a quick fix that supports assets for PSA v1.6.3+ and it came with an understanding that whenever our API changes - assets must be updated otherwise they will crash. So we are developing a script that based on the currently used PSA version will generate the preset file, add a preview and automatically install or update it. In the future, we are planning to have a development blog so you can follow what we are up to and see the big picture. Have a great day!

  • Maarten
    over 1 year ago

    Nice addon which quickly and easily adds great value to scenes. There was an issue with stars not working in 1.6.1 and it took a while to get a fix (that's why I give three stars, no pun intended), but now that it's fixed it all seems to work perfectly now. Like others said the clouds could be better (there are other add ons for volumetric clouds, one of them I use now, but for this price I think we might expect clouds to be a little more usable on itself and not as flat as they are now. Although still nice to have as backgrounds behind 'real' volumetric clouds 'below' this sky). Also a moon would be welcome for night scenes. But other than that; this is an add on I use a lot now, I'm very happy with the great results it almost instantly gives and I will definitely continue to happily use this on lots of outside scenes in the future too for sure. Would be empty without these beatiful skies!

    • Physical Addons

      about 1 year ago

      Thank you for your kind words! It took quite a time to pinpoint the stars' issue and then address it. As we are developing more addons and adding more features - the complexity of maintaining them increases. We are balancing our precious R&D time between new addons/features and bug fixes. To address this, we are automating tests, creating tools that help us work faster, and hiring extra hands. Have a great week ;) !

  • chazz
    over 1 year ago

    I'm trying to be positive and give this add-on time to possibly update. But so far this addon has not worked well or in some cases at all. I've had issues with sliders not working, the presets not loading in properly, and poor optimization mainly in eevee.

    • Physical Addons

      over 1 year ago

      Hi! Thank you for your patience! Make sure you're using the right versions of both blender and addon, especially loading in the correct preset versions.
      If these problems persist, open a support ticket or join our discord community (https://discord.gg/e63avY5ACk) for some assistance. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by these issues.

  • Ronnie
    over 1 year ago

    Not sure what I am doing wrong, but the assets don't work for me anymore. The background is not changing when dragging Assets into the view.

    I believe this AddOn is really great, but not very well documented for a part time user like me. Quite a shame.

    • Physical Addons

      over 1 year ago

      Hey Ronnie, Thank you for the feedback! Indeed assets file has been corrupted due to our API changes and is partially working. Wanted to reply as soon as we had at least a workaround and here it is. You will find 2 assets.blend files attached in the downloads section - assets for PSA version 1.6.1 and below and assets for version 1.6.2 and above. In the upcoming release, we'll introduce a script that will generate an assets file and import it depending on the PSA version you are using. Sorry for any inconvenience caused due to this issue. By the way, you can find documentation here https://www.physicaladdons.com/psa/documentation/ and if any questions arise - feel free to ask them on our community Discord https://discord.gg/wvzPVzj9Vr.

  • guillermo
    over 1 year ago

    After using it for several months I can say that it is a spectacular complement and it makes the colors, textures, shapes look very good with a tremendously realistic tone, its purchase is recommended

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Blender Version 4.0, 3.6, 3.5, 3.4, 3.3, 3.2, 3.1, 3.0, 2.93, 2.92, 2.91, 2.9, 2.83, 2.82, 2.81, 2.8
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