Physical Starlight And Atmosphere

by Physical Addons in Surfacing

Item Rating

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

  • Pete
    about 2 years ago

    Great addon but NO SUPPORT :(

  • High Resolution
    about 2 years ago

    Really great!!!

  • Evan
    over 2 years ago

    Super buggy, kind of works in setting up a scene, then sun controls stop affecting for no apparent reason. Clearing rebuilding doesn't fix it, adds tons of overhead and honestly there really isn't much in the way of options to dial in atmosphere or presence, extremely limited cloud functions. For my usage, offers less than a good HDRI.

  • Robin
    over 2 years ago

    With just the ligting results and disregarding the awesome atmospheric effects this purchase is worth it. I had a really good render using an HDRI image which I was quite happy with and then I tried this....

    I am truly amazed. The dynamic range is incredible.

    At first I struggled but reading the documentation and experimenting a bit, I ended up with even better results than I had imagined.

    Just a heads up to new users on a few points:

    1) Using render preview in Cycles you must switch back to any of the other view port shading options and not just pause rendered view. If you dont, you may run into GPU Vram issues.
    2) If you want to render with HDRI background in cycles you have to turn off the sun lamp and leave on the sun disc.
    3) Following on point 2, if you adjust the elevation or azimuth of the sun whilst previewing live through rendered view and your sun lamp is off, you wont see any changes. You have to turn sun lamp on to get visual feedback of your sun position then turn it off again to update in HDRI mode.

    I'd like to see more types of clouds, but I think that could ruin the speed of this add-on since it would likely need volumetrics to work well.

  • Joaquim Berenguer
    over 2 years ago

    Great addon, but after updating from last beta I have lost my only preset and a scene full atmosphere :(

    • Physical Addons

      over 2 years ago

      Hi Joaquim,
      Could you please write us at or in the Discord help channel ( )? Together we could find out a way to retrieve your preset and scene.

  • Steffen
    over 2 years ago

    My tip thought would be to build the scene first and activate the plugin as the last element. Sometimes, when reloading files(allthough it is rare) there are glitches. But the plugin is amazing, honestly. The amount of life that it adds and inspiration that it gives, immediatly, is well worth the money.

  • Alberto
    over 2 years ago

    A must-have, for sure. One of the essential Blender addons. Takes some time to understand all the combinations but that's because it's finely designed. Epic.

  • Wilbur Post
    over 2 years ago

    I have been working with this product for a month. While the results can be stunning, it's quirky and can be unreliable. While there is an active GitHub conversation, I don't get the impression that the creators are on top of these issues, and if they are they're not doing a good job of communicating what's being done to help this product live up to its promise, especially given its relatively high price. At this point I consider my purchase an investment in better things to come.

  • Matthew Hurst
    over 2 years ago

    I really like this add on, but the constant (somewhat unpredictable) crashing takes a lot of the value out of it. If you are working with non-trivial scenes, this can turn in to a real headache. I'm hoping the developers can commit to a timeline to fix this product - especially given the price. If they do, I'd be happy to give this 5 stars.

    • Physical Addons

      over 2 years ago

      Hi Matthew, Thank you for your feedback!
      Our version 1.5.x has fixed the "somewhat unpredictable" bug that took us an unpredictably long time to solve. But in the process, our product, in many ways, got better :)
      Please give it another go.

  • TYO-79
    over 2 years ago

    Just a fantastic addon, a must-have for archviz, very flexible and intuitive, and the Last updated with Clouds is just a Gift for our renderings! Tks Dudes

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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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