The last weeks im playing around with Vue 8. And finally i found the time to finish up a pic. The new clouds in Vue 8 really are a bit better than in Vue 7. It still takes ages to render them
but they look good. This picture probably is 75% Vue and 25% Photoshop. I used Photoshop to tweak colours and atmosphere. As well as lighting and fixing some weird render results. Especially edges and such things. Smoothing them out. I also painted a few highlights in and added some subtle textures.
My machine is a i7 920 and 12gb ram. For a 3000px wide render it took 4hrs and 30mins to finish. So yeah. Detailed clouds still are time consuming. And i doubt that will change. The terrain was a procedural. Which needed some time too.
Hope you like it as much as i do!
3000px wide photoshop vue intuos3