Aerial Clouds

Since creating the Earth Zoom tutorial back July 2007, I have always wanted the clouds to look more realistic. Although the fractal noise was a decent solution, nothing compares to the real thing. Recently on my travels, I was able to capture some images that might just be the solution to a better earth zoom. I actually shot them with the intention of sharing them here.
Obviously I travel by cape.

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June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:03 pm
wow thats awesome, thanks andreww
June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:05 pm
It's intresting that just hours earlier I was saying that I wish I could capture clouds from above.
June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:06 pm
great the first our four, thanks good for action escential movie two!!!
leith G
June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:09 pm
Thanks Andrew :)
June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:12 pm
Oh dude, AK, you are the best, I need some hi res cloud images.

Thanks a million
Mikee G
June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:13 pm
Thanks Alot for these Mr. kramer, working with fractal noise to generate clouds can be some what of a hassle and is almost always slow to render. This will help.
Mikee G
June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:18 pm
Also... Two posts in one day!...
I feel spoiled
Much Thanks
Clayton Light
June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:18 pm
Timely! I'm starting a project tomorrow that needs high res clouds.
Thanks AK.
Fredrik Davidsson
June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:27 pm
Thx andrew, this is really usefull :) From Sweden
June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:50 pm
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:08 pm
Cool! thanks man!! ur the best!
Humpty Dumpty
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:13 pm
wow i wish you would make blogs like these EVERYDAY lol
Simon Steele
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:23 pm
Thanks for thinking of us Mr. Kramer.
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:32 pm

Always thinking of us. Thx AK
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:48 pm
You never cease to give, thx!

Also, it might just be because I'm tired, but the clouds kind of look like snow- with the blue of the sky looking like a shadow.
It's just like that one picture with the old lady and young girl, except this is with clouds and snow.... so yea not at all the same.
June 22nd, 2009 @ 11:00 pm
thanks :0
dan allen
June 22nd, 2009 @ 11:15 pm
Andrew whenever you give us a video to watch you boosts its viewing number way up!


Hail Andrew the Almighty Promoter!

Dan Allen
June 22nd, 2009 @ 11:19 pm
Lois was kinda bitchy in the '80s.
June 22nd, 2009 @ 11:30 pm
thanks dude
Dave B
June 22nd, 2009 @ 11:32 pm
June 23rd, 2009 @ 12:39 am
Thanks, Andrew!
June 23rd, 2009 @ 12:46 am
Nice AK.
just wonder, how did you take these shots?
June 23rd, 2009 @ 1:12 am
June 23rd, 2009 @ 1:21 am
thank you andrew
June 23rd, 2009 @ 1:43 am
Thanks a lot Mr.Kramer. Very useful
June 23rd, 2009 @ 2:47 am
June 23rd, 2009 @ 3:09 am
Awesome stuff!
June 23rd, 2009 @ 3:29 am
Like it very much! Thanks!
Greetings from The Netherlands.
June 23rd, 2009 @ 3:33 am
thanks kramer for good stuff
June 23rd, 2009 @ 3:41 am
June 23rd, 2009 @ 4:38 am
I always knew you had super powers! But didn't you see PIXAR Incredibles? No Capes!
June 23rd, 2009 @ 4:40 am
OK, I'll be the dunce--how exactly do we use this?
June 23rd, 2009 @ 4:42 am
Andrew, don`t waste your time on stuff like that, focus on AcEs2! ;)
All the other things have time.

Well, actually....
I cannot deal with this 93% thingy...
I am realy disapointed...
June 23rd, 2009 @ 5:06 am
i indeed love men with capes :D
Dark Echo
June 23rd, 2009 @ 5:23 am
Thanks Andrew for this and of course for everything you do.

And BTW whatever happened to Andrews Sandals? I guess we will never know...

And I don't know if this is aloud, but if you got time folks, check out my newest AE animation:
June 23rd, 2009 @ 5:33 am
Thank you andrew, but they're not really necessary for me since every day I travel to work by cape and made pictures too :).
Just joking, thank you!
June 23rd, 2009 @ 6:09 am
Many thanks, for that Andrew, found a cool site called CG textures but these are really good for a project that I am doing,

Once again thanks

June 23rd, 2009 @ 6:43 am
Thanx! But can you stop jerking me around and release the NEW ACTION!!!!!!!!RSRSRSRS
June 23rd, 2009 @ 6:46 am
Wow! Thanks Andrew! You're always thinking about old projects and how to improve them even though you don't have to! :)
June 23rd, 2009 @ 6:49 am
Way to go!
June 23rd, 2009 @ 7:51 am
Thanks Andrew....I knew you had a cape hidden somewhere in your office.
June 23rd, 2009 @ 8:00 am
Hey thanks this relly helps
June 23rd, 2009 @ 8:13 am
Cool ! :)
When we can except AME2 ? You've said that will come out in june :)
June 23rd, 2009 @ 8:28 am
very nice pictures :)

Are those taken from an airplane?
June 23rd, 2009 @ 9:32 am
Please turn off all electronic devices. You must not listen, AK.
June 23rd, 2009 @ 11:22 am
I agree with Eric!!! lol
June 23rd, 2009 @ 11:24 am
... only during takeoff and landing.
June 23rd, 2009 @ 11:30 am
hey you guys...i believe that Mr. Kramer is God... just my thoughts thank you so much sir
June 23rd, 2009 @ 11:32 am
funny, i took the plane last week and filmed lots of stuff too, thinking on the Earth
June 23rd, 2009 @ 12:01 pm
Just a little side note. Last time I was traveling I asked the stewardess if I can leave my gps on. She said she has to ask the pilot. After she came back and said that the pilot asked what a gps is and why I want to use it in the plane, I got a little concerned. :)

the cool thing is, when you travel by cape you can use all electronic devices like you want!

Great pics btw I'm sure I can use them!

Thank you.
June 23rd, 2009 @ 12:50 pm

Speedbreaker: lol
Lucas M,
June 23rd, 2009 @ 12:55 pm
Did you used a w150?
June 23rd, 2009 @ 1:38 pm
Thanks! :)
June 23rd, 2009 @ 1:49 pm
Thanks a ton man!
June 23rd, 2009 @ 2:49 pm
SWEEEEEEET!!!!! I tried to get some nice aerial shots on my last flight to phoenix but of course i had a wing seat :( Can't wait for AE2. BTW AK I have used some of your techniques to creat some interesting designs and a local production house stole them. They won't hire me but they'll steal crap. GRRRRRRR
June 23rd, 2009 @ 3:21 pm
You know how to stick people on your website!!!!
very good! you are so activ! of course thats your job, but you do it very good! :)
June 23rd, 2009 @ 3:31 pm
How many views did the video have before you posted it Andrew?
June 23rd, 2009 @ 4:32 pm
That superman idea musta taken a while to think of...

... I bet you used Westjet.
Matthew Park
June 23rd, 2009 @ 6:37 pm
Who-ho! Nice dude!
June 23rd, 2009 @ 7:27 pm
jaja u should tech us to use the red cap as well :P nice pic thnx
June 23rd, 2009 @ 7:33 pm
Free Stuffs, thats something VCP is all about.

thnx Andrew :)
June 23rd, 2009 @ 11:03 pm
check out the use of andrews clouds ,i used my action figuer in photoshop .very usefull clouds. thanks champ.
June 23rd, 2009 @ 11:39 pm
Cirrus-ly awesome! That was one of my favorite tutorials.
June 24th, 2009 @ 3:08 am
hey andrew, new movie coming out called sector 9, it was in the previews for transformers 2, they used your twitch product and also some sound effects from your designer sound fx
June 24th, 2009 @ 4:03 am
I bet he's stalling for the AME2 release :P

@Eric, in the very first trailer that aired in the superbowl, it looked like twitch was used there.
June 24th, 2009 @ 8:38 am
Word up homie, holdin it down for the World VFX Crew... well quote unquote. Your work is always awesome and i appreciate all the hard work you guys do for us down @ video copilot. Thx a big one Drew.
sunil thapa
June 24th, 2009 @ 9:43 am
3 words......... best..... awesome..........healthy...........
June 24th, 2009 @ 10:46 pm
yeah highdefw, and if you listen carefully you can hear the same exact sounds found on andrews' DSFX
June 25th, 2009 @ 8:42 am
a question by the way, is there a point 5 in the license agreement.
Nice shots btw

June 25th, 2009 @ 9:51 am
so whats you superhero name andrew? The Amazing Kramer?
Harry Smith
June 28th, 2009 @ 2:34 pm
Thanks Andrew!
July 5th, 2009 @ 12:43 am
Thanks Andrew
In arabic

Shokran = شكرا
tim wang
August 2nd, 2009 @ 7:34 pm
Awesome stuff!

I like it!
dj kef
August 24th, 2010 @ 4:56 am
hi to yall at video copilot.
am editing a music video at the moment and i was wondering if you guys could help me out with some of you cool ae projects. i mean the type of effects that u know can be good for a music video. am at
thanx guys.
July 16th, 2013 @ 1:33 pm
Thanks Andrew for this and of course for everything you do.
September 12th, 2013 @ 2:02 am
Thanks Andrew for this and of course for everything you do.
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