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Is Popcorn FX my best option for making this Sun look more reallistic

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Is Popcorn FX my best option for making this Sun look more reallistic

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I always get scared even thinking about the (almighty) sun, but for the purposes of this video I am making I am trying to stay brave.

The prop looks 'ok' as I spin it around a little, but very far from good. I think I may be ready for Effects 101, but not sure what would make this look better (any ideas anyone).

The purpose of the video I am making is just to ask why in places where it gets hot, why do not take advantage of what our ancestors did before we had indoor air conditioning. If there were some shady trees nearby, that was an ideal place to build a house.
Anyone who has ever worked or just visited an addict during the summer knows it can be like a sauna.

I was planning on asking someone in Reddit / Smarter Than Me or whatever how much something like this might cost: 
4 poles, 200 square yards of Trampoline Material or some fabric, and some wires connecting it all.
Then crews would have to put it up and take it down depending on where you live, or never in South Florida or Vegas.

Anything that pisses off Home Owner's Associations I am all for and my end goal is to see how much an electric bill might save, and could this be a viable business and save that poor polar bear those tree huggers keep placing on that small ice berg to take a picture.

Thanks, I forgot to add the 'Not To Scale' label before I posted.

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/ea208ac7-8d4a-404b-941c-3220.png


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It actually does. The problem is, that you have to match the UV of the visible part of the mesh of the sun prop to the video. Here is a quick job in Blender:

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/b0489a9b-e5ad-4c8a-a287-41b7.jpg


Cannot show the resulted video from iClone because ripped video for the diffuse channel is in MP4 format, which does not render with iClone. It needs to be converted into WMV first.
But here is screenshot (resolution of the video is not that great though)

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/2aed842f-d7ff-4794-b9ea-26dc.jpg





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