Chapter 7Environment

In your animation work, you will very likely need to represent our external environment in some fashion. Understanding the basics of weather effects like clouds, rain, and lightning will help you make your weather-based animation effects more realistic and compelling.


Changes in air pressure cause a lot of the changes we see in our environment such as clouds and rain. To get the most from the Environment chapter, be sure to read the Pressure section of the Forces chapter.


Clouds in the sky are part of everyone’s experience from the earliest age. Many of us have memories of lying on the ground on a summer day and ...

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