Changelog

1.6.1 - released 23.11.2022

improvements:

  • Changed star and cloud textures to use a more convenient user interface.
  • Added a way to control star temperature.

fixed:

  • Fixed issue where during animation on the frame change sun jumps or gets stuck. It was done by completely migrating parameters to drivers.
  • Fixed issue when stars texture was not affected by radiance gamma and intensity parameters.

1.6.0 - released 24.08.2022

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new:

  • Clouds now can have a texture projected as HDRI or planar projection. Procedural clouds can be modified using previous options and additionally seed, detail, dimension and lacunarity parameters (same as Musgrave texture). Textured clouds can be modified by coverage parameter.

  • Refined controls for stars. Stars amount, scale and seed can now be controlled to get more unique results.

fixed:

  • Fixed issue when animating sun via horizontal and vertical rotation or Sun Position addon did cause sun to stutter. Important Note: in order for old projects to work with PSA v1.6 - disable and re-enable checkbox in the panel.
  • Fixed issue when animating binary sun didn't work.

1.5.3 - released 17.08.2022

fixed:

  • Fixed issue when disabling addon that had linked Material Fog node resulted in Missing Data-Block node.

1.5.2 - released 01.07.2022

improvements:

  • Improve experience while using Cloud scale property by giving more control over it.

fixed:

  • Fixed issue when moving azimuth or elevation values sometimes scene would not be redrawn. This issue also affected animations that animated azimuth and elevation properties. Now instead of using azimuth & elevation properties, sun horizontal and vertical rotation is used. The migration script should ensure swift version migration.

  • Fixed issue when preset from the Asset Browser was dropped into the scene, sun position were not updated.

1.5.1 - released 17.03.2022

improvements:

  • Space out shader nodes when the addon is enabled.
  • Space out shader nodes for existing 10 atmosphere assets.
  • Reduced size of assets file.

fixed:

  • Apply ACES modifier to applied assets.
  • Removed reset buttons as they became obsolete after migrating presets to the asset browser.
  • Fixed Nishita preset by removing green hue.
  • Fixed fog to include physical value multiplier.
  • Fixed toolbar enabled setting not functioning properly.

1.5.0 - released 03.03.2022

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new:

  • Now storing information in world data block instead of scene.
  • Now using built in Blender Asset Browser instead of custom preset functionality.
  • 5 new presets (assets) - earth2, earth3, overcast, tatooine, thick haze
  • Implemented update script which allows without issues to transfer existing projects with older PSA versions to PSA v1.5.0.

improvements:

  • Atmosphere is applied to the existing world, instead of creating a new world with a PSA atmosphere.
  • Improved garbage collection for Node Groups.

fixed:

  • Fixed Blender crash that occured when rendering. {#43}
  • Fixed overexposed Mars preset {#61}

1.4.4-beta - released 14.12.2021

new:

  • Added support for ACES color space

fixed:

  • Fixed issue that after update to v1.4.x gave incorrect values when using 'Use real world physical values' feature
  • Fixed issue that gave an TypeError when resetting clouds to defaults using reset button.

improvements:

  • Binary Sun is now out of the experimental features
  • Improved UI for preferences

1.4.3-beta - released 07.12.2021

improvements:

  • Now clouds can be added to the presets.

fixed:

  • Fixed blender 3.0 compatibility issues.

1.3.2 - released 07.12.2021

fixed:

  • Fixed blender 3.0 compatibility issues.

1.4.2-beta - released 26.08.2021

new:

  • New UI for Object Fog. Better control over when Object Fog should be applied and when removed.

improvements:

  • Improved general addon performance.
  • Reduced RAM used by Object Fog.
  • Clouds UI moved to the Atmosphere tab.
  • Added extra rotation and location parameters for the Clouds.

fixed:

  • Fixed issue when rendering animation (hitting F12 key) gets a consistent crash. {#43}
  • Fixed issue when using cloud feature were not enabled when using Cycles rendering engine by default. {#42}
  • Fixed issue when animating sun via Sun Position addon resulted in incomplete animation. {#7}
  • Alpha fix. {#45}

1.4.1-beta - released 20.06.2021

improvements:

  • Increase shadow visibility from 200m to 2km.
  • Set Experimental features enabled by default.

1.4.0-beta - released 17.06.2021

new:

  • Procedural Cloud system.

improvements:

  • Improve animation performance. Now the atmosphere will be redrawn only if UI parameter has changed.
  • Now on Blender > System > Reload Scripts all addon scripts are properly reloading.
  • Whenever a blendfile is loaded it correctly loads preset defaults it is based on.

fixed:

  • Fixed issues when installing a new addon version on top of the old one results in console errors. {#31}
  • Fixed issue when addon was not working in multiple scenes. {#26}
  • Fixed issue when Material Fog is active adding a new material caused to lose user made changes in the Shader editor. {#34}

1.3.1 - released 16.04.2021

fixed:

  • Fixed issue that prevents dynamically creating classes in Blender v2.93 and breaks the preset functionality. {#38}

1.3.0 - released 13.11.2020

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new:

  • Added ability to add or remove Presets (snapshot of your customized atmosphere settings).
  • Added 4 presets (Earth, Mars, Nishita and Retrowave) that comes default with the addon installation.
  • Added Binary Sun (secondary sun) that can be rotated around the Sun. For more information check section Experimental Features

improvements:

  • Now sun intensity stays consistent even when increasing sun radius.
  • azimuth and elevation slider sensitivity increased
  • Improve ground color accuracy. Now setting it to black will really mean it's black.

fixed:

  • Fixed an issue when sun was located near horizon the sun color were washed out.

1.2.3 - released 20.08.2020

fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where Toggle Meterial Fog button sometimes appears active when it isn't.
  • Fixed an issue where when disabling addon didn't delete all Sun data and left some garbage behind. {#1}
  • Fixed an issue where when rotating sun using gimbal it did a random jump. {#6}
  • Fixed an issue where when animating time using Sun Position addon gave the same frame in output. {#7}

1.2.2 - released 15.07.2020

new:

  • Addon now has preferences to enable or disable real world physical values (by default disabled).

fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where disabling addon didn't reset the exposure to defaults {#8}
  • Fixed an issue where when starting the render exposure was being reset {#11}