Some of the scenes below have been used as the basis for images on the
Art & SFX
Sunset - Natural
An attempt to make a less stylized, more realistic scene.
Sunset - Orange
Gold & Silver
Deliberately dark like the
I've taken of real coastlines, which have been under-exposed so the sea appears like oil or ink.
Dark Blue Sea
The doesn't look very good as a still, but the textures interact nicely when moving.
The flare streaks and halo can't be animated, so this isn't quite right.
Pale Blue Wave
Geometry displacement which loops every 200 frames (though the textures don't), but I'm not good enough to add things like spray.
Combining elements from the previous two scenes.
Just using lights and sky textures in an otherwise empty scene, with highly exaggerated cloud effects.
Alternative 1 : Shimmering Clouds
Alternative 2 : Smoke Tendril Clouds