A cloudy planet where the clouds don’t move is boring. After all, one of the fun things about clouds is that they move and shift around and change shape over time.
The next step doesn’t look very different from the previous one, except that now it is starting to move:
So far the movement is very simple. The cloudy planet is just spinning.
But after all, as we know from real life, a spinning planet leads to coriolis forces, and those forces result in far more interesting cloud movements.
If you look at the code, you can see that all I’ve done is use sine and cosine functions to make the x (left-to-right) direction and the z (back-to-front) direction spin around each other. You can see all of this running live, together with the code that generated it, by CLICKING HERE.