I need a software program which can automatically generate? photo realistic images of? cloud scenes.
The software requires no interface but should allow inputting a number of parameters to influence the look of the image, such as sunrise, sunset, daytime, stormy, random seed parameter, pixel size and jpg compression value (web/print)) required.
With the same parameters it must be possible to generate the same picture again at higher or lower print resolutions.
However it is important that low resolution images ( 400x280) can be generated quickly on a dual core PC.
The image generated should be a jpg image and the file-name should be based on the parameters used to generate the image, so it is easy to regenerate an image based on its file name.
Should be able to run under linux.
It must be possible to add realistic sun beams to the clouds.
Photo-realistic DOES mean photo realistic.
I am not interested in a solution which generates images which are not realistic.
I have attached some real photos of clouds - I am open to discussions as I do not know how difficult it is to generate the different types of cloud images.