Physical Starlight And Atmosphere

by Physical Addons in Surfacing

Item Rating

This item has an average rating of 5 from 130 ratings by the community.

  • styq
    6 months ago

    Highly realistic atmospheric controls! Runs on Eevee! Well written manual!! and very professional customer support!!

    If they add physically accurate night sky function, this add-on would be omnipotent, for sure.(But, it wasn't so difficult to add them by our own side, thanks to the PSA's generous customer support! )

  • Nils
    7 months ago

    There are many great Addons on this Website. And this one is for me one of the most essential ones. It is a must-have for me for almost all projects and improves the Realism by a mile for most Scenes. It does sometimes take quite a lot of Performance on a larger Scene. One small critique I have is that it needs manual adjustments for some shaders when using Object Fog if those Shaders are using alpha channels (such as Billboard Trees and such things)
    It is clear that if you do not have this addon you are missing out :)

    • Physical Addons

      7 months ago

      Hey Nils,
      Thank you so much for your kind words! ❤️ Are you part of our Discord community yet? We'd be thrilled if you could share your work in the #showcases section on our Discord channel. We would really love to see your work and what you're doing with the addon.

      Regarding the performance issues with larger scenes: can you elaborate a bit more on this? It would help us understand if there's anything we can do to optimize further. And about the alpha issues with Object Fog, I believe we addressed this concern a while ago. Could you please reach out to us referencing this review either on Discord ( ) or by emailing us at Keen to see what's the issue and try to sort it out.

      Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Justin Lao
    7 months ago

    I've given up on this. I try to change the settings and it almost always never updates, it bugs out constantly. And ontop of that the clouds are basically unusable, and the stars are very basic. Better off finding something else.

    • Physical Addons

      7 months ago

      Hi Justin,

      Thank you for sharing your experience with our addon. It's crucial for us to hear from users like you, and I'm sorry that our product didn't meet your expectations.

      About the stars not meeting your hopes, we're constantly working on improving our features and your feedback is a valuable guide for us.

      Which versions of Blender and our addon are you using? Any error messages that you might have seen would be really helpful. Also, are you using Eevee or Cycles for rendering?

      Regarding the clouds: Can you give a bit more detail on what you found unusable? This would immensely help us in refining them.

      We'd really appreciate it if you could reach out to us directly either on our Discord help channel ( or at It's essential for us to understand these issues firsthand, and it'll be more efficient for us to guide you through any solutions.

      Lastly, if you decide our addon isn't the right fit, please remember we have a 30-day refund policy which you can access through Blender Market.

      Best Regards,
      Karlis Upitis

  • Tim
    7 months ago

    I love it

    • Physical Addons

      7 months ago

      Hi Tim! Thank you so much for the 5-star rating! We're thrilled to hear that you love PSA. If you have any feedback on how we can improve or if there's anything else you'd like to see, please let us know. Thanks for choosing us! 😊

  • FuzzyTues
    10 months ago

    Good addon. Useful for adding a sky easily for renders. The clouds are not the best and look kinda flat; if they could be rounder & thick that would be so much better. I think the star generation is great but it could use more color variety.

    • Physical Addons

      8 months ago

      Hi! Thank you for the review and we're glad you enjoy our product. The star temperature can vary the color of the starfield.

  • yuya.ichise
    11 months ago

    When using a game asset as an HDRI, the volume of clouds tends to gather in one place. I would like them to be able to create rounder clouds.

    • Physical Addons

      8 months ago

      Hi! The clouds in the current PSA are basic right now and just added per popular request. We are working on having volumetric like clouds that work in the shaders for the future. Subscribe to our newsletter to get notified when we launch a new improved Cloud version.

  • Besa Art
    about 1 year ago

    A really helpful addon which covers a lot of things regarding sky creation. You can add stars, add clouds to the sky and even animate the transition from day to night.

    • Physical Addons

      about 1 year ago

      Hey there! We genuinely appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. If you have any further suggestions or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to let us know.

  • Shawn
    about 1 year ago

    PSA one of the most expensive atmospheric addons for blender... no moon, clouds are not even useable, hardly intuitive, and the asset previews don't even display properly. THANKS PSA! maybe the moon and decent clouds would be nice, considering you're selling a sky addon. SAVE YOUR MONEY!

    • Physical Addons

      about 1 year ago

      Hi Shawn,

      Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on our addon. We're sorry to hear that you're experiencing issues with it, and we understand how frustrating that can be. We're constantly working to improve our product, and we appreciate your feedback as it helps us identify areas that need improvement.

      Regarding your specific concerns, we're aware of the issues with the asset browser images not displaying properly and are actively working to fix that as well as other common issues reported by our users.

      We appreciate your suggestion regarding the inclusion of the moon and better clouds. While we don't have immediate plans to include those in our product, we'll certainly consider it for future updates.

      If there's anything else we can do to assist you, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at or on our Discord channel at We value your feedback and hope to improve your experience with our product in the future.

  • Orin Putnam
    about 1 year ago

    Certainly a powerful addon however I feel like two key features are missing and would like to see them in the future. I would love to have the moon built in, especially with eclipse functionality. Mostly though I want some more control over the stars, namely the ability to group them into a band, mimicking the Milky Way. It would be great to be able to draw a star density map for the most versatility yet that would be generally nonuser-friendly and probably hard to implement. As the addon stands, I give it a 5/5 for daytime use but only a 2.5/5 for nighttime.

    • Physical Addons

      about 1 year ago

      We appreciate the feedback, Orin! You can add a moon (or any other planet) with our other addon - Physical celestial objects. Regarding the stars, you can always add your own texture and make them look exactly how you like.

  • Nicolas
    about 1 year ago

    I'm not sure but it seems that the add-on doesn't work properly with the new light-tree system of cycles

    • Physical Addons

      about 1 year ago

      Hi! We always try to keep up with blender updates, which sometimes take time. Make sure you are using compatible versions of the addon and Blender.
      Please contact our support by either emailing or join our Discord server for help and updates on the addon

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Blender Version 2.8, 2.81, 2.82, 2.83, 2.9, 2.91, 2.92, 2.93, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0
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