August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by tar_gniK » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:06 pm

Are you allowed to change camera angle or not...?

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by fused » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:09 pm

tar_gniK wrote:Are you allowed to change camera angle or not...?
Yes, you can choose the camera angle how ever you want. Also updated the rules to make it clear.

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by fused » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:23 pm

More prizes! Big thanks to Arroway textures!

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by fused » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:38 am

Another prize upgrade:

2nd place now also gets an Indigo Renderer instead of an Indigo RT :)

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by LithiumDesign » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:15 am

maybe it's just my PC specs but the scene is ridiculously laggy in 3ds 2010 :cry:
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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by fused » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:16 am

LithiumDesign wrote:maybe it's just my PC specs but the scene is ridiculously laggy in 3ds 2010 :cry:
Yeah, it's rather complex :)
Feel free to simplify/replace any models with ones that are not quite as performance hungry (we are not going to judge by polycount :D ).

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by Zom-B » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:04 am

LithiumDesign wrote:maybe it's just my PC specs but the scene is ridiculously laggy in 3ds 2010 :cry:
XD

The carpet seems to be the most "complex" mesh in that scene, simply disable it for smooth navigation ;)

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by Pibuz » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:22 am

..well..I bet!
Can the scene be provided without carpet, and have a separate obj for that?

(I know it is a strange request.........that kind of workflow could ease the use of the SU scene using an external reference)

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by vl_dm » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:21 am

Hello,

Here is my WIP. Sorry for the grainy image - this is with 5 hours bidirectional MLT. I hope you like it
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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by fused » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:35 am

vl_dm wrote:Hello,

Here is my WIP. Sorry for the grainy image - this is with 5 hours bidirectional MLT. I hope you like it
Looks cool :)

You should consider using exit portals: http://www.indigorenderer.com/documenta ... xit-portal

They help a lot in this scene.

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by vl_dm » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:45 am

I tried but it is slower than without them. Probably I miss something. Should I apply a kind of material on them. It says "The exit portal material should only be applied to one side of a mesh (e.g. a cube), otherwise it will lose its effectiveness.". I can not find the material. I make a plane with normal towards inside the room and give it the exit portal modificator. Is it enough?

Thanks

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by fused » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:48 am

vl_dm wrote:I tried but it is slower than without them. Probably I miss something. Should I apply a kind of material on them. It says "The exit portal material should only be applied to one side of a mesh (e.g. a cube), otherwise it will lose its effectiveness.". I can not find the material. I make a plane with normal towards inside the room and give it the exit portal modificator. Is it enough?

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Depending on which software you use it may not be a material type. Do you use Sketchup or 3ds Max? C4D?

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by vl_dm » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:58 am

I use 3ds max 9 and Indigo 3.2.14 - the demo version

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by fused » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:00 am

vl_dm wrote:I use 3ds max 9 and Indigo 3.2.14 - the demo version
Not sure how to exactly do it in 3ds max, but the way you described it sounded like it should do the trick :)

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by vl_dm » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:04 am

Ok, thank you anyway!

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