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General Discussion / Caustics and dispersion
« on: 2017-11-25, 15:50:37 »
I've got to produce some sample render of some jewelery, and will need dispersion and caustics. Having done some years ago in finalrender what was great was to have a separate Caustics RE, and also a caustics multiplier per material. VMC and bidir seems to have disappeared at the moment, any info would be appreciated!

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General Discussion / Max versions
« on: 2017-07-05, 11:35:54 »
I'm thinking of kicking the adesk subscription out as I just don't like the way they are doing business, but wondering for future how many versions back of max will Corona support? Seems most plugin devs support the last 3, could be beneficial to everyone to support from say max 2015 then the last 3? I imagine Im not the only person thinking of pulling the plug on Adesk and sticking with my perpetual license..

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Quad Mesh would be better still

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I need help / Re: Fire Flies and sky in Window
« on: 2016-04-30, 10:08:20 »
Easiest way would be to just slap on a shell modifier to the walls.

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Resolved feature requests / Re: CoronaMultiMap element mode
« on: 2016-04-13, 18:22:14 »
Per polygon would be handy, iirc last time I had to mess around assigning random mat Id's to an object.

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I think MR is actually included with 2017, but noticed on the mr/iray websites they are available for purchase which seems odd.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/iray-for-3ds-max.html
Mental ray is now installed separately (as a sub-component). so my mistake there.

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General CG discussion / Re: VR or realtime type software
« on: 2016-03-30, 21:13:39 »
Thanks guys, I'll check it all out.

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Trust me they've  put a lot of work into the UI, and yes the main reason is for 4K monitors etc. IIRC the icons are available somewhere in an AI file format so scaling should no longer be an issue.
Not sure of the reasons for the art renderer, I think it's time adesk just stuck with one thing and developed it. But you can now buy iray and mr so read into that what you will.


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General CG discussion / VR or realtime type software
« on: 2016-03-24, 09:53:37 »
A client has asked if I can do a web based setup where the customer can add kitchen units to a scene, choose materials and get a print out. My part would be all the modelling and texturing. Anyone got any experience of this?

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Gallery / Re: Silver Ring Design
« on: 2016-01-30, 17:30:53 »
That's in dire need of reflective caustics!

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The required AOVs are as follows:
RGB: This is the beauty render
ALB: This is an albedo AOV, unshaded texture AOV
VIS: This is the visibility of the geometry to the lights, a suitable AOV for this would be a
shadow AOV
NOR: Forward Facing Normals with bump map preservation
POS: World Position
CAU: Caustics AOV

from the pdf. Not sure how we get the caustics

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Downloaded here, will give it a go later

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To have that kind of technology built in would be fantastic

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General CG discussion / Re: Organic landscape modeling ideas
« on: 2015-09-28, 11:42:19 »
Also have a look at mcg conform mesh

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General Discussion / Re: Metropolis light transport
« on: 2015-09-08, 22:53:52 »
If you look at the corona image there are coloured caustics on the lower left, where are these in the other images?

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