Soft Shadow work around (with image)

Started by moodflow, June 02, 2007, 11:17:44 pm

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Volker Harun


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Quote from: Volker Harun on July 25, 2007, 10:20:03 am
You might need WinZip or Winrar :D :D :D


;D  Well I did try that, but now there is a .ods file... which is quite "od".
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Volker Harun


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AH!  I'll definitely take a look then. 

Thanks Volker!
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AndyWelder

July 25, 2007, 10:40:26 am #79 Last Edit: July 25, 2007, 10:42:06 am by AndyWelder
@ moodflow: It's a zipped .ODS (OpenOffice spread-sheet) and MS Excell should be able to read it.

Edit: Thanks Volker, for the swift explanation! :)
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Yea I tried that a few days ago, but, MS Excel - she no like it.  I'll try the open office when I get home to a more forgiving PC.
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MooseDog

here's a question for the solons of tg2 lighting :D

i don't own the deep, animatable version...yet.  i know you can add a "null" to your tg2 scene, but am unaware of tg2's animation capabilities.  specifically, can tg2 parent other elements of the scene to a null?

here's why i'm asking here:  if the above were true, and using tg2's motion blur one could parent even less lights to a null and simply rotate the null, repeating every frame, thus providing blurred ambient shadows with a lesser render hit.

i've tested the 8deg rig provided earlier, and it works great!  thx for sharing your hard work.  just thinking out loud how to reduce render times, and less ambient lights would help in this regard.

any thoughts?

Oshyan

I don't believe you can parent objects in this way right now. The upcoming soft shadow feature should be about the most optimized way to get this effect in any case, so it may be best just to wait for that rather than trying to come up with more workarounds.

- Oshyan

MooseDog

Quote from: Oshyan on July 26, 2007, 05:01:53 pm
I don't believe you can parent objects in this way right now. The upcoming soft shadow feature should be about the most optimized way to get this effect in any case, so it may be best just to wait for that rather than trying to come up with more workarounds.

- Oshyan


cool, thx for that oshyan.

are you able to comment on the general notion of parenting?  the use of nulls in a parented hierarchy in 3d animation is widespread ayk, and this might be very attractive to prospective customers.

Oshyan

I don't have any specific knowledge of plans for parenting abilities, but I agree it makes sense to implement as it is a widely used and very handy feature. I believe the inclusion of the null object in itself is some indication that things may be headed there in the future.

- Oshyan