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Offline rolland1013

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Image planes
« on: March 30, 2018, 12:03:24 AM »
Hey all,

I feel this is a something I should know, but I don't.  Can you use image planes in TG?  I'm trying to match the look at a plate and using an image plane like you would in Maya or other 3D tools would make things a lot easier.

Thanks

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Re: Image planes
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 12:17:27 AM »
Hey all,

I feel this is a something I should know, but I don't.  Can you use image planes in TG?  I'm trying to match the look at a plate and using an image plane like you would in Maya or other 3D tools would make things a lot easier.

Thanks

I haven't tried this myself, but the image map shader allows multiple projection types, including using the camera, which would be where you'd start viewing transformation. I'm not sure the specifics with TG. I'm sure Oshyan could shed light on this.
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Re: Image planes
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 09:27:22 PM »
There is no specific function to handle reference images or backplates, but you can indeed just use a Card object with an Image Map projected onto it. A through-camera projection of an image map attached to the Background object might also work, *if* you want atmosphere to attenuate it.

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Re: Image planes
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 05:07:17 PM »
Thanks WASa and Oshyan,

I'll give that a try. 

Oshyan, unless you guys already have it in the works, I'd like to request adding image plan functionality to a future version.

Thanks,
Niel

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Re: Image planes
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 07:12:18 PM »
I have added a feature request for it in our issue tracker.

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Re: Image planes
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 07:24:07 PM »
Thanks WASa and Oshyan,

I'll give that a try. 

Oshyan, unless you guys already have it in the works, I'd like to request adding image plan functionality to a future version.

Thanks,
Niel

Great idea

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Re: Image planes
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 08:37:49 PM »
I have added a feature request for it in our issue tracker.

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good plan, thanks
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