Started by commorancy, July 15, 2008, 08:42:12 pm
Quote from: calico on July 16, 2008, 08:58:18 amI'd rather see the two separate images with everything exactly the same. While it's easy to conclude that certain things don't matter, I've seen where a small change I didn't think matters actually does matter. Hope you'll be patient with my understanding of troubleshooting, since I work in the IT industry and have found that small changes can change everything. If you render both of these in the two different releases with the exact same settings across the board, including Soft Shadows turned on, and you get these sorts of results, I bet Planetside would be very interested.
Quote from: gregsandor on July 16, 2008, 08:24:43 pmYou can install more than one version; install to a differnt directory.As for rendering tests, instead of setting up to render at the highest possible quality, and running it for two days, set the renderer to lower quality for fast tests. This doesn't always catch errors, they sometimes only appear in higher quality rendeers, but it will help with most.
Quote from: commorancy on July 17, 2008, 12:49:56 amAs soon as I start the MSI package install, the installer specifically detects that TG2 is already installed. Thus, the only options the installer gives me is Repair or Uninstall.
Quote from: Matt on July 18, 2008, 06:05:10 pmThe Repair/Uninstall options should only be shown if you have already installed that exact same version.
QuoteIt is safe to take a copy of the program directory after you have installed it, as long as you don't mind managing the copied files yourself, and then you can freely install new versions without affecting the copy you made.Matt
Quote from: Matt on July 18, 2008, 06:10:57 pmThere were some changes to the handling of objects in Tech Preview 4, and this meant that some objects would crash when being imported and also cause some problems when the ray tracer intersected them (for shadows, reflections and Global Illumination). The Tech Preview 5 released today fixes those problems, so you may find it helps with this scene.Matt