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Old June 24 2013, 03:53 PM   #1276
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Holy Guaca-freaking-mole, Sir Vek!!!

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Old June 24 2013, 04:29 PM   #1277
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ETA: the fifth image down. It looks like there is a smoke smudge on the underside of the right nacelle. Like someone has physically handled the model. Very strange?
Yeah, I got one of my omni lights a little too close to the nacelle with the intensity set higher than 1.0.
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Old June 24 2013, 05:16 PM   #1278
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Incredible art direction Awsome execution!
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Old June 24 2013, 05:38 PM   #1279
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So when does the TV show start? I really want to see this baby put to work!
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Old June 24 2013, 06:35 PM   #1280
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I want to see the bridge. Awesome!
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Old June 24 2013, 06:57 PM   #1281
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The Grandeur Bridge Walk Thru if you will.
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Old June 24 2013, 07:14 PM   #1282
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ETA: the fifth image down. It looks like there is a smoke smudge on the underside of the right nacelle. Like someone has physically handled the model. Very strange?
That's called a "light leak". Indirect light has to be calculated in samples. And they get blurred together in the calculation. Sometimes the settings (which get defined by the artist or rendering tehnician/artist, if you have a team) don't meet the requirements of the geometry/light/material setup. But since one frame with proper settings can take up to hours, people tend to ignore little light leaks, beause its more economical for showcasing work in progress.
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Old June 24 2013, 08:36 PM   #1283
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That's called a "light leak". Indirect light has to be calculated in samples. And they get blurred together in the calculation. Sometimes the settings (which get defined by the artist or rendering tehnician/artist, if you have a team) don't meet the requirements of the geometry/light/material setup. But since one frame with proper settings can take up to hours, people tend to ignore little light leaks, beause its more economical for showcasing work in progress.
Technically it's more of a final gathering artifact than a light leak, per se. I'm using an HDRI environment map on an inverted sphere surrounding the model to provide all of the lighting. When used by itself, this method often produces such artifacts, especially near the "terminator" between light and shadow along rounded edges or curved surfaces. Blurring the HDRI image sometimes helps, or adding another light source to "trick" the final render algorithm into smoothing out the artifacts.

Bottom line, though, is that it wasn't worth trying to fix for a WIP image.
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Old June 24 2013, 08:54 PM   #1284
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Technically it's more of a final gathering artifact than a light leak, per se. I'm using an HDRI environment map on an inverted sphere surrounding the model to provide all of the lighting. When used by itself, this method often produces such artifacts, especially near the "terminator" between light and shadow along rounded edges or curved surfaces. Blurring the HDRI image sometimes helps, or adding another light source to "trick" the final render algorithm into smoothing out the artifacts.
Understood! But it still has something to do with an interacting sample cache of your irradiance map being to low in resolution to meet your needs. I usually call that artifact a light leak, wether its dark or light...

Bottom line, though, is that it wasn't worth trying to fix for a WIP image.
Yes, thats definitively true.



Btw, I really love the white finish of ST:FC in your ship. Please, don't change it too much!
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Old June 24 2013, 11:14 PM   #1285
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Understood! But it still has something to do with an interacting sample cache of your irradiance map being to low in resolution to meet your needs. I usually call that artifact a light leak, wether its dark or light...
I feel like I just walked into a Voyager episode, which just said [TECH] in the original draft
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Old June 25 2013, 12:53 AM   #1286
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That connection made my day ...
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Old June 25 2013, 01:34 AM   #1287
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I'm sure this was mentioned earlier in the past 86 pages but from the registry number I'm guessing you're a YES fan?
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Old June 25 2013, 01:50 AM   #1288
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I'm sure this was mentioned earlier in the past 86 pages but from the registry number I'm guessing you're a YES fan?
The one known here on this thread as the Citizen; and the one that did the original design of Grandeur that inspired Vektor to take this project on and bring her to the 3D world, was/is a fan of YES.
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Old June 25 2013, 02:03 AM   #1289
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Old June 25 2013, 02:15 AM   #1290
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