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  1. Well - first the good news. You don't need a...

    Well - first the good news.

    You don't need a 3D card in each machine because the graphics card has nothing to do with rendering.

    There are exceptions to this - if your are using NVidia's Gelato...
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    Once way would be to type it in manually or...

    Once way would be to type it in manually or (assuming you are on Windoze) when you browse for the path don't select the normal directory stucture.

    Instead go to "microsoft windows...
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    Once way would be to type it is manually or...

    Once way would be to type it is manually or (assuming you are on Windoze) when you browse for the path don't select the normal directory stucture.

    Instead go to "microsoft windows...
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    Hi there beatmanb, Generally for any kind of...

    Hi there beatmanb,

    Generally for any kind of render manager you need to use exactly the same path one each machine. Usually the best way to do this is to use UNC paths for every machine.

    So...
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    5 mb zipped is pretty big considering that the...

    5 mb zipped is pretty big considering that the scene is straightforward.

    Is that just the scene file or the entire project directory (ie is that including textures etc)

    I just tested a .mb file...
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    The only other thing I can think of off of the...

    The only other thing I can think of off of the top of my head is that there could be geometry blocking the camera.... although you've said that there are only two wall so that is not too likely.
    ...
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    Could be a lot of things Ebsmooth, For exampl...

    Could be a lot of things Ebsmooth,

    For exampl - just the other day I somehow managed to point snap all the point lights into one corner of my "room" geometry. The decay was set to "quadratic" so...
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    Hi there beatmanb, I have a little bit of...

    Hi there beatmanb,

    I have a little bit of experience with Smegde...

    I just wanted to clarify a couple of things:

    When you say "CPU A" "CPU B" are you referring to two separate machines or is...
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    3D Labs WildCat Realizm - PCI-E?

    I am in the process of building a new workstation and am looking at the 3D Labs WildCat Realizm 200 AGP 8X 512MB card.

    Unfortuanately it is an AGP piece and I'd like to buy a PCI-E motherboard.
    ...
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    You might want to check out renderpal. ...

    You might want to check out renderpal.

    http://www.renderpal.com

    It is primarily a render cue manager but it also can automatically cut up an image into parts to deal with extremely high res...
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    I second DezFX's comment - highend3d is the best...

    I second DezFX's comment - highend3d is the best Maya resource out there - even for shaders.

    I feel that downloading shaders is really only valuable from the perspective of taking them apart to...
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    The most common way of integrating to two apps is...

    The most common way of integrating to two apps is to use displacement mappping.

    You create your base poly mesh in Maya, export this into ZBrush for conversion into a high detailed version. Then...
  13. Poll: I'd suggest having a look at the rockgen...

    I'd suggest having a look at the rockgen script...
    The author (Terry Stoeger) also has a script called rockpaint although I've never tried it out.

    You can get both at highend3d.


    Cheers

    ...
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    Davehw666, I don't have a solution at hand...

    Davehw666,

    I don't have a solution at hand but I am curious...

    Why do you have to use PNG?

    MUTTOAB
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    A good way to make low res trees is to use...

    A good way to make low res trees is to use cutouts...

    Just use a picture of a tree with an alpha channel on a single poly plane. It works surprizingly well - as long as you have the trees as...
  16. I think you are confusing refresh rate and frame...

    I think you are confusing refresh rate and frame rate mimic479....

    You will definitely notice it if you run a 60Hz refresh - in fact it give me headaches if it is that low. Definitely 85Hz or...
  17. Thread: Camera focus

    by muttoab
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    Sorry chrisdb1985, but you haven't actually asked...

    Sorry chrisdb1985, but you haven't actually asked a question...

    MUTTOAB
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    The control you are looking for ius the alpha...

    The control you are looking for ius the alpha gain.

    The displacement uses the alpha channel of the image - or uses the luminance as alpha if no alpha is present - to determine the diplacement...
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    The simple answer is : "You can't." Generally...

    The simple answer is : "You can't."

    Generally in any 3D app you render to image files which you then use in a composite application to create the final output.

    The audio import capability in...
  20. And one of the cool things about Canada (at least...

    And one of the cool things about Canada (at least one that's very relevant to this site) is the number of 3D companies are here:

    Discreet is out of Montreal
    Alias and SideFx are in Toronto...
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    The one that the company you work for is...

    The one that the company you work for is providing to you....

    Or if you are buying your own for a one man shop - the one that you like to model with.


    Or the one that works best in your...
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    Answered you at SESI but,.... Make sure that...

    Answered you at SESI but,....


    Make sure that your Top_curve carve sop is setup correctly - only firstV should be enabled and it should be at 0. Extract should be enabled.

    Make sure that you...
  23. Thread: Soft white?

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    While rendering in layers does offer a lot of...

    While rendering in layers does offer a lot of benefit that isn't necessarily required here.

    To composite an image you need an application like photoshop (for stills) or a compositor (like Shake)...
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    I agree - in part. The Houdini community is...

    I agree - in part.

    The Houdini community is very small and you could certainly post at the three main sites (here, odforce, and SESI) to maximize your chances of getting a response...

    That said...
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    Man!! You've posted this pretty much...

    Man!!

    You've posted this pretty much everywhere haven't you!

    MUTTOAB
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