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h0tice
03-16-2004, 12:25 PM
hi there,

is there someone over there who knows how to troubleshoot paintFX flickering, we have a camera movement in the scene and we did all the opimization, just maybe some guide on what's happening.

thanx.

danylyon
03-16-2004, 05:20 PM
How does the flickering look like?

My guess are the shadows.. try turning them off (the fake shadow in the Paint Effects brush settings) and see if that was the problem.
What kind of shadows are you using?

Or did you mean the aliasing?

Duncan
03-16-2004, 07:37 PM
Check out the paint effects FAQ at highend. It has a section on dealing with popping problems.

http://www.highend3d.com/maya/tutorials/paintfxqa/index.3d

Duncan

h0tice
03-17-2004, 02:54 AM
our problem is, when the camera is not moving the paint effects has no flicker, but when the camera starts to move the flicker shows, we used ray traced shadows and the flickering is like a swrming colors.

thanx

Duncan
03-17-2004, 04:39 PM
If your problem is aliasing, try enabling pfx oversample ( in the render globals pfx options).

As mentioned if you have any of the fake shadow options set on your brush, try turning them off.
Note that pfx only cast and recieve depthmap shadows.. they will
ignore raytraced ones.

Duncan

h0tice
03-18-2004, 09:31 AM
thanx duncan.
:bounce:

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