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Caine777
03-24-2005, 03:56 PM
Ok, this really annoys the hell out of me. Every time I try to render an animation in Vue 5, I get these weird artefacts. It doesn't matter if I render at Preview, Final or Broadcast, the same problem keeps popping up. It doesn't matter what materials I use, same problem. Any solution?

Ok, so at first it looks alright:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/Caine/Vue/spelain1.jpg

But what is this? Hmmm...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/Caine/Vue/spelain2.jpg

Wait, it's getting worse...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/Caine/Vue/spelain3.jpg

What the f...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/Caine/Vue/spelain4.jpg

Ok, so it's back to normal again...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/Caine/Vue/spelain5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/Caine/Vue/spelain6.jpg

Caine777
03-24-2005, 03:59 PM
BTW, this always happen within the first second or two of the animation, after that it renders perfectly.

richcz3
03-24-2005, 04:57 PM
That is very disconcerting. Those do not qualify as arifacts, but more as major render corruption. OK now. First and formemost

What are your settings?


What did you import your objects as? (what type of object?)
What are your Camera settings?
What Render features are you using?
I ask because I have been going over the manual since yesterday and I will be doing some testing between now and the weekend. It would be helpful to know the animation, camera, and Object/Material settings to see if the problems can be reproduced. Hopefuly its an issue that can be resolved in settings.

Caine777
03-24-2005, 05:13 PM
That is very disconcerting. Those do not qualify as arifacts, but more as major render corruption. OK now. First and formemost

What are your settings?

What did you import your objects as? (what type of object?)
What are your Camera settings?
What Render features are you using?
I ask because I have been going over the manual since yesterday and I will be doing some testing between now and the weekend. It would be helpful to know the animation, camera, and Object/Material settings to see if the problems can be reproduced. Hopefuly its an issue that can be resolved in settings.

The gate is an .obj, but the wall itself is just a stretched cube, a Vue 5 primitive. This happens on the ground as well, in certain animations, regardless of what material I use, so I don't think it has anything to do with what type of object it is. The materials in this animation are the most basic - Flat White for all objects, Pottery Clay for the ground. But like I said, I've had the same problem with reflective materials, with bitmap textures etc. Sometimes the bright "squares" aren't as prominent, but I still get a considerable darkening of the whole scene for a few frames.

My camera settings are default, haven't changed anything like blur or focus. From what I can tell, it doesn't matter how I move the camera - if the motion is constant or if I rotate it or track different objects - this corruption still occurs. And only during the first few frames of the animation.

Like I said, I've rendered at Preview, Final and Broadcast, and the results are the same. I'm re-rendering the first frames of this animation in Final, Broadcast and Ultra now, and the results are the same.

Could it perhaps have anything to do with the GI? I'm using Vue's standard GI without changing any settings at all.

I really have no idea why this is happening. If it was because of the GI, my guess is that the whole animation would be affected.

Caine777
03-24-2005, 05:14 PM
BTW, I'm using Vue 5 Esprit, not Vue 5 Infinite.

Phoul
03-24-2005, 06:19 PM
May be the material has keys in time line, has it?
I suppose it is the trouble. The material is animated.

Caine777
03-24-2005, 07:02 PM
May be the material has keys in time line, has it?
I suppose it is the trouble. The material is animated.

You are absolutely right! Thank you. :) Now the question is: why? TO my knowledge I haven't animated the materials, I just loaded the pure basic Vue materials. Well, never mind, now I know how to fix it. Thanks. :)

Niandji
03-25-2005, 12:36 AM
I believe that some of the basic materials were erroneously animated prior to release, and no one at E-on spotted it.

One of the patches addressed it insofar as to make deletion of multiple keyframes easier, but that was as far as it went, probably as the process to repair it was considered simple.

Phoul
03-26-2005, 09:39 PM
At the page where you can get/download the last exe update, scroll down, near the middle of the page, you'll see a patch called Materials.zip
https://secure.e-onsoftware.com/Download/Updates.php
:)

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