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JHaywood
08-18-2005, 03:49 PM
I recorded a video showing how to create a quick GI lighting setup using Mental Ray, Final Gather and vertex painting. Hope you find it useful.

http://jhaywood.com/images/VertexGILighting_techsmith.avi

Zachrias
08-18-2005, 05:19 PM
I recorded a video showing how to create a quick GI lighting setup using Mental Ray, Final Gather and vertex painting. Hope you find it useful.

http://jhaywood.com/images/VertexGILighting_techsmith.avi

Wich codec do you need to watch this?

JHaywood
08-18-2005, 05:46 PM
Techsmith

http://www.techsmith.com/download/codecsdefault.asp

Zachrias
08-18-2005, 07:00 PM
Ah! That was a nice movie! Im going right away and try it!
oh and one thing more, you sounded pretty much like they guy who made the demonstration movies for 3dsmax8 :)

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=5659513



Edit: Just hitted a snag, i cant applay the "Glow-lume-with-vertex" material to my sphere.

JHaywood
08-18-2005, 07:43 PM
That's strange. Can you apply other materials to the Sphere?

Zachrias
08-18-2005, 07:52 PM
That's strange. Can you apply other materials to the Sphere?

This is how i did.

1. Pressed on a empty slot in the material Editor
2. Pressed the button "Get Material"
3. Choosed Glow(lume) (the one with a yellow square infront of it)
4. Pressed on the Glow button and choosed Vertex Color, and set the map channel to 3.

But the problem is, if i start with a material with a yellow or a green square infront of it, i cant apply it.


EDIT: Ah! now i feel pretty stupid! Forgot to choose Mental Ray as standard in the Material Editor! It works fine now! Thanks again for the tutorial!


EDIT2: Wow, that was fast! It tooked me about 5-10 minutes to render this scene! (Have a laptop 1.6 centrino and 512ram)
Used 16min and 64max on Samples per pixel and 5000 samples under Final Gather.
http://sprite.t9.se/3dnew/teapots.jpg

erilaz
08-24-2005, 03:32 AM
Very nice method! Wish I'd found this a week ago!:D

JHaywood
08-24-2005, 06:17 AM
Mmmm, teapots. Looks good. I'm glad you guys found it useful.

Ian Jones
08-24-2005, 10:00 AM
Ouch, bandwidth got killed. How fast did i go and how big is the file? I may be able to mirror.

jigu
08-24-2005, 02:23 PM
man i can;t download the file!!

bandwidht exceeded!!

brzilian
08-24-2005, 03:36 PM
The link isn't working...

JHaywood
08-24-2005, 03:45 PM
It's about 44 megs. I was hoping the limit would hold out until the end of the month. I guess 20 gigs doesn't go as far as it used to. :)

If you'd like to mirror it, that would be cool. Or if anyone wants me to send it to them, that's fine too.

Brian Cassil
08-31-2005, 06:42 PM
Looks like fun... I'm very tempted to start giving MR a try.

JHaywood
09-01-2005, 05:11 AM
The link should be working again. Feel free to let me know if anyone has any troubles.

jigu
09-01-2005, 07:38 AM
thanks...it;s working properly now!! i m downloading it now!!

bindyeye
09-01-2005, 11:56 PM
Brilliant idea Jay... thnx for sharing it with us champ ;)

urgaffel
02-22-2006, 03:28 PM
Excellent tutorial, good job! Will definitely be usefull in future projects for me :) Thanks a bunch!

probie
03-02-2006, 09:57 PM
Still downloading the tutorial, but I wanted to say that I am having a bit of a time getting some nice volumetric lighting from 'outside' to shine in a window and also use caustics on a glass. It should be interesting to see.

I just watched the video and great tutorial! I can see how this would be a really quick way to get a nice preset library. Thanks for the vid. :)

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