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therealpepe1
02-28-2007, 01:19 AM
Has anybody seen this renderer, pretty nice images.
Nobody has written an exporter for c4d yet.
Hopefully somebody will get around to it.
Would be nice to get a free renderer.

http://sunflow.sourceforge.net/index.php

Pe

rsquires
02-28-2007, 01:24 AM
I think you can use Blender with it. I downloaded it for Mac but haven't had a chance to look at it in any great depth.

Bring on Vray

regards

Rich

ilay
07-22-2007, 08:44 PM
I read about SunflowExporterSuite v0.5 for Cinema4D (http://sunflow.sourceforge.net/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=192) and download it (http://cinema4d.info/SunflowExporterSuite.zip)
So we have error maxon\CINEMA 4D R10\plugins\SunflowExporterSuite\SunflowExporterExportScript.coh in line 48: trace-depth >>>> trace-depths (according of new sunflow's manual (http://www.geneome.net/other/otherfiles/sunflow-manual.pdf) )
WriteTraceDepths(file)
{
file->WriteString(stradd("trace-depths {", GeGetLineEnd()));
file->WriteString(stradd("\tdiff ", tostring(GenerateVariables->tracedepthsdiffuse), GeGetLineEnd()));
file->WriteString(stradd("\trefl ", tostring(GenerateVariables->tracedepthsreflection), GeGetLineEnd()));
file->WriteString(stradd("\trefr ", tostring(GenerateVariables->tracedepthsrefraction), GeGetLineEnd()));
file->WriteString(stradd("}", GeGetLineEnd()));
file->WriteString(stradd(GeGetLineEnd()));
}
But renders still are black :((( :banghead:

Somebody knows where Sascha Eichler(author of expoter)?
I think something wrong with geometry-export...
PS: Sunflow is really alternative to vray. It has like vray proxy-elements and many useful things...

ilay
07-30-2007, 01:17 PM
Up!
Needs some manuals to undestand C4d's structure
P.S. Also if somebody works in sketchup...there is re-worked script by D.Bur(http://www.crai.archi.fr/RubyLibraryDepot/Ruby/su2sf.zip) for exporting to sunflow render
--
Test-render using AO-setting, from sketchup to sunflow
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/7990/testaorj6.th.jpg (http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=testaorj6.jpg)

unseenthings
07-30-2007, 04:13 PM
But renders still are black :((( :banghead:

Somebody knows where Sascha Eichler(author of expoter)?
I think something wrong with geometry-export...
PS: Sunflow is really alternative to vray. It has like vray proxy-elements and many useful things...
I think it's more of an alternative to Maxwell than vray.... on another forum, someone said in regards to the black renders, "Be aware if you are using omni lights, you have to pull the intensity beyond your normal thinking."

I've played with it some and an older version of the plugin worked for me, but the newest one did not. I believe that the author has moved on, but open-sourced the plugin code in the process.

ilay
07-30-2007, 05:12 PM
ascent thank you for answer!
Maxwell...i don't think about it. So i lead to skipy-integration.
Ilay

P.S.: Why geometry? If we compare files(*.sc) exported by Sascha Eichler's plug-in and ...from blender(or sketchup), we can find some changes in xyz-coordinates(geometry) too. It's my opinion
And i read about that when Sascha add some info about shaders...sf-render didn't read it.

VestanPance
08-02-2007, 07:08 PM
Can't seem to find the download anywhere. Can someone provide a direct link? The one provided above won't work for me.

ilay
08-03-2007, 07:00 AM
it's intersting effect - how janino shaders work...(source (http://sunflow.sourceforge.net/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=328&highlight=))
https://fractrace.dev.java.net/files/documents/6137/63379/BlendShader_001.png

P.S. VestanPance, i attach SunflowExporterSuite-05

aigle
08-03-2007, 10:30 AM
Cool...thanks Ilay.

VestanPance
08-03-2007, 02:59 PM
Thanks IlaySHP.

ilay
08-03-2007, 03:54 PM
I understood that needs to use camera with target and sunsky object - cinema4d's sun or infinite light
And Sascha fixs some problems with lights - source (http://sunflow.sourceforge.net/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?p=2632#2632)
Open the file SunflowExporterExportScript.coh...go to the line 148 (file->WriteString(stradd("\tpower "+tostring(bright * 10), GeGetLineEnd()))
and change the value from 10 to 10000000. Lower the intensity of the lights in the scene to 100% and export.
WriteString(stradd("\tpower "+tostring(bright * 10000000), GeGetLineEnd()))

ilay
08-04-2007, 12:26 PM
I forget to write: if you want to render you need download "java jdk" from www.sun.com

ilay
08-06-2007, 06:30 PM
New bugfixes from Sascha (http://sunflow.sourceforge.net/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?p=2642#2642) (source) - sunsky-object was fixed
Or in attach (put and replace SunflowExporterExportScript.coh to maxon\CINEMA 4D R10\plugins\SunflowExporterSuite\SunflowExporterExportScript.coh)

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