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stunndman
03-11-2003, 05:45 AM
anyone knows how to properly set up the mib_ray_marcher node from within Maya ?

i have managed to render a ray marched texture in a cube - but the wiered thing is that the cube is totally opaque

what should i connect to the shader attribute of the node ?

that's what i've got so far

http://212.186.161.160/shared/ray_marcher_cube.jpg

also posted on highend3d: http://www.highend3d.com/boards/showflat.php?Cat=1,2&Board=MayaMR&Number=135551&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=21&fpart=

Jozvex
03-11-2003, 08:01 AM
How did get as far as you've gotten?

stunndman
03-11-2003, 10:10 AM
the shading network

http://212.186.161.160/shared/ray_marcher_cube_SN.jpg

basically that was just a wild guess - i managed to get a parti_volume shader to render properly and from there i tried to apply the same setup to the mib_ray_marcher node

the scene file - http://212.186.161.160/shared/ray_marcher_cube.ma

alexx
03-11-2003, 10:18 AM
i am not sure but you can have a look in the scene file in that tut.. he uses ray marcher as well for the volume caustics..

http://www.motiondesign.biz/

cheers

alexx

stunndman
03-11-2003, 10:24 AM
as far as i can see he is using the parti_volume and parti_volume_photon_node and not the mib_ray_marcher node

alexx
03-11-2003, 10:37 AM
yeah.. you are right..
i am quite new to MR

sorry

stunndman
03-11-2003, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by alexx
yeah.. you are right..
i am quite new to MR

sorry

so am i, no problem :)

Jozvex
03-12-2003, 05:11 AM
Hmm I give up.

I played around with your scene for a while then created one of my own using the 3D Crater texture (looked cool!) but transparency just doesn't seem to happen.

stunndman
03-12-2003, 06:50 PM
thanks for taking a look at it - sure the ray marching looks promising - i think i'll get the book on mental-ray to sort this things out

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