View Full Version : Final Gathering, need help

09 September 2006, 10:49 PM
I've set up a very simple scene using a sphere and a couple of cubes. The only light source is set to nearly zero.

When I enable Final Gathering I don't see any sign that it is working at all, this has got to be a dumb mistake on my part but I can't seem to find what the problem is.

I've uploaded the scene to if someone could take a look at it and see what I'm missing I would appreciate it.


edit: Forgot to add that I'm using XSI 5.11 Ess

09 September 2006, 12:50 AM
You need to light the scene with an enviroment or lights.
Things to check for
Have you put an enviroment in your pass ?
When using an enviroment with hdri or colour you only need one light with zero intensity
and you'll get all the light from the enviroment.
Turn FG bounces up to 1 or 2


09 September 2006, 01:24 AM
Thanks FuriousD, there is a light in the scene but it's intensity is set to almost zero.

I've attached a screen shot of the scene. The upper cube has a constant shader on it and if I understand correctly it should provide most of the lighting for the scene when I enable FG but this is not happening.

09 September 2006, 01:32 AM
Go into the constant shader/Global illumination tab and turn up the intensity:)
Check out the XSI tuts its all covered there.


09 September 2006, 02:00 AM

Manny is a cool dude who actually works for SoftImage. I had him on the phone for ten minutes once and saw the light... I was finally gathered 8-).


09 September 2006, 04:40 AM
You're right FuriousD, although I went through the tutorials quite a while ago it looks like it's time to review them again.

Hey LemonNado, that's a great link. I don't know how I haven't run across it before.

Thanks guys. :thumbsup:

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