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10 October 2010, 05:43 PM
Strange Artifacts over BulkyConifer!
I have made an animated Architectural scene with 3dsMax2010+SP1 and VuexStream 8.4.
I had problems with ConeShapedConifer: the leaves flickering.
I reset BumpFunction for this plant specie and the flickering disappear.
I have used TextureFiltering at 100% in the VuexStream>RenderingOptions
I made some tests and I am satisfied for smoothing.

But I decided to replace the Cone-ShapedConifer with BulkyConifer, because this specie of plant has more leaves, and the leaves are more tick and dense; this appears more appropriate for plants along the river.

- But after the complete rendering of the last 150 frames (that taken about 15 hours), I seen bad artifacts at the borders of BulkyConifer !
See the attached images: ( (

I am unlucky !
These artifacts appears as bad behavior of alpha channel, but I am not sure what is the cause...


10 October 2010, 07:07 PM
Help me, please!


10 October 2010, 08:40 AM
If you are rendering with Mental Ray you should check "Process Background an Environment Maps" in the Exposure Control settings.

Hope this helps,

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