Does Hair work with Global Illumination?

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  01 January 2013
Does Hair work with Global Illumination?

Does Hair work with Global Illumination, Ambient Occlusion or the Physical Renderer?
  01 January 2013
as raytracing which is not the default mode yes. In standard renderer the normals are often the opposite of what you'd like for GI so it isn't great, but you can also switch to geometry too. for AO specifically I think it has to be geometry.
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Kai Pedersen
  01 January 2013
Thanks Kai. How do you set it for Raytracing?

If I put a soft shadows on a light, the hair looks cool.

Can I use GI to get realistic looking hair? Or would you recommend shadowing it?

Last edited by JoeHerman : 01 January 2013 at 08:17 AM.
  01 January 2013
i would recommend not using GI.
even if you get it to look good it will mean longer render times.

and the raytrace option is under the hair render settings
Dataflow Donation Cinema 4D Beta Tester
  01 January 2013
Thanks, I will keep that in mind about Global Illumination and hair.

Last edited by JoeHerman : 01 January 2013 at 06:14 PM.
  01 January 2013
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