Maxwell Render, C4D and HDRi

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

THREAD CLOSED
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05 May 2006   #1
Maxwell Render, C4D and HDRi

Here's a quick HDRI test with the Cinemaxwell plug-in. It still has a few really stupid bugs but it's so close to being awesome. The render below was stopped at 91 minutes but was almost identical at 45 minutes.

I tried to render it with AR 2.5 but the results were far too embarassing to post to CGTalk :(



Matt
__________________
Matthew Rogers
matthew@360precision.com
360Precision
 
Old 05 May 2006   #2
can you by any chance post the file? or just the hdri setup as i was trying to figure this out myself but to no avail... it seems that trial and error, or maybe just the late hour in the evening make feel really dumb as a im not getting anything out of it...
__________________









Architect of my own life.
 
Old 05 May 2006   #3
Check the C4D forum, I posted a quick basic HDRI tutorial for C4D to Maxwell Render.

If you cannot get to it, I will post the link, just let me know.
__________________
digitecture.org
Design|Energy|Computation


 
Old 05 May 2006   #4
what was that link again?
__________________









Architect of my own life.
 
Old 05 May 2006   #5
Looks pretty good Matt. Nice looking HDRI. I would be very interested in your setup as well. Particularly the lighting ... was this all from the HDRI or did you add other emiiters? Did you use the sky object?
__________________
It wasn't me!
 
Old 05 May 2006   #6
The scene is lit purely with the HDRi. I have the main HDRi in reflectance, refraction and the illumination channels. I then saved the ev 0 panorama as a 32bit HDR to use as the background. I do this to stop Maxwell from having to tone map the HDRi for the background image. If you let Maxwell do it I find it's almost impossible to get the exposure, contrast and colours correct.

Matt
__________________
Matthew Rogers
matthew@360precision.com
360Precision
 
Old 05 May 2006   #7
Originally Posted by zoetropeuk: The scene is lit purely with the HDRi. I have the main HDRi in reflectance, refraction and the illumination channels. I then saved the ev 0 panorama as a 32bit HDR to use as the background. I do this to stop Maxwell from having to tone map the HDRi for the background image. If you let Maxwell do it I find it's almost impossible to get the exposure, contrast and colours correct.

Matt


Interesting, I'll have to try that. Thanks for the tip! Did you use the skymap tag in the plug or straight from studio to set the background?
__________________
It wasn't me!
 
Old 05 May 2006   #8
I tried the skymap tag but not all channels are transferred so I just do it manually in Studio.

Matt
__________________
Matthew Rogers
matthew@360precision.com
360Precision
 
Old 05 May 2006   #9
Originally Posted by zoetropeuk: I tried the skymap tag but not all channels are transferred so I just do it manually in Studio.

Matt


Yeah, I was afraid that was going to be your answer. I was hoping I just missed something in the plug.

Thanks,

Steve
__________________
It wasn't me!
 
Old 05 May 2006   #10
http://www.maxwellrender.com/forum/...pic.php?t=14890
__________________
digitecture.org
Design|Energy|Computation


 
Old 05 May 2006   #11


anybody else get their plus one licenses? i've not received anything since the V1 release email stating they would be sent out "next week" which was a couple weeks ago.

dann
__________________
-
Dann Stubbs - dann@darkskydigital.com
http://www.RenderKing.com Value Priced C4D, VRAY, Cycles4D Render Farm
-
 
Old 05 May 2006   #12
hey dann

I didn't get the free plus one license either... :-(

would like to hear from more people.
cheers
 
Old 05 May 2006   #13
I have not received anything yet either...
__________________
It wasn't me!
 
Old 05 May 2006   #14
Nope, not received mine either :(

Matt
__________________
Matthew Rogers
matthew@360precision.com
360Precision
 
Old 05 May 2006   #15
i did...


NOT!!!
__________________









Architect of my own life.
 
Thread Closed share thread



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
CGSociety
Society of Digital Artists
www.cgsociety.org

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump
Miscellaneous

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.