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Is caching necessary for dynamics to show in render? Mine don't.
 
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Dec 3, 2022 07:37
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ssjenforcer wrote:
Ok, I just remembered I have motion blur enabled in all my scenes now.
not needed to enable it if the scene is static with no motion.
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Is caching necessary for dynamics to show in render? Mine don't.
 
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Dec 2, 2022 15:12
Yes, dynamics for simulations and particle engines should be cached before rendering. This is mostly needed for time offsets and motion blur when we get the scene for certain time sample. This is adviced by particle engine developers as I discussed with them.
Sometimes this can work without caching but there are a lot of conditions to get correct rendering. So it's anyway better to develop the simulation at first and then cache it and the render.
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The speed of the new version is significantly improved
 
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Nov 29, 2022 10:47
How much I hate the bugs that appear randomly, and not always... So hard to guess wtf with them :)
The bugs that are localized with a certain algorithm are like a gold. A developer finds them easilly and forget this.
In fact there were a lot of old bugs fixed during 0.65 development, especially that poping artifacts in very low subdivision scenes. The issue was so funny!
Btw, I have already fixes few other bugs (around 3) with emission materials and other things for the next release, that will be released quite soon.

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ssjenforcer wrote:
I am just learning how useful the distortion node is with the scratches node.
Yes, the combination of UVW nodes can be used for powerfull texturing for sure, especially with the Noise shaders. And we support 20 UVW channels btw, so it's a GPU king of texturing at the moment.
Scathes shader I think will be modified. I personally miss the colored output from it where you can assign scratches with different grey levels to the Gradient and produce the scratches of different colors. E.g. it's don't nicely with the flakes shader
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The speed of the new version is significantly improved
 
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Nov 28, 2022 21:28
May you please send me a minimum example of the scene for investigating in 2023 c4d?
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The speed of the new version is significantly improved
 
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Nov 28, 2022 16:32
It would be interesting to see an example. And I think if you click "reload scene" button in IPR you can make the same trick without re-openning the window.
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The speed of the new version is significantly improved
 
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Nov 26, 2022 03:43
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coooooolin wrote:
Please ask a question, the node editor in version 0.65 of CentiLeoforC4D2023 behaves abnormally, the line pulled out of the left-click property of the node does not show labels such as material or color, only 4 default properties, is this the reason for the C4D setting? This problem is not present in R25, and when 0.64 was tried, it was also present in R26
I have looked more precisely into the issue.
1) the feature is available in R25 and below for both CentiLeo and native standard C4D nodes.
2) the feature is not available in R26 for CentiLeo and also not for native, Maxon have simply changed their menus
3) btw CentLeo 0644 was not available for R26 :)

In fact when in R25 you click on the property and move and left-click and see this menu then you don't see all the nodes that can be connected. But in reality you can connect any node to color properties or single float properties such as roughness.
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The speed of the new version is significantly improved
 
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Nov 25, 2022 17:54
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coooooolin wrote:
Please ask a question, the node editor in version 0.65 of CentiLeoforC4D2023 behaves abnormally, the line pulled out of the left-click property of the node does not show labels such as material or color, only 4 default properties, is this the reason for the C4D setting? This problem is not present in R25, and when 0.64 was tried, it was also present in R26
I will look into the problem. I usuall click "+" button at the top left corner of node window to choose the node. Maxon developers continue doing changes to node editor API and something could change on their end.

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ssjenforcer wrote:
should I get the update too? Was this an issue with 2023 as well or just s26?
You can just re-download the package again to get update with the bugfix
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The speed of the new version is significantly improved
 
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Nov 24, 2022 22:44
The issue with crash is fixed. Btw it happened when small enough object is used, e.g. a plane or cube. Just need to re-download and re-install the plugin.
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Filip Stamate wrote:
Dirt node is still not fixed, correct?
Not yet :(
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The speed of the new version is significantly improved
 
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Nov 24, 2022 18:53
Yes, I am working to fix this crash at the moment, it's reproduced already. Hope to fix it asap.
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The problem of Sinicization, The problem of Sinicization
 
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Nov 24, 2022 09:27
I hope there will be a chance to make Chinese translation for Cinema and nodes interface. At first glance it seems to be not so complex as there are some sources including other engine translations :)
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The speed of the new version is significantly improved
 
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Nov 24, 2022 09:25
Hi coooooolin, thank you! Actually the biggest speedup is on more recent GPUs such as RTX 3070 or 3080. For GTX 10xx it's more modest but still is nice as you see.
The CPU power (and dual CPU) is not exploited in CentiLeo rendering part, because we still have room for improvement on GPU.
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The phenomenon of cpu utilization in version 0.65
 
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Nov 24, 2022 07:22
Hi coooooolin, thank you! Actually the current CentiLeo architecture doesn't use dual CPU at all, we however can use multiple GPUs in the system, there can be a lot of them. But they become so fat, and I can fit only 2xRTX 3080 to my PC.
The CPU is used only to read the files, scene objects at rendering launch, and it's using several threads and multiple GPU too.
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one of my materials became broken when moving the scene into 0.65
 
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Nov 24, 2022 07:18
I have probably overseated with optimizations, and it would be nicer to make 2 releases of it each with some 2x speedup. But getting a one 5x is great too :)

Actually the features, materials and nodes were not modified at all. So everything should be as in the old version. Only the engine speed has changed.
I only remember that I have added the real scene units (mm, cm, meters) to the displacement mapping edge length for the world space mode. In 0.64 this value didn't have any units. Just check this part, maybe it may help changing the edge length of world space split (not pixel adaptive split).
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[ Closed] CentiLeo Gallery
 
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Nov 23, 2022 22:04
Multi-GPU Out-of-core Rendering

2 x RTX3080. There are 2 scene variants here: with 245M and 288M triangles.
The scene with 245M triangles is launched within around 12.5 seconds, and the scene with 288M triangles is launched in 15 seconds including ray acceleration builder and scene read from file. All renders have 4 iterations (256 samples per pixel) and 1600x900 resolution. All shots render within very few seconds.

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[ Closed] CentiLeo Gallery
 
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Nov 23, 2022 21:55
Render examples


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How to make emissive object invisible to camera completely?
 
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Nov 23, 2022 18:20
Honestly I have never tested pyro, still will be busy to add other important changes to CentiLeo core, both more optimizations and other features
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How to make emissive object invisible to camera completely?
 
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Nov 23, 2022 17:55
Yes, the scratches can be used as mask, they output only greyscale scratches on top of white background. But these grey values are very dim, and you may not really see the effect in a combination with mix material. So, probably a color correct node can help increasing the contrast of scratches but I feel I can improve the scratches node to produce more contrast values and output grey gradient scratches (as is now), colored scratches and pure black/white mask. For example this is working for the flakes node and it's working perfectly as a mask of multi material, and very usefull to produce the car paint flakes.

Btw, download the 0.65 release, it's done, and it's much faster, and the most previously discussed bugs have also fixed :)

https://centileo.com/news/161/centileo-for-cinema-3dsmax-0650/
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Any way to make God Rays with spotlight?, Any other useful things we can do with lights?
 
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Nov 23, 2022 14:38
Ha-ha! Interesting finding, thanks for sharing the idea! I undestand how it works with some very slight emission power on the cone
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How to make emissive object invisible to camera completely?
 
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Nov 23, 2022 14:35
Oh yes, this is currently not working for regular objects with emission material. This hidding from camera works only for regular light sources (Area, Omni, Spot). Btw, if you create the omni light source and increase the radius using CentiLeo tag then it will be a sphere and you can hide it with the same property control in the tag.
I should fix it for emission material for sure, that's also needed for some archviz lighting setups.
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Any way to make God Rays with spotlight?, Any other useful things we can do with lights?
 
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Nov 19, 2022 06:46
How does it look visually? Actually this feature is not supported natively, so we have to integrate a whole volumetric support
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