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Aligning Backgrounds With Horizons

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Davidson Jun 21, 2013. 1 Reply

There has got to be a way to to set a background image to stay aligned to the ground plane / horizon.The functionality is there when you set the lighting as a HDRI and set the background as "Sky"…Continue

Transparencies In Textured Materials

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Davidson Aug 6, 2012. 1 Reply

I have a curly question for all you flamingo masters out there regarding transparencies In textured materials.in the included rendered image you can see the the middle chair has…Continue

CUDA Rendering

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Davidson May 16, 2012. 1 Reply

Hi Scott, Quick question...is Flamingo NXT CUDA enabled or is it ever likely to be?Continue

Problems With HDR skys / Backgrounds

Started this discussion. Last reply by CAD Projects Oct 19, 2011. 5 Replies

Im having a few issues getting my HDR Sky to look realistic when I render a scene.I have made my own HDR image using Photoshops Merge to HDR Pro command. (see below image) and i want this image to…Continue

 

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"Oh, that's good to know! I'm new to Flamingo, and was doing a render of a bridge over water using the water material in the "Marine" folder applied to the ground plane...it worked okay but came out very flat. What types of…"
Mar 17
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"Hi Deborah,  yes that scene uses a water material applied to the ground plane. it started out as the standard Flamingo water material but i have tweaked it many times to get it looking like that. There is another technique whereby you use a…"
Mar 17
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"How did you  render the water so realistically? Is it a material or another technique? Very nice, indeed!"
Mar 17
CAD Projects replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion nXt Studio
"That makes perfect sense, the ability was there all along I just didn't realise.  Thanks Scott! "
Mar 4
CAD Projects replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion nXt Studio
"First impressions Im finding it very unstable, it crashes more times than it successfully opens a file. im opening large boat models and I note there are other people with similar issues opening larger models. (sorry cant supply the models as they…"
Feb 26
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"Yes its a product of having a wife as a professional photographer. The backgrounds are her images as are the HDRI images used to light the scene. In this case that background was a snapshot of last weekends fishing trip."
Sep 3, 2013
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"I see you figured out the horizon issue (or found a work-around). Superb work."
Sep 3, 2013
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Scott Davidson replied to CAD Projects's discussion Aligning Backgrounds With Horizons
"There is not a good way to leave a planar background image aligned with a ground plane. I think there are other ways to get a background and groundplane to work together. What happens if you set sky and ground plane to alpha.  Then drop the…"
Jun 21, 2013
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Aligning Backgrounds With Horizons

There has got to be a way to to set a background image to stay aligned to the ground plane / horizon.The functionality is there when you set the lighting as a HDRI and set the background as "Sky"  but as we all know HDRi"S set as the backgrounds show up as blurry, pixelated & nasty.we need a way to set / lock a background image to the ground plane.I have made a screen capture movie to illustrate my thoughts and attach it here. Anyone out there in the community with any thoughts &…See More
Jun 21, 2013
CAD Projects replied to Ryan Wynott's discussion Installing nXt with Rhino 5.0
"hmmmmmmmmm, you are in uncharted waters now. better get onto McNeel about it. Phone the Seattle office, they are the best to talk to."
Nov 16, 2012
CAD Projects replied to Ryan Wynott's discussion Installing nXt with Rhino 5.0
"if you still have V4 installed then its not A licence manager problem as I describe above. check you are installing service release 2 of flamingo. "
Nov 16, 2012
CAD Projects replied to Ryan Wynott's discussion Installing nXt with Rhino 5.0
"if you installed Rhino V5 and then Uninstalled Rhino V4 this is your problem. When you uninstalled Rhino V4 you also inadvertently removed the Rhino V4 licence manager which Flamingo needs to run. (I know strange Flamingo needs a V4…"
Nov 16, 2012
CAD Projects replied to Ryan Wynott's discussion Installing nXt with Rhino 5.0
"Hi Scott, Im having the same problem. I must have been one of those customers who was shipped an early DVD copy of flamingo that needed Rhino 4.0SR9 installed to work. I have now purchased Rhino 5.0 64bit commercial and now flamingo…"
Nov 12, 2012
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Interior Tutorial

"Hi Scott, in the above render are the walls and ceiling meant to be white..? at present they look grey.  Reason I ask is this is a problem I have when ever I make an interior render in Flamingo NXT, Whites just come out looking…"
Oct 9, 2012

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