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Animation

Started Jun 11, 2012 0 Replies

I have a couple questions about using nXt with the built-in Rhino animation tools - like Turntable:1.  Is it possible to save out transparent PNGs?2.  Is there a way yet to turn off or hold…Continue

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Spotlight Focus and nXt Feedback

Started this discussion. Last reply by greg b Mar 2, 2011. 10 Replies

I've been using nXt and really enjoying its speed, but I have a few questions and comments. 1.  How can one adjust the focus of spotlights to create softer shadow edges? 2. Was there a compression…Continue

 

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Animation

I have a couple questions about using nXt with the built-in Rhino animation tools - like Turntable:1.  Is it possible to save out transparent PNGs?2.  Is there a way yet to turn off or hold consistent the auto-exposure to prevent variation in frame-to-frame lighting?  This makes nXt difficult to use for animations.It seems like this has issue has been brought up several times on the forum, such as:…See More
Jun 11, 2012
greg b replied to Scott Davidson's discussion Flamingo Beta 25 Available
"Thanks for all of these fixes! A few questions: 1. Are the settings in the lighting, environment, and render tabs of the control panel supposed to save with the 3dm file? They do not in the March 1 or Mar 10 64bit Rhino5. 2. What default…"
Mar 11, 2011
greg b replied to greg b's discussion Spotlight Focus and nXt Feedback
"1, 2 and 3.  I will send you an email.   4.  I wasn't specific enough before.  I want to be able to enter a number in the render window like in the editor, while still being able to use a slider.  Having a…"
Mar 2, 2011
Scott Davidson replied to greg b's discussion Spotlight Focus and nXt Feedback
"On your 1. we have all the features fixed, except the Wattage match.  I think we have it fixed, but I cannot verify it.  Do you have a simple 3DM file that has this problem?"
Mar 2, 2011
Scott Davidson replied to greg b's discussion Spotlight Focus and nXt Feedback
"1) We wil look at this and get it fixed.    2) I m interestied in getting an example for this issue.  Can you setup a scene that you need this?   3) Are you changing the values int eh NXT control panel or the Rhino Properties…"
Mar 2, 2011
greg b replied to greg b's discussion Spotlight Focus and nXt Feedback
"Thanks Scott, looking forward to the fix.  A few more bugs/issues/suggestions:   1.  In the last few Rhino5 WIPs, the light settings in the nXt lighting control panel (and the rendering resolution settings) are no longer saved with…"
Mar 2, 2011
Scott Davidson replied to greg b's discussion Spotlight Focus and nXt Feedback
"Sorry, I have been a bit busy the last couple days.  You are not missing anything.  It is a bug.  The initial radius cannot be changed.    I have reported the problem, it should be fixed soon.     Thank you for the…"
Feb 18, 2011
greg b replied to greg b's discussion Spotlight Focus and nXt Feedback
"Scott, have you had a chance to check out the spotlight radius?  Is it not working correctly, or am I missing something?"
Feb 16, 2011
greg b replied to greg b's discussion Spotlight Focus and nXt Feedback
"These images are from nXt 64 21-Jan beta on V5 64 12-Jan in Win7.  There is a discrepancy between the spotlight radius value in the Rhino properties and the nXt control panel light properties, but it still doesn't explain the…"
Feb 9, 2011
Scott Davidson replied to greg b's discussion Spotlight Focus and nXt Feedback
"If you hit reply, under the edit box is an upload file link.  You should be able to get me the file through that.  Or, ou can send it to my email at scottd@mcneel.com."
Feb 8, 2011
greg b replied to greg b's discussion Spotlight Focus and nXt Feedback
"Thanks for the reply, Scott. 1. The radius doesn't really seem to affect the shadow edges. I just did a test with one Rhino spotlight (no hdri, sky or ambient) with a wattage of 100, beam angle 50, and radius from .01 to 10000 and the shadows…"
Feb 8, 2011
Scott Davidson replied to greg b's discussion Spotlight Focus and nXt Feedback
"Glad you are liking some of the imporvements.   1) The softness of the shadows is related to the Radius of the source.  On an spotlight you can edit this in object properties.  The larger the radius, the softer the shadows.   2)…"
Feb 8, 2011
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Spotlight Focus and nXt Feedback

I've been using nXt and really enjoying its speed, but I have a few questions and comments. 1.  How can one adjust the focus of spotlights to create softer shadow edges? 2. Was there a compression change for saving out jpgs in the 12/21 beta?  The file size is now about 25% for the same render, and they are fairly noisy.  Can we have that full quality back or an option for export quality? 3.  It's great to be able to use that instance of Rhino while rendering. On a few occasions I've…See More
Feb 8, 2011
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