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  1. allanjl

    export vrscene?

    Thanks for the reminder! This is good to keep in mind.
  2. allanjl

    Will a solid state drive speed up saving large files?

    Actually the reason why it takes a while prior to the progress bar is because it's preparing to save. Putting everything together prior to saving. The bigger the file, the worse it is. Also, I've noticed that if the file has been worked on for many days, the slower it is to save. If you actually copied everything to a fresh empty file, the first few times it saves it will be leaps and bounds faster.
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    Example Images

    Thanks! Some trees are. Most of the shrubs are billboard images touched up in photoshop.
  4. allanjl

    Example Images

    Nice rendering Jaakko! Here are a couple of views of custom homes I helped design. Now that I look at these again, I see design improvements needed 😂
  5. allanjl

    Group for "Views"

  6. allanjl

    Vray Sun does not get animated

    Omg! I can't believe I didn't see that, that would have saved me a ton of work. Thank you!
  7. I think I may have read something related to this before. In essence, the Vray Sun is not linked to the Sun Position palette. It would be great if it somehow it could be. I am doing several renderings that show how the building shading design works over different times and dates, and I am having to manually change the Vray sun to match the sun position for every rendering. Very tedious.
  8. allanjl

    New material naming

    Agree, having it carry the material name carry to the material palette would be very handy.
  9. allanjl

    formZ 9

    Common ADS don't disappoint us. We need to keep up with the big boys of modeling and rendering.
  10. Count me in for Maxwell and Vray.
  11. allanjl

    Slow to respond

    Turn off the intersection snap?
  12. allanjl

    Lamp Shade

    I agree. Unless you're zoomed in, and you see the light bulb and the shade inside, I don't see the need to have the shade be translucent. You can fake the effect of the light going through it in V-ray for formZ. Even in Maxwell, where is very easy to make the SSS material, have the light inside, and have the light go through the shade, I still fake it. Why? Because the difference in making it as it would be in reality vs. the result of faking are so similar that is not worth the render time.
  13. allanjl

    Lamp Shade

    I have not tried SSS in V-ray yet, but I suspect it will slow down the rendering quite a bit. V-ray does come with SSS materials, but unless you're going to see the inside and outside of the lamp shade in detail, I don't see why one would need to use this. Again, if it's a glowing material, like glowing fabric you're after, my post above will give you that.
  14. allanjl

    Piano WIP

  15. allanjl

    Slow to respond

    Yes... I believe this happens because it's looking for intersections in 3D space. I use that snap very seldom, and when I do, I make sure I have very little geometry turned on. Otherwise, you're in for a lot of frustration.