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by andrewd084
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any documentation on Reality and LuxRender?
Replies: 2
Views: 2627

Re: Any documentation on Reality and LuxRender?

It does help a bit, thanks :)
by andrewd084
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any documentation on Reality and LuxRender?
Replies: 2
Views: 2627

Any documentation on Reality and LuxRender?

As I try to get more in-depth in my renders, I often find myself wondering if the assumptions I'm making about translations between reality and luxrender terminology are accurate. For instance, when I look at the information here (http://www.luxrender.net/wiki/LuxRender_Materials), I don't know if R...
by andrewd084
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about Texture Combine and Multiply
Replies: 5
Views: 5485

Re: Question about Texture Combine and Multiply

I guess what I mean is that it seems like, if you're using a certain level of glossiness to achieve a certain effect, you're counting on the other variables to fall within a certain range, and vice versa. Most of the information I can find about making skin look good doesn't mention things like high...
by andrewd084
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about Texture Combine and Multiply
Replies: 5
Views: 5485

Re: Question about Texture Combine and Multiply

Are you saying the specular color is irrelevant? It seems like it changes how things look quite a bit. I'm trying to figure out what level/range of grey to aim for, because all extreme black and white doesn't work well.
by andrewd084
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about Texture Combine and Multiply
Replies: 5
Views: 5485

Re: Question about Texture Combine and Multiply

Actually, I just realized that the black portions are already complete black (or close enough that it doesn't really matter), so I might as well reduce the gain dramatically and then use Add to bring the whole thing up to less starkly contrasting levels of grey. That brings up another question, thou...
by andrewd084
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about Texture Combine and Multiply
Replies: 5
Views: 5485

Question about Texture Combine and Multiply

I have a specular skin image I'm trying to use, but its light pixels are too light and its dark pixels are too dark. This makes it difficult to achieve the effect I want in Lux - it's hard to get a somewhat natural and consistent level of glossiness, and it creates a horribly textured surface even w...
by andrewd084
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Tips, techniques, and recipes
Topic: G3F and Iray skins
Replies: 15
Views: 23095

Re: G3F and Iray skins

So I know this isn't why you posted the thread, but I have to ask (because I've been trying to figure it out myself) - how did you get the backgrounds transparent? It looks a lot better than just chopping sections of the image out in photoshop.
by andrewd084
Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Texture collection and memory management
Replies: 1
Views: 2186

Texture collection and memory management

Is there a way to do texture collection of certain textures but not others, or collection of different sizes for different textures? I'd like to save memory and processing on stuff that's out of focus or of little importance to the scene, but I'd still like the full resolution for one or two things ...
by andrewd084
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Reality isn't loading anything
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

Re: Reality isn't loading anything

I did have them both enabled in my firewall before. I assume that I somehow installed 4.3 incorrectly when I upgraded. Thanks for getting to this quickly though, and sorry for the trouble :)
by andrewd084
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Reality isn't loading anything
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

Reality isn't loading anything

I recently updated to Reality 4.3.0.16155 for Daz Studio. I'm still using Daz Studio 4.8.0.59, because I've heard too many horror stories about 4.9 deleting or randomly rearranging half of my runtime, and there's no way I'm going to risk that :( I still have Reality 4.2.0.15327 installed as well, bu...

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