[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 494: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 113: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 5284: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3903)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 5284: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3903)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 5284: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3903)
The Official Reality forums • fireflies with IBL lighting and metal/glass surfaces
Page 1 of 1

fireflies with IBL lighting and metal/glass surfaces

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:49 pm
by cmacks
Generally I get good results using IBL lighting and Reality. One limitation is that I tend to get what I think are fireflies on skin (e.g. G3F) near metallic jewelry or shiny objects like sunglasses. I think they are fireflies because they get worse with rendering time, not better. Any suggestions in reducing/eliminating these? Thanks.

Re: fireflies with IBL lighting and metal/glass surfaces

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:13 pm
by sigstan
Unless IBL has "hot pixels" metal should not normally be an issue. Can you show us an example picture?

Re: fireflies with IBL lighting and metal/glass surfaces

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:21 am
by cmacks
Here are two (from the same render). Shiny gold earrings. The rest of the render was quite "done".
noise2.png
noise2.png (70.21 KiB) Viewed 9872 times
noise1.png
noise1.png (95.55 KiB) Viewed 9872 times

Re: fireflies with IBL lighting and metal/glass surfaces

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:19 am
by Gederix
If there are bump/normals/displacement maps for the hoops try dialing them down or removing them.

Re: fireflies with IBL lighting and metal/glass surfaces

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:09 am
by cmacks
I will try that, thanks.

Re: fireflies with IBL lighting and metal/glass surfaces

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:48 am
by sigstan
It does look at bit odd.

Let us know, if Gederix's advice helps. - Otherwise I think we need to see scene configuration tab and output tab. Also IBL name and render time at the point you are showing.

Re: fireflies with IBL lighting and metal/glass surfaces

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:42 pm
by cmacks
Playing more, this seems to be a problem with Sobol, and is mostly not a problem with Metropolis. Does this sound right?

Re: fireflies with IBL lighting and metal/glass surfaces

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:12 pm
by sigstan

Re: fireflies with IBL lighting and metal/glass surfaces

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:58 pm
by fuzzy70
Are they fireflies or could they be caustics???, caustics does happen on metal and not just glass/liquids as a lot of people think. As Gederix said removing any bump/normal/displacement maps may help, also geometry resolution but normally only on very low poly items with sharp changes in edges.

If they are caustics there is very little you can do due to Lux being fully physics based other than toning down the reflectivity of the material so it's not so mirror like. Caustics are more pronounced where there is another object in close proximity (which seems the case in your 2 examples) and only way to minimise their effect is put more space between the reflective objects and their surrounding objects, which is not always possible though.

Regards

Lee