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displacement map dissapears
show user profile  stevey2shoes
I posted a photo of a scorpion I made a while ago.
I've since improved him and animated him.
Trouble is, for 5 frames, the displacement map seems to dissapear.
This happens twice in the sequence.
any ideas why please.
If I can upload it then I will post it here.
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10/30/2011 11:23:02 AM (last edit: 10/30/2011 11:23:02 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
is the displacement slot's value animated?

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10/30/2011 11:24:19 AM (last edit: 10/30/2011 11:24:19 AM)
show user profile  stevey2shoes
doesn't seem to be,
waiting for the video to upload,
I did animate parts of the overall mesh, and thought that the map would distort with it, but it doesn't, it just disappears,
I even went back and ramped up the map for these frames, but doesn't help.
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10/30/2011 11:56:10 AM (last edit: 10/30/2011 11:56:10 AM)
show user profile  stevey2shoes

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10/30/2011 12:08:16 PM (last edit: 10/30/2011 12:08:16 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Does the map disappear if you render that frame/s individually? or just when rendering a sequence?

Can you upload the max file? (if you can tell us what version it is)

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10/30/2011 12:09:56 PM (last edit: 10/30/2011 12:11:48 PM)
show user profile  stevey2shoes
I went back and rendered just the frames that disappear, and they render just the same in the video.
Im using max 2012
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10/30/2011 12:23:25 PM (last edit: 10/30/2011 12:23:25 PM)
show user profile  stevey2shoes
How do I post the file on here?, I cant still cant see why it disappears
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11/1/2011 7:26:43 PM (last edit: 11/1/2011 7:26:43 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
upload it somewhere then post a link
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11/1/2011 7:37:24 PM (last edit: 11/1/2011 7:37:24 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
somewhere =

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11/1/2011 8:59:45 PM (last edit: 11/1/2011 8:59:45 PM)
show user profile  stevey2shoes
I didn't mean to keep you guys hanging, but I may have sorted this.
I think it may have been something to do with the stinger.
This was part of the main mesh so it took up the bump pattern as on the majority of the mesh, the legs are detached and have a similar material but with less bump and more gloss.)
I also applied the glowing red to the stinger.
I found this out because I re animated this scene, but with the stinger, scaling up and down as if it was pulsating, and every frame looked stupid because his whole body changed, as the bump moved up and down, backwards and forwards with the scaling.
I detached the stinger,from the main mesh, rendered a single frame and all looks well so I'm hoping this was what was at fault, will soon see.
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11/2/2011 11:32:04 PM (last edit: 11/2/2011 11:32:04 PM)
show user profile  stevey2shoes
I never really solved this.
Just a thought..... I've since used displacement on a couple of other scenes and, in one, I noticed that the displacement map disappears when the camera moves and reappears when it is stationary which got me thinking.... is the displacement MAP, different to a displacement modifier. and would this problem get soled if I used the modifier instead of the map.
I have the feeling the modifier changes the geometry and the map "fudges" a change in geometry once it is rendered.
any thoughts
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1/29/2012 9:36:38 PM (last edit: 1/29/2012 9:36:38 PM)
show user profile  stevey2shoes
I finally sorted this,
I tried adding a displace modifier and the model just fell apart while bits of him moved along.
Instead I just removed the displacement altogether, and ramped up the bump map instead.
the result is just the same except the bump pattern doesn't all of a sudden disappear.
went over it a hundred times, the displacement value was never animated so still don't get it .
Not a problem any more though
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2/1/2012 2:57:11 PM (last edit: 2/1/2012 2:57:11 PM)
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