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Organising Lights & textures for each renderer (Vray)
show user profile  ant...
Hello again

Its been 4 years since I gave up using 3DS Max 7, basically I couldnt work out why sometimes my textures would work or not depending on which lights i used etc. My last job was rendering a mini couper and I couldnt get the glass texture to show in the render.

At another agency i was told that due to 3DS Max being so expandable, sometimes a texture wont work with a certain light etc "Sorry for being so vague, its been 4 years". The guy said if I switch to using Cinema 4d then every light works with every texture, so its far less confussing.

One of my clients recently asked me to take-up 3DS Max & Vray again so that i could render photorealistic still's of kitchens, but im worried about getting stuck trying to figure out why my textures arent working.

Question - How do you go about organising your textures so that you know how they are going to come out with different lights?

PS if you fancy building kitchens in Max for Hangarseven in Macclesfield, cheshire. Give James McVitie a call on 01625 300 747

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6/25/2010 3:04:28 AM (last edit: 6/25/2010 3:04:28 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
The guy said if I switch to using Cinema 4d then every light works with every texture, so its far less confussing.


-Marko Mandaric

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6/25/2010 6:09:56 AM (last edit: 6/25/2010 6:09:56 AM)
show user profile  ant...
Yeah thats helpfull, cheers...

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6/25/2010 9:11:54 PM (last edit: 6/25/2010 9:11:54 PM)
show user profile  Error404
I'm not even sure how certain textures wouldn't work with certain lights, unless you are trying to do some sort of light linking to exclude objects from certain lights. by default all lights cast onto all geometry, I think it's that way for pretty much any rendering system.

I think you're either describing the problem incorrectly, or completely not understanding the issue and thus thinking it's a problem when it's really not. More details are needed, I think. -

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6/26/2010 7:58:19 AM (last edit: 6/26/2010 8:04:13 AM)
show user profile  Davious
I'd go for it, then if you run into problems, come here for help.


" Difficult, yes. Impossible , no..."
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6/26/2010 8:47:40 AM (last edit: 6/26/2010 8:47:40 AM)
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