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Vray error message
show user profile  Bobby Peru
Hi everybody,

As you can see from the render below, you guys successfully helped me solve my spiral problem. I'm very grateful for that!

The image was rendered out with vray and during the render I got the following message along with some tiny white dots in the image: "Warning: material returned overbright or invalid color".
Rendering out the image with depth of field checked in the vrayphysicalcamera produced even more of these dots...

Any idea why this is? color correction, gamma and pretty much everything else pertaining to this part of 3d max is pretty new to me!

Oh, and finally, any general feedback on how to make the render more lifelike is of course appreciated :) (I would like to make the "table" surface pretty much all white, but upping the light multiplier burns out the silver parts and the surface material is white as it is in the material editor...)

Sorry about the white square. I was pressed for time :)



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6/16/2011 8:06:19 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 8:06:19 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
version of vray?

-Marko Mandaric

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6/16/2011 8:17:19 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 8:17:19 PM)
show user profile  kiko
Lowering the noise threshold might help...


-- David --
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6/16/2011 8:36:25 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 8:36:25 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
more then likely no.

-Marko Mandaric

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6/16/2011 9:14:35 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 9:14:35 PM)
show user profile  Bobby Peru
Oh yeah, sorry: V-ray version 1.50.SP4a


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6/17/2011 5:05:41 PM (last edit: 6/17/2011 5:05:41 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
i'd recommend upping to 1.5 SP5 or vray 2.0 SP1

outside of that, turn on subpixel mapping in your color mapping rollout.

if that doesn't fix it, try turning on the clamp to 5.0 or so.


usually this sort of thing happens when you have an insanely bright light in your scene and the sampler can't handle it.

-Marko Mandaric

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6/17/2011 5:42:39 PM (last edit: 6/17/2011 5:42:39 PM)
show user profile  Bobby Peru
Thanks! I'll try the things you guys suggested and get the update if all else fails :)

I'm using a v-ray domelight with an hdri with a muliplier of 3. I wouldn't call that insanely bright, but I'm not sure...

Thanks to both of you!

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6/17/2011 7:12:38 PM (last edit: 6/17/2011 7:12:38 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
the hdri itself might have areas that are astronomically high... keep that in mind.

-Marko Mandaric

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6/17/2011 7:18:41 PM (last edit: 6/17/2011 7:18:41 PM)
show user profile  Bobby Peru
Oh, of course...
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6/17/2011 7:21:45 PM (last edit: 6/17/2011 7:21:45 PM)
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