[Sidefx-houdini-list] Subdivision surfaces and normal raster

Sean Lewkiw sean.lewkiw at framestore-cfc.com
Fri Jan 20 12:50:33 EST 2006

 From the "new features" part in the help:

There is a "null:" tile device for mantra. When you set the output 
filename to "null:", the renderer doesn't save an image, though the 
render will proceed as usual. This is useful when the render generates 
extra files (like deep rasters).

Jean-Claude Nouchy wrote:

> Jean-Claude Nouchy wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to layer the render and I needed a normal map raster as 
>> well ... but when OBJ render is set to "polygons as subdivision 
>> surfaces" i cant get normals out.. just black. to get normals I have 
>> to "go back" to subdivide SOP for a smooth geomtry and normal raster..
>> any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?
>> cheers.
> I actually have another question related to this one.
> since by now the only way by having normals in my case.. is by using 
> takes... but obviosuly on the "normal" pass I also have the Color 
> raster.. is there a way to set mantra to render JUST normal raster? 
> (or any other raster.. but just alone without the Color).
> cheers.

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