[Sidefx-houdini-list] quality settings for rendering fine hair

rmagee at sidefx.com rmagee at sidefx.com
Fri Feb 22 14:39:41 EST 2008


We are putting together some fur tutorials and proper render settings will
be an important part of it. We don't have that part in place yet therefore
I can't help you today. I will try to get some details next week when I am
back in the office.

Robert

> Ok, then I am using deep shadow maps.
> Is the fur buzzing a result of the shadows or because mantra is having
> difficulty resolving such fine detail?
> I'm fairly new to the fuzz rendering some I'm fiddling around in the dark
> a little on this one.
>
> Thanks
>
> Jerry
>
>
> ----- rmagee at sidefx.com wrote:
>> On the H9 light, deep shadow maps are used when you choose Depth map
>> shadows and "Transparent Shadows" is on (which it is by default).
>>
>> > I'm probably using just straight ol shadow maps.
>> >
>> > I guess in a dyslexic moment I took Depth Map Shadows to
>> > mean deep shadow maps. Thanks to you and Gene for the pointers.
>> >
>> >
>> > ----- "François Duchesneau" <sidefx at trinix.ca> wrote:
>> >> Do you use deep shadow map in the "Vex Shadow" in Shop?
>> >>
>> >> François
>> >>
>> >> Jerry Corda-Stanley wrote:
>> >> > Hi
>> >> >
>> >> > What mantra settings do you guys use to render fine hair.
>> >> > I'm getting a little sparkling going on and want to try and
>> >> > squash it.
>> >> > Do I need to crank up my shadow map res, or can I do it with
>> >> > mantra quality settings?
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks
>> >> >
>> >> > Jerry
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