[Sidefx-houdini-list] renderman raytrace shadows

Phil Spicer PSpicer at bournemouth.ac.uk
Tue Jan 22 10:04:50 EST 2008

Hi there,

No this does not work either... I checked every combination I can think
of. The error returned in the shell is:

P80005 {ERROR}   Parameterlist type mismatch in RIB stream. (at line 233
in stdin)
Z10003 {WARNING} Shaders invoke raytracing, but no traceable objects
exist. [<Shading>  Object:'/shop/rman_base'  Shader:'asad_light']

This is a simple scene with a VOP RSI shader (lighting model > output).
The shader is converted to a material called rman_base and assigned to
all objects.

The rib1 output driver has it transmission visibility set to visible
with no effect. I then tried assigning transmission visibility to each
object with no effect. I also tried switching between Ray-Traced Shadows
and the raytrace depthmap command with no effect.

Has anyone else encountered this? Is the Light Template the only way

Kind regards,


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[mailto:sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com] On Behalf Of Mark Elendt
Sent: 21 January 2008 15:46
To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] renderman raytrace shadows

On Monday Jan 21 at 15:28, Phil Spicer wrote:
> This does not work (at least in my case). I am using H9.0.782, and
> receive the following shell errors when I try to implement renderman
> raytrace shadows:
> Z10003 {WARNING} Shaders invoke raytracing, but no traceabl
> e objects exist. [<Shading>  Object:'/obj/platonic_object1/
> shopnet1/material1'  Shader:'asad_light']
> P80005 {ERROR}   Parameterlist type mismatch in RIB stream.
>  (at line 218 in stdin)
> Any thoughts?

The "default" value for the transmission visibility attribute is false
(meaning that by default objects aren't visible to shadow rays).

When rendering from the "View: RenderMan", you're getting the default

If you put down an output driver, the creation script *should* set the
transmission visibility to on by default.  This is inherited by all

So, if this still isn't working, check the value of the
ri_visibletransmission parameter on the output driver (or add it to

Ditto for ri_visiblespecular.

There was a bug fixed very recently with ri_visiblediffuse, when used
in conjunction with the indirectdiffuse() shade-op.  It's just a minor
bug though, and would affect performance rather than behaviour.


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