[Sidefx-houdini-list] Mixing sss and refraction. Ouch.
stonesoupdigital at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 15:49:45 EDT 2011
Can't wait to get home and try this. It will mean I can render higher than
On 2011-08-09 10:44 AM, "Peter Bowmar" <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Christopher,
> Actually, it should be fine but there is a trick!
> For reasons best answered by SESI, they leave turned off and unexposed
> a critical parameter for SSS.
> In the SHOP that has the SSS, try this:
> Dive inside, find the Surface Model VOP. RMB on it's icon and select
> Allow Editing of Contents.
> Dive inside the Surface Model, find the "if2" VOP that's inside the
> grey SSS network box. Dive inside.
> On the Physical SSS node, turn on Optimize Secondary Rays for both
> Single and Multi scattering.
> Now try rendering, you may find it finishes :)
> Peter B
> On 9 August 2011 10:07, Christopher Stewart <stonesoupdigital at gmail.com>
>> Well, that'll learn me.
>> In a rush to get a bit of my "learning Houdini" project out for
>> SIGGRAPH, I plugged in everything and just hit "go". Assuming that,
>> if I waited long enough, brute CPU power would get me the frames I
>> needed. Alas, it was not to be so.
>> When the pasta hits the water, all progress ceases. Electrons stopped
>> spinning, the birds hang motionless in mid-air. Well, the render
>> didn't go any further anyway.
>> I could still get a preview render to kick out a visual, but any sort
>> of final just never stopped rendering. Turning off SSS cleared up the
>> Any suggestions to get around this? I'll be involving the pasta with
>> more refractive fluids later in the sequence. I was also considering
>> making the pot glass and taking a stab at pasta swirling in the
>> boiling water...
>> ps. cv/reel at stonesoupdigital.com. I'm on the lookout for an entry
>> level Houdini position!
>> Christopher Stewart
>> Vancouver, BC
>> 3D | VFX | IT
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