[Sidefx-houdini-list] Camera model

Nick Nimble nick at nicknimble.com
Tue Nov 27 09:50:58 EST 2012

I think a realistic lighting model is definitely the way to go. If you 
look at how Dneg has recently restructured its entire lighting pipeline 
to mimic accurate lighting. Its only a matter of time before others will 
follow. Dneg renders mostly with Renderman, but that is not the point.

You can find out more about it here: 

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On 11/27/12 3:44 PM, Pablo Giménez wrote:
> 2012/11/27 Colin Doncaster <colin.doncaster at gmail.com>
>> Hi Jordi,
>> I understand the outcome of setting these parameters but what do you mean
>> by "set your environment in the most correct way"?
>> Also, are referring to a camera shader ( or similar ) that provides more
>> than a standard pin hole camera or are you just looking to balance the
>> amount of light exposed against the film back based on the described
>> settings?
>> This of course assumes that you're using energy conserving shaders and
>> your shaders, textures, lights etc. are all being managed correctly also.
>> Lastly, would doing this in the renderer be the best place?  Ultimately I
>> would assume you could reproduce a similar control over exposure in comp,
>> and maybe a few new options to mplay to control the exposure based on iso,
>> shutter speed and aperture?  Just some thoughts, to me having to re-render
>> every time the ISO changes feels like a lot of work.
> Well I think this is the main reason because such a realistic camera model
> hasn't been implemented yet in Mantra.
> I think most SESI clients do this in comp.
> Anyway getting a more realistic lighting simulation tool is always welcome
> and is the way to go with PBR.
>> Cheers
>> On 2012-11-25, at 4:19 PM, Jordi Bares Dominguez <jordibares at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> After a few months off the lists now I am back and wanted to start by
>> requesting SideFX through this list an feature on the camera model.
>>> Seems to me after exploring various options that the camera is not fully
>> modelled and exposure controls are not there yet, meaning, I would like to
>> deal with ISO speed, shutter speed and aperture and set my environment in
>> the most correct possible way.
>>> I have been using this with Mental Ray over the course of the last 4
>> years in various degrees and although at first may seem unnecessary in my
>> experience brings a lot of value and would like to throw the idea to the
>> community to discuss it and may be even have a workaround/method/trick to
>> the system.
>>> Actually looking at the implementation from Next Limit in Maxwell plugin
>> for Houdini I am looking after something like that… I feel this should be
>> part of the core package so there you go…
>>> thanks in advance
>>> jb
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