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shrisha
Adept II

no sharp shadows with sun&sky or directional light.

Hello,

Just downloaded and tried prorender 2.4 for Maya 2018 and so far I quite like it. There is few thing that I don't understand and can't find any info regarding it.

First when you just create sun&sky in very simple scene like just plane and cube or sphere or whatever to simulate outdoor lighting it is coming out very dark. Then even if you increasing intensity scene start lighting up but  there is no sharp shadows how it is suppose to be with a sun light. Okay. I deleted sun&sky and create directional light and again there is no sharp shadows. Could someone explain me what I'm doing wrong? I can upload scene if it's necessary. But it is pretty straight forward, new scene, few objects, create sun&sky, position camera, hit render.

Thank you.

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rprforyou
Adept I

Re: no sharp shadows with sun&sky or directional light.

Hi shrisha,

thank you for the message.

1. Sun and Sky system of the plugin is under construction and supposed to be improved in the near future.

2. A softness of the native Maya's directional light will be adjusted to provide sharp shadows by default.

3. As a temporary workaround you could use Radeon ProRender's Physical Light (plugin's native light type). It provides an extended set of parameters for fine-grain tuning.

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shrisha
Adept II

Re: no sharp shadows with sun&sky or directional light.

Oh! I see. Ok, thank you. What about portals? This is also not implemented yet?

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bsavery
Staff
Staff

Re: no sharp shadows with sun&sky or directional light.

It will be implemented in the next release.  Portals info is in the guide:  Radeon ProRender for Maya User Guide

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shrisha
Adept II

Re: no sharp shadows with sun&sky or directional light.

Ok, thank you.

Yes that's why I'm asking about portals after reading the user guide. There is no dropdown menu in Sky attributes panel to apply plane as portal.

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shrisha
Adept II

Re: no sharp shadows with sun&sky or directional light.

That's what confused me in a first place. Why all this features is in user guide for 2.4? If this is not implemented yet.

When is next version scheduled for release? I really like the ProRender and just surprised to see not much activity here.

Was playing around yesterday with materials, just to see how they are. And I'm happy and want to  use ProRender more often.

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Thank you.

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rprforyou
Adept I

Re: no sharp shadows with sun&sky or directional light.

Looks great!
New material library will follow soon, btw.

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shrisha
Adept II

Re: no sharp shadows with sun&sky or directional light.

Thank you!

Any time frame for the next build, or can I do the beta testing?

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rprforyou
Adept I

Re: no sharp shadows with sun&sky or directional light.

A new release will be issued in a week

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shrisha
Adept II

Re: no sharp shadows with sun&sky or directional light.

Great! Waiting impatiently!

Can I report a bugs what I facing periodically?

First is if I use IPR with Pro Render it's quite often crashing Maya.

Second, the material library is glitching if Maya interface scaled more then 100%. I use Maya at 200% since I have huge 4K monitor and when I open material library the line of shaders is not braking at the end. So I can't see all of them. Also when I trying to adjust info or categories panel they start jumping all over the window.

Here is screenshot of 100% scaling, so how it should be.

Screenshot_1.jpg

and here is how it's look at 200%

Screenshot_2.jpg

Try to change Maya interface to 200% and try to adjust categories or info panel to see what I'm talking about.

Thank you. Hope you already aware of it and it will be fixed in a next build.

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