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LCGuy
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Posted - 02/07/2004 :  08:49:27  Show Profile  Visit LCGuy's Homepage  Send LCGuy an AOL message
Ok.. here's another challenge.

1 hour, including testing/render time.

Make a scene that gives the most unique and best/most realistic use of photons to make caustics and hilights!

Don't forget to post the time, and settings so that others can learn!

You can see my latest image in the gallery here:

http://www.stratacafe.com/image.asp?imageID=13019

"The more I learn, the more I realize how little I really do know."

Edited by - LCGuy on 02/07/2004 08:50:06

mich
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Germany
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Posted - 02/07/2004 :  10:57:40  Show Profile  Click to see mich's MSN Messenger address
aww, sad that I dont have photons, ok I`m not a render guy either...
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dsch
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Denmark
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Posted - 02/07/2004 :  11:21:10  Show Profile  Visit dsch's Homepage  Send dsch an AOL message  Send dsch an ICQ Message  Send dsch a Yahoo! Message
Sounds interesting, I might try this one out through I'm not really a render guy either

={ Dan Schultzer }=
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ycarry
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France
194 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2004 :  13:13:28  Show Profile
I make a "photon speed challenge" scene ! Cap for Champagne (and sparkling drinks bottles)
U can see it here in the gallery (a screen shot).
10 minutes for modeling, about 10 raytrace shots (with just orange cap) to have what I want
and about 31 minutes for rendering with those settings:


Edited by - ycarry on 02/07/2004 17:41:47
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LCGuy
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USA
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Posted - 02/07/2004 :  14:09:18  Show Profile  Visit LCGuy's Homepage  Send LCGuy an AOL message
Yves...

Nice work on the caustics... if would help those who wwant to try it, or are trying to learn how to use photons for caustics to let us know what your photon settings were...

Mich;

FYI... You don't need photons to make caustics:

http://www.stratacafe.com/image.asp?imageID=11201

But, yes, I know, this is a "Phtons" Speed Challenge.. I didn't mean to exclude you!

:)

"The more I learn, the more I realize how little I really do know."

Edited by - LCGuy on 02/07/2004 14:15:19
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mich
A Fountain of Information

Germany
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Posted - 02/07/2004 :  14:31:12  Show Profile  Click to see mich's MSN Messenger address
:D
oh, I didnt know that, hm that opens some possibilities, lets see if I get an idea...
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ycarry
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France
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Posted - 02/07/2004 :  16:16:43  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by LCGuy

Yves... ... if would help those who wwant to try it, or are trying to learn how to use photons for caustics to let us know what your photon settings were...

You don't see my 3 scren shots???
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dsch
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Posted - 02/07/2004 :  16:37:08  Show Profile  Visit dsch's Homepage  Send dsch an AOL message  Send dsch an ICQ Message  Send dsch a Yahoo! Message
Huh, PDF format? My browser won't accept them as images Can you please post them in JPG format Yves? Thanks

={ Dan Schultzer }=
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ycarry
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France
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Posted - 02/07/2004 :  17:44:24  Show Profile
Sorry, I make change (in .jpg) in my first post. (((But pdf is more efficient.)))
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michel leon
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Chile
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Posted - 02/07/2004 :  19:06:47  Show Profile  Visit michel leon's Homepage  Send michel leon an AOL message  Click to see michel leon's MSN Messenger address
a basic question...what are photons=? never heard it before and never use it in strata...thanks

michel leon
mleon@terra.cl
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mac4me
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USA
107 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2004 :  21:37:25  Show Profile
whew One Hour!! Love these speed challenges. http://www.stratacafe.com/image.asp?imageID=13089
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mac4me
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USA
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Posted - 02/10/2004 :  21:44:06  Show Profile

Edited by - mac4me on 02/10/2004 21:45:07
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ycarry
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France
194 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2004 :  03:29:53  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by mac4me




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LCGuy
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Posted - 02/11/2004 :  06:46:44  Show Profile  Visit LCGuy's Homepage  Send LCGuy an AOL message
Nice work Mac.

Michael Leon;-

Photons were introduced in Strata 3.8. Without going into the actual scientific explanation of them, they are used to add caustic effects to images... that is, to emulate who light is concentrated into geometrical patterns as it is bent from refraction and reflection through transparent materials (like glass) and off of metalic materials.

"The more I learn, the more I realize how little I really do know."
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mac4me
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USA
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Posted - 02/11/2004 :  07:11:48  Show Profile
=Accidently hit back button. I edited it trying to cover my tracks.
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mich
A Fountain of Information

Germany
2093 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2004 :  07:56:00  Show Profile  Click to see mich's MSN Messenger address
there is also a thing called a trash can
but anyways cool render Darryl
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dsch
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Posted - 02/11/2004 :  12:36:20  Show Profile  Visit dsch's Homepage  Send dsch an AOL message  Send dsch an ICQ Message  Send dsch a Yahoo! Message
Yeah, nice work Darryl
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robbackman
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USA
72 Posts

Posted - 10/20/2004 :  10:35:48  Show Profile  Visit robbackman's Homepage
Ok this took me 10 minutes to setup. and i thought it would be reasonanly quick to render but I was wrong. It took 4 hours to render. hmmpf anyway do I get a handicapp for only haveing a 400MHZ Imac?? hehe

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robbackman
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USA
72 Posts

Posted - 10/21/2004 :  13:59:54  Show Profile  Visit robbackman's Homepage
by the way thank you ycarry for posting your screen shots of your settings. I have always wodered how to use al those crazy dialogs in the expert menu. hehe I feel like an expert now [;-)] anyway is thee a place where i can learn what all those settings mean I cant seem to find it in the manual.
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