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Offline Matt

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VR Questions? Post them here
« on: March 03, 2016, 07:11:50 PM »
If you have any questions about the VR Challenge, you can ask them here.

You can also start new topics in the VR Challenge board.

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Re: VR Questions? Post them here
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 09:12:49 PM »
I think many like to know the answer to this question...

How to deal with the GI best when using the "6 cube faces" approach over spherical rendering?

Pre-compute a 360 degree cache and render the 6 faces using that cache?

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Re: VR Questions? Post them here
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 09:16:47 PM »
You can render GI caches for each side then use "equal blend within range" with 6 frames blended for rendering *each side* in final. Be sure to name the caches sequentially, e.g. gicache_001.gic (for side 1), gicache_002.gic (for side 2), etc.

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Re: VR Questions? Post them here
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 09:37:41 PM »
It's OK to submit renders that have minor technical problems like these. We want to make it as easy as possible to enter the contest. GI matching and stitching problems can be solved on our end. Also, some versions of Terragen don't support GI cache files, so we can't let that affect our decisions.

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Re: VR Questions? Post them here
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2016, 10:01:42 PM »
Can we render image sequences?


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Re: VR Questions? Post them here
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2016, 10:02:49 PM »
how can participate? I have just finished a video with this technique. ;.)

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Re: VR Questions? Post them here
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2016, 12:53:24 AM »
Hello,

I was curious if the approach maters. I would like to know if PS wants global environment for some reason, or if the scene could be created more like how the standard "appears" to be when creating VR with other soft. That is, a certain amount of space, say 1-10 square miles, or something.

Or if you want a whole planet with a certain space more developed?

Also, I am thinking that this is not attached to the NWDA TG contest.?
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Re: VR Questions? Post them here
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2016, 01:18:41 AM »
Excellent idea for a contest, inspired.

Two questions of the bat.

1.  Do you want to see work in progress shots. It's been a requirement of previous contests although given that you are allowing previously created scenes this may not be appropriate.
2. Is this a static camera scene where the viewer can rotate the camera viewpoint in HPB (classic QTVR) or are you looking for a completely immersive environment where the viewer can move in the XYZ and HPB freely. I suspect the former.
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Re: VR Questions? Post them here
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2016, 01:25:26 AM »
Badger, as the contest rules state, we are looking for *specific viewpoints* that work in 360 degrees. At least 1 viewpoint in the scene and as many as 5, all of which work in 360 degrees. Whole planets are definitely not necessary (nor what we're really looking for). Imagine if you were in a VR environment and you could look at some distant hill and then click to go there. That's what we have in mind. So the multiple views of a single scene should probably be within viewing distance *of each other*.

Richard, WIP are very welcome! But not required. And as noted above, we are indeed talking about fixed camera rotation here (with some possible minor movement/parallax functionality).

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Re: VR Questions? Post them here
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2016, 01:52:26 AM »
Also, I am thinking that this is not attached to the NWDA TG contest.?

Correct! This IS NOT connected to NWDA, This is a "Planetside Software Contest"

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Re: VR Questions? Post them here
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2016, 04:23:32 AM »
Hi

Not sure i'll be able to submit a render for this challenge but
I think it is a great idea and there will be many things to learn here.

I used the basic statement and just put spherical camera and render size 2000 x 1000
to get this render.

Is it the kind of image that you expect or did I misunderstand anything ?

David

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Re: VR Questions? Post them here
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2016, 05:16:10 AM »
Yep, that's what we're looking for kaedorg. :)

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Re: VR Questions? Post them here
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2016, 02:03:51 PM »
Is an interior shot possible (don't know much about this VR stuff, although I'm quite interested), or does it have to be some sort of an outside wide shot?

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Re: VR Questions? Post them here
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2016, 10:15:52 PM »
Yes, interiors are allowed.
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Re: VR Questions? Post them here
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2016, 05:41:05 AM »
How are the finished renders viewed..........QT? Could you post an example so we know what you expect?