Author Topic: Render GI Settings - Image Pass tab - GI in Clouds tab  (Read 219 times)

Offline D.A. Bentley

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Render GI Settings - Image Pass tab - GI in Clouds tab
« on: November 03, 2017, 02:25:45 AM »
I am having trouble finding descriptions of some key GI render settings in the documentation and forum.  There is not much if anythign here http://www.planetside.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Terragen_4_Global_Illumination&redirect=no covering the two below mentioned tabs under the Render GI settings.
 
I'm going to be rendering 16k (16,000x8,000) Equirectangular Panoramas (Spherical Camera), and really need to know every render setting so I can achieve reasonable render times.  My renders will include Terrain, Water, and lots of Clouds.  I am clear on everything in the Prepass tab, but these two I am not:

Image Pass tab / GI surface details (GISD):

Occlusion weight [default = 1]
Bounce to the ounce [default = 1]
Radius (in pixels) [default = 24]

And under the GI in Clouds tab:

Cloud GI quality
Cloud GI max ray depth
Voxel scattering quality


Thanks for any help,

Derek

Offline Oshyan

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Re: Render GI Settings - Image Pass tab - GI in Clouds tab
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 02:24:03 AM »
The cloud settings are new for TG4. We'll update the documentation by Monday. Thanks for your patience.

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Re: Render GI Settings - Image Pass tab - GI in Clouds tab
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 03:24:05 AM »
Sweet!   Thanks so much!

Derek

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Re: Render GI Settings - Image Pass tab - GI in Clouds tab
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 01:06:31 AM »
Initial updated info is out, more to come on Voxel Scatter Quality: http://planetside.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Terragen_4_Global_Illumination#GI_in_Clouds

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Re: Render GI Settings - Image Pass tab - GI in Clouds tab
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 08:58:58 PM »
I've added some descriptions for:

Cloud GI quality
Cloud GI max ray depth
Voxel scattering quality

http://planetside.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Terragen_4_Global_Illumination#GI_in_Clouds

Matt
Just because milk is white doesn't mean that clouds are made of milk.