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Re: Render setting recommendations
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2010, 03:14:52 AM »
I'll look into it Philip. My first guess is it's Detail, Detail Blending, or Displacement Filter related.

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Re: Render setting recommendations
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2011, 05:34:55 PM »
I also have to thank you for this information.  There has been a T2 contest that I would love to participate in on a more regular basis but the program just operates so slowly on my computer that I almost thought about giving it up.

I have also added your post to my docs so that I can try it out - can't wait to see how well it works!

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Re: Render setting recommendations
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2011, 11:08:50 PM »
How much would max detail actually take, hypothetically speaking, with today's best hardware?  :P

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Re: Render setting recommendations
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2011, 11:34:41 PM »
I couldn't even hypothesize on what the max detail and other settings would be, let alone its rendertime ;)

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Re: Render setting recommendations
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2011, 04:30:38 AM »
Thanks Oshyan,  everything I read here help me understand this program more.
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Re: Render setting recommendations
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2012, 11:04:07 PM »
Oshyan,
Is there any updates or hints that you can share since this was last updated ? As you already are aware, we are all looking to shave a minute or two here and there
Many thanks in advance
Danny

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Re: Render setting recommendations
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2012, 02:27:36 AM »
It's true that a lot has (potentially) changed since the original thread was written. The fundamentals haven't changed really, but additions like Raytrace Atmosphere and bucket rendering controls can have an effect, to be sure. I will see if I can revisit this, perhaps in the Wiki, some time soon. But it's a tough subject to tackle because things can vary so much. The real intention of this thread was to establish a baseline of sane values as I saw lots of people just cranking up settings, assuming it would make things a lot better, and having huge render times with little or no benefit. When it comes to the finer points of tweaking the renderer for a specific image or sequence, there can be more to it than might be easily covered even in the wiki. But we'll see what can be done...

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Re: Render setting recommendations
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2012, 11:03:19 AM »
Hope I'm not posting questions that might have been answered somewhere else already but this thread seems to be the right one.

I am getting artifacts in volumetric shadows that mostly occur on bucket borders. I suppose it has to do with atmosphere GI that's not getting blended properly between buckets. I tried to increase GI detail and sample quality and have increased GI prepass padding but both didn't help, though I didn't have much time to test them thoroughly. I'm also not sure if it's really related to GI or if it has to do with ray detail, or even with the general image detail settings.

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Re: Render setting recommendations
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2012, 09:05:28 PM »
It's likely to be the "acceleration cache" in each of the Cloud Layers, on their Quality tabs. Try setting those to "None".

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Re: Render setting recommendations
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2012, 08:48:34 AM »
Great, thanks for the tip.

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Re: Render setting recommendations
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2012, 03:44:48 PM »
Hope I'm not posting questions that might have been answered somewhere else already but this thread seems to be the right one.

I am getting artifacts in volumetric shadows that mostly occur on bucket borders. I suppose it has to do with atmosphere GI that's not getting blended properly between buckets. I tried to increase GI detail and sample quality and have increased GI prepass padding but both didn't help, though I didn't have much time to test them thoroughly. I'm also not sure if it's really related to GI or if it has to do with ray detail, or even with the general image detail settings.

It's likely to be the "acceleration cache" in each of the Cloud Layers, on their Quality tabs. Try setting those to "None".

Matt


That worked, thanks!

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Re: Render setting recommendations
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2015, 10:47:50 PM »
Yes these are great directions from Oshyan, was a big help when I just started using Terragen3 a few weeks ago. Here's a sample of What I have managed to create as I'm learning all the bells and whistles.

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Re: Render setting recommendations
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2015, 07:40:18 AM »
Hi Clay, welcome to the forum. I suggest opening a new post in image sharing with your render, so people can comment and give advise in the appropriate thread. If you want C&C that is.
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Re: Render setting recommendations
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2017, 12:15:56 AM »
Thank you, Oshyan. I will give this advice a try right now.