In Daz Studio the resolution of the subdivision can be adjusted but the default is 1 when appling SubD. The highest at default is 2 but it can be unlocked to go higher than 2 but lets face it who would want to go higher than 2 for most things.
SubD can be adjusted from the Parameters Pane under Mesh Resolution after the SubD command has be applied so I am not sure I understand.
There is something not right about this SubD. If I select to SubD an item, I can change the Resolution level to ‘High’, and then set the Division Level to 0,1 or 2, which shows me the result in the Viewport, but it renders exactly the same no matter what Division Level I use.
So, does that mean that it always renders at the highest res possible, and the Levels are only for the OpenGL viewport display?
Also, the Scene Info pane does not reflect any changes to sub-division, it always displays the bas resolution of the mesh, no matter if I deselect and reselct the item, or even close and reopen the pane. Surely that should state the correct number of faces and verts that the object now has?
I think I am correct in saying that subdivision occurs at render, so in the scene info pane we only see the base mesh even though we do get to see the subdidved mesh in the viewport. You can see this better by changing to Wireframe view.
And depending on the base mesh resolution you may not see much diffrence between 1 and 2 even at render.
Thanks Pete, I dimly remember something in the past about this. The different res levels are shown in the viewport as you say, but it does not matter at all what the veiwport is set to, the renderer always uses the highest possible res available, i.e. Level 2.
You are correct about the the Scene info pane as well. It is not updated because SubD is a function of the render engine, and not the viewport, in much the same way as shaders are displayed, but only take on their true attributes when rendered.
Thank you for the models, will be interesting to play with. I just noticed you didn’t attach any license information. Also, was wondering what you rendered the sample pictures in (renderer, lighting & textures.)
Thanks, I’ll edit the first post and add some licence info there.
All the renders are directly (no postwork) from the latest DAZ Studio using the built-in Uberenvironment. GI bounce with a big square Area Light for the teapot and mug. For the others I replaced the Area Light with a distant light. The settings are not especially high but it still took about 40 minutes for the last one!
The last one used the free Bruuna texture on Genesis Basic Female.
The textures on the actual objects are just a few minutes of messing about with the Surfaces tab.