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Posted: 07 March 2013 11:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Richard Haseltine - 27 January 2013 04:55 PM

Yes, if you use the backdrop command to make DS show your background image behind the render you will get a mask, but if there’s actual stuff - even if it’s just a plane with a background image - then DS will treat is part of the scene and won’t mask it off.

I was looking up spot render and came on this thread- so here’s my questions
where is the backdrop command, what does it do?
do things like the cyclorama backdrop, heart of the jungle, etc- have geometry and are saved in pngs?

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Posted: 07 March 2013 12:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Novica - 07 March 2013 11:46 AM
Richard Haseltine - 27 January 2013 04:55 PM

Yes, if you use the backdrop command to make DS show your background image behind the render you will get a mask, but if there’s actual stuff - even if it’s just a plane with a background image - then DS will treat is part of the scene and won’t mask it off.

I was looking up spot render and came on this thread- so here’s my questions
where is the backdrop command, what does it do?

Edit>Backdrop. 

It just loads an image to be the background, instead of the grey/other color of the ‘normal’ background.  It isn’t ‘scalable’ or anything, it’s just ‘there’.

Novica - 07 March 2013 11:46 AM

do things like the cyclorama backdrop, heart of the jungle, etc- have geometry and are saved in pngs?

Anything with geometry, like the cyclorama will be rendered out as part of the image…so yes, it will show up in a png.  (So will a simple plane with an image applied to the diffuse channel.)

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Posted: 07 March 2013 03:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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What is a good size for a background image, so it wont be blurry? (Since it isnt scalable and fills the entire viewport. )

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Posted: 07 March 2013 04:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Novica - 07 March 2013 03:52 PM

What is a good size for a background image, so it wont be blurry? (Since it isnt scalable and fills the entire viewport. )

One the same size as your render size is the best.

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