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Posted: 03 May 2013 07:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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I have a noobie question about Luxus and material files.  I have only had Luxus for a few days and still finding my way around it.
Some of the materials are not appearing in the renders with LuxRender but they do appear when the image is rendered with 3Delight. It appears to be mainly creatures that are affected although some props as well have had the same issue. I’m guessing it is something in the settings but after two days of reading and experimenting I am still no closer to solving my problem. Time to ask people who actually know what they’re doing for some advice I think.
Here are some sample images to show what I’m babbling about, first one rendered with 3Delight the second with Lux.
The dragons skin and the materials on the necklace are missing in the Lux render.
The thing that confuses me about this is that the materials for the dragons eyes and tongue appear and their files are located in the same place.

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Posted: 03 May 2013 08:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I’ve had that problem before. For me, I assign whatever’s missing a Lux material. Select a surface, make sure the surfaces tab is selected, and click on that menu at the top left corner (don’t know its name, has a little triangle and four lines). Select “Luxus-LuxRender material” and pick a material. I start with matte and experiment from there. Then you should see the material render properly, and have a whole pile of extra options to play with as well. Hope this helps smile

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Posted: 03 May 2013 09:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction. I will have to play with it to find out which settings suit best but at least now the skin is appearing in the render. I missed that dropdown when searching for settings so thanks again for pointing it out for me.

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Posted: 04 May 2013 02:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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My render got 100% ready at 50 seconds. gulp
Cristal clear without any grains. It was creepy! But I don’t complain.

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Posted: 04 May 2013 07:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Wow! That’s fast.
And you’re welcome, nedkelly!

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Posted: 05 May 2013 05:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Can anyone recommend good material settings for black leather?

Trying to render black leather it always seems to come out silvery grey and too shiny.

On an unrelated note Accelerator “qbvh” makes a huge difference to render speed!

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Posted: 05 May 2013 07:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Can anyone recommend good material settings for black leather?

Trying to render black leather it always seems to come out silvery grey and too shiny.

On an unrelated note Accelerator “qbvh” makes a huge difference to render speed!

I uploaded these free leather and vinyl shaders to ShareCG: Leather and Vinyl Shaders for Luxus which you might want to download and try.  Even if you don’t use the shaders “as-is”, the settings for them work out quite nicely with your own leather textures and bump maps.  It could be a good starting point.

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Posted: 05 May 2013 11:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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D’Oh! red face

I’d completely forgotten those. I downloaded them when you first put them up!

Render brewing now using them smile

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Posted: 05 May 2013 01:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Those shaders look great!
Thank you!!

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Posted: 05 May 2013 01:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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And here’s the render. Had to tone the glossiness way down on the dress but the treadz have the leather shader pretty much as is.

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Posted: 05 May 2013 01:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Wow, the render came out great (I saw it in another thread about Lux Photo Studio).  Glad you found some use for the shaders.

Thanks, Hellboy, for the comment on the shaders.  They look great in Lux, but not so hot in DS.

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Posted: 05 May 2013 01:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Wip test, LUX denim cloth for the jeans, Shoes all LUX glossy.

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Posted: 06 May 2013 07:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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People, very awesome stuff!

My current work on Luxus is focused improving autotranslation.


Micheal_G, I am curious, how did you do the rips? Opacity?

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Posted: 06 May 2013 07:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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SphericLabs - 06 May 2013 07:33 AM

People, very awesome stuff!

My current work on Luxus is focused improving autotranslation.


Micheal_G, I am curious, how did you do the rips? Opacity?

They use trans maps in the opacity channel. I didn’t actually make them, they came as part of the dirty denim package.

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Posted: 07 May 2013 01:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Just finished this.

Please, check the original size if you have the chance, I like how the detail turned out. tongue laugh

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