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Any free caustics/light gels (gobos)?
Posted: 14 June 2012 11:38 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi. I was just wondering if anyone knows of where I might find some free light gels or caustic maps that you can load as a texture on an Uberspot light. I only have a few that come with the Uberspot, and the only ones I could find online were swimming pool caustic maps (and most of them weren’t even images, they were settings for high-end renderers). I’d like ones that could simulate cloud shadows, trees, windows, and other environmental shadows if possible.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted: 15 June 2012 06:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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You can easily make your own.  They’re just jpgs.  For UberSpot you use a 1:1 ratio image (e.g. 1000x1000), for UberPoint you use a 2:1 image (1000x500)

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Posted: 15 June 2012 11:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Oh I know, I was just wondering if there were any already out there.  smile

Does the size of the map matter much or is it the distance of the light from the scene that affects the clarity of the gel? I used a sharp tree gobo with the Uberspot but it was from a decent distance away. The gel rendered nicely, but it was very soft and blurry.

Thanks though!

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Posted: 16 June 2012 12:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Distance from light is the biggest factor for fuzziness, the closer the maps are to the lights the sharper the shadows.

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Posted: 01 December 2013 07:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Can anyone point me in the direction of the Uberspotlight?  I’ve tried looking in and searching the Smart Content and also looking in and searching the Content Library using the term Uber.  But so far not turned up the spot.

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Posted: 01 December 2013 09:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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As far as I know, the uber spot and point lights have to be purchased from the store, either in a bundle or standalone…while I have been known to be wrong before…like thinking Blender was going to be super easy to learn….

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Posted: 01 December 2013 09:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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mcjam24 - 01 December 2013 09:08 AM

As far as I know, the uber spot and point lights have to be purchased from the store, either in a bundle or standalone…while I have been known to be wrong before…like thinking Blender was going to be super easy to learn….

Thanks for the info!  Yeah, try Octane?  Setting up a scene in Octane - by David Brinnen

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