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Posted: 02 January 2014 04:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Also, one advantage to adding an option to LAMH to export to .dsf instead of OBJ is that Studio is converting the OBJ to DSF anyway and storing it in its auto-generated cache.  So it’s actually taking twice the HD storage space, since Studio doesn’t really natively use the OBJ files other than as an import source.  Export to other Studio plugins will still work, since Reality/etc get the geometry from Studio in-memory, they never see the actual file on HD.

I agree that OBJ export is very useful for folks that want to use other 3D software, and thus makes sense as the initial generic export format to support.

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Posted: 02 January 2014 04:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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cwichura - 02 January 2014 04:02 PM

So it sounds like the fiberhair is a replacement algo for tessellating the curves into polygons that results in fewer total vertexes/faces, hence smaller OBJ.  But done in a manner such that the difference in render quality is not noticeable.  Correct?

Due to having competition, I hope you understand that we can’t expose our techniques.  Our FiberHair actually exceeds the quality of a certain “high end” package that creates a similar type of output.  There are improvements coming that will put LAMH even further ahead of our competition.  We are not satisfied with just being the best only for DAZStudio and 3Delight.

cwichura - 02 January 2014 04:02 PM

Is LAMH generating tris or quads when exporting to OBJ?  Are the strands ribbons or solids (meaning 3 or more sides to a ‘cylinder’ so that normals are always facing outwards)?  (When Lux added the cyHair support, it initially only tessellated into ribbons, but the normals direction caused visible problems in renders.  So two things were done 1) they added an option to make it face all ribbons at a given location (e.g., towards the camera) and 2) they added the option to generate solids with a default of three sides so all normals face out to make reflections in mirror/etc surfaces also look correct, which just facing the ribbons at the camera can’t account for.)

As evidenced by LAMH’s extensive use in Vue and other external packages for Professional Applications, this has not been a problem for LAMH to this point.  We will endeavour to keep it from becoming a problem as best we can.

As one who does all their renders with LuxRender, cyHair export would be a pretty awesome feature to see in a future update…

You can be assured that LAMH is *not* going to be a Renderman only package.  We never planned it to be.  Hair and Fur are also not the only target of our technology.  Keep watching, you will be amazed at what Alex and I have planned.  grin

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Posted: 02 January 2014 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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cwichura - 02 January 2014 04:02 PM

So it sounds like the fiberhair is a replacement algo for tessellating the curves into polygons that results in fewer total vertexes/faces, hence smaller OBJ.  But done in a manner such that the difference in render quality is not noticeable.  Correct?

Sorta.

cwichura - 02 January 2014 04:02 PM

Is LAMH generating tris or quads when exporting to OBJ?

Quads!

cwichura - 02 January 2014 04:02 PM

Are the strands ribbons or solids (meaning 3 or more sides to a ‘cylinder’ so that normals are always facing outwards)?  (When Lux added the cyHair support, it initially only tessellated into ribbons, but the normals direction caused visible problems in renders.  So two things were done 1) they added an option to make it face all ribbons at a given location (e.g., towards the camera) and 2) they added the option to generate solids with a default of three sides so all normals face out to make reflections in mirror/etc surfaces also look correct, which just facing the ribbons at the camera can’t account for.)

The strands are ribbons and are co-planar, meaning that they do not twist on the vertical axes.

cwichura - 02 January 2014 04:02 PM

As one who does all their renders with LuxRender, cyHair export would be a pretty awesome feature to see in a future update…

Absolutely. And there is lot lot more boiling in the pent for the future…

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Posted: 02 January 2014 05:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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1.07 works so smooth and rock solid for me, I am really delighted…. Super Happy!!!! smile

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Posted: 02 January 2014 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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richardvmn - 02 January 2014 05:14 PM

1.07 works so smooth and rock solid for me, I am really delighted…. Super Happy!!!! smile

I’m glad to hear that, a lot of work has been done since 1.0. Really.

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Posted: 08 January 2014 01:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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anyone get the player to install? i get nothing. it installs but only see the uninstalled options in start menu. nothing on desktop. the plugin installed fine. but only can use it to load a preset. . but i can not find the player itself anywhere

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Posted: 08 January 2014 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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I^NDIA - 08 January 2014 01:39 PM

anyone get the player to install? i get nothing. it installs but only see the uninstalled options in start menu. nothing on desktop. the plugin installed fine. but only can use it to load a preset. . but i can not find the player itself anywhere

The free player only allows loading the presets and rendering them.  All of your options are listed on the Pane accessed by Window->Panes (Tabs)->Look at my Hair from inside of DAZStudio.

In order to create new hairs, presets, or modify them, the full plugin is necessary.

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Posted: 08 January 2014 04:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Purchased and installed the product today during sale.
Installed and am starting the learning process.
Can you tell me if the version listed here to download is a form
of update to my product?
Will it work with what I have purchased?
Or is it best to leave it?
Thank you

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Posted: 08 January 2014 04:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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bicc39 - 08 January 2014 04:04 PM

Purchased and installed the product today during sale.
Installed and am starting the learning process.
Can you tell me if the version listed here to download is a form
of update to my product?
Will it work with what I have purchased?
Or is it best to leave it?
Thank you

Go to:  http://bugzilla.look-at-my-hair.com  and register for the All Customers Beta program.  You will then be allowed to download the latest Release Candidate.

We are hoping to get this RC into the store ASAP, but customers are entitled to download it and use it early.

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Posted: 08 January 2014 04:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Downloaded and installed new version(.dll) file.
Fortunately did not delete old one.
Only had the program a few hours but can see results on old version.
New version appears not to work.
Would not be in a hurry to “get it into store”
Registered as a beta tester, looks to be a long lonely road.

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Posted: 08 January 2014 04:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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bicc39 - 08 January 2014 04:55 PM

Downloaded and installed new version(.dll) file.
Fortunately did not delete old one.
Only had the program a few hours but can see results on old version.
New version appears not to work.
Would not be in a hurry to “get it into store”
Registered as a beta tester, looks to be a long lonely road.

The RC3 is reported to work great by a large number of people.  Please report any problems you encountered in the bug tracker or LAMH forums.

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Posted: 08 January 2014 05:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Humblest apologies, appears to be my fault.
Too fast to critique.
Sorry.

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Posted: 08 January 2014 05:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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bicc39 - 08 January 2014 05:03 PM

Humblest apologies, appears to be my fault.
Too fast to critique.
Sorry.

No Problem.  If you encounter a problem, please do not hesitate to report it to the bugtracker and/or LAMH forums.

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Posted: 08 January 2014 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Looks very exciting.  The list does not disappoint in the least.

I’ll wait for the final release but wanted to extend a hearty congratulations to the premier team for all things fur and hair for DAZ Studio and beyond! 

CONGRATULATIONS! 

Best,
Richard

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Posted: 08 January 2014 05:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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I seem to be having some trouble buying Look at My Hair. It says it’s on sale for p off, but shows the regular price when you check out. Anyone know what’s going on?

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