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Posted: 29 December 2012 07:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1321 ]
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Alessandro_AM - 29 December 2012 07:19 PM
sedor - 29 December 2012 07:14 PM

Does LAMH write a log file?

Currently I am getting some crashes when savong/loading presets, but I at the moment I can’t track it down.

Yes, it in Documents/DAZ 3D/Studio/lookatmyHairAM/logFile.txt

If you encounter issues, please email the log to me and Kendall and we’ll take a look at it.

I looked at the log but don’t see any errors reported there - should I send it anyway? (to which adress?)

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Posted: 29 December 2012 07:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1322 ]
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sedor - 29 December 2012 07:41 PM
Alessandro_AM - 29 December 2012 07:19 PM
sedor - 29 December 2012 07:14 PM

Does LAMH write a log file?

Currently I am getting some crashes when savong/loading presets, but I at the moment I can’t track it down.

Yes, it in Documents/DAZ 3D/Studio/lookatmyHairAM/logFile.txt

If you encounter issues, please email the log to me and Kendall and we’ll take a look at it.

I looked at the log but don’t see any errors reported there - should I send it anyway? (to which adress?)

Hi Sedor,
  The log gets overwritten with each run, so if you have a run without a crash the previous data will be gone.  In any case, send any information/questions/complaints to krsears (at) trdc.biz

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Posted: 29 December 2012 07:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1323 ]
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Hy Kendall,

ah, that explains it - I’ll continue working with LAMH tomorrow and if it crashes again I’ll grab the log and mail it to you!

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Posted: 29 December 2012 07:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1324 ]
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sedor - 29 December 2012 07:48 PM

Hy Kendall,

ah, that explains it - I’ll continue working with LAMH tomorrow and if it crashes again I’ll grab the log and mail it to you!

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Markus

That will be fine, especially if it is something that you can replicate at will.

We overwrite the logs so that they don’t become unwieldy and a problem for people.

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Posted: 30 December 2012 12:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1325 ]
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Hurray!  My first attempt with LAMH.  1hour 16 minutes to render.  The video tutorials were a great help.  Her expression is no indication of the plugin grin

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Posted: 30 December 2012 12:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1326 ]
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Woo! I’m going to watch them all too, probably lots of little details I forgot smile And agreed, Alessandro has a fantastic voice for these, great for listening to. smile

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Posted: 30 December 2012 01:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1327 ]
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Shaaelia - 30 December 2012 12:32 AM

Hurray!  My first attempt with LAMH.  1hour 16 minutes to render.  The video tutorials were a great help.  Her expression is no indication of the plugin grin

The hair-color looks absolutely lovely. What settings did you use in LAMH (size of follicles-tip and root)? After watching the tutorial I managed to get a decent-looking hair using the cut and brush-tools, but the shader needs work, as my render would look rather ‘flat’.

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Posted: 30 December 2012 01:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1328 ]
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Shaaelia - 30 December 2012 12:32 AM

Hurray!  My first attempt with LAMH.  1hour 16 minutes to render.  The video tutorials were a great help.  Her expression is no indication of the plugin grin

Now.  See, that’s what I’m talking about Shaa!  Wasn’t that fun?  grin

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Posted: 30 December 2012 03:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1329 ]
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Norse Graphics - 30 December 2012 01:56 AM
Shaaelia - 30 December 2012 12:32 AM

Hurray!  My first attempt with LAMH.  1hour 16 minutes to render.  The video tutorials were a great help.  Her expression is no indication of the plugin grin

The hair-color looks absolutely lovely. What settings did you use in LAMH (size of follicles-tip and root)? After watching the tutorial I managed to get a decent-looking hair using the cut and brush-tools, but the shader needs work, as my render would look rather ‘flat’.

I used Genesis - silk hair longer fringe as a base to work off, and played with the style till I got to the above effect.  Size of the follicles root is: 130 and tip is: 80.  When exporting, I chose 120’000 for the hair quantity.

The hair colour is actually a bit of a cheat.  After exporting back into Daz, I went into the surface tab and used the map from Nefits WildMane Hair.  The Root is the Dark brown mat, the Tip is the red mat and Specular is the blonde mat.  The colour bar I left all at 255-255-255 (just plain white).

Haven’t figured out the cut tool yet.  Looking forward to listening to more of the tutorials when the kids aren’t awake.

 

Kendall - way more fun than assignment work! wink  Back to it tomorrow though.

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Posted: 30 December 2012 03:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1330 ]
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Shaaelia - 30 December 2012 12:32 AM

Hurray!  My first attempt with LAMH.  1hour 16 minutes to render.  The video tutorials were a great help.  Her expression is no indication of the plugin grin

The hair-color looks absolutely lovely. What settings did you use in LAMH (size of follicles-tip and root)? After watching the tutorial I managed to get a decent-looking hair using the cut and brush-tools, but the shader needs work, as my render would look rather ‘flat’.

I used Genesis - silk hair longer fringe as a base to work off, and played with the style till I got to the above effect.  Size of the follicles root is: 130 and tip is: 80.  When exporting, I chose 120’000 for the hair quantity.

The hair colour is actually a bit of a cheat.  After exporting back into Daz, I went into the surface tab and used the map from Nefits WildMane Hair.  The Root is the Dark brown mat, the Tip is the red mat and Specular is the blonde mat.  The colour bar I left all at 255-255-255 (just plain white).

Haven’t figured out the cut tool yet.  Looking forward to listening to more of the tutorials when the kids aren’t awake.

 

Kendall - way more fun than assignment work! wink  Back to it tomorrow though.

Thanks!! I wonder if I didn’t make a mistake when the tip of the hair is slightly smaller (2 units) than the root, while you have 50 units difference. Thanks for the tip using the map from Neftis!

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Posted: 30 December 2012 03:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1331 ]
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For me I like to use shaders on the hair… Most favorite is using Fisty’s sparkle shaders… plain velvet for a simple more matte hair and sparkly velvet for rich glossy hair. smile Looks great!

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Posted: 30 December 2012 03:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1332 ]
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belovedalia - 30 December 2012 03:25 AM

For me I like to use shaders on the hair… Most favorite is using Fisty’s sparkle shaders… plain velvet for a simple more matte hair and sparkly velvet for rich glossy hair. smile Looks great!

Interesting! Hmmm, I think I have some of Fisty’s shaders.

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Posted: 30 December 2012 04:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1333 ]
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Shaaelia - 30 December 2012 12:32 AM

Hurray!  My first attempt with LAMH.  1hour 16 minutes to render.  The video tutorials were a great help.  Her expression is no indication of the plugin grin

This is a first attempt ? I’ll be VERY curious to see your next one! smile

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Posted: 30 December 2012 07:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1334 ]
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I haven’t watched the new set of videos yet, getting close to my download limit for the month so I’m going to download them tomorrow at work wink So forgive me if these are covered.

I am working on a hair model for my character and was wondering if there is a way of shaving the face of the guide hairs other than snipping almost one at a time. Once I have styled using the tools they are curled and harder to catch. I am finding when I render it sticks at the eyelashes for a couple of minutes before carrying on, and all I can think of it is the guide hairs causing it. It doesn’t appear to do it on the presets I’ve tried so I assume it is something I am doing wrong.

My next problem isn’t specific to LAMH, but can anyone who has done Reality renders tell me of any tweaks to get LAMH to render? I got Reality a few days before LAMH so I am learning both at once and when I try and render hair created in LAMH it isn’t there… I did a cat picture on Monday and thought I had smoothed the long fur back too much but it was my first Reality render so I was impressed, but a couple of days later I tested my hair preset on M5, and he was bald! Went back and tried a really fluffy cat preset again - it renders fine in 3Delight, under an IBL Skydome I created from a tutorial, and in a Skybox, but disappears in Reality. I am sure it is something basic I am not doing. Any help would be appreciated.

I’ve had a few crashes but I worked out most of them are down to my impatience in not waiting until LAMH finishes doing what I asked before I click on the next thing. I’m trying to learn patience and waiting a bit after I think it is finished before moving on. wink

I would also like to thank Alessandro and Kendall for their great work, support last weekend getting me up and running, and timing - work is dead so I have been taking my laptop into work when I have to be in and spending all day and the holidays playing with LAMH (and Reality). It would have driven me nuts having to sit at work and waiting until I could get home at night any other time of the year grin

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Posted: 30 December 2012 08:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1335 ]
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3Ddreamer - 30 December 2012 07:14 AM

I haven’t watched the new set of videos yet, getting close to my download limit for the month so I’m going to download them tomorrow at work wink So forgive me if these are covered.

I am working on a hair model for my character and was wondering if there is a way of shaving the face of the guide hairs other than snipping almost one at a time. Once I have styled using the tools they are curled and harder to catch. I am finding when I render it sticks at the eyelashes for a couple of minutes before carrying on, and all I can think of it is the guide hairs causing it. It doesn’t appear to do it on the presets I’ve tried so I assume it is something I am doing wrong.

My next problem isn’t specific to LAMH, but can anyone who has done Reality renders tell me of any tweaks to get LAMH to render? I got Reality a few days before LAMH so I am learning both at once and when I try and render hair created in LAMH it isn’t there… I did a cat picture on Monday and thought I had smoothed the long fur back too much but it was my first Reality render so I was impressed, but a couple of days later I tested my hair preset on M5, and he was bald! Went back and tried a really fluffy cat preset again - it renders fine in 3Delight, under an IBL Skydome I created from a tutorial, and in a Skybox, but disappears in Reality. I am sure it is something basic I am not doing. Any help would be appreciated.

I’ve had a few crashes but I worked out most of them are down to my impatience in not waiting until LAMH finishes doing what I asked before I click on the next thing. I’m trying to learn patience and waiting a bit after I think it is finished before moving on. wink

I would also like to thank Alessandro and Kendall for their great work, support last weekend getting me up and running, and timing - work is dead so I have been taking my laptop into work when I have to be in and spending all day and the holidays playing with LAMH (and Reality). It would have driven me nuts having to sit at work and waiting until I could get home at night any other time of the year grin

Hi 3Ddreamer,

I apologize if I’m misunderstanding what you mean by “if there is a way of shaving the face of the guide hairs other than snipping almost one at a time.”, but why not using the scissors on the guide hair directly? I mean, you could increase the brush size and cut the guides at a certain point.

Also, about the “I am finding when I render it sticks at the eyelashes for a couple of minutes before carrying on, and all I can think of it is the guide hairs causing it”, do you mean that the renders pause for a couple of minutes at the eyelashes, and the it resumes?

If you’d like me to take a look, you could zip and email me your .lmh preset file so that I can’t take a look…

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