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Noob question: Daz 4.5 r2 Backgrounds getting blown out in the viewport
Posted: 12 August 2012 08:18 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Whenever I light a scene with UberEnviroment 2 the background goes to complete white.

I’ve dialed down intensity but it’s still completely white.

What might I be missing or doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted: 12 August 2012 09:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Stupid question time! What do you have in the background that is turning white? Can you provide a screenshot, so we’re all looking at the same thing?

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Posted: 12 August 2012 09:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrearusky/2240595375/

just using it for testing.

I should mention as soon as I dont use Uberenvironment and switch to standard lighting the background viewport issue goes away. Must be doing something wrong. :/

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Posted: 12 August 2012 10:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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It might be the sphere that is attacked to the UberEnvironment. It won’t show up during render, but you can turn off in the Scenes-tab.

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Posted: 12 August 2012 11:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Yes, it’s definitely the sphere.  If you go into the scene tab and turn off the “eye” icon, you’ll make the sphere invisible and then you’ll be able to see the background.  Or you could try making the sphere larger, because anything inside the sphere will render.

I had a render where a brick wall in the background just stopped and disappeared into the white background.  That’s how I found out about the spheres.

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Posted: 13 August 2012 05:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thanks gang! That did the trick!

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Posted: 13 August 2012 05:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Leee - 12 August 2012 11:03 PM

Or you could try making the sphere larger, because anything inside the sphere will render.

Actually the sphere doesn’t affect what renders or not, my personal choice is to dial its scale down to about 1%, that keeps it small enough to not interfere with the visibility of the scene (it’s about football sized at that scale), while allowing me to visually check where it is centred and things like the sun-position of the chosen HDRI file.

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