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DS4.5 Question on Mesh Resolution
Posted: 13 October 2012 12:45 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello, I begin to use ds4.5 Pro 64 Bit version and I just made a discovery (don`t know yet if it does exist in ds3) and maybe it is a silly thing.

When selected the whole Figure (V4) I can see in the parameter tab under general a point that is named “mesh resolution” what does this mean and will it work for the V4 figure.

There are three options:

1. Resolution level: base

2. Subdivision level: 1

3. Edge interpolation (where I can choose between: soft corner and edges, sharp corner and edges and sharp edges)

what can I do with these parameters? can I soften the mesh? and what do I have to do for that. Do I have for example to choose:

soft corner and edges and than go in the parameter settings and do some changings?

and what does the Subdivision level?

can I soften the mesh of the figure?

For some reason and at some shaping values the breasts for example (but also other bodyparts) have relativly sharp edges you will will recognize especially on shadows if using lights with raytraced shadow.

so is there a possibillity to soften the mesh of the v4 figure or also on other figures?

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Posted: 13 October 2012 01:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi,

These are options for the mesh to get a higher resolution with an algorythm called catmull-clark. Side effect is that you have a denser mesh which is smoother but it takes more memory so one must be carefull when using subdivision

Subdivision is usable as is on Genesis by choosing high resolution and a subdivision level >0. The higher the level, the denser and smoother the geometry and more memory is consummed

On other figures(V4) or props, you must first convert it to Subdivision in the scene Tab before the option to be usable : Edit-> convert to SubD
Don’t go over 2 level of subdivision.

The options for Edge interpolation does just what it says : how should the algo handle the corner and edges

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Posted: 13 October 2012 01:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Takeo.Kensei - 13 October 2012 01:15 PM

Hi,

These are options for the mesh to get a higher resolution with an algorythm called catmull-clark. Side effect is that you have a denser mesh which is smoother but it takes more memory so one must be carefull when using subdivision

Subdivision is usable as is on Genesis by choosing high resolution and a subdivision level >0. The higher the level, the denser and smoother the geometry and more memory is consummed

On other figures(V4) or props, you must first convert it to Subdivision in the scene Tab before the option to be usable : Edit-> convert to SubD
Don’t go over 2 level of subdivision.

The options for Edge interpolation does just what it says : how should the algo handle the corner and edges

First, thank you for the fast answer smile

if I convert my V4 for example into subD do I have to convert all clothes and hair also?

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Posted: 13 October 2012 01:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Hey many thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for for a long time…mesh smoothing… THAAAANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH smile

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Posted: 13 October 2012 01:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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No problem smile happy to see that you’re happy

You don’t have to convert the cloth or only if you want them to be smoother too

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Posted: 13 October 2012 02:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Takeo.Kensei - 13 October 2012 01:47 PM

No problem smile happy to see that you’re happy

You don’t have to convert the cloth or only if you want them to be smoother too

you have made me really happy smile today you have done one good thing for sure smile

(next to other good things you have done)

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Posted: 13 October 2012 03:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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So, after I have converted my V4 Character Dixie to subD and turned the

1. resolution leven : high resolution
2. sub division leven : 1
3 edge.interpolation : soft corners and edges

and rendered Dixie in high 1600 width 1000 from tighs up to head (so really near) in just 1 or 2 minutes with ray traced shadow for light and a realitvly high valued bump map on the fixed natasha elite skin.

I just can say one thing. I am totally convinced now. Dixie reached a level of quallity that I havenĀ“t expected. Great.

DS4.5 Pro 64Bit is a real step forward, thumbs up.

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Posted: 13 October 2012 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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and here is the result. unfortunatelly with clothes on in case of forum rules - so you can`t see the whole reached quality.

click for larger view. size is height 1600 width 1000

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