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Title: Modern Barn
Post by: Jose Antonio Dorado on September 17, 2014, 04:48:27 PM
Post here your questions and comments about the Modern Barn (http://www.itoosoft.com/tutorials/tutorial_modernbarn.php) tutorial.
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Alessandro Guida on January 27, 2015, 12:55:42 PM
I cannot let the gradient rampo work well
any suggestion?
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Paul Roberts on January 27, 2015, 01:12:08 PM
Hi Alessandro,

Could you give us a few more details. What problem are you experiencing when working with the Gradient Ramp?

Many thanks,

Paul

Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Alessandro Guida on January 27, 2015, 01:22:55 PM
(http://content.screencast.com/users/Carlocki/folders/Jing/media/f1195270-056e-4936-976a-31999543b194/2015-01-27_1323.png)
http://content.screencast.com/users/Carlocki/folders/Jing/media/de5a18c6-042b-4245-89b4-bf48212149b3/2015-01-27_1319.png (http://content.screencast.com/users/Carlocki/folders/Jing/media/f1195270-056e-4936-976a-31999543b194/2015-01-27_1323.png)

(http://content.screencast.com/users/Carlocki/folders/Jing/media/5664d5b2-e333-4763-9b14-f2468daddb04/2015-01-27_1335.png)
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Alessandro Guida on January 27, 2015, 02:36:38 PM
new test

to me grass is too rotated anyway all the scattered pyramids have same direction...

(http://content.screencast.com/users/Carlocki/folders/Jing/media/1daf426e-add9-4401-9727-f0e9a5ac00b3/2015-01-27_1433.png)

I have 2 different problems, rotation angle and + - pattern is not solving.
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Paul Roberts on January 27, 2015, 02:54:36 PM
Hi Alessandro.

Seems to be working fine for me:

(http://lonelymonk.com/forum_images/7dcce294ca724e2f93521b0eabd02a60.jpg)

The only difference I can see between this and your version is that you are using Map Channel 2. I've attached the file for you to take a look at if it helps.

Cheers,

Paul
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Paul Roberts on January 27, 2015, 02:59:40 PM
Ah! Unless you're not using a surface? Transform by map requires a surface to work correctly in order to extract the correct mapping coordinates.

Thanks,

Paul
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Alessandro Guida on January 27, 2015, 03:06:11 PM
wait Paul
in first test is a surface
second one was a spline test....
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Alessandro Guida on January 27, 2015, 03:13:45 PM
I re-build up everything. Now it works
thanks

I guees It was a prevoius problems

Now I have to add all the excluded splines but I am sure it would be ok

(http://content.screencast.com/users/Carlocki/folders/Jing/media/278e6163-9f7e-428b-be8a-3933dc070536/2015-01-27_1510.png)
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Alessandro Guida on January 27, 2015, 03:14:14 PM
anyway check the online documentation it insiste a lot on channel 2 using.
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Paul Roberts on January 27, 2015, 03:21:50 PM
Well there's certainly nothing wrong with using mapping channel 2 (or any other). The only caveat is that if you change the mapping on the surface after adding it to Forest Pack you'll need to ensure you update the surface reference by clicking  (http://docs.itoosoft.com/download/attachments/9371680/button_refresh.gif?version=1&modificationDate=1400517179528&api=v2) in the surfaces rollout.

(http://lonelymonk.com/forum_images/f0ae4374fb4c4858b92bd4342ddab0ea.jpg)
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Alessandro Guida on January 27, 2015, 03:29:16 PM
(http://content.screencast.com/users/Carlocki/folders/Jing/media/cbf4208a-71f3-4fc3-bed3-c295c62d29b9/2015-01-27_1527.png)

solved thank you.
Paul you are always a nice resource for us..
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Paul Roberts on January 27, 2015, 04:15:27 PM
No problem, glad I could help out  :)
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Alessandro Guida on January 27, 2015, 06:28:52 PM
small resolution impossible to apreciate 2 different grass groups one as main an the other as irregular strips

(http://content.screencast.com/users/Carlocki/folders/Jing/media/0271ebc5-3d6d-408c-9919-0b341c0dc1f1/2015-01-27_1653.png)

if I deform the main surface now to have irregularity will I have some further issues?
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Paul Roberts on January 27, 2015, 06:53:20 PM
Looks nice :) Should be fine to adjust the main surface, as long as you update in the surface rollout afterwards as described above.

Cheers,

Paul
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Alessandro Guida on February 05, 2015, 02:51:56 PM
not bad. but still in doubt that pyramids rotation is right?

(http://content.screencast.com/users/Carlocki/folders/Jing/media/84e44653-f506-46c0-9b50-1120adceddde/2015-02-05_1445.png)
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Dave Goodman on May 22, 2015, 09:43:55 AM
How was the distance haze created? Was it with Max's Fog or was it done in post?
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Paul Roberts on May 22, 2015, 10:03:38 AM
Hi Dave,

As I recall the haze was created  by compositing a VRayZDepth pass in photoshop.

Many thanks,

Paul
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: Dave Goodman on May 22, 2015, 10:23:07 AM
Hi Dave,

As I recall the haze was created  by compositing a VRayZDepth pass in photoshop.

Many thanks,

Paul

Thanks Paul! I'm rendering out an RPF with a Z-Depth render element and will play around with different fog effects in AE. Cheers.
Title: Re: Modern Barn
Post by: JK4510 on March 29, 2019, 01:00:39 PM
Hi,

When I have set the boundary checking to "size" and then go in custom edit it does not keep the boundary at size but sets it back to point or something.

Can someone help me out?

Thanks