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Background Image

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:42 pm
by sohara20
Hi Juanjo,
Is there a way to display a background plate in the ipr and have a separate hdri as the enivroment lighting?
Thanks,
Shane

Re: Background Image

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:50 pm
by juanjgon
The next plugin build is going to have this new feature:

Added a new "visible environment" pin to the render target node. If specified this environment is used for reflections, refractions and all camera rays that leave the scene and the regular environment is used only for the direct light calculation.

But I am not sure if this is what you want. Are you talking about some kind of compositing function using the alpha channel to add a background plate to the rendered image?

-Juanjo

Re: Background Image

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:58 pm
by sohara20
That sounds like just the thing I need thanks!

Re: Background Image

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:00 pm
by sohara20
Would be useful to have the optional input that is only camera rays , but ref/refrac/light are all env.

Re: Background Image

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:51 pm
by reelinspirations
I too am looking for an option that would allow me to add in a 'background plate' and have that show in in the IPR for reference.

It really helps when you're trying to add in 3D objects into a scene.

Thanks,

Jim

Re: Background Image

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:00 am
by mudakisa
+1
Flat background plate is one of the nice things that I used often in octane for cinema 4d. But don't have in houdini's octane plugin.
This function would be very useful and handy.

Re: Background Image

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:08 pm
by Ded_Mazai
Any news about this great feature in the most powerfull render engine in the world? when we can add a flat bg on the render?

Re: Background Image

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:32 pm
by juanjgon
This feature will be available probably once we have ready the new Qt based IPR, but meanwhile, how about using MPlay as IPR viewer when you need to work with background plates? ... I know that the MPlay IPR has some limitations, but on the other hand, it supports the background plate feature without problems.

Thanks,
-Juanjo

Re: Background Image

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 12:51 pm
by richardyarlett
I am also trying to do this in 3dsmax .... any update on this ?

Re: Background Image

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 1:29 pm
by paride4331