mlody47 wrote: marco diulgheroff wrote: ROUBAL wrote:
I don't see why so many people find the rules or the method complicated !
They are not complicated, the are just dumb. ( no offense - just my point of view )
I know this competition has been longer and more unpredictable than everybody expected, but we are working with a beta release and it's continously in a "work in progress" state. We started this competition with Octane 23.5 and no alpha channel opportunity, now we get 24.2 with alpha channel opportunity but we are not allowed to use it. Anyway, with both the releases, and since the competition started, as a rule, we are not allowed to make any post pro and with any sw.
trinity wrote:Postproduction is allowed only:
. To fix lighting issues and fireflies.
. To add glare and bloom.
. To add chromatic aberration.
. For noise reduction if needed.
You cannot add any other image part in post-production
Note: that if you use excessive noise-reduction and your submission ends up looking blotchy as a result,
this will be taken into account during examination by the jury, and you're image may not be chosen as the winning image.
enricocerica wrote:You cannot composite in a background image, this was one of the rules indeed and we cannot change them during the competition, as Octane now provides a way to render with alpha channel, we will see for the next compet.
You can mix two raw images rendered with Octane if it has a sense, I mean don't render a background (see previous answer) you'll then composite with your scene ;o). For example if you have a big tree and indeed you don't have enough memory to render it with your other scene objects, I can accept you'll mix it later on after after rendering it separately.
Anyway you're free to load an hdri or ldri image as texture environment and if, as you say
mlody47 wrote:but You lost all the data from HDRI becouse You loaded LDRI ... not good technique ( for me ) I dont have a whole week to make my own HDRI's
so, I think this is connected to the strategy you planned to apply, 'couse the rules were the same with Octane 23.5. But maybe you not agree with the rules and this is an other question (no offense - just my point of view)