TUTORIAL: How to use RenderTargets for powerful scene setups

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to use RenderTargets for powerful scene setups

Postby archigrafix » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:19 am

abstrax wrote:
Jaberwocky wrote:Thanks marcus

So to clarify.

I could for example create 24 camera positions across say 10 obj files , sharing tonemapping/lighting etc all loaded in 1 ocs file.That file would load into the Host CPU memory where it will be voxalised and held ready for when i click on a camera node.After the camera node is clicked only that portion required is sent to the GPU memory to be rendered.

So if i have a huge scene i could split the obj files and as long as i have say 16-32Gb of memory (which of course is very cheap nowdays) i need only have a 1-2 gb Video card.

That may also answer the 64 node limit problem on textures. :o


Yes you could do that. Obviously the whole node graph may get a bit "messy" but I don't see a reason why it should not work.

Cheers,

Marcus


Do you mean we can combine a scene with multiple obj meshes?????
I thought it wasnt possible: I tested myself and I dont find a way to attach for example 2 different meshes on one render target
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Re: TUTORIAL: How to use RenderTargets for powerful scene setups

Postby t_3 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:28 am

archigrafix wrote:Do you mean we can combine a scene with multiple obj meshes?????
I thought it wasnt possible: I tested myself and I dont find a way to attach for example 2 different meshes on one render target

imo what they are discussing is, to split a big scene into smaller parts and render them one after the other within one scene. would need post compositing anyways (and doesn't sound really practicable to me).

currently you can't render different mesh node at once - but afaik the upcoming instancing update will allow exactly that...
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Re: TUTORIAL: How to use RenderTargets for powerful scene setups

Postby archigrafix » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:51 am

thanx T3. Of course it is a workaround and better than nothing but then object wont interact between them (shadows reflections etc...)
Any idea of timing for instances... I know you get used (bored?) about that sort of question but it is a so long time request
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Re: TUTORIAL: How to use RenderTargets for powerful scene setups

Postby t_3 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:56 am

archigrafix wrote:thanx T3. Of course it is a workaround and better than nothing but then object wont interact between them (shadows reflections etc...)
Any idea of timing for instances... I know you get used (bored?) about that sort of question but it is a so long time request

never mind - i'm only forum mod and have no insight in refractive's secret schedules (nor their not so secret) ;)
imo what should describe it best: "when it's done" :)
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