How to use the volumetric spotlight with the modo plugin

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How to use the volumetric spotlight with the modo plugin

Postby davidvonbehr » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:15 pm

davidvonbehr Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:15 pm
Hi everyone,

I'm heading to a project where I'll need volumetric spot lights.

Standalone has this nice handy spotlight node - how can I use this in the plugin?
I tried it via orbx proxy, but that causes an octane error.

A little help will be very much appreciated ;)
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Re: How to use the volumetric spotlight with the modo plugin

Postby face_off » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:02 am

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Hi David

Are you able to send me the ORBX containing the Volumetric Spotlight which causes the Octane Log error please?

Which version of the plugin are you using?

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Re: How to use the volumetric spotlight with the modo plugin

Postby davidvonbehr » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:31 am

davidvonbehr Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:31 am
Hi Paul,

thanks for taking care!

Please find attached the files. I use the latest 2019 versions of both plugin and standalone.

Best,
David
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Re: How to use the volumetric spotlight with the modo plugin

Postby face_off » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:34 am

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Thanks David. The errors occur because the Volumetric Spotlight is a "Build in node graph" type, which does not allow an Object Layer node to be plugged into the Object Layer Map that the proxy ORBX file is plugged into. I have reported this to OTOY, so hopefully they will address this issue. Unfortunately there is not a workaround to this problem.

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Re: How to use the volumetric spotlight with the modo plugin

Postby davidvonbehr » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:53 pm

davidvonbehr Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:53 pm
Hi Paul,

thanks a lot!

In the meanwhile I'll use the classic medium method.

Best,
David
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Re: How to use the volumetric spotlight with the modo plugin

Postby Hesekiel2517 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:40 am

Hesekiel2517 Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:40 am
This seams to work now. The only problem, that i had, was that if i edit the proxy the spotlight won't update on some attributes
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Re: How to use the volumetric spotlight with the modo plugin

Postby face_off » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:26 am

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I am hopeful that the Volumetric Spotlight will be supported via the Modo spotlight item in the next release of the plugin.

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Re: How to use the volumetric spotlight with the modo plugin

Postby Hesekiel2517 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:27 am

Hesekiel2517 Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:27 am
That sounds very nice! Thank you in advance
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