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Proxies workflow

Postby ramaa » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:57 am

ramaa Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:57 am
I have two requests regarding the use of proxies in modo. See attached image

To make it work together with modo proxies, I am having to add an empty mesh as a container for the Octane Proxy.

Request 1: Can you add the Proxy Filename link also to the modo proxy objects? Is this possible?
this would make the workflow much simpler.

Request 2: it seems that the Proxy Filename field does not take into account the Path Aliases from modo.
If I change the location of the path alias, the name here stays the same and I have to update each octane proxy location manually.
Can this be fixed?

thanks!

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Re: Proxies workflow

Postby ramaa » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:42 pm

ramaa Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:42 pm
I have one more request:
would it be possible for Octane to render modo proxies directly as well?
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Re: Proxies workflow

Postby ramaa » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:44 pm

ramaa Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:44 pm
I am bumping this one again.

It would be great if we could have this option.
Do you think this would be possible?
thanks ,
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Re: Proxies workflow

Postby face_off » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:26 pm

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Request 1: Can you add the Proxy Filename link also to the modo proxy objects? Is this possible?
this would make the workflow much simpler.
Agreed - although perhaps an even better workflow would be to have a separate item called an Octane Proxy (which specifies the filename of an ORBX).

Request 2: it seems that the Proxy Filename field does not take into account the Path Aliases from modo.
If I change the location of the path alias, the name here stays the same and I have to update each octane proxy location manually.
Can this be fixed?
Filenames are used throughout the plugin, and none of them support the Modo Path Alias - so this needs to be implemented across the plugin. Which specific pathalias name are you changing?

would it be possible for Octane to render modo proxies directly as well?
You can render Modo Proxies if you turn on the Render Cache in the Kernel->Settings panel. I suggest using the Render Cache with caution, as there are still some outstanding issues with it that have been bugged with Foundry. Support for Modo Proxies is not viable without the Render Cache enabled.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: Proxies workflow

Postby Dingbat » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:29 pm

Dingbat Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:29 pm
face_off wrote:
Request 1: Can you add the Proxy Filename link also to the modo proxy objects? Is this possible?
this would make the workflow much simpler.
Agreed - although perhaps an even better workflow would be to have a separate item called an Octane Proxy (which specifies the filename of an ORBX).


i'd also like to be able to link the Octane proxy to the MODO one. 3 reasons:

1. the MODO proxy (deferred mesh) has a preview mesh and it's a big time saver not to have to make my own.
2. i'm forced to move deferred meshes in Item mode so the preview mesh is always in the right place.
3. sometimes i need to render the identical scene using the MODO renderer and if the 2 proxies are the same then i can just switch engine and render.

hope this can be implemented as it's essential for a more efficient Proxy workflow.
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