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by kgriffith
Sat 8 Apr 2017 14:04
Forum: Artlantis General
Topic: Long render times in v.6.5 compared to v. 5.1.2.5
Replies: 4
Views: 2401

Re: Long render times in v.6.5 compared to v. 5.1.2.5

That is a good video, and well worth watching. I would note that there are a couple sections where the audio cuts out - it would be an even better video if that was fixed :)
by kgriffith
Fri 7 Apr 2017 12:52
Forum: WIP
Topic: 6.5.2.12 test
Replies: 1
Views: 1872

6.5.2.12 test

Having updated to 6.5.2.12, and having read all the recent concerns about it, I thought I'd better run a test render before I really need it for a deadline. Image attached. Seems to be OK, and consistent with renders before the update. Rendered with Render Manager and one client node in about 13 min...
by kgriffith
Tue 28 Mar 2017 16:42
Forum: WIP
Topic: Grainy
Replies: 4
Views: 2779

Re: Grainy

I am not sure, but my guess would be that you need to increase your material sampling and or your light sampling. Also, it appears you have "Enhanced Background" checked. Are you using an HDRI? If not, I don't think you need that checked. Turning off Enhanced Background might make a differ...
by kgriffith
Tue 14 Mar 2017 19:37
Forum: Artlantis General
Topic: Artlantis 6.5 Render Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

Re: Artlantis 6.5 Render Manager

I can't really say why it is red - the program documentation does not refer to the dot being red - it's supposed to be either orange or white (or turned off). But I wonder if you have two copies of the client installed on your Mac? I suspect Render Manager can only use one, if that is the case.
by kgriffith
Tue 14 Mar 2017 17:33
Forum: Shaders & Textures
Topic: Shaders from objects linked in ATL6.5
Replies: 3
Views: 3007

Re: Shaders from objects linked in ATL6.5

If you go to the tutorials on the Artlantis website, you will find tutorial "10 - Instances" covers this functionality.
by kgriffith
Tue 14 Mar 2017 17:28
Forum: Artlantis General
Topic: Vista 2d does not look right.
Replies: 2
Views: 1539

Re: Vista 2d does not look right.

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Try going to the Preferences dialog, and changing your Open GL display option. I think you'd want "wireframe", or "Color and Wireframe". Not sure but this might do it...
by kgriffith
Mon 13 Mar 2017 17:39
Forum: Artlantis General
Topic: Insertion
Replies: 5
Views: 2883

Re: Insertion

The Help file is useful for this tool - probably all you need. But I know I have seen a video demonstration as well, I think as part of the Artlantis LIVE! free webinar. If you are new to Artlantis, I think you would find that webinar very helpful. It illustrates use of several of the tools and basi...
by kgriffith
Thu 9 Mar 2017 12:10
Forum: Artlantis General
Topic: Responses to Forum Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1535

Re: Responses to Forum Questions

Agreed. A user forum is really for users to help each other out, for problems requiring Abvent direct support, a ticket should be submitted (at least that's the response I see here often ;) . But it would be very helpful to have a forum moderator(s). Someone with enough experience to answer most que...
by kgriffith
Tue 7 Mar 2017 17:17
Forum: Artlantis General
Topic: Render Manager
Replies: 55
Views: 21057

Re: Render Manager

From the image, it appears you do not have a client computer set up. If that is the case, you need to install the client software on at least your computer and any others you want to use as nodes), and run it before running the Render manager. The render manager should then detect the client compute...
by kgriffith
Sat 11 Feb 2017 18:36
Forum: Artlantis General
Topic: Artlantis 6.5 soft shadows
Replies: 5
Views: 3440

Re: Artlantis 6.5 soft shadows

I spent some time trying to achieve soft shadows by adding a light plane, and then by adding actual lights. This will lighten the shadow, but not soften it. And turning down the sun power to compensate for the additional light darkens the sky. I think there is clearly a need to enable diffuse sunlig...

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