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by fredsprinkle
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video as texture for emission object?
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Video as texture for emission object?

I think I solved the issue.

It appears that Cycles 4D can't handle ProRes MOV video files. It would probably be good to try to support them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_ProRes
by fredsprinkle
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video as texture for emission object?
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Video as texture for emission object?

I’ve plugged a video texture into an emission material on a plane. Looks great in live-preview. But the plane doesn’t emit at all when I actually render it out.

Any ideas?
by fredsprinkle
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Depth of Field in Reflections?
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Depth of Field in Reflections?

Not sure if this is a physics question or a bug report, but I don't think Cycles knows how to handle depth of field in reflections, or maybe there is a work around, or maybe I'm wrong.
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by fredsprinkle
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cycles Unstable With Fairly Large Projects?
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Cycles Unstable With Fairly Large Projects?

I have now tested video textures on two different Macs and one PC. I have tested on GPU and CPU.

The Windows machine can handle video textures perfectly on GPU.

Both Mac machines break the video textures (render as black) on both CPU and GPU.
by fredsprinkle
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motion blur makes some objects almost disappear (mospline)?
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Motion blur makes some objects almost disappear (mospline)?

Can I, like, "bake" a mospline animation or anything to make it work?
by fredsprinkle
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IPR constantly refreshing
Replies: 16
Views: 1202

Re: IPR constantly refreshing

It's weird because it is not happening now. But it did happen earlier in my project. The next day it was fine.
by fredsprinkle
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cycles Unstable With Fairly Large Projects?
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Cycles Unstable With Fairly Large Projects?

Yes it does crash on cpu on the Mac 2013 Trashcan.
by fredsprinkle
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motion blur makes some objects almost disappear (mospline)?
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Motion blur makes some objects almost disappear (mospline)?

Motion blur seems to be making my MoSpline objects disappear. Even with really low settings. You only see the caps?

Here's a test

w/motion blur
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w/o
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by fredsprinkle
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cycles Unstable With Fairly Large Projects?
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Cycles Unstable With Fairly Large Projects?

When I rendered the same project on a Windows machine with a NVIDIA 980 it worked fine, performed beautifully, rendered all my frames, 10 screens of animated textures.

So, there's something weird about how Cycles/C4D works with 2013 MacPro "Trashcans" (Besides them being horribly designed)
by fredsprinkle
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cycles Unstable With Fairly Large Projects?
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Cycles Unstable With Fairly Large Projects?

I quite sure it is the video textures.

When I turn them off, it works fine.

I even tried reducing the video textures down to 720p, but it still crashes.

It crashes on GPU and CPU.

I want to try on a Windows machine now.
by fredsprinkle
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cycles Unstable With Fairly Large Projects?
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Cycles Unstable With Fairly Large Projects?

I'm pretty sure it is the video textures, but not positive. Any codec issues with ProRes 422? I did a control render with everything turned on. I got 60 frames. C4D Crash Details Attached: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v0DwgsJqQOGtKU2N0VOfp_1_cld39uEZ/view?usp=sharing I'm doing a render with the ...
by fredsprinkle
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cycles Unstable With Fairly Large Projects?
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Cycles Unstable With Fairly Large Projects?

I turned off the cloner and MoSpline, but it still crashed after 57 frames.

I'll experiment with textures next.
by fredsprinkle
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cycles Unstable With Fairly Large Projects?
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Cycles Unstable With Fairly Large Projects?

I've got a project that has about 10 animated textures (fake TV screens) and about 10 panel lights, 1 cloner, and 5 mosplines. I think I have reduced all my texture sizes down to 2.5K or less. The project just seems kind of unstable. It crashes when rendering fairly often. I can only get about 50 fr...
by fredsprinkle
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: PNG Sequences as Textures with Options
Replies: 1
Views: 203

PNG Sequences as Textures with Options

It would be nice to be able to use PNG sequences as animated textures, and have similar Start Frame and Offset (which frame of your animation to start using it) options as Blender.
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by fredsprinkle
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IPR constantly refreshing
Replies: 16
Views: 1202

Re: IPR constantly refreshing

Another case:

1. Cloner (I was fine)
2. First MoSpline (I was fine)
3. Second MoSpline (IPR starts the refresh loop)