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Old 20-10-2008, 07:36 AM   #106
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Oh well, I guess there's no escape from reinstalling Windows...
The render I left overnight didn't do anything. so is a test render I just lunched, and waited half an hour for something I later rendered through Maya in 17 min:

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Old 20-10-2008, 03:56 PM   #107
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Firewall blocking it maybe?
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Old 20-10-2008, 06:14 PM   #108
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No... I don't use firewalls :attn: (router)
How can a firewall block a render?

I'll try it again this night. this time I added a flag for the output file so I don't go looking for it again.

Together with lots of other stuff, search feature got f***ed up - I can't find anything in My Documents (maybe in a larger area, but in D:\ it works fine) even if when I run a search inside a folder with one item for that item...
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Old 20-10-2008, 07:38 PM   #109
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It's possible that a firewall could block any program that uses network facilities. Even if it doesn't connect to another network and just uses the local network. (sockets)
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Old 21-10-2008, 06:46 AM   #110
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Oo, OK...
Apparently this render with Maya closed does work:
Here's what it did overnight:


I just noticed that the white king is on the wrong spot...
(I had this kind of problem in all of the renders so far...)
I tried to fix it by re-rendering that region but it left seams for some reason.

C&C please, before I re-render the whole thing this night
(not just because of the king. Other small issues as well...)
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Old 21-10-2008, 09:01 AM   #111
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how come it takes so long for your renders?

I think you should have some shadows in the scene.
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Originally posted by hammer.horror
how come it takes so long for your renders?
It's a combination om my old PC, the high quality and the huge resolution. The last render through Maya took ~ 9h
I don't know how much it takes with Maya closed...

Originally posted by hammer.horror

I think you should have some shadows in the scene.
I do have shadows, they're simply very weak. They were weak before but now that I increased the light radius and decreased the intensity of the key light the shadows kind of disappeared.
They would've disappeared completely only when the render time will go down by 1-2 h

I'll see what I can do about it... Thanks for the advice :bow:

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Shadows are still a bit too weak...
C&C please,
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i like the faint shadows.
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The board still looks like its floating. Also, you're not doing yourself any favors by making the renders such a high res and waiting hours unless you're completely (and I can't stress this enough) completely satisfied and now you're doing a final render.
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Well, I'm not COMPLETELY satisfied but I've got nothing better for the computer to do overnight so why not? I see more details and stuff I need to improve that way...
Any advice for making the board look better? I can't think of anything that'll help...
Thanks for the replies :bow:
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Haha sorry for the hassle :p
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Haha sorry for the hassle
nvm it.

I'm going to sleep now... Another render overnight I hope...
Holiday's over :shakehead - I've got school tomorrow. Some tests as well soon...
I expect to slow down for a while. No other big holiday in almost two months
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Old 22-10-2008, 09:11 AM   #119
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Another test render:

Shadow annotation raised to as high as it gets. shadows are a bit darker but still not as much as they should be...

Another full sized render I left overnight:


I think that's it for this project... It lasted far longer then I intended it to.

Thanks a lot to everyone who helped me through it :bow:
Couldn't have done it without you
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I guess its about that time to move on. Well you stuck with it and you finished it.:p
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