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15-01-2014, 12:12 PM   #16
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Wow HUGE file....I dont think my laptop can take it LOL. Gubar, you have time to look? I think there are way too many droplets. If you havent done something like this before, I would try with maybe 10% of the droplets you have, to get a feel for what you can and cannot do. Even if you have done this before, I would still reduce the droplets by 90% and get a system going....maybe even on a simple plane etc. Just my thoughts of course, when I am not sure thats what I do...

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15-01-2014, 12:35 PM   #17
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Hi Toddster,
The reason why I need a boolean is because if I would just renders the drops (with a custom mask) the refraction in the drops will not be accurate (since the water cuts through the glass) I render with Maxwell render where these little details become important.
I work together with retouch companies, and like you said I also render out different layers of lighting setups to be combined in post. But now they have to add the drops in post-production and they are really curious to see what the possibilities are in 3d and so am I :p. Creating (multiple) drops layers (masked) from 3d would be the ultimate aid in these workflows according to me.
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15-01-2014, 12:54 PM   #18
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Is this of any use?
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15-01-2014, 03:34 PM   #19
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Thanks for the script. I've installed it according the help document but I get this error message when trying to load the script:
// Error: "spPaint3d"; //
// Error: Line 1.11: Syntax error //
spPaint3d;
# Error: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2013/scripts/spPaint3d.mel line 17: ImportError: file <maya console> line 1: No module named spPaint3dGui #

Do you maybe know what I did wrong?
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15-01-2014, 05:30 PM   #20
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Mate it wasnt mine and its been about 2 years since I installed it. @Gen do you remember this script you gave me? Hopefully Genny can help mate....

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16-01-2014, 03:26 AM   #21
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I remember there was some missing files or something, this is the version I'm using with no problems. Also I should clarify, I did not write this script.
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16-01-2014, 03:33 AM   #22
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16-01-2014, 03:44 PM   #23
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Thanks a lot guys for all your help!
Unfortunately I have to throw in the towel for now. These drops are driving me crazy and right now I have to focus on some other tasks :p. The drops will now be created in post-production by retouchers.
If I get some new results I'll post it here.
Thanks again!
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