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cedox
11-09-2006, 11:29 PM
http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=taikiatmosphereal5.jpg

My render has this horrible grid appearing in atmosphere. I tried variety of quality settings of OGO_Taiki to get rid of it. No luck though. First I thought it was the model under the atmosphere making the grid lines, but without the volumetric atmosphere the grid isn't visible. Couldn't bring it up cranking up brightness settings of the blue marble image up either.

Any help getting rid of the grid appreciated,

cedox

Exception
11-10-2006, 12:43 AM
Um....
Have you tried subdividing the ball?
I have no clue...

cedox
11-10-2006, 02:25 AM
Hadn't tested, but I tested it now (thx for the tip) and still getting the lines. It's gotta have something to do with Taiki.

habaņero
11-10-2006, 03:52 AM
Well I think your polyedges in that image forms mountains about 25-35 kilometers high. If earth had mountains like that, could be you are spot on ...

Could be an issue related to the new sds mode(s) ... In that case, your option is lots more geometry in the ball.

cedox
11-10-2006, 05:15 AM
Not sure what you ment Habanero, but adding detail to the ball doesn't help with the grids, tested it after the first post. I don't have any bump/displacement maps on earth ball. I'm still pretty convinced it has to do with some Taiki settings.

- Cedox

habaņero
11-10-2006, 05:50 AM
Well I assumed it was your geometry that was showing up - I still almost do. If it can be reliably ruled out (did you add real geometry, not just up the sds level? Ogo aint using a cache?), then I don't know at all. I did some fairly extensive tests of how Ogo_Hikari worked some time ago and the lower quality modes would have naughty banding, it seemingly had way different function from the higher ones. You probably are aware of the Taiki tutorials around the net given you came this far ...

cedox
11-10-2006, 07:47 AM
Didn't find out what was wrong, but found a solution. Just restarted LW and the scene worked again. Thanks Habaņero for helping :)

Now I just need to get the atmosphere showing up when the camera is in there. I'm sure I'll find a solution checking through the list of commands of the english Taiki tutorial (which is uber, must've taken insanely long time to test all the stuff in it).

Also trying to use earth cloud map as alpha for the clouds. No idea if it's gonna work or not ^^

- Cedox

P.S. If anyone has extra tutorials on Taiki I'll be very pleased if you link them here. (This great one http://www.firedragon.com/~flashfire/html/landscapes/c07/c07g.html I already have. Also using this: http://personal.southern.edu/~dascott/tutorial01/nasa-earth.htm for further away shots.)