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colkai
05-24-2007, 11:24 AM
I was a wonderin' if there is a node shader which does a similar thing to the TB_EdgeShader. That is, fakes a rounded spec. edge on 'sharp' geometry?

http://home.att.ne.jp/omega/tabo/3dlabo/p_lwp.html

I could use the TB one but that means I can't use FPrime for renders as it doesn't "see" normal shaders. However, as it can "do" nodes, I was hoping someone may have thoughts on doing something like that with nodes.

Or am I expecting too much of nodes?

colkai
05-24-2007, 11:29 AM
Ahh nuts - ignore me, I see the wonderful Mr "Dpont" has already done one - result! :D

Moderators - feel free to delete this tread .. silly ole fool that I am. :p

Bytehawk
05-24-2007, 12:42 PM
no no, it's a great question.

Although the Dpont edge node is great afaik it shades all edges, not just the sharp ones

hrgiger
05-24-2007, 02:46 PM
Question: Is the dpont edge node free? I havent' heard of it before now but I would find it incredibly useful. And it shades all edges, you can't adjust a smoothing angle?

nthused
05-24-2007, 02:56 PM
It was last I checked (last week). He's got some really useful stuff at his site.

dpont
05-24-2007, 02:56 PM
Free yes, but for PC only,
Smoothing Limit Angle is implemented too,
but some geometry could fail,
avoid too much tesselated mesh and subpatch,
the sample box on my page has 3 or 4 polygons
per face, they could be triangulated also.

Denis.

Bytehawk
05-24-2007, 03:52 PM
Free yes, but for PC only,
Smoothing Limit Angle is implemented too,
but some geometry could fail,
avoid too much tesselated mesh and subpatch,
the sample box on my page has 3 or 4 polygons
per face, they could be triangulated also.

Denis.

Thanks for this update and all your effort. I 'll need to update my copy.

hrgiger
05-24-2007, 04:43 PM
Free yes, but for PC only,



Not a problemo. Where's a link?

Edit: Nevermind, I found it. Thanks!

Bytehawk
05-24-2007, 04:46 PM
http://perso.orange.fr/dpont/plugins/nodes/Additionnal_Nodes.html

tonybliss
05-24-2007, 05:19 PM
dennis you are brilliant and generous at the same time
Thank you :)