DrStrik9

06-02-2009, 03:47 PM

This is a little thing, but it has been driving me bats.

In the 9.x docs, referring to the little sphere or cube showing the surface in both the surface editor and node editor, it says, "Sample Size is the diameter of the sampled area on the surface. To obtain the most accurate preview, set this option to the approximate surface size to which you are applying the current attributes. Preview Type sets the shape of your sample surface."

I had no problem with this in 8.5, but I have found it to be untrue in LW 9.6. I have a sphere that is 1 meter tall, and I tell the surface editor to display a "sample size" sphere of the texture as a 1 meter sphere, what I see is in fact NOT a 1 meter sphere sample of my surface at all. It is something a lot closer to a 1/3-meter size sample.

To get the "sample size" to show a 1-meter sphere, I have to tell the regular surface editor and/or the node editor, to display a 3-meter sphere, or generally 3 times the size of my geometry.

What am I missing here? Why is this? Thanks for any intelligent light shed on this strangeness. :-)

In the 9.x docs, referring to the little sphere or cube showing the surface in both the surface editor and node editor, it says, "Sample Size is the diameter of the sampled area on the surface. To obtain the most accurate preview, set this option to the approximate surface size to which you are applying the current attributes. Preview Type sets the shape of your sample surface."

I had no problem with this in 8.5, but I have found it to be untrue in LW 9.6. I have a sphere that is 1 meter tall, and I tell the surface editor to display a "sample size" sphere of the texture as a 1 meter sphere, what I see is in fact NOT a 1 meter sphere sample of my surface at all. It is something a lot closer to a 1/3-meter size sample.

To get the "sample size" to show a 1-meter sphere, I have to tell the regular surface editor and/or the node editor, to display a 3-meter sphere, or generally 3 times the size of my geometry.

What am I missing here? Why is this? Thanks for any intelligent light shed on this strangeness. :-)