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    Thanks Ben, looking back at scenes generating...

    Thanks Ben,
    looking back at scenes generating recent exteriors, colour space settings as attached jpg does that look right ?
    I'll try the codec !
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    Have played with colour space to get advantage of...

    Have played with colour space to get advantage of linear workflow as recommended after it became available in LW, sRGB not being much use for the type of artily lit interior stuff we do a lot of. ...
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    linear colour space, HDRI skys, note I pointed...

    linear colour space, HDRI skys, note I pointed out that the individual TGA images do not exhibit banding, but after being turned into Speed HQ 4:2:2 avi we can see banding & artifacting, and on other...
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    Video colour space & codecs

    For many years we have been rendering animations from LightWave as TGA sequences and using SpeedEdit to convert those to Speed HQ 4:2:2 .avi to archive and to edit.
    Now our output is HD and usually...
  5. PS a quicker way to combine under/over is...

    PS
    a quicker way to combine under/over is
    (Heath Robinson Rules OK)
    a standard LW scene & object with 2 placards (each 12.8x7.2) one above the other.
    Axonometric camera set to size 12.8 x 14.4...
  6. Don't think Speed-edit will display 3D for a...

    Don't think Speed-edit will display 3D for a while, doesn't stop you using it.
    1) there is no 'absolute' 3D format - different display systems display in different ways and most can read a variety...
  7. Further musings

    Most monitors seemed to run at 'default' refresh rate that are multiples of 30 fps and not of 25 fps.
    The Nvidea 3D capable monitor which I tend to put my output onto was giving a slight perceptual...
  8. Stylised figures in architectural rendering

    I need to do some high quality architectuaral walkthrough/flypast stuff and we would like to populate the scene with bkurred/stylised figures (some moving).
    Any ideas ?
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    Whoever sent you that spec got the office...

    Whoever sent you that spec got the office nail-polisher to type it !
    1080i is 1920x1080 not 1920 by 1280.
    I would suggest chosing.
    MPEG 2
    then selecting the NTSC HDV 1080i preset and clicking on...
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    Who made the avi ? LW produces 2 sequences of...

    Who made the avi ?
    LW produces 2 sequences of image files with L or R appended.
    It requires some sort of software application to combine the into a single movie file, and most easily this is done...
  11. That quote is for the top end 3960X (15M Cache,...

    That quote is for the top end 3960X (15M Cache, 3.30 GHz) pushed to 4.2 Ghz
  12. My local friendly bank-emptier is offering: 2nd...

    My local friendly bank-emptier is offering:
    2nd Gen Intel Core 17 LGA2011 Six core CPU at 4.2 Ghz/15MB Intel Smart Cache/5.0 GT/s DMI Bus speed with 16GB PC3 1600MHz Quad Channel DDR3 ram / Quadro...
  13. Vectorworks ? If I wanted to produce naff...

    Vectorworks ?
    If I wanted to produce naff architecture models with plastic trees I'd consider it.
    But that's not what we're working on!
    Think Rolling Stones, Metalica, Cirque Du Soleil - not Dubai...
  14. Would that the studio workflow allowed the...

    Would that the studio workflow allowed the leisure of time to set up multiple simplistic scenes !
    We are a design studio, not an animation studio.
    We produce descriptive animations of our design...
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    Find a good photo of some drool to work from ? -...

    Find a good photo of some drool to work from ? - think you'll find it looks pretty unimpressive.
    So you need to decide what you want it to look like - probably fake some colour gradient on incidence...
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    Flat reflected surfaces will only 'work' if you...

    Flat reflected surfaces will only 'work' if you give them something believable to reflect, even if it's just a placard/billboard image of an out-of focus office interiof!
  17. Yet again we all chorus, never,ever,ever render...

    Yet again we all chorus, never,ever,ever render to a movie file if you value your sanity & have space on your HD for an uncompressed image sequence.
    It's just not worth the angst when it inevitably...
  18. aAck on the old quest, Best workstatuion for LW scene setup!

    The Boss wants to know where the bottleneck is on setting up scenes to render, and the answer at the moments is "waiting for the screen to refresh as we move through the timeline, or make any...
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    And you can always just use the options tab to...

    And you can always just use the options tab to set your default camera etc.etc,
  20. f you don't want to do other re-lighting, just...

    f you don't want to do other re-lighting, just make sure your lightbulb 'glass's are a separate object or layer, put the point light where the bulb filament should be & exclude the glass object from...
  21. Pretty sure, I'm finding that there is a slight...

    Pretty sure, I'm finding that there is a slight perceptible flicker in the SpeedHQ avi files made directly from the image sequences in speededit. Lightwave running at 25fps, speededot project 25fps,...
  22. Dear grandchildren, Granny has been sucking eggs...

    Dear grandchildren, Granny has been sucking eggs since all video was either PAL or NTSC, and she's very good at making sure that all her eggs are set to the same frame-rate etc.
    What she doesn't...
  23. we use motion blur & dof, and we know that the...

    we use motion blur & dof, and we know that the PERCEIVED jerkiness is fairly obviously reduced by using a higher frame rate. this jerkiness is presumably created by whatever 'dropdown list' a given...
  24. simply load the folder of numbered images onto...

    simply load the folder of numbered images onto the timeline, rather than opening the folder & dragging the images on !
  25. As I said, all footage is cgi and 1280x720 &...

    As I said, all footage is cgi and 1280x720 & progressive and generated by us.
    It is not a fielding problem.
    it is not a hardware or software display problem as far as we can tell,
    When we have...
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