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    trying to achieve this look..

    is it possible to achieve this look with LW?

    http://vimeo.com/ondemand/makingpaper/98014841

    could anyone guide me through setting up the GI / Radiocity setting to match this look or do i need to use KRay plugin?

    thanks

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    Two words...

    Why not?

    OK, five words...

    I don't know why not!
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    well you donīt need to use kray.

    You could simply add a white background color, activate global illumination(radiosity) and it will use that white color as environment bounce light.
    add a dome light for direct sunlight with a low angle maybe 0.26 -0.56 the higher value ..the softer the sunshadow will be.
    the images seen in the video..donīt seem to have that much occlusion, so I donīt think itīs necessary.

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    Plus a good paper surface material, translucency effect needs to be there. You don't need Kray for this. Make some simple paper shapes and a ground plane and start working on the look, surfaces and GI settings, once you have that it's just gonna be modeling and animation. Also, it might be worth while to actually buy the tutorial, even if it's for C4d some of the work flow might be useful, there might be handy hints, cheats and so on that could be applied. It's quite cheap and if you have a paying job based on this look it can't hurt to see how someone else did it.

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    OK, I must have had my head in the dirt. I didn't know Vimeo add a pay service. Interesting, both Vimeo and the paper modeling.
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    How about learning by doing, donīt seem to be that hard and taking too much time, it will be free ..except learning time of course and you will get insight along the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by realgray View Post


    and he donīt even have to make it that advanced and write the articles, since the sample look he was after is clean paper sheets

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    thanks everyone.

    @prometheus: it looks really simple but if you try to do it you will come to know that the cinema4d rendering quality is far superior and way faster than LW.. yes this is true! and the C4D setup is just two or three mouse clicks and its animation ready too (no GI/radiosity flickering at all) which is major problem in LW. I recomend try a simple test and see what i mean. it will be extremely hard to match this quality!
    by the way, 1280x720 res render in C4D is taking 2min 5sec to render. try the same quality in LW and the compare.. I would love to see if we can make same results in same amount of render time.

    Thanks

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    Little late seeing this, but here's a quickie test, 1280x720, 2m15s on stock i7 2600K. Uninterpolated MC GI, so won't flicker. Might need to bump up RPE to 8-16 when animated though, but maybe not.
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    Shouldn't the paper be more of gray due to the pollution of the cars? (just kidding)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny_Mike View Post
    Little late seeing this, but here's a quickie test, 1280x720, 2m15s on stock i7 2600K. Uninterpolated MC GI, so won't flicker. Might need to bump up RPE to 8-16 when animated though, but maybe not.
    Yes, nothing problematic for LW render engine here, it's very good and similar result to C4D one. On a 3930K it's 1m 50sec rendertime.
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    However the paper surface has no reflective values and reflections were disabled in the render settings. It depends on how real you would want to make it I suppose.

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    2 min with a reflective value and reflections activated, but absolutely no difference in the look of the render. However my reflective values were very low and not researched.

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