Cycles Rendering Checklist for Faster and Clear Renders
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This is a textual version of Ways to Speed Up Blender Cycles Rendering, hope Andrew won’t mind writing a textual version. ;) This post is mostly for self-reference and does not contains all the methods shown by Andrew. We’ll see how we can create better renders and how render times can be reduced by merely changing some factory settings, and also what prices we might have to pay for that optimization.

Advance Interface Topics in Blender
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This is kinda a manual for new Blender user which I compiled up when I was learning Blender. First of all, when you’re switching from Maya, you’ll find the interface a bit alien. Blender has an option to behave like Maya, but in long run, that’s not gonna be productive. The Basics Right-click selects any object. MMB rotates the scene (we’ll se pivot point later in the post). Shift+MMB+mouse movement pans the scene.

Blending Modes Explained
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This documentation assumes knowledge of channels. And terminologies are for Foundry Nuke; as same operation have different names over different packages, but the work is same. Multiply Multiply multiplies each channel information of one image to another. The result is subtractive as we multiply.. Plus Plus adds pixel value from background to the foreground. Screen The screen is a conditional operation. It multiplies if pixel if higher than 50% threshold and plus if the value if the value if lower than 50%.

Nuke Optimization Tips
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Nuke is a very powerful VFX tool in the industry. But at the time of learning, people often don’t pay attention to the optimization. Which left them with relatively longer render times. Note: Not every point can be followed. Do whatever is possible. Hardware Related Get Two Hard Drive When you read footage from the hard drive, and write/render to the same hard drive, you actually make hard drive do double the work.

Digital Compositor Checklist
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Below is a list of procedures a compositor should follow. I also have a blog post compiled of optimization tips, which should work as side document to this post. Distortion Evey footage has some sort of distortion. Not dealing with distortion before 3D integration can result in catastrophic disasters. It’s good to first undistort the background plate > do the CGย integration > use the same undistortion data to re-distort the whole output.

mental ray shader terminology explained
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Although newer version of Maya have incorporated Solid Angle’s Arnold renderer. NVIDIA’s (formerlyย mental images) mental ray is still used in production quality rendering. People coming from Maya’s basic shader e.g. Phong, Blinn, Lambert don’t get daunted watching the mental ray shaders. So today I’ll explain what they actually mean. mental ray materials in Maya **mi -ย **mi is short for mental images, the facility in which mental ray was developed.

Get rid of Flickering during Shoot
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Every videographer once in their career gets in a situation where they face flickering of video,ย especially in low light situation. This guide will help you get out of that situation to some extent. Adjust the Shutter 180-degree shutter rule says to keep the shutter double of the fps. So that if we’re shooting at 1920x1080@24fps,ย our shutter should be minimum 48. Most camera won’t let you go down to 48 but you can round-up, safely.