playing with caustics

Post your tests, experiments and unfinished renderings here.
User avatar
lacilaci
Donor
Posts: 1642
Joined: Fri May 04, 2018 5:16 am

Re: playing with caustics

Post by lacilaci » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:07 pm

epilectrolytics wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:45 pm
Youtube and Vimeo do their own video conversion too though it is way better.
Dropbox just hosts the video as I created it so all the flaws are my responsibility :)
It's better when discussing quality topics not to have another conversion of the file done.
(Once my dropbox is full I will have to rethink though.)
I'd suggest unlisted youtube video with a link here. (if you don't want to make those fully public)

User avatar
B.Y.O.B.
Developer
Posts: 3027
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:08 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: playing with caustics

Post by B.Y.O.B. » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:16 pm

epilectrolytics wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:45 pm
Youtube and Vimeo do their own video conversion too though it is way better.
IIRC if you use the exact right h.264 compression settings, youtube doesn't re-encode the video. Not totally sure though. I think you can look it up in the youtube FAQ.
epilectrolytics wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:45 pm
Dropbox just hosts the video as I created it so all the flaws are my responsibility
Most people will just watch the low-quality video with the dropbox players though to save a bit of time.
If you would upload to youtube/vimeo/etc. I could link your videos in our Blenderartists thread as promo material without having to fear that people get a bad impression just because of the dropbox compression (just to mention a benefit I would see).
Support LuxCoreRender project with salts and bounties

User avatar
epilectrolytics
Donor
Posts: 606
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:06 am

Re: playing with caustics

Post by epilectrolytics » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:30 pm

I will put something together and upload it to my old dormant Youtube channel.
But that will take some time, I just checked my material and it is all different resolutions and frame rates and stuff, I'll have to rerender certain clips probably.
BTW who created the classroom scene in the master repository (need to credit)?
MBPro 15" 16GB i7-4850HQ GT750M, MacOS 10.13.6 & Win10Pro PC 16GB Ryzen 2700X, 2 x RTX 2070

User avatar
B.Y.O.B.
Developer
Posts: 3027
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:08 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: playing with caustics

Post by B.Y.O.B. » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:45 pm

epilectrolytics wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:30 pm
BTW who created the classroom scene in the master repository (need to credit)?
No idea, git blame isn't helping. You could try to ask Dade about it.
Maybe it's one of the people mentioned in the credits: https://github.com/LuxCoreRender/LuxCore#credits
Support LuxCoreRender project with salts and bounties

User avatar
Dade
Developer
Posts: 3420
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:36 pm
Location: Italy

Re: playing with caustics

Post by Dade » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:33 pm

B.Y.O.B. wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:45 pm
epilectrolytics wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:30 pm
BTW who created the classroom scene in the master repository (need to credit)?
No idea, git blame isn't helping. You could try to ask Dade about it.
Maybe it's one of the people mentioned in the credits: https://github.com/LuxCoreRender/LuxCore#credits
It was probably adapteted to old SLG by Neo, not sure. It is a quite famous scene, I don't remeber who was the original author :?:
Support LuxCoreRender project with salts and bounties

User avatar
epilectrolytics
Donor
Posts: 606
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:06 am

Re: playing with caustics

Post by epilectrolytics » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:44 pm

Probably Sladjan Ristic, credited here?
MBPro 15" 16GB i7-4850HQ GT750M, MacOS 10.13.6 & Win10Pro PC 16GB Ryzen 2700X, 2 x RTX 2070

neo2068
Developer
Posts: 118
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:06 pm

Re: playing with caustics

Post by neo2068 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:15 pm

Dade wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:33 pm
[...]
It was probably adapteted to old SLG by Neo, not sure. It is a quite famous scene, I don't remeber who was the original author :?:
I think it was already there when I started convertion of some demo scenes. It is so long ago... :lol:
i7 5820K, 32 GB RAM, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080 + GTX 780, Windows 10 64bit, Blender 2.79b
Support LuxCoreRender project with salts and bounties

User avatar
epilectrolytics
Donor
Posts: 606
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:06 am

Re: playing with caustics

Post by epilectrolytics » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:17 pm

B.Y.O.B. wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Most people will just watch the low-quality video with the dropbox players though to save a bit of time.
If you would upload to youtube/vimeo/etc. I could link your videos in our Blenderartists thread as promo material without having to fear that people get a bad impression just because of the dropbox compression (just to mention a benefit I would see).
Just tried Youtube upload but the quality was not ok. They have a nifty vp9 encoder but no way for users to choose it.
I'll stay with dropbox but will now zip the videos before upload so that the player will not work and download becomes mandatory ;)
MBPro 15" 16GB i7-4850HQ GT750M, MacOS 10.13.6 & Win10Pro PC 16GB Ryzen 2700X, 2 x RTX 2070

User avatar
B.Y.O.B.
Developer
Posts: 3027
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:08 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: playing with caustics

Post by B.Y.O.B. » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:54 pm

Thanks for checking it.
Support LuxCoreRender project with salts and bounties

User avatar
epilectrolytics
Donor
Posts: 606
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:06 am

Re: playing with caustics

Post by epilectrolytics » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:27 pm

I spoke too soon :?

Apparently it is Safari on my Mac that prevents me from high quality playback.
VP9 conversions are there in many resolutions and in Chrome I can choose them.
Screenshot.png
(Still h.265 looks a little better but is larger too.)
So Youtube is actually ok.
MBPro 15" 16GB i7-4850HQ GT750M, MacOS 10.13.6 & Win10Pro PC 16GB Ryzen 2700X, 2 x RTX 2070

Post Reply