MaxToLux - 3ds Max Integration for LuxCoreRender

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Re: MaxToLux - 3ds Max Integration for LuxCoreRender

Post by Dade » Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:54 pm

TAO wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:05 pm
I think that's not a bad idea to have an "outlines" shader or event a few toon shaders too. After I'm finishing that part I will try to implement one if it's okay.
Actually, the wireframe texture is already a partial implementation: https://forums.luxcorerender.org/viewto ... f=5&t=2450
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Re: MaxToLux - 3ds Max Integration for LuxCoreRender

Post by TAO » Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:04 pm

Dade wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:54 pm
TAO wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:05 pm
I think that's not a bad idea to have an "outlines" shader or event a few toon shaders too. After I'm finishing that part I will try to implement one if it's okay.
Actually, the wireframe texture is already a partial implementation: https://forums.luxcorerender.org/viewto ... f=5&t=2450
Nice place to start, thank you for that, it makes development much easier for what I intend to.
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Re: MaxToLux - 3ds Max Integration for LuxCoreRender

Post by TAO » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:42 am

Happy new year.
I wish everyone all the best and hope this year going to be different from the last one.

Here are a few quick changes in the new update.
A new set of textures are available now.
Normal Map
Checker 2d
Checker 3d
Abs
Add
Clamp
Divide
Dotproducutn
Greater than
Less than
Mix
Modulo
Power
Round
Scale
Subtract
With new textures, more complex shaders can be created now.
Little fun with Normal Bump.
Normal_Bump.jpg
More textures and more features are on the way.
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Re: MaxToLux - 3ds Max Integration for LuxCoreRender

Post by DustinM » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:11 am

While loading Max 2020, I get an error loading LuxObjects.dlo, then when pulling up the slate editor, I get this error attached. I had Max to Arnold installed but uninstalled it to troubleshoot.
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Re: MaxToLux - 3ds Max Integration for LuxCoreRender

Post by TAO » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:48 am

DustinM wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:11 am
While loading Max 2020, I get an error loading LuxObjects.dlo, then when pulling up the slate editor, I get this error attached. I had Max to Arnold installed but uninstalled it to troubleshoot.
New Version will be available very soon. and you can use it with 3dsmax 2020 and 2021 with no issue.
It's almost finished and will be ready in less than a week.
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Re: MaxToLux - 3ds Max Integration for LuxCoreRender

Post by TAO » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:33 pm

First 3dsmax 2021 build with no issue thanks to acasta69 and Dade help.
there is only a minor problem for detecting OpenCL/Cuda device.
Screenshot 2021-01-05 203254.jpg
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Re: MaxToLux - 3ds Max Integration for LuxCoreRender

Post by patro » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:56 pm

hope to try it soon. it's been years i don't use Luxrender now LuxCore

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Re: MaxToLux - 3ds Max Integration for LuxCoreRender

Post by TAO » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:57 pm

Finally, a long time issue of the wrong material category is fixed now.
Honestly, 3dsmax needs better documentation. :)
Now, Materials and maps categorized in the material editor, and also they will be loaded after the MaxToLux selected as a renderer to speed up the 3dsmax load time.
The luxCore now loads from dynamic Dll and no need to compile as static lib which means a smaller size of the MaxToLux itself (from 15Mb to 340Kb) and significant speed up compile time (less than 10 seconds on my computer).
The only remaining issue that totally new is the GPU detection that not work correctly after luxCore 2.4.

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Re: MaxToLux - 3ds Max Integration for LuxCoreRender

Post by Sharlybg » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:25 pm

TAO wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:57 pm
Finally, a long time issue of the wrong material category is fixed now.
Honestly, 3dsmax needs better documentation. :)
Now, Materials and maps categorized in the material editor, and also they will be loaded after the MaxToLux selected as a renderer to speed up the 3dsmax load time.
The luxCore now loads from dynamic Dll and no need to compile as static lib which means a smaller size of the MaxToLux itself (from 15Mb to 340Kb) and significant speed up compile time (less than 10 seconds on my computer).
The only remaining issue that totally new is the GPU detection that not work correctly after luxCore 2.4.


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Re: MaxToLux - 3ds Max Integration for LuxCoreRender

Post by TAO » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:30 pm

GPU render is back.
Aslo, MaxToLux now supports of Cuda GPUs too.

As I'm working on a new project with LuxCore render, I noticed with huge scenes the building up the project and translate it to Lux will take too much time.
For example, in this special scene with over than 170.000 objects and more complex sharers it takes around 5 minutes to translate the scene and this is too much.
After check the process i decide to make translation Multi-thread to make it faster and more convenient, and bring better experience to final users.
Here is the scene and a few render test of it, and the link of project details. https://forums.luxcorerender.org/viewto ... f=2&t=2982
Render_test_05-S.jpg
Render_test_13-s.jpg
222226-1.jpg
Screenshot 2021-01-11 130608.jpg
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