Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby solo » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:44 am

For the guys that pm'd and emailed me to understand shadow catcher.
Also a good representation of Thea's Interactive render ability.

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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby thomthom » Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:31 am

You say use Thin Film and IOR 1.0 and then enable Shadows Only.
Another video I saw said remove all material layers and enable Shadows Only...
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This video @ 21:50:
http://www.thearender.com/resources/The ... index.html
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby tomasz » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:17 am

Solo is still learning :knockout: Me too. In general it doesn't matter what material it is, but I would go with the suggestion from the tutorial on Thea's page. It is 'safer' to keep the material just empty with no layers and use the Shadow-Only checkbox.
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby EarthMover » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:34 pm

Man that IR is crankin' on your i7! Great tutorial and impressive showing of Thea. Silly question, but how do you get your HDRI thumbnails to show up in windows?
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby marvins_dad » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:47 pm

Thanks - it really helps to see someone moving around the interface to understand where all the controls and boxes are!
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby solo » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:17 pm

Adam, I installed an app a while ago but cannot seem to find it online, I remember it was free and works well.

Here is a screengrab of the info box.

The link is dead :(

It also creates thumbnails.
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby EarthMover » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:26 pm

Thanks Pete. I couldn't find it either. Did some searching and came across this freebie though - Sage thumbs - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=746 Downloaded, installed and all is working well. My HDRI images are now visible.
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby Frederik » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:29 pm

I don't think the HDRView is the program that will show hdri's as thumbnails...
(btw - you can get the HDRView here)
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby solo » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:32 pm

I have XNview also, so maybe it's that app which is enabling my thumbnails.
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby pilou » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:35 pm

It was not HDRSHOP ? seems the v1 is free
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby Frederik » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:17 pm

XNview doesn't do the trick, but Adam's find works like a charm... :)
EarthMover wrote:Did some searching and came across this freebie though - Sage thumbs - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=746
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby blair » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:12 am

The latest update cersion of XnView will read HDRI's as thumbnails (you can choose the thumbnail size),open them and you can save them as jpg etc. Now, if I could just figure out how to best use them in THEA I could take a little step forward.

http://www.xnview.com/
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby derei » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:40 pm

solo wrote:Adam, I installed an app a while ago but cannot seem to find it online, I remember it was free and works well.

Here is a screengrab of the info box.

The link is dead :(

It also creates thumbnails.

The link is here: http://ict.debevec.org/~debevec/FiatLux/hdrview/
But I also use XnView
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby dtrarch » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:29 pm

Solo

xnView is it to view hdr files. :thumb:
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby solo » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:50 pm

The link is here: http://ict.debevec.org/~debevec/FiatLux/hdrview/
But I also use XnView


Yup that's the one, faster to open hdri's and show thumbs than both irfanview and xnview.
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby derei » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:59 am

solo wrote:faster to open hdri's and show thumbs than both irfanview and xnview.

Indeed, XnViev is a little slow, especially with large HDRIs (and most of them are pretty large).
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby whiterabbit » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:13 am

I do not see a "shadows only" check box in that pallet.
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby Frederik » Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:33 pm

whiterabbit wrote:I do not see a "shadows only" check box in that pallet.

This tutorial is dated September 2010 and development on Thea4SU has been tremendous during the past years... ;)

I suggest you take a look at the model I've posted here where you can see how the shadow catcher material works... :)
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby solo » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:21 pm

Yikes this is an old thread, when I started this my kid was in middle school, now in college, think about that for a moment.
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Re: Thea - Shadow catcher tutorial

Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:34 pm

I had a 1yr son when you did this.

Now I have 3 sons and grey hairs!
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