YafaRay for trueSpace7.61
Scripts to use the YafaRay Render Engine
install the unofficial updates and you are done
- download YafaRay 3.3.0 Core and unzip it some place that makes sense or download YafaRay for Blender and install it
- install Clintons3dplugin rsx plugin
- install C3D Persistent install base - answer "no" to the question to proceed
- reset to default context is needed before YafaRay4tS is installed
- load the YafaRay4tS installer via the file menu - not drag and drop
- optional - install opti display
- optional install tif file support
- optional for full tS version - install workspace protection for modelspace animation support
Installation.htm for more information
united3dartists forum discussion for YafaRay4tS v0.9.9: https://united3dartists.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5686
Model View Processing
Allows YafaRay4tS to render model view animations while protecting the workspace view from model view
changes. It makes it possible to combine workspace and modelspace animations into a YafaRay render.
The first step in working with model view and workspace view is to protect workspace from random
model changes. The Protect Workspace panel can be opened from the side panel settings tab, Protect
Workspace toolbar button if installed manually, or it can be opened in the YafaRay4tS Anim aspect.
Use the Backup button before opening a Model view to help prevent item name changes, movement, material
changes and camera and light attribute changes caused by Model view processes. Use the Restore button after closing the Model view to revert any Model view changes.
Model Mesh (Special Mesh) Processing
Only needed if the model view has shape change animations of NURBS, metaballs or deformations.
- Anim aspect activate the Model Mesh Processing checkbox
- Model Processing will also need to be activated before the render
- Do not activate if it is not needed.
- will make trueSpace unstable for layout changes
- will slow down the render process
Perform the render
- Protect Workspace Backup button and save your scene
- open the main view to a Model view
- open a new Workspace 3D view
- Anim aspect activate the Model Processing checkbox
- press the Render Animation button
Does not work with standalone deformations. Almost any action that protects the workspace will damage
model view standalone deformers.
If rendered with a floating model view trueSpace may crash after the render or may become unstable and crash later
Scene Utilities Notes:
The top section of the panel is for sharing YafaRay4tS scene files or moving scenes to a different
"Process Imported Scene" - will replace the YafaRay4tS node in the scene and copy all the old
settings excluding the yafaray install path. if the render path from the scene does not exist then a
default path will be assigned. then it updates the texture paths based on the Texture Source Folder.
"Gather Textures for Sharing" will collect all the scene texture files and copy them into the
Texture Source Folder
The bottom section is for updating older YafaRay4tS scene files to the currently installed version.
"YafaRay4tS Script Node" - will replace the YafaRay4tS node in the scene and copy all the old
settings excluding the yafaray install path. it does not update the render path like the import
"YafaRay Materials" - will replace the scene's old version YafaRay Materials, non-YafaRay materials
are not converted
"YafaRay Lights" and "YafaRay Camera" will replace the scene yafaray lights and cameras with their
updated YafaRay equivalents. regular lights and cameras are also converted
- "D3D Materials" opens a material converter utility and can be used to convert basic d3d materials into a yafaray materials or
convert basic compiled d3d materials into non-compiled versions which are read by YafaRay as basic/no options Glossy materials.
YafaRay4tS is a collection of trueSpace scripts for YafaRay, a free open-source montecarlo raytracing engine.
- Make Names Unique - button on YafaRay4tS default aspect renames renderable items where the name have already been used
- protect workspace
- much more stable to open modelspace in main window, floating window more crashy
- convert to yafaray materials - limit on the number that can convert at one time to 200, with a
message saying don't run more than 4 times. so full limit of about 800
- Protecting materials will destroy modelspace standalone deformations
- blend mixes between the material color and texture
YafaRay4tS (090 old version) download is here - YafaRay4tSv090.zip
April 24, 2016
d3d lights need denser geometry to work with, based on vertices
veronoi actual distance exports as minkovsky, so does minkovsky 4
Original Blender files converted from yaftests.zip, user guide scenes recovered from the Internet Archive
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June 12, 2018