Perry Harovas

Perry Harovas

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SKYRIG: rendertime effect - to - VDB? Aug. 26, 2015, 1:31 p.m.

I myself have not seen a webpage showing what it can do, but I easily could have missed it.

SKYRIG: rendertime effect - to - VDB? Aug. 26, 2015, 10:55 a.m.

Thank you for the help, Jeff. I will try your suggestion.

What I mean by Render Time was that the Sky Rig only renders the full sky at software render time with Mantra. Since I didn't want to render it in Houdini, but instead wanted to export a VDB to render in another package, I didn't know if they same quality settings at full sky coverage could be exported to VDB, since the full sky can't be seen unless I render it with Mantra (and God knows I don't have enough RAM to set my bounding box preview area to show the entire area the render would cover at that quality).

SKYRIG: rendertime effect - to - VDB? Aug. 16, 2015, 2:03 p.m.

OK, answered (most) of my own question:

It is possible, yes, just hook up a Convert VDB, change it from Volume to VDB
in the attributes for that node, then hook up a File node and navigate to a place to save it. Type NAME.vdb and change the Operation from Read to Write.

Advance one frame, and it saves the preview region as a VDB!

OK, now my last 10% of my question I can't figure out.
Can a conversion be done of a much larger area, using the settings
in the rendertime VOLUME VOP as a basis for how large an area and at what quality it will be converted to is?

Thanks again,