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Interior glass reflects exterior as black instead hdr sky
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I'm rendering an interior scene and I can't get the interior glass to render the hdr sky I have outside.  I know it has to be a setting somewhere, but for the life of me, I can't find it.I'd be happy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by akinlolu olugboji May 30, 2014.

 

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Brandon Eckhart replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"Great, thank you! I've got the export working now. I was hoping it would export more of what I'd already set up in nXt. It converted most of my materials to Studio equivalents, which aren't as sophisticated (metals are more…"
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Brandon Eckhart replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"I'm definitely interested in getting this working on my end. We've invested a lot of time into this software and I really don't want to transition to something like REVIT/3ds just for cloud rendering as I consider your software…"
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Brandon Eckhart replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"nXt isn't on Azure Batch's list of supported applications. Do I need to go through the process of creating a custom pool of virtual machines with nXt installed on them? This is all very new to me, compared to simply clicking the cloud…"
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Brandon Eckhart replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"Excellent! I'll go check it out. Thank you for the quick reply"
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Brandon Eckhart replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"Is cloud rendering still in development? It's the one major feature still not present in nXt."
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akinlolu olugboji replied to Brandon Eckhart's discussion Interior glass reflects exterior as black instead hdr sky
"Interior Lighting preset, separate Sun and Sky channels,with HDRi for sky resulted in this after 10 passes. Standard Engine.  "
May 30, 2014
Brandon Eckhart replied to Brandon Eckhart's discussion Interior glass reflects exterior as black instead hdr sky
"Aha, thanks for the help."
May 30, 2014
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Brandon Eckhart's discussion Interior glass reflects exterior as black instead hdr sky
"As suspected-- the Hybrid engine doesn't allow you to set separate background channels (except visible).  I may relax that requirement at some point but it's not trivial to implement.  You could change to the Path Tracer or try a…"
May 30, 2014
Brandon Eckhart replied to Brandon Eckhart's discussion Interior glass reflects exterior as black instead hdr sky
"I've even tried changing visible, reflected, and refracted to just solid color white while bumping the bounces up to 30 each and it still only reflects black."
May 30, 2014
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Brandon Eckhart's discussion Interior glass reflects exterior as black instead hdr sky
"It might be-- I'll take a look at it today or this weekend."
May 30, 2014
Brandon Eckhart replied to Brandon Eckhart's discussion Interior glass reflects exterior as black instead hdr sky
"I made sure they're both identical; no luck.  My normal course of action would be to just fix this in post, but I was just curious if it was something as simple as increasing the reflected/refracted bounces or some other setting I'm…"
May 30, 2014
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Brandon Eckhart's discussion Interior glass reflects exterior as black instead hdr sky
"Check to see that the reflected and refracted background are the same-- both in type and intensity.  It's possible that the glass with blurry reflection can only reflect "lighting" settings-- can't quite remember.  You…"
May 30, 2014
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Interior glass reflects exterior as black instead hdr sky

I'm rendering an interior scene and I can't get the interior glass to render the hdr sky I have outside.  I know it has to be a setting somewhere, but for the life of me, I can't find it.I'd be happy to provide any of my render settings.  I'm just not sure which ones are relevant to the problem and don't want to provide a bunch of useless info.  Any help is greatly appreciatedthanks!BrandonSee More
May 30, 2014

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