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* '''CameraFocalLength''' = <code>250</code>
 
* '''CameraFocalLength''' = <code>250</code>
 
* '''CameraMaxCoF''' = <code>20</code>
 
* '''CameraMaxCoF''' = <code>20</code>
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== Color grading ==
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Available in [http://exodusviewer.com Exodus Viewer]:
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# Select '''World''' menu > '''Visual Settings'''
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# Click the '''HDR''' tab.
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# Check all these boxes, from left-to-right: '''Deferred Rendering''', '''High Precision''', '''Gamma Correction''', and '''Tone Mapping'''.
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The following "recipe" is tentatively called "[TOR] Adv. Filmic Day Warm", which takes advantage of tone-mapping for a wider dynamic range.
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* '''Gamma'''
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** '''Red''' = <code>0.8</code>
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** '''Green''' = <code>1</code>
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** '''Blue''' = <code>1.2</code>
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* '''Exposure'''
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** '''Red/Green/Blue''' = <code>0</code>
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* '''Offset'''
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** '''Red/Green/Blue''' = <code>0</code>
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* '''Vignette'''
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** '''Amount''' = <code>0</code>
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** '''Power''' = <code>1</code>
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** '''Multiplier''' = <code>1</code>
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* '''Tone Mapping'''
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** '''Tone Mapping Technique''' = <code>Advanced Filmic</code>
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*** Make sure it's ''Advanced'' so that the below sliders are exposed:
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** '''Exposure''' = <code>2</code>
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*** Change this depending on how "dark" the overall scene is — nighttime scenes' highlights may benefit from '''Exposure''' = <code>4</code> or even <code>8</code>. Very scene-specific, since setting it too high may wash out daylight store signs.
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** '''Shoulder Strength''' = <code>0.25</code>
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** '''Linear Strength''' = <code>0.1</code>
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** '''Linear Angle''' = <code>0.15</code>
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** '''Toe Strength''' = <code>0.15</code>
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** '''Toe Numerator''' = <code>0</code>
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** '''Toe Denominator''' = <code>0.3</code>
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** '''Linear White Point''' = <code>11.2</code>
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** '''Exposure Bias''' = <code>1</code>
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After setting all of the above, click the '''+''' button to save this as a new preset. Name it as Torley has, or choose another name that works for you.
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** '''Red''' = <code>0.8</code>
  
 
== Useful references ==
 
== Useful references ==
  
 
* '''[http://strawberrysingh.com/2012/08/16/debug-me/ Strawberry Singh's "Debug Me"]'''
 
* '''[http://strawberrysingh.com/2012/08/16/debug-me/ Strawberry Singh's "Debug Me"]'''

Revision as of 08:26, 20 August 2012

Torley's settings (as of 2012-08-20) for awesome photo shoots used in official Linden Lab materials — and just for fun! Many of these are overridden debug settings:

Rendering quality

  • RenderVolumeLODFactor = 8
    • Smooths out jaggies on spheres and other curvy objects.

Depth of field

Optimized for "creamier" bokeh and softer DOF appearance — which has the side benefit of somewhat higher performance. Optional: tap Ctrl-0 a few times to zoom in and narrow the field of view, creating a more intimate relationship with the tightly-focused subject matter.

  • CameraFNumber = 2
    • Adjust per scene: lower it to something like 0.050 if zoomed out and shooting tilt-shift-style cities
  • CameraFieldOfView = 2.5
  • CameraFocalLength = 250
  • CameraMaxCoF = 20

Color grading

Available in Exodus Viewer:

  1. Select World menu > Visual Settings
  2. Click the HDR tab.
  3. Check all these boxes, from left-to-right: Deferred Rendering, High Precision, Gamma Correction, and Tone Mapping.

The following "recipe" is tentatively called "[TOR] Adv. Filmic Day Warm", which takes advantage of tone-mapping for a wider dynamic range.

  • Gamma
    • Red = 0.8
    • Green = 1
    • Blue = 1.2
  • Exposure
    • Red/Green/Blue = 0
  • Offset
    • Red/Green/Blue = 0
  • Vignette
    • Amount = 0
    • Power = 1
    • Multiplier = 1
  • Tone Mapping
    • Tone Mapping Technique = Advanced Filmic
      • Make sure it's Advanced so that the below sliders are exposed:
    • Exposure = 2
      • Change this depending on how "dark" the overall scene is — nighttime scenes' highlights may benefit from Exposure = 4 or even 8. Very scene-specific, since setting it too high may wash out daylight store signs.
    • Shoulder Strength = 0.25
    • Linear Strength = 0.1
    • Linear Angle = 0.15
    • Toe Strength = 0.15
    • Toe Numerator = 0
    • Toe Denominator = 0.3
    • Linear White Point = 11.2
    • Exposure Bias = 1

After setting all of the above, click the + button to save this as a new preset. Name it as Torley has, or choose another name that works for you.

    • Red = 0.8

Useful references