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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:39 am

In this thread we will keep you updated about new stuff added to the Documentation section.

Note:
If you have User's Guide editing rights, and you have made a change in the User's Guide, please announce in this thread what your change is about.

Thanks for collaborating. :D
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:21 pm

Hey Samo

could you please explain the AA passes and AA samples together with the third option which is used for the following passes after the first one?

I am not sure if I understand what is happening under the hood.
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Post Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:29 am

cekuhnen wrote:Hey Samo

could you please explain the AA passes and AA samples together with the third option which is used for the following passes after the first one?

I am not sure if I understand what is happening under the hood.


well, the fact that a number of samples can be defined only for the first pass, and then a different number for subsequent passes cuold mean that by using a high number of samples for the first pass maybe you can save subsequent passes & samples, but we need a yaf(a)ray developer to confirm this and explain a bit more why.
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Post Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:10 pm

I have actualised the guide with examples about:

  • absorption effect and refractive caustics
  • glossy reflection
  • color filtering and shadows calculation from alpha mapping in translucency and transparency
  • reflective caustics in shinydiffuse
  • pathtracing caustic methods comparison
  • Clamp RGB comparison


Apart from some fixing and rephrasing. Please update (first post)
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Post Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:49 am

Hi Samo,

Thanks for the yaf(A)ray stuffs.

Really appreciate it.
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Re: Yaf(a)Ray User's Guide

Post Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:32 am

Samo wrote:you can download the guide in PDF format here:
http://www.zshare.net/download/1952485788ecacc2/


The link points to the file http://ares.zshare.net/download/fa49826 ... ok%203.pdf , but it seems to be corrupted, I can't open it in Adobe Reader...
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Post Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:22 am

Marco, thanks for the heads up, i have updated the links
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Thanks so much!

Post Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:27 pm

Thanks so much, Samo! I'll be reading them by and by. thanks. I've been a YafRay user for a long time already, but when the development went down, so did I with the external rendering. But now that Yaf(a)Ray's here, and with great guides along, I'll be sure to step back again whenever I needed the help of an external renderer with Blender. Thanks so much.

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Post Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:39 pm

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Post Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:09 am

Great thing.
And I was surprised by the quality of this doc. It's very important for the users.

Goog job.
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Re: YafaRay User's Guide

Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:20 am

Really good work.
I´ve updated my post in spanish of learning Yafaray resources:
http://www.foro3d.com/f17/tutoriales-pa ... post629696

Thanks a lot, Samo.
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Re: YafaRay User's Guide

Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:03 pm

This is really good work Samo !

It will be enormously useful to myself, and also very importantly to new users who are always asking 'where is the user documentation?'.

Many, many thanks.
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Re: YafaRay User's Guide

Post Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:35 am

thanks for you kind comments guys.

I have finished the mapping section, now everything is documented, what it supported and what is not. Coordinates for textures, projection modes, image texturing settings, texture channels workflow, stencil feature, blending modes, procedural textures.

Check it here:
http://www.yafaray.org/documentation/userguide/mapping

next in the todo list is the material section

Note: there is a bug in the exporter code so blending modes don't work, but the patch is easy. Commented here:
http://bugsbuggy.altasis.it/node/17

Also the exporter code for the voronoi material needs to be patched
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Re: YafaRay User's Guide announcements

Post Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:35 pm

I have finished the materials section, take a look here:
http://www.yafaray.org/documentation/userguide/material

There is still some stuff pending regarding materials which is material modulation, but the materials section is already too long with many images, so I will probably open another section.
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Re: YafaRay User's Guide announcements

Post Sun May 17, 2009 7:25 pm

I have finished the 'Material modulation' section, check it out here:
http://www.yafaray.org/documentation/us ... modulation

Now the 'YafaRay Material Trilogy' is finished, all you need to know about YafaRay materials is contained in these three documents:


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