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Ass instances in phantom does not disappear

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Message 1 of 7
CyrilCosta
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Ass instances in phantom does not disappear

Hi !

I'm current doing some Rnd / lookdev on crowds.
I was just testing some rendering presets using a simple instances setup with .ass files :
- points scatter with a random s@instancefile attribute.

This attribute just calls randomly still frames from an animated sequence that i've saved in .ass
(I've put a very simple Mixamo animation from frame 1 to 201, and I'm using random frames from this sequence to scatter poses on my points)

And I've noticed a weird behevior when I'm putting my crowd objet (which is a geometry_node with the "fast point instancing" option ON) in Phantom Mode :

some of the instances still appear in the rendering. They just don't disappear... Even if I force the visibility=2 on a set_parameter operator graph !
This behavior seams to be very random.

 

My question was : is there a limitation with ass sources in a single geo_node ?


In my case, I'm using 22 different ass files from my sequence.

crowd_scatter_visible_001.jpg

crowd_scatter_not_visible_bug_001.jpg

Is there an option somewhere to avoid this problem ?
Is it an option inside the ass file ?
Just to give more details on the ass file :
It was saved with arnold Rop Archive, with these options :

chara_model_ass_options.JPG

Thanks !

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Message 2 of 7
Stephen.Blair
in reply to: CyrilCosta

Most likely it's auto instancing

 

kick -info procedural | findstr auto
BOOL          auto_instancing                   true


// Stephen Blair
// Arnold Renderer Support
Message 3 of 7
CyrilCosta
in reply to: Stephen.Blair

00:00:01   234MB         |       1 polymesh
00:00:01   234MB         |    1550 ginstance
00:00:01   234MB         |      22 procedural
[...]
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00:00:20  1025MB         |   /obj/RENDER_crowd/instances:11                                    0:00.16 ( 0.86%) 
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Well currently my logs shows me that I have my 22 procedural (from my s@instancefile attribute) instanced on 1550 points (ginstances). So I think it's Ok. But that's not the reason of my problem... But I can't figure out what's going wrong in the logs.

Message 4 of 7
CyrilCosta
in reply to: CyrilCosta

 tried to save to full scene .ass file, and run it through the kick.exe

Same result some instances don't take care about the visibility 254

 

That's strange because the scene .ass file seams to have correct value :

ginstance
{
 name /obj/RENDER_crowd/instances:1548
 visibility 254
 matrix
 0 0 1 0
 0 1 0 0
 -1 0 0 0
 64.3496857 20.6938171 14.4957676 1
 motion_end 0
 node "file:<....>/ASS/lcs_a002_0010_layout_main_cynthia_anim_sit_A_v002.1161.ass"
 inherit_xform off
 declare _obj_path constant STRING
 _obj_path "/obj/RENDER_crowd"
 declare _ipr_loffset constant ARRAY MATRIX
 _ipr_loffset
 0 0 1 0
 0 1 0 0
 -1 0 0 0
 64.3496857 20.6938171 14.4957676 1
 declare Cd constant RGB
 Cd 0.75 0.75 0.75
 declare orient constant RGBA
 orient 0 -0.707106769 -0 0.707106769
}

And all the instances have the same value :

ass_file_search_visibility.jpg

what-are-you-talking-about-weird-look.gif

Message 5 of 7
shirakura5XSBJ
in reply to: CyrilCosta

I'm also running into the same issue.
Was there any solution?
Message 6 of 7
shirakura5XSBJ
in reply to: CyrilCosta

I found a workaround.

Turn off Visible To CameraRay wasn't enough.

From the obj node's edit parameter interface, select node properties and look for visibility override.
When you select it, various items will be selected , but  add them as is.
Another VisibilityTab will be created in the obj node tab.
The leftmost unnamed checkbox is visibility Override, so turn it on.

It is necessary to copy object node for phantom rendering.

cameraray.JPGparameter.JPGoverride.JPG

Message 7 of 7

Hey everyone,

I've logged this as HTOA-2169 and will reach out when it's fixed

Cheers

// Tom Minor
// Arnold Developer, HtoA

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