Sun position plugin

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by Rork » 08 Apr 2010, 16:59

HI,

nice to see these tools evolve with ICE.

thanks for all this, and all new versions you're releasing into the community.

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by redmotion » 11 Apr 2010, 19:58

I've compiled a dll for 2011 now. See first post for download.

I did this just in case I can't resolve the issues with the ICE version (before my trial runs out).

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by Rork » 30 Jun 2011, 13:04

Hi Jason,

To resurrect this thread, I have to do a small sun study job, and found out the plugin doesn't work in 2011 SP1 or 2012 anymore :-\

Any chance you recompiled the dll for 2012, or have the ICE version? <wink wink>

cheers for any replies, I hate going back to 3dsmax just for this ;-)

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by caledonian_tartan » 09 Jan 2013, 14:52

any news about the ICE sun?

i've just seen this and i'm thinking about porting it to softimage.

redmotions unfinished ice compound would be a good starting point...
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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by redmotion » 09 Jan 2013, 15:55

Hi, I own 2010 and never upgraded so I was trying to use the "unofficial" kinematics part of that version to rotate the null like the plugin did.

BUT I just couldn't get it to work. It seemed like I needed too many decimal places and ICE didn't seem to go to that degree. I could upload it (if I can find it) and you could see if you can make it work, but I've pretty much given up using SI for Archviz. I use Sketchup and Octane now.

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by caledonian_tartan » 09 Jan 2013, 19:41

i'd love to make it work!

hope you can find it
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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by face » 10 Jan 2013, 12:41

I try to make an ice counterpart...

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by face » 11 Jan 2013, 16:52

A quick preview.
Changes to make are a matrix output and some fixed input locations...

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by caledonian_tartan » 12 Jan 2013, 16:05

Amazing!
Could you explain a little bit about coding the SunPositionCore Node?
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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by face » 12 Jan 2013, 20:55

Which detail on coding, the ICE-stuff itself or the sun algorithm for the position calculation?

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by caledonian_tartan » 13 Jan 2013, 15:56

well i was interested in coding of custom ice nodes.
never done this.
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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by face » 14 Jan 2013, 23:54

In the SDK are many examples where you can learn a lot.
Here the next try...

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by face » 17 Jan 2013, 13:52

Two new previews on Vimeo.
I think the plugin should be done now...

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by face » 24 Jan 2013, 10:31

Ok, here is the ICE version for Softimage 2011- Windows x64.
It looks a little bit different from the videos above, the result is the same.
How it works and how you can use it, is shown in the video below.

Hope you have fun with it ;)
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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by Rork » 24 Jan 2013, 14:48

very cool!

I'll have a look asap, it will a nice tool for archviz timelaps renders ;)
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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by Fer » 24 Jan 2013, 18:04

Thank you Face, and great work. You can't imagine how great addition to my tools is this for me.

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