Sun position plugin

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by redmotion » 09 Jan 2013, 14:55

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, 18:41

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, 11:41

I try to make an ice counterpart...

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by face » 11 Jan 2013, 15:52

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, 15:05

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, 19:55

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, 14:56

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, 22:54

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, 12:52

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, 09:31

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, 13:48

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, 17:04

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

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by aio » 24 Jan 2013, 21:23

Bravo to make this available. Thank you !

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by Eugen » 20 May 2013, 21:38

Thanks, Face, for the great addon!
I'm too stupid to figure the basic setup, though. Could you please demonstrate the necessary steps?

Create a pointcloud, add a simulated ICE tree, add the "sun position frame" node, ok.
Now what? Do I need to add a point first? Nothing's happening when I move the time slider.

Thanks and best regards,
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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by face » 21 May 2013, 04:41

I will upload a simple test scene when i´m back from work, in about 10hrs ;)

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by face » 21 May 2013, 14:46

Ok, here is a simple test scene which shows how to drive the position of a point light, with the calculated sun position from the plugin.

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