Sun position plugin

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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,
Eugen

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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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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by Eugen » 22 May 2013, 21:18

Thanks a lot, face! That will do... =]

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by Eugen » 11 Jun 2013, 13:17

Hi face,
a question: what's the correct way to rotate the north arrow (= the pointcloud) in the direction I need?
If I do so, there's an offset between the light and the coordinate generated by the sun position core.

Thanks!
Eugen

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by face » 11 Jun 2013, 18:26

You can simply change the north offset in the location compound to the location which you need.
An offset of 0 means, north is in +z. 90 means in -x, -90 in +x and +-180, north is in -z.

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Re: Sun position plugin

Post by Eugen » 11 Jun 2013, 19:25

I see, thanks, face! Could have figured...

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