Cycles for Softimage

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Sycles 1.7Author: Shekn @si-community
V 1.7.5 released Mar 2019 with support for volumetric rendering and motion blur — This is the Softimage integration of Blender's Cycles renderer. It includes the renderer itself (Vers. 1.9), so no additional installation will be necessary.

This is a full renderer integration including support for: ICE instances ICE strands (rendered as hair) ICE attributes in per-point (e.g vertex colors) and per-object data contexts Substance PBR support Multi-layer EXR output support Render Region suppopdfrt bump, normal maps, depth-of-field, SSS, hair shading, ... Cycles passes support (Combined, Depth, Mist, Normal, ...) Object ID passescustom light primitives geometry caching system full manual Lots of Cycles specific custom render tree nodes

For more information, full documentation and a list of the available Cycles nodes see the download page linked below. Local backup was removed because the plugin is updated frequently.

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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by Shekn » 14 Jan 2019, 18:45

Small update 1.7.3. Download addon here: https://ssoftadd.github.io/download/Syc ... 3.xsiaddon
Or only cyclesRenderer.dll file: https://mega.nz/#!xtBUHQpT!iXbZEQjtt6j8 ... INE3yESTAA
This *.dll file should be placed instead of the original one in the directory with installed addon. Usually the path is C:\Users\UserName\Autodesk\Softimage_2015\Addons\Sycles\Application\Plugins\bin\nt-x86-64

Nothing new in this update, only fix one more bug with uv-coordinates on the subdivided objects.

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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by wireframex » 14 Jan 2019, 20:52

Thanks a lot :)
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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by wireframex » 14 Jan 2019, 21:34

Hey Shekn,

Some requests about Material Manager interface (Workflow) :
1 - Can you add most of the Cycles shaders in the Create tab ?
2 - Change the Cycles menu position at the top of the Nodes menu (Render Tree tab) ?

Thanks ^:)^
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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by yashugan » 15 Jan 2019, 09:01

Simply AWESOME! now i can start to render! Infinite thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by Shekn » 15 Jan 2019, 16:24

wireframex
1. I think yes, it is possible.
2. No, it is impossible. The place of the Cycles shader group determined by Softimage automatically. The top section of the Nodes list for default shaders, and the bottom section for shaders from addons. It is possible to place shaders inside existed groups (for example inside Illumination group), but I think this will be less convenient.

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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by wireframex » 15 Jan 2019, 21:28

Shekn

Do you think next suggestions can be posted here or do you prefer by PM ?

Thanks for your answers --> Hope you will try to put the point 1 in the next update ;)
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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by Shekn » 16 Jan 2019, 08:22

Write here. May be it will be interesting for somebody else.

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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by wireframex » 16 Jan 2019, 20:09

Ok Shekn :

Here is a suggestions list :

Material Manager interface (Workflow) :
1 - Can you add most of the Cycles shaders in the Create tab ? --> Possible
2 - Change the Cycles menu position at the top of the Nodes menu (Render Tree tab) ? --> NOK

Presets Managers (Workflow) :
3 - Possibility to create shader or material presets in the Preset Manager or in a specific custom shelf ? --> Pending
Something with several tabs by material type / Sycles compound for example (Didn't found solution to do it)
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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by Shekn » 17 Jan 2019, 09:15

Such kind of toolbar with image presets can be done by standard Softimage customization tools. For example, you can add to the toolbar buttons and apply pre-rendered images to these buttons. As a result you will obtain toolbar with images, but when you click the image, then corresponding command executes.

There are some commands for applying Cycles shaders to geometry. These commands listed on the menu Get - Material - Cycles Shaders. For example, if you would like to apply DiffuseBSDF shader to the object, then you should execute the command Application.ApplyDiffuseBSDF(). This command apply the shader to all selected objects. So, all you need is to assign these commands to your buttons with images, and you will get toolbar with presets.

May be it is possible to use synoptics as alternative way. In Softimage help there are some sections where described how to create synoptic and how to use it.

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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by Rork » 17 Jan 2019, 14:13

wireframefx:

Custom shelfs with tabs to folders and shader icons are mentioned in the manual. I did one long ago for the Lume shaders.
It's not that complicated, only quite a bit of work and some commandline elbow grease ;)

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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by wireframex » 17 Jan 2019, 19:15

Thanks for your answers :)
The aim is to have just basic cycles basic presets but format is different than I saw with others like "Enhance XSI". Ok I will find a solution it will be my contribution :)

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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by Rork » 18 Jan 2019, 10:30

The thumbnails are the most work to add to the presets, or at least the most tedious.

Looking forward what you come up with :)

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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by wireframex » 21 Jan 2019, 13:07

Rork wrote:
18 Jan 2019, 10:30
The thumbnails are the most work to add to the presets, or at least the most tedious.
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You're right I have to do a batch to create the thumbnails for each presets :-ss
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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by wireframex » 21 Jan 2019, 19:26

Rork wrote:
18 Jan 2019, 10:30
The thumbnails are the most work to add to the presets, or at least the most tedious.
rob
Well it works but thumnail qualty is very bad ... I don't understand because the original files are in good Bmp quality :-s

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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by yashugan » 21 Jan 2019, 21:37

Hi again, i have a quick question: there is a way to render instances in xsi with cycles? thank!

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Re: Cycles for Softimage

Post by wireframex » 21 Jan 2019, 21:50

yashugan wrote:
21 Jan 2019, 21:37
Hi again, i have a quick question: there is a way to render instances in xsi with cycles? thank!
Yep have a look at the sycles manual ;)
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