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Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:54 am

hankusp wrote:What does it mean Presto AO with 1 bounce? Where can I set this +1 bounce? I'm completely new with Thea :) help me please. Is it Diffuse Depth?
sorry, only just saw this question :oops:

you are correct though, when i said 1 bounce i did mean Diffuse Depth set to 1.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:14 pm

thanks :)
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Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:39 pm

May I ask what does the diffuse depth do?! I know about tracing depth but not this one :S
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Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:19 am

pooyawatson wrote:May I ask what does the diffuse depth do?! I know about tracing depth but not this one :S
AFAICT the Diffuse Depth with Presto AO refers to the number of times the light will bounce. if you turn off AO and set DD to 0, you will see that the light doesn't bounce at all, and so shadows are black. as DD is increased, so does light bounce, so shadows are filled and the render becomes more natural looking. in the examples below, TD is 24 and DD is as shown:
DiffuseDepth01.jpg
this example shows Presto MC (TD also = 24) and TR2 for comparison. you can see that with higher DD, the result is much closer to the TR2 reference:
DiffuseDepth02.jpg
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Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:08 pm

Thank you VERY much sandro, It was so comprehensive, no questions remaind :clap: :angel: :thumbup:
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Thu May 29, 2014 4:10 am

awesome awesome. i was about to ask the same questions. what is 3 bounces? and diffuse depth and tracing depth. thanks
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