question

Ariff Jeff avatar image
Ariff Jeff asked ·

Animated texture in C4D viewport?

I know it's possible to have an animated texture show up as animating in the viewport for default c4d materials by selecting the material and going to Editor > Animate Preview. Arnold materials don't seem to have this functionality? - even for something as simple as an animated c4d noise piped to Arnold viewport in an Arnold material.

texture
10 |600 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 2.0 MiB each and 9.8 MiB total.

Peter Horvath avatar image
Peter Horvath answered ·

The viewport representation of Arnold materials is pretty crap at the moment, I'm planning to improve it. Probably it won't be too difficult to make the C4D Noise shader to respect the animation, I have to take a look.

1 comment Share
10 |600 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 2.0 MiB each and 9.8 MiB total.

Good to know! I've noticed how usually nothing, not even that standard surface node piped to Arnold viewport, shows up correctly when there are bitmaps piped into it. At best I can get a bitmap to go straight into the Arnold Viewport successfully but that's it. That plus a color correction node also fails, even if none of the params are edited and the bitmap is effectively just passing through. Also I've come across a simple noise (not animated) not even displaying correctly compared to what is shows in the IPR.

0 Likes 0 · ·
sk x avatar image
sk x answered ·

@Peter Horvath

a transparency viewport representation would be fantastic


Share
10 |600 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 2.0 MiB each and 9.8 MiB total.

Write an Answer

Hint: Notify or tag a user in this post by typing @username.

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 2.0 MiB each and 9.8 MiB total.

Welcome to the Arnold Answers community.

This is the place for Arnold renderer users everywhere to ask and answer rendering questions, and share knowledge about using Arnold, Arnold plugins, workflows and developing tools with Arnold.

If you are a new user to Arnold Answers, please first check out our FAQ and User Guide for more information.

When posting questions, please be sure to select the appropriate Space for your Arnold plugin and include the plugin version you are using.

Please include images, scene and log files whenever possible as this helps the community answer your questions.

Instructions for generating full verbosity log files are available for MtoA, MaxtoA, C4DtoA, HtoA, KtoA, and Kick.

If you are looking for Arnold Documentation and Support please visit the Arnold Support site.

To try Arnold please visit the Arnold Trial page.

Bottom No panel present for this section.