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Ciro Cardoso asked ·

Some help with an Arnold presentation

So basically, I am doing a in-house presentation about Arnold and how powerful/useful/amazing is. I already have a couple of slides, but I don't want to miss some of the cool stuff.

If anyone remembers some cool videos, articles, could you share it here please? Trying to show that learning a couple of samples isn't the end of the world.

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Lee Griggs answered ·

I try to post any Arnold related links on my blog here. There are also the Arnold news stories. What sort of thing are you looking for exactly?


> learning a couple of samples isn't the end of the world.

Is this really the only reason for reluctantly transitioning? Are there any other learning barriers that are preventing moving to Arnold?

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I am looking for the kind of stuff you show on a SIGGRAPH presentation, the wow factor. Something like, look how Arnold helped with this project (like The Mill + Arnold Operators style), look at this cool functionality. I am planning to go through the help section and gather some examples. Thanks for remind me your blog.


> Is this really the only reason for reluctantly transitioning? Are there any other learning barriers that are preventing moving to Arnold?


In a way it is. People are used to the Corona mentality, press Render, don't worry about settings. And this kind of mentality (nothing against it) makes people think that being a 3D artist is just placing some models into a scene a press render. Also another think that I already mentioned, is the lack of a VFB ( I know we have VFB+, but not for the ActiveShade). People generally try to get all the nice bits done on the VFB.

Another thing is the myth that Arnold is slow as hell for interior scenes. Why? Because you tend to get a extreme clean image, so the idea of having a render with some noise and use the powerful denoiser is a little bit alien for some. Although people use denoiser with Vray and Corona, I don't thing they use to the same extend as we use with Arnold.

Another aspect is perhaps a functionality that is a good point for Corona. The LightMix. Imagine Light AOVs, but then you have an interface where you can mix them, change the colour, intensity. It is a good tool for sure, but at the same time is an extremely bad habit, that make people lazy and in sometimes increase the render time.

I am speaking to some of my colleagues about what they feel is a barrier to move to Arnold. I will post some of their comments here once I have them. I am considering starting a series of tutorials to help people that come from an Arch Viz background. I think that final push even from Arnold would make a big difference. Things like, how to setup a Sun and Sky system, material overwrite, light an interior scene.

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Thanks for the feedback. I will pass it onto the team.

>I am considering starting a series of tutorials to help people that come from an Arch Viz background

I would be very interested to see these.

I just remembered there are these tutorials.

There is also this restaurant scene (Corona -> Arnold).

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Thanks for sharing those tutorials. I feel that Arnold needs to start showing a couple of more ArchViz renders to show the potential, otherwise people will always think: oh this is a VFX renderer, no use for us.

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Agreed. I have some here and here too.

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