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Olivier Thériault asked

tree leaves: should I use opacity map?

If I want to scatter many trees (about 100), what would be more efficient between using opacity maps for the leaves or avoiding it by cutting out the silhouette of the leaves with polycuts?

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Lee Griggs answered

Geo should render quicker or you could try using the ray_switch shader for quicker opacity renders. Either way, please post your results!

https://docs.arnoldrenderer.com/display/A5AFMUG/Rendering+Opacity+Maps+with+Paint+Effects


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Olivier Thériault answered

ok, from what I see on that article, I should probably just not use opacity. And, sorry but I can't show images from my company!



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Timings would be fine then ;)

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