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lensflare1banding in gradients
by on Jun 28, 2006 at 10:58:39 am

Hi there.
Can invig/proanimator create smooth (non banded) gradients.

I have been flying objects in up close, and you can see the gradients...

Is it an 8, 16 or float point renderer


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Jon OkerstromRe: banding in gradients
by on Jun 28, 2006 at 12:57:48 pm

Hi Lensflare,

I haven't run into the banding issue with either app, but I suppose it's possible with certain gradients, if the rendering engine is 8 bit. Perhaps Matt will jump in with the tech spec for you.

The cartoon color rendering option does create banding - a posterization effect - on purpose.


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Matt RhodesRe: banding in gradients
by on Jun 28, 2006 at 3:35:08 pm

Hi Lensflare.

The current Invigorator/ProAnimator renderer outputs in 8-bit (even though everything internal is done in floating point).
You may see banding in certain circumstances (when the color variation across a large portion of the screen is minimal),
but most users won't see any.

Now that After Effects supports floating bit output, we're looking into higher-bit output.

Stay tuned. And let us know if you have any other questions.
And, as always, feel free to download a demo of the product to see if it does what you want.

Matt Rhodes
Zaxwerks, Inc.

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lensflare1Re: banding in gradients
by on Jun 29, 2006 at 4:23:01 am

Thanks for that. Float would be great.



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