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CentiLeo for 3ds Max 0.586 available - speedup 2x to up to 10x, added many new shaders and emission
 
Hi Ali Kavyani, thanks for bugrep!

Mix shader is now Layer shader which is more powerfull multi-layer thing. In default mode it behaves like old Mix shader.
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Good progress in noiseless renders but after 32 Iteration a simple interior renders appearances very nois
Please show me example picture and tell what light sources, portals and HDRs are there.

Will look at denoisers after couple of other optimizations.
No to Light Cache! Not because of bias, but because of complexity of parameters.
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Ability to add emissive objects in blend light passes
AOVs will be massively updated in a few months.

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I noticed after installing Centileo, Corona render cannot load (MAX 2020)
It looks very strange we have no any shared things with Corona unlike in some past where we both used wxWidgets library. Now we don't use it. Will look again. Windows 10?
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CentiLeo for 3ds Max 0.586 available - speedup 2x to up to 10x, added many new shaders and emission
 
Hi, a1cat cato! Which bug? Tell me. Maybe I could describe things better in documentation. Right now integrating Ramp GUI control into the shader and PhysicalCamera to cntlmax. A few days.
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CentiLeo for Cinema 4D 0.585 available - speedup 2x to up to 10x and R21 support
 
Change Log: cntlc4d 0.581 alpha (2019 November 21)
[core] Fixed bug with multiple lights sampling. Now scenes with many lights have much lower noise than 0.580.
[core] Fixed rendering artifacts in case of rendering out-of-core geometry with near/far clipped camera.
[core] Fixed a couple of other minor issues/artifacts.
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CentiLeo for 3ds Max 0.586 available - speedup 2x to up to 10x, added many new shaders and emission
 
a1cat cato, thanks for bugreport! Looking into that. There is a good collection already of such small little bugs :)
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CentiLeo for 3ds Max 0.586 available - speedup 2x to up to 10x, added many new shaders and emission
 
Some comparison with the previous version:
1280x720, one GTX1070, 4 iterations (256 samples), some darky interior with 4 lights, HDR and 3 portals.
CentiLeo 0.55 - 328 seconds
CentiLeo 0.58 - 119 seconds and less noise
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CentiLeo for 3ds Max 0.586 available - speedup 2x to up to 10x, added many new shaders and emission
 
Hello everyone!

Finally we are releasing the 0.58 update of CentiLeo for 3ds Max 2014-2020. We appology for not updating so long, as we have radically changed the architecture to reduce the noise, improve speed and flexibility. It was a complex atomic work. The current release unites 0.56, 57 and 58 updates we had for CentiLeo +Cinema 4D plugin.
However, we have made great impovements, see the changelog and download for tests.

Download link: http://centileo.com/forum/forum13/168-download-centileo-for-3ds-max-v0581-alpha

Change Log: cntlmax 0.586 alpha (2020 January 30)
[cntlmax] Fixed problems when 3ds Max UI scheme is saved
[cntlmax] Fixed some mesh normal artifacts in rare cases

Change Log: cntlmax 0.585 alpha (2020 January 29)
[core] 5-10% rendering speedup
[core] Fixed shadow catcher weights in case of many light sources (makes shadows of different intensity per light source on the Matte/Shadow Catcher object).
[core] Fixed shadow artifacts in case of very small area lights.
[core] Bitmap file paths now support Unicode strings (not just English).
[core] Fixed camera Auto Focus in IPR ([AF] button).
[core] CentiLeo updated to CUDA 10.2.
Attention! Must Upgrade to:
- Latest NVIDIA Display Drivers: Game Ready Driver 441.87 or Studio Driver 441.66 (slightly faster).

Change Log: cntlmax 0.584 alpha (2019 December 31)
[core] Fixed z-fighting render artifacts for coplanar polygons in the scene, precision is improved.
[core] Fixed few rare crash-bugs.
[cntlmax] Installation instructions are changed a bit, read them again!

Change Log: cntlmax 0.583 alpha (2019 December 6)
[cntlmax] Fixed broken GUI layout for increased windows font size and high resolution monitors.

Change Log: cntlmax 0.582 alpha (2019 November 29)
[cntlmax] Added Ramp shader that colorizes the input b/w texture with other colors. The nodes of our ramp shader can be textured.
[cntlmax] Fixed scene units representation in all CentiLeo materials, shaders and lights.
[cntlmax] Focus distance in render settings can be animated.
[cntlmax] Initial 3ds Max Physical camera support (DOF focus distance, aperture size, bokeh). Next will add support for other things of Physical camera.

Change Log: cntlmax 0.581 alpha (2019 November 18)
Speedup
[core] Rendering speedup from 2x to up to 10x:
-Render iterations are around 2x faster almost always (base speedup);
-Render iterations become smarter and reduce the noise better for global illumination, in some cases it is required 2-4x less iterations to get same noise level as before. These improvements are best visible for interiors and night scenes especially for regions with dominated global illumination and lack of direct lighting.
-Mesh lights with complex shapes (more than few polygons) generate 3-4x less noise than before.
-The new algorithm should be always better and more robust than the previous one (less noise per iteration and faster iteration time).
-And there is no cache, no blur, no aditional settings, no additional memory consumption

Shader improvements
[core] New UVW Projection node supporting up to 4 UV mesh channels, spherical, cylindrical, cubic, flat, flat side, spatial and XYZ texture mapping coordinates. Texture coordinate system can be further manipulated (offset, scale, rotation) in the similar way to UVW Map modifier of 3ds Max. Offset, scale and rotation can be textured. Procedural texture coordinates are currently based on the object instances where material is assigned.
[core] New UVW Transform node which performs further manipulations on texture coordinates (UVW Projection can be an input for UVW Transform). Supported manipulations are offset, scale, rotation, pivot, rand offset, repetitions - these parameters can be textured.
[core] Rand offset of UVW Transform generates random texture coordinate offsets inside each tile (useful to break repeating patterns of the tiled bitmaps).
[core] Decals or labels can be easily done using Decal checkbox in UVW Transform node connected to the Bitmap where the color of non-decal area is specified by “out of UVW” parameter.
[core] New UVW Distortion node which manipulates the input projected texture coordinates based on distortion scale and amount. Both parameters can be textured.
[core] Triplanar shader node now supports the input for UVW Projection which can specify the orientation of 3 planar projections.
[core] Bitmap node now supports crop, triplanar projection and custom UVW coordinates.
[core] Noise node now supports Voronoi F1, F2, F3, F4 and F2-F1 patterns. Also added Woody and Cell noise types. Added option for Noise output quantization.
[core] Extended CentiLeo Noise shaders with more noise types like Voronoi, Ronk, Ridged Multi-Fractal, etc.
[core] New Pattern node supporting few different wave patterns and checker.
[core] New procedural Scratches node which can easily add random scratch imperfections to material bump maps.
[core] Improved Random shader node with new option “Randomize by Object parts”. This option generates random output colors for the different parts for the single object. The object part is a region without polygon connections to other object parts.
[core] New procedural Flakes node which can easily add random metallic flakes to materials. This node may produce bump map if attached to Bump parameter. It can produce colored flakes too if the Flakes node is connected to the colored Ramp node and the Flakes Output mode is Flake IDs (flake ids produces random grayscale flakes).
[core] New Layer shader node which can combine up to 7 layers using different mixing modes (like Photoshop) where each layer has a color and mask.
[core] New Curve Map node which can change the values of Input Map to the different output based on the curve knots configuration.
[core] New Remap node which can change each channel of the Input Map from one range of values to the other range of values using the linear scaling.
[core] New Surface Wire node which highlights the edges of object triangles.
[core] New Surface Side node which helps making different output for Front/Back surface sides.
[core] Added support for different Anisotropy tangents for Reflection1 and Reflection2. Also added improved cylindrical option for procedural anisotropy tangent.
[core] Bump mapping code totally changed (it also changes the look and scale of bump on older scenes). It has higher quality now and better combination with Normal Maps. Normal Maps now have all these flip R/G/B options.
[core] Fixed some rare issues when black and white bump map and normal map are combined.
[core] Fixed some problems with liquids inside glass in some modes.
[core] Faster bitmap cache generator (2x faster).

Mesh Lights and Multi-lights
[core] Mesh Lights support. This is implemented with an additional Emission property of CentiLeo material. Supports arbitrary (even out-of-core) geometry shapes for the light sources.
[core] Adaptive Multi Lights 10 times faster rendering for glossy reflection surfaces (faster rendering when there are a lot of light sources and glossy materials). Also bugfixed many issues in this area.

Bugfixes
[core] Fixed Windows 10 memory bug which could cause crashes in scenes with a lot of geometry and textures.
[core] Fixed artifact bug when SSS doesn’t follow motion blur.
[core] Fixed wrong clamping for 16+ bit bitmaps when used for displacement.
[core] Fixed some triplanar mapping artifacts.
[core] Fixed wrong bump mapping over displacement mapping (when bump and displace maps are different).

Known issues to be solved (temporarily broken features)
-Dirt shader;
-Absorption property of material;
-Directional/infinite light source;
-Adaptive noise-based image rendering (where pixels are no longer rendered when specified noise level is reached).
-May not initialize if AMD GPU is in your computer together with NVIDIA GPU.
-Very limited scene converter tool (Multi Sub-Obj Material, 3ds Max Bitmap, only diffuse color and diffuse texture of material are converted to CentiLeo)

Please, test it on you setup and share your renders!
Best regards,
Kirill
Edited: Kirgman - 30.01.2020 19:23:51 (Update 0.586 with improvements)
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Roadmap for CentiLeo 0.55-0.61
 
a1cat cato,thanks a lot for support! :)
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Hi xxx, currently fixing the last annoying bug introduced in 0.58. It's related to multi-light sampling. After that 0.58 for 3ds Max will be released. Then there will be a couple of fix-polish releases and documentation update. There will also be 0.59 cinema R21 support with nodes GUI. Then in 0.60 we will support a couple of popular particle/scatter engines + some other improvements. Then we need more AOVs + material converters. All these things are essentials for basic use. And we also want Maya. Will push it hard. We have a very good experience connecting a renderer with DCC, shouldn't be long to develop.
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CentiLeo for Cinema 4D 0.585 available - speedup 2x to up to 10x and R21 support
 
Rodrigo Bitencourt Rodrigues, please test again, I have reaploaded the archive removing non needed resource test files (some even had some Russian symbols in the names). Tested in R20 - it was ok, all tags and render settings are in place.
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CentiLeo for Cinema 4D 0.585 available - speedup 2x to up to 10x and R21 support
 
Hi Rodrigo, thanks for bugreport! Do you find any files in the Cinema 4D R20/plugins/CentiLeo/res/description folder? There should be cntl_tag_envmap.h, cntl_tag_envmap.res, cntl_tag_light.h, cntl_tag_light.res and etc. Basically .h and .res files for shaders, materials, tags and render setttings. Also there should be Cinema 4D R20/plugins/CentiLeo/res/strings_us/description folder containing .str files for shaders, tags and so on.
If you don't find such files in these folders, then try again copying them from downloaded CentiLeo RAR-archive. They are all in the folder CNTLC4D 0.580/C4D R20/plugins/CentiLeo which has CentiLeo.xdl and res/ subfolder. I have found some extra not needed files there from my tests. But all needed is there.
Also what language do you use in Cinema GUI? Non-English? However should work anyway.
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Does it work with R21? I've almost switched completely to R21 now. Also Is it going to work with teamrender or some other networking solution? Thanx!
Hi Konstantinos, currently I am working on R21 and want to provide support of it's nodes. As for teamrender - currently not yet, it's in TODO list.
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CentiLeo for Cinema 4D 0.585 available - speedup 2x to up to 10x and R21 support
 
I know I know about how important is it :) Thanks for promoting this feature!
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CentiLeo for Cinema 4D 0.585 available - speedup 2x to up to 10x and R21 support
 
Hi xxx, no yet, there is no yet round edges support yet. Will do this feature of course, but currently have priority to make R21+nodes, massive particles and AOVs.
Have you tested the last 0.58 version?
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CentiLeo for Cinema 4D 0.585 available - speedup 2x to up to 10x and R21 support
 
Hi, I am doing the plug for Max currently on the side of plugin code. Pushing hard to finish it early even with few bugs :)
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CentiLeo for Cinema 4D 0.585 available - speedup 2x to up to 10x and R21 support
 
Test for mesh lights. There are around 70 cylinders with emissive parts. 2x faster iterations and 10x less noise
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Another test with interior. Indirectly lit area has noticeably less noise for the same number of render iterations. And iterations are 2x faster. However the spot light spread angle looks different due to changed falloff function.
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Some comparisons.
First one: grey interior, 1920 x 1080, HDRI + portals and spot lights inside. 4 iterations (256 samples per pixel).
Noise in dark GI regions is reducing at much faster rate than before, and it is more uniform across the image.
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CentiLeo for Cinema 4D 0.585 available - speedup 2x to up to 10x and R21 support
 
Hello everyone!

Finally we are releasing the 0.58 update of CentiLeo for Cinema 4D R16-R20. It was a very complex development with a lot of changes and novel methods. We have got 2x - 10x rendering speedup. The render speed is always at least 2x better than before and depending on the lighting complexity the speedup is even higher. See below!
Some polishing and issue fixing still should be done but results are already very cool!
Updates for 3ds Max and C4D R21 should come after the week.

Download link: http://centileo.com/forum/forum18/165-download-link-centileo-for-cinema-4d-v0580-alpha

Change Log: cntlc4d 0.585 alpha (2020 January 27)
[core] 5-10% rendering speedup
[core] Fixed shadow catcher weights in case of many light sources (makes shadows of different intensity per light source on the Matte/Shadow Catcher object).
[core] Fixed shadow artifacts in case of very small area lights.
[core] Bitmap file paths now support Unicode strings (not just English).
[core] Fixed camera Auto Focus in IPR ([AF] button).
[core] CentiLeo updated to CUDA 10.2.
[cntlc4d] Added support for Cinema/OIDN denoiser in R21 for CentiLeo AOVs (see 2 new checkboxes in CentiLeo Render Settings -> AOVs: 1) “Denoise Images”, 2) “Keep raw and denoised AOVs”). If Cinema denoiser is not enabled with Denoiser Effect (which works only for Main Beauty) then CentiLeo settings enable this for it’s AOVs.
Attention! Must Upgrade to:
- Latest NVIDIA Display Drivers: Game Ready Driver 441.87 or Studio Driver 441.66 (slightly faster).
- Minimum Cinema R21 build is 115

Change Log: cntlc4d 0.584 alpha (2019 December 31)
[core] Fixed z-fighting render artifacts for coplanar polygons in the scene, precision is improved.
[core] Fixed few rare crash-bugs.
[cntlc4d] Cinema R21 support.
[cntlc4d] Installation instructions are changed a bit, read them again!

Change Log: cntlc4d 0.581 alpha (2019 November 21)
[core] Fixed bug with multiple lights sampling. Now scenes with many lights have much lower noise than 0.580.
[core] Fixed rendering artifacts in case of rendering out-of-core geometry with near/far clipped camera.
[core] Fixed a couple of other minor issues/artifacts.

Change Log: cntlc4d 0.580 alpha (2019 September 23)
[core] Rendering speedup from 2x to up to 10x:
- Render iterations are around 2x faster almost always (base speedup);
- Render iterations become smarter and reduce the noise better for global illumination, in some cases it is required 2-4x less iterations to get same noise level as before. These improvements are best visible for interiors and night scenes especially for regions with dominated global illumination and lack of direct lighting. This improvement work for all area lights, mesh lights and environment HDRI with portals.
- Mesh lights with complex shapes (more than few polygons) generate 3-4x less noise than before.
- The new algorithm should be always better and more robust than the previous one (less noise per iteration and faster iteration time).
- And there is no cache, no blur, no yet denoiser, no aditional settings, no additional memory consumption 8)

Known issues to be solved (temporarily broken features)
- Dirt shader;
- Absorption property of material;
- Directional/infinite light source;
- Adaptive noise-based image rendering (where pixels are no longer rendered when specified noise level is reached).
- May not initialize if AMD GPU is in your computer together with NVIDIA GPU.
- Very limited material converter tool (diffuse color + texture of C4D material).

Please, test it on you setup and share your renders!
Best regards,
Kirill
Edited: Kirgman - 27.01.2020 04:19:59 (Update 0.585 with improvements)
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Roadmap for CentiLeo 0.55-0.61
 
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Hi guys , any updates ..
Hi! Still working :), there is very good progress, but still need to increase GPU saturation with tasks, fix few broken features and then ready.
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Secondly, are those features are only for cinem4D, does the 3dmax version have different features ?
What i did understand is that there are 2 version, one for 3dmaxc and the other for cinema4D, every one has different features than the other. am i correct ?
The next release 0.58 will be both for 3ds Max and Cinema, the features will be syncrhonized 1:1. Only node-based GUI for Cinema will be done by 0.59. 3ds Max produce node GUI automatically for all kinds of 3rd party materials. But Cinema developers decided to hide this possibility and make node GUI only for own native materials, so we have to re-implement this basic bicycle.

Thanks guys for good wishes! Will do best for next release.
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Thanks :) I honestly think we also need Random-Walk SSS too for better precision compared to current ray-traced SSS which has few problems on geometry edges.
As for Maya version, I think the initial version with all basic things (not very deep) and IPR may take around 2 months based on our experience with Max and Cinema. And after that will continue never ending polishing :)
As for round corners - I can't estimate yet. Haven't digged deep into it. But if it would take few days then I may shift it for one of the next releases.
The 0.58 will come very soon (in development since January). The next other 3 releases will be short (around 1-1.5 months). Probably with round corners.
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I think not earlier than in 2020. For Maya too. For example right now round corners are not important compared to other things. In the currently developed 0.58 the GI and mesh lights have much less noise. A lot more robust noise situation for given samples count It will be released very soon. Then in 0.59 there will be node based GUI for Cinema (pretty short update). Then in 0.60 there will massive instancing (tens of millions of elements in scene) and hopefuly support for other particle/scatter plugins. And then all the rest, like more flexible AOVs, masks, cryptomattes, vertex attributes, etc. And then Maya!
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Roadmap for CentiLeo 0.55-0.61
 
Hi xxx man, yes round corner is in the plans, deeper plans. And Maya too! Hope to start doing Maya during 0.6x release versions
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CentiLeo for 3ds Max 0.553 available - displacement mapping!
 
Hi Daniel, I know. But there are good reasons for this. Much better noise reduction / per iteration for complex lighting cases. But still need to keep iteration time lower than it was. Pushing this hard!
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Material " Chrome " ...
 
Hi Marc! And welcome here!
After 2 more releases there will be a documentation explaining how to do many things.
Currently I would suggest to make chrome with 2 reflection channels:
Reflection 1: color = white, roughness = 0.2, IOR = 1.3
Reflection 2: color = white, roughness = 0.6, IOR = 1000 (totally outweights all underlying layers like diffuse and others).
You may optionally add scratched bump for Reflection 2 only. Just make bump and uncheck it for Relction 1.
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CentiLeo for Cinema 4D 0.575 available - many additional shader nodes
 
Yes, Leif! Sorry about that. Mac isn't supported because we are still on CUDA
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Ramps and the best channel to put them in
 
Hi Chuck and welcome to CentiLeo forum!
Ramp node is needed to create colored output for black/white Input Texture. For example, you may attach some CentiLeo Noise shader to the "Input Texture" slot of Ramp and then create green, blue, red, yellow, etc knots in the Gradient field of Ramp. You may also add Random shader (uniformly distributed greyscale colors) to the Input Texture of Ramp and create colored knots of Gradient to determine how frequent is red, how frequent is blue, etc. in the variety of objects with attached Ramp + Random shader.
You may also add Fallof shader to the Input Texture of Ramp and make colored knots. This way there will be color variations depeding on the view angle.

Kirill
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Impresions
 
Hi Ikon Art! Welcome to CentiLeo! :)
There is a very outdated documentation in the download archive, but I think it's not needed.
Actually we will update the documentation after 0.60 release when we will get more speed, node-based GUI, more features (particles, attributes, improved displacement).

There are almost no technical render parameters to affect performance except clamping. Other things are automatic. We try to do it simple and make space only for creativity.

Some valuable info:
1) All the used centileo bitmaps construct caches with the names "*.cntx". At the first bitmap usage it takes some time to construct a cache and also disk space, but later after second launch bitmaps are loaded from caches immediatelly. Later will reduce the *.cntx file sizes. They can be removed manually when the work on scene is not needed anymore.
2) Supported GPUs are with CUDA compute capability 3.0 or more, with 3GB or more. More GPU memory is better of course. 8GB+ VRAM is excellent. Geometry is stored very efficiently, also for displacement, there is a lot of space before you meet out-of-core, which is also very efficient.
CentiLeo 0.585 for Cinema: http://centileo.com/forum/forum19/164

CentiLeo 0.586 for 3ds Max: http://centileo.com/forum/forum17/169

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CentiLeo for Cinema 4D 0.575 available - many additional shader nodes
 
Change Log: cntlc4d 0.575 alpha (2019 March 30)
[cntlc4d] Fixed crash at Cinema 4D R20.059 launch
CentiLeo 0.585 for Cinema: http://centileo.com/forum/forum19/164

CentiLeo 0.586 for 3ds Max: http://centileo.com/forum/forum17/169

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CentiLeo for Cinema 4D 0.575 available - many additional shader nodes
 
Fixed the issue for R20.059 :)
CentiLeo 0.585 for Cinema: http://centileo.com/forum/forum19/164

CentiLeo 0.586 for 3ds Max: http://centileo.com/forum/forum17/169

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