Category: Thea Studio

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Dealing with noisy scenes!

This article will show you how to deal with scenes having too much noise or fireflies. Most of the time this happens when the scene setup is wrong. Let’s see them one by one and try finding the best ways to fix them.

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Using the Thin Film Layer as Coating

Learn how to make a Thin Film layer to act as Coating in a multi-layered material. Complex materials can be created when combined with the Interference option of the Thin Film layer.

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Floating Point Precision may cause Rendering Artifacts

Rendering artifacts may appear when a model has been moved away from the origin or its dimensions are out of this world. It may lead to unconnected/jagged edges and bad tessellation to the surface. The only way to overcome this is to either move the model near to the origin or scale it up/down to the physical size.

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How to properly setup Depth of Field

Depth of Field is controlled by the f-number that can be found in Camera Settings. The default value is “Pinhole” and it totally removes the DOF effect from the scene. By selecting any other value, you can control DOF. By default, Camera settings have Auto-Focus enabled and this means that even if you set a custom focus distance, it will be overridden by auto-focus. Unchecking Auto-Focus will make Thea use the focus distance that was set by the user.

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How to set Thea Data & Temp folders after installation?

When you first install Thea Studio, it is possible to define the installation and the data folders. The Thea Data folder contains materials, models, IES files and other data. In case you accepted the default paths, it is possible to re-arrange them by going through the following.

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