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en:vraypattern [2013/08/01 04:37]
bdancer [Registration]
en:vraypattern [2017/12/21 12:55]
anvar [System requirements]
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 {{description>​VrayPattern is a plug-in for 3ds max and V-Ray, it allows to multiply geometry periodically without extra memory consumption.}} {{description>​VrayPattern is a plug-in for 3ds max and V-Ray, it allows to multiply geometry periodically without extra memory consumption.}}
  
-====== ​VrayPattern ​Manual ======+====== ​VRayPattern ​Manual ======
  
-[[http://​rendering.ru/​ru_en/​vraypattern.html|VrayPattern]] is a plug-in for 3dsmax and V-Ray.+[[http://​rendering.ru/​ru_en/​vraypattern.html|VRayPattern]] is a plug-in for 3dsmax and V-Ray.
  
 VRayPattern allows to multiply geometry periodically without extra memory consumption. As a sample you can use any tiled geometry (or those with unobtrusive joints) VRayPattern allows to multiply geometry periodically without extra memory consumption. As a sample you can use any tiled geometry (or those with unobtrusive joints)
 +
 +VrayPattern technology is fundamentally different from the technologies that are used in scattering. Scatters are multiplying individual objects, but pattern is actually a 3d procedural texture. ​
 +The consequence of this is unique opportunity but lot of restrictions.
 +
 +The unique features include: ​
 +Possibility to literally not limit duplicating of elements. ​
 +Automatic deformation of objects in accordance with the shape of the surface
 +Low memory consumption when rendering.
 +
 +Restrictions related to the possibility to randomise the elements, possibility to process edges and abilities to limit an area with other tools, except for the physical cut-offs of a surface. ​
 +The same goes for the preview in the viewport - unfortunately there are no other possibilities to see anything in the viewport, but to generate and assign appropriate geometry texture;
  
  ​{{:​vraypattern:​00.jpg?​nolink| VRayPattern sample}}  ​{{:​vraypattern:​00.jpg?​nolink| VRayPattern sample}}
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 ====== System requirements ====== ====== System requirements ======
  
-3ds Max versions: ​2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - all 32 or 64 bit +VRayPattern 1.065 and later: 
-  +  * 3ds Max versions: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 
-3ds Max Design : all +  ​* ​3ds Max Design : from 2010 and higher 
 +  * V-Ray, versions: V-Ray 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.x, 4.x (Next)
  
-all V-Ray versions: V-Ray 1.5 (SP2 and higher), V-Ray 2 and higher ​32 or 64 bit+VRayPattern 1.2.3: 
 +  * 3ds Max versions: ​2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 
 +  * 3ds Max Design : from 2010 and higher 
 +  * V-Ray, versions: ​1.5 (SP3- SP6), V-Ray 2 SP1, V-Ray 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 , 3
  
-OSWindows XPWindows VistaWindows 7all 32 and 64 bit+VRayPattern 1.1.15c 
 +  * 3ds Max versions2008200920102011, 2012, 2013, 2014 
 +  * 3ds Max Design : all 
 +  * V-Ray, versions: 1.5 (RC5 -no animated proxy, SP1- SP6), V-Ray 2 SP1, V-Ray 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
  
-Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package ​(probably already installed on your PC) +OS:  
-  +Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 all 32 and 64 bit 
-User must have local administrator rights with Windows XP to use VRayPattern  +  * Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package ​32 and 64 bit 
-on Windows 7 administrator right needed only during installation ​+  ​* ​User must have local administrator rights with Windows XP to use MultiScatter
 +  ​* ​on Windows 7 administrator right needed only during installation
  
-====== License System Upgrade ======+VRayPattern for Maya is also available as a separate product http://​rendering.ru/​ru_en/​vraypattern-maya.html
  
-Since version 1.2.0 we introduce new licensing system: 
-  * Network license: [[en:​network-license-server|Cerber Network License Server]] 
-  * Local license: [[en:​cerber-protection|Cerber Protection]] 
- 
-You have to choose if you want to install a separate license server or use a local license: 
-  * Network license - you could use the plugin from any workstation on your network; 
-  * Local license - local license is similar to our previous licensing system and is locked to a particular workstation. ​ 
 ====== Installation ====== ====== Installation ======
  
 Please make sure you downloaded latest version of the plug-in from our [[http://​forum.rendering.ru/​viewforum.php?​f=20|forum]]. ​ Please make sure you downloaded latest version of the plug-in from our [[http://​forum.rendering.ru/​viewforum.php?​f=20|forum]]. ​
 Users are provided with the same installation file for both Workstation and Render node  Users are provided with the same installation file for both Workstation and Render node 
 +
 +**VRayPattern-x.xxx.exe** ​
  
 Workstation can be used only when license is properly installed, and provides access to all VRayPattern options. ​ Workstation can be used only when license is properly installed, and provides access to all VRayPattern options. ​
  
 If VRayPattern does not find license file it switches itself to Rendernode mode and only can render files created with VRayPattern Workstation. If VRayPattern does not find license file it switches itself to Rendernode mode and only can render files created with VRayPattern Workstation.
-**VRayPattern.exe** ​+
 Rendering is available both locally and over network. Rendering is available both locally and over network.
  
-To install the program you need to run the VRayPattern.exe with the administrator rights. ​+To install the program you need to run the **VRayPattern-x.xxx.exe**  ​with the administrator rights. ​
 Don’t forget to quit 3ds max before you start the installation. ​ Don’t forget to quit 3ds max before you start the installation. ​
  
-VRayPattern ​For 3ds max setup wizard. Don’t forget to quit 3ds max before you start the installation+VRayPattern setup wizard. ​
  
- ​{{ ​http://​files.rendering.ru/​docs/​images/​vraypattern_for_3dsmax_installer_01.png }}+ {{:vraypattern:​22.jpg?nolink| VRayPattern setup}}
  
-Read carefully the license agreement. If you accept it tick “I accept” and then press setup button; if not, press "​Cancel"​ button. ​+Don’t forget to quit 3ds max before you start the installation.  
 +Read carefully the license agreement. If you accept it tick “I accept” and then press setup button; if not, press "​Cancel"​ button.
  
- ​{{ ​http://​files.rendering.ru/​docs/​images/​vraypattern_for_3dsmax_installer_02.png }}+ {{:vraypattern:​23.jpg?nolink| VRayPattern setup}}
  
-The setup wizard will automatically select destination folder for 3dsmax.  +Choose 3ds max and V-Ray versions you use.
-Check the path where 3dsmax is installed ​and correct it if needed.+
  
- ​{{ ​http://​files.rendering.ru/​docs/​images/​vraypattern_for_3dsmax_installer_03.png }}+ {{:vraypattern:​24.jpg?nolink| VRayPattern setup}}
  
-Press "​Next" ​to proceed with the installation.+ 
 +The setup wizard will automatically select destination folder.  
 +Check the path for your 3dsmax root folder and correct it if needed. ​Press setup to Continue. 
 + 
 + ​{{:​vraypattern:​26.jpg?​nolink| VRayPattern setup}} 
 + 
 +“Run R&D Group License Tool” is automatically selected, you only need to run it and activate once, there is no need activate again if you are updating plugin, unless it prompts you during usage. 
 + ​{{:​vraypattern:​26-2.jpg?nolink| VRayPattern run license tool}}
 ====== Registration ====== ====== Registration ======
 +**for versions 1.2.x please use** http://​docs.rendering.ru/​en:​cerber-protection
 +
 +**below, activation instructions for version VrayPattern 1.1.15c and earlier**
 +
 +Start the VRayPatternRegistration32x.exe or VRayPatternRegistration64x.exe utility (for 32-bit or 64-bit systems accordingly)
 +
 + ​{{:​vraypattern:​26.png?​nolink| VRayPattern activation}}
 +
 +Choose the hard disk to be linked with the VRayPattern license (linking with external USB storage, Flash drives and network drives is not supported). ​
 +
 +Press the «Get Your ID File» button and save *.id file on your hard disk under any name you like.
 +
 + ​{{:​vraypattern:​27.jpg?​nolink| VRayPattern activation}}
 +
 +Send this file to mail@rendering.ru (or your reseller). Please attach copy of you receipt to avoid any delays in communication.
 +
 +In the nearest time (usually within 24 hours) you will get an email from us (or your reseller) with *.key license file attached. Save this file on your hard disk. Start again RayPatternRegistrationXX.exe utility and press the «Apply Key File» button. ​
 +
 +In the dialogue box select the *.key file you received from us. With this registration procedure is over. 
 +
 +In case of license malfunction and errors (which can be caused by disk formatting, reinstallation of the operating system or components replacement) you are free to address the developer at any time. Please make sure you download latest version from our forum and generate new *.ID file. Send it to mail@rendering.ru to get your updated *.Key file. 
 +
 +However, in case of total replacement of a PC new license is not provided more often than once in half a year. 
 +
 +ATTENTION! Please always try to email from the same email address you used when you purchased the plug-in. If we can’t find your e-mail address from which you sent the ID file in our database and there is no explanation and receipt or order number in you email, your request may not be processed! ​
  
-Please, follow these guides: +Please ​always attach you receipt or order number to avoid any delays in communication. ​
-  * [[en:​cerber-protection|Cerber Local License]] +
-  * [[en:​network-license-server|Cerber Network License]]+
 ====== Uninstall ====== ====== Uninstall ======
 +**for versions 1.xxx**
 +you can find uninstaller in: Start menu > R&D Group > VRayPattern > Uninstall
  
-To uninstall ​VrayPattern ​delete VrayPattern.dlo from \Plugins\VRayPlugins in you 3ds max installation location. ​+**for versions 1.1.15c and below** 
 +To uninstall ​VRayPattern ​delete VrayPattern.dlo from \Plugins\VRayPlugins in you 3ds max installation location. ​
  
 +VRayPattern does not have any entries in the Registry
 ====== Installing for network or distributed rendering ====== ====== Installing for network or distributed rendering ======
  
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 Currently there is no support for smoothing groups of the surface of propagated object. This can lead to visible edges on curved low polygon surfaces. We recommend using high polygon objects for reproduction. We hope to find ways to solve this problem in future versions. Currently there is no support for smoothing groups of the surface of propagated object. This can lead to visible edges on curved low polygon surfaces. We recommend using high polygon objects for reproduction. We hope to find ways to solve this problem in future versions.
  
 +====== 3rd party tools ======
 +PatternMaker is a simple script designed to aid the process of creating meshes that seamlessly tile, especially where you need to create geometry that bridges the tile edges.
 +http://​www.scriptspot.com/​3ds-max/​scripts/​patternmaker
 ====== Troubleshooting ====== ====== Troubleshooting ======
  
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 In case of license malfunction and errors (which can be caused by disk reformatting,​ re installation of the operating system or components replacement) you are free to address the developer at any time by sending your request for a new *.key file to the e-mail mail@rendering.ru In case of license malfunction and errors (which can be caused by disk reformatting,​ re installation of the operating system or components replacement) you are free to address the developer at any time by sending your request for a new *.key file to the e-mail mail@rendering.ru
  
-However, in case of total replacement of a PC by a new one new license ​is not provided ​more often than once in half a year.+However, ​we reserve the right not to issue a new license ​in case of total replacement of a PC if the registration request ​is submitted ​more often than once in half a year.
  
 ATTENTION! Please always try to email from the same email address you used when you purchased the plug-in. If we can’t find your e-mail address from which you sent the ID file in our database and there is no explanation and receipt or order number in you email, your request may not be processed! ​ ATTENTION! Please always try to email from the same email address you used when you purchased the plug-in. If we can’t find your e-mail address from which you sent the ID file in our database and there is no explanation and receipt or order number in you email, your request may not be processed! ​
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 make sure you choose right VRay Version and right path for you 3ds max installation make sure you choose right VRay Version and right path for you 3ds max installation
  
 +make sure the installation path is correct, the installer places a single file VRayPattern.dlo into "3ds max root\Plugins\VRayPlugins"​ folder
 ===== Other errors ===== ===== Other errors =====
 Please make sure you download and install latest version from our [[http://​forum.rendering.ru/​viewforum.php?​f=20|forum]] Please make sure you download and install latest version from our [[http://​forum.rendering.ru/​viewforum.php?​f=20|forum]]
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