Can Bentley please confirm the expected timescale for the Vue engine to be fully functional? It's about a year or more since luxology was retired and it is still a struggle to produce images consistently with Vue.
the inability to produce ambient occlusion layers from Path Tracing, and issues with lack of control on reflections if they show, full layers not exporting correctly etc etc....Previous versions of MS had so many bugs with parametrics that we cannot go back to older versions, yet the change to Vue is preventing us moving forward....
I am thinking to come out of retirement to address these sort of issues ;-)
oh please do Jerry. though don't want to ruin your hard earned peace...
I could sure use a couple data sets where you were getting great Luxology results but no luck with VUE so I can address the shortcomings or settings differences.
I am back;-)
Hi Jerry, good to have you back.
I'll pull together a couple of datasets for you next week(deadlines this week) with good examples of where we are falling down.
Another aspects we find with vue is that preferences have a big impact. 2 users can use the same machine, with the exact same settings, but have vastly different results. deleting prefs then fixes.
I have found several issues that are being fixed for the next version it would be good to have those data sets where you were having issues so I can try and get them addressed.
Hi Jerry, good to hear.
How do you want the datasets and what would you like me to include? ie, do you just need model/render files or do you require standards and resources also?
If you use Packager to gather the materials that would be great. I usually sort by file location and unselect all the delivered files from C:\ProgramData\Bentley\connectsharedcontent to make the Packager file smaller. When you create the file you can change the extension from pzip to zip then you can open it like any zip file you don't need MicroStation.
Please create saved views if you don't already have them and any Luxology renders that you were happy with and can't get the same or better results and I will work through the steps required to get even better results with VUE;-)