Object

Visibility

Reference

Panel

Object Properties ‣ Visibility

Se også

There are several other general visibility properties.

Mask
Shadow Catcher

Enables the object to only receive shadow rays. It is to be noted that, shadow catcher objects will interact with other CG objects via indirect light interaction. This simplifies compositing CGI elements into real-world footage.

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Example of the shadow catcher. Note how the material of the plane can still be viewed in the spheres.

Holdout

Render objects as a holdout or matte, creating a hole in the image with zero Alpha, to fill out in compositing with real footage or another render.

Ray Visibility

Objects can be set to be invisible to particular ray types. This can be used, for example, to make an emitting mesh invisible to camera rays. For instanced objects, visibility is inherited; if the parent object is hidden for some ray types, the children will be hidden for these too.

In terms of performance, using these options is more efficient that using a shader node setup that achieves the same effect. Objects invisible to a certain ray will be skipped in ray traversal already, leading to fewer ray casts and shader executions.

Camera

Makes the object visible in camera rays.

Diffuse

Makes the object visible in diffuse rays.

Glossy

Makes the object visible in glossy rays.

Transmission

Makes the object visible in transmission rays.

Volume Scatter

Makes the object visible in transmission rays.

Shadow

Enables the object to cast shadows.

Culling

In order to activate these options the respectively camera cull options have to be enabled in the scene simplify panel.

Use Camera Cull

Ignore and this way make objects invisible to rays outside of the camera frustum.

Use Distance Cull

Will cull any objects further from the camera than a given distance. When used in combination with camera frustum culling, this can be used to avoid culling nearby objects that are outside the camera frustum, but still visible in reflections. It is also useful to cull small objects far from the camera.

Motion Blur

Reference

Panel

Properties ‣ Object Properties ‣ Motion Blur

Each object has its own motion blur settings along with the Scene Level Motion Blur These settings can be found in the Object Properties tab of the Properties.

Steps

Controls accuracy of deformation motion blur, more steps uses more memory. The actual number of time steps is \(2^{steps -1}\).

Deformation

Enables motion blur for deformed meshes such as animated characters, including hair.

Advarsel

An object modifier setup that changes mesh topology over time can not render deformation motion blur correctly. Deformation blur should be disabled for such objects. Common examples of this are animated Booleans, Deformation before Edge Split, Remesh, Skin or Decimate modifiers.

Shading

Reference

Panel

Properties ‣ Object Properties ‣ Shading

Shadow Terminator Offset

Pushes the shadow terminator (the line that divides the light and dark) towards the light to hide artifacts on low-poly geometry such as the ones below:

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Shadow Terminator Artifacts.

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Result of using an offset of 0.15.

Obs

This property artificially alters the scene’s lighting and is not energy conserving and consequently not physically accurate.