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 Subject: Funky colors in preview

Poserman12 opened this issue on Sep 28, 2020 · 12 posts

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  Poserman12    ( ) ( posted at 9:49PM Mon, 28 September 2020 

Another newbie q. Anyone know why I get such funky colors in preview? I know after I render they go away, but so many colors? Hard to do any scene work when I can't tell where a part of the object is.haunted house.png

  Poserman12    ( ) ( posted at 10:00PM Mon, 28 September 2020  · @4400565

Just figured it out. Gotta go to preview drawing and choose SreeD software. Then It shows up like it should

  randym77    ( ) ( posted at 10:18PM Mon, 28 September 2020  · @4400568

What software are you using?

I have this product, I believe (Haunted House Pro) and it does not look like that when I load it in Poser 11. Here's what it looks like for me:


Are you using the right version? There are three different zip files. You basically only need one of them. There's a Poser version, a DAZ Studio version, and a plain OBJ version (for use in software other than Poser or DAZ Studio). If you're using Poser, make sure you downloaded and installed the Poser version.

  Poserman12    ( ) ( posted at 10:37PM Mon, 28 September 2020  · @4400569

Hi Randym77, Yes it looks like that for me now too. I had to choose preview drawing and then SreeD to get it though . But hey whatever works!haunted house 2.png

  randym77    ( ) ( posted at 5:39AM Tue, 29 September 2020  · @4400584

Glad you got it working. I guess that means your graphic card isn't supported?

You could try updating your graphics drivers. I seem to recall Smith Micro recommending using OpenGL if possible. It's supposed to be faster than sReeD.

  hborre    ( ) ( posted at 6:28AM Tue, 29 September 2020  · @4400587

If the graphic card is integrated into the motherboard and it is not an Nvidia chip then the better display is SreeD. This might be true with AMD graphic cards as well.

  Poserman12    ( ) ( posted at 2:58PM Tue, 29 September 2020  · @4400633

Hmm, don't seem to have problem with speed with SreeD. Yeah, could be my graphic card. Thanks for your help!

  hborre    ( ) ( posted at 4:52PM Tue, 29 September 2020  · @4400636

The preview display won't affect the speed at all, it just gives you the closest representation of the scene. On my computer with a non-Nvidia integrated video card, SreeD is the better display. On my other computer with an Nvidia card, OpenGL is the better option. Under that circumstance, Superfly will default to GPU rendering, while non-Nvidia cards and integrated video will default to CPU support.

  HartyBart    ( ) ( posted at 5:16PM Tue, 29 September 2020  · @4400641

AMD is integrated here, on my general work desktop, and OpenGL does just fine with Poser 11.

Without Poserman12 posting his system specs, it's difficult to diagnose. I would suspect an older laptop or PC, having trouble with transmaps?

  SamTherapy    ( ) ( posted at 5:44PM Tue, 29 September 2020  · @4400649

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  hborre    ( ) ( posted at 7:28PM Tue, 29 September 2020  · @4400654

@ HartyBart: Good to know. I don't want to generalize nor speculate on what works or doesn't work with Poser 11.

  ockham    ( ) ( posted at 3:30PM Thu, 01 October 2020  · @4400777

Interesting effect. Looks like OpenGL's hardware shading is trying to handle a masked displacement that covers and exposes parts of the surface. The hardware shading doesn't do very well.

Here's my Arcade Hotel, which uses a similar technique, in OpenGL with hardware shading on, then rendered in Firefly.


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