Nicholas Yang (nyanginator)

2 answers · asked · Lesson: Scratches & Bump · Course: Fundamentals of Shading

I can't figure out why there is noise when using the Cycles "start" file. There's no noise if I begin with the "finish" fi...

I can't figure out why there is noise when using the Cycles "start" file. There's no noise if I begin with the "finish" file, delete all the nodes, and recreate them. I just can't begin with the "start" file. As soon as I add the PAINT section, the noise is already visible. Are the files different somehow? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Image of 2 renders: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B61Z1wMgyCh9b2JObW5INk9pTFU/view?usp=sharing
  • crew

    I imagine along the way between the start and finish of the file, I tweaked the render settings to eliminate the noise.

    You can learn all about the render settings in this course, especially chapter 3: http://cgcookie.com/course/introduction-to-rendering/

  • Thanks for the reply, Kent. I finally found it, Multiple Importance for each Area Light. Just one other question, I noticed the ColorRamp was adjusted to have the last stopper at "Pos: 0.400". What was the desired effect for that (my eye isn't good enough to tell the difference).