Frozen Scatter Geometry Visible in Rendering

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anthonyhicks
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Frozen Scatter Geometry Visible in Rendering

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Hi Anvar,

As per title, Multiscatters are still visible in the render when Frozen while normal Frozen scene geometry is not visible when rendered. The scatter objects are in scene but the Multiscatter object is Frozen. I don`t think I`ve come across it before. I`m using the latest version 1.623.

Thanks
Ant
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Re: Frozen Scatter Geometry Visible in Rendering

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is it similar issue as this? viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1367
anthonyhicks
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Re: Frozen Scatter Geometry Visible in Rendering

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Hi Anvar,

Not entirely similar, related maybe ?
I don`t use Object Layers in 3dsmax. I have 2 identical Multiscatters (except for a color gradient). I froze one(with `hide frozen objects` on) but it still renders, causing coplanar faces errors etc with the other Multiscatter still in scene. If I freeze any other general geometry(with `hide frozen objects` on) it never renders so that seems to contradict Max`s default behaviour.

thanks
Anthony
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Re: Frozen Scatter Geometry Visible in Rendering

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can you send us some screenshots and file?
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anthonyhicks
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Re: Frozen Scatter Geometry Visible in Rendering

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Hi anvar,
Will do !

I`ve created a MultiScatter with a plane for the distribution surface and a teapot as Sample.
I duplicated the MultiScatter so I have 2, when they render with both in scene you get coplanar face errors as expected. If I now `Freeze` 1 of the MultiScatter objects with `Hide Frozen Geometry` enabled it still renders with coplanar errors because they are both still visible so if I now hide the other MultiScatter it will still render the Frozen MultiScatter even though it should not because of `Hide Frozen Geometry` should behave as if it is Hidden.
It`s the MultiScatter objects I am Freezing not the Scatter Samples.

I`ve set up a little example scene which shows it which I`ll send to your mail@rendering.ru email.

edit: We are using 3dsmax 2021 and using Vray 3.7(still stuck with the old version !)

thanks
Anthony
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