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    Ohh indeed ! I don't have the last Driver, i Upadte it and i tell you the result !
    Thank you Mike

    Edit : Indeed it's working, thank you !
    Last edited by erodann; 05-19-2015, 07:14 PM.

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      I'm correct in thinking that, at present, the hair isn't affected by lighting (outside of the blueprint viewer)? Or am I missing something obvious....

      Still, really excited to get my hands on this!

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        Originally posted by Squarecoin View Post
        I'm correct in thinking that, at present, the hair isn't affected by lighting (outside of the blueprint viewer)? Or am I missing something obvious....

        Still, really excited to get my hands on this!
        I really don't know how NVidia HairWorks is implemented in UE4, HairWorks is based on Kajiya Kay and Marschner lighting models which both support anisotropic shading to look realistic: sth UE4 doesn't support yet. So it needs more tweaking from NVidia to work well until Epic introduces anisotropic shading (and refractive materials for VXGI). I really hope they find a solution till then.

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          Hello friends,

          The VXGI branch (https://github.com/NvPhysX/UnrealEngine/tree/VXGI ) was updated just now with our new VXGI-0.9 release, including support for multi-bounce!



          UE 4.7.5 + VXGI 0.9
          Changes:
          •Reduced shader compilation times for VXGI-enabled materials. We have measured a 4.6x speedup on the VXGI shader compilations in one of our tests.
          •The material editor now sets "Used With VXGI Voxelization" to true by default (for the materials that are missing this property). For VXGI voxelization to actually be enabled for a particular material, addition conditions currently need to be met: 1) the material domain must be MD_Surface, 2) the material cannot be a special engine material.
          •Added experimental support for temporal reprojection for reducing flickering artifacts in the VXGI Diffuse Tracing output. This feature is disabled by default and can be enabled by checking the "Temportal Reprojection Enabled" checkbox in the "VXGI Diffuse" section of the current PostProcessVolume. Temporal reprojection can be particularly useful to filter out flickering artifacts when performing quarter-resolution diffuse tracing (by setting VXGI Diffuse Tracing Sparsity to 4).
          •Added experimental support for multi-bounce indirect illumination, by fetching VXGI irradiance output from the previous frame. To enable this feature, one needs to have: 1) bVxgiMultiBounceSupport=true in an engine ini file (e.g. BaseEngine.ini), 2) the "r.VXGI.MultiBounceEnable" cvar must be set to 1 (and can be toggled at runtime). The r.VXGI.MultiBounceIrradianceScale cvar is a scale factor for the irradiance term from the previous frame. Ideally this scale factor should be 1.0, but sometimes it makes the scene illumination blow up, so the default setting for this cvar is lower to work around that issue.
          •Added the bVxgiHighQualityEmittanceDownsampling engine ini option, to enable a higher-order filter for emittance downsampling. This option is enabled by default and helps to avoid any popping artifacts when voxelizing emittance from moving lights.
          •Renamed the bVxgiStoreEmittanceInFP16 engine ini option to bVxgiStoreEmittanceInHdrFormat. If bVxgiStoreEmittanceInHdrFormat is enabled, the engine uses FP16 precision for storing the voxelized emittance if FP16x4 atomics are supported by the GPU (which is the case for GM20X), and FP32 precision otherwise. If bVxgiStoreEmittanceInHdrFormat is disabled, the engine stores emittance in a RGBA8 texture.
          •Added VXGI support for unlit emissive materials.
          •The VXGI version number is now reported in the Launcher and About popup windows of the editor.

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            Originally posted by Mike.Skolones View Post
            Hello friends,

            The VXGI branch (https://github.com/NvPhysX/UnrealEngine/tree/VXGI ) was updated just now with our new VXGI-0.9 release, including support for multi-bounce!


            UE 4.7.5 + VXGI 0.9
            Changes:
            •Reduced shader compilation times for VXGI-enabled materials. We have measured a 4.6x speedup on the VXGI shader compilations in one of our tests.
            •The material editor now sets "Used With VXGI Voxelization" to true by default (for the materials that are missing this property). For VXGI voxelization to actually be enabled for a particular material, addition conditions currently need to be met: 1) the material domain must be MD_Surface, 2) the material cannot be a special engine material.
            •Added experimental support for temporal reprojection for reducing flickering artifacts in the VXGI Diffuse Tracing output. This feature is disabled by default and can be enabled by checking the "Temportal Reprojection Enabled" checkbox in the "VXGI Diffuse" section of the current PostProcessVolume. Temporal reprojection can be particularly useful to filter out flickering artifacts when performing quarter-resolution diffuse tracing (by setting VXGI Diffuse Tracing Sparsity to 4).
            •Added experimental support for multi-bounce indirect illumination, by fetching VXGI irradiance output from the previous frame. To enable this feature, one needs to have: 1) bVxgiMultiBounceSupport=true in an engine ini file (e.g. BaseEngine.ini), 2) the "r.VXGI.MultiBounceEnable" cvar must be set to 1 (and can be toggled at runtime). The r.VXGI.MultiBounceIrradianceScale cvar is a scale factor for the irradiance term from the previous frame. Ideally this scale factor should be 1.0, but sometimes it makes the scene illumination blow up, so the default setting for this cvar is lower to work around that issue.
            •Added the bVxgiHighQualityEmittanceDownsampling engine ini option, to enable a higher-order filter for emittance downsampling. This option is enabled by default and helps to avoid any popping artifacts when voxelizing emittance from moving lights.
            •Renamed the bVxgiStoreEmittanceInFP16 engine ini option to bVxgiStoreEmittanceInHdrFormat. If bVxgiStoreEmittanceInHdrFormat is enabled, the engine uses FP16 precision for storing the voxelized emittance if FP16x4 atomics are supported by the GPU (which is the case for GM20X), and FP32 precision otherwise. If bVxgiStoreEmittanceInHdrFormat is disabled, the engine stores emittance in a RGBA8 texture.
            •Added VXGI support for unlit emissive materials.
            •The VXGI version number is now reported in the Launcher and About popup windows of the editor.
            Nice. Time to create a 4.8 merged branch of VXGI and HairWorks. and maybe others if time allows.
            NVIDIA GameWorks merged branch (v4.9.2) (v4.12.5) (v4.13 p2)
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              Wow. Thank you very much Mike. Though yesterday I could clone from github but today :I got failed to clone the repository... the process timed out...

              Btw, are those for 4.7.6 or 4.7.4? And how do you plan to make this VXGI work with 4.8 since it has its own Distant Filed dynamic GI? Will it conflict with with it or will they be complementary? Also does this version of VXGI support refractions in UE4 like the sample project you showed two pages ago? Is the translucent dragon example provided with the new updated branch? Thanks.
              Last edited by Nudlegaru; 05-19-2015, 09:40 PM.

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                Originally posted by Mike.Skolones View Post
                Hello friends,

                The VXGI branch (https://github.com/NvPhysX/UnrealEngine/tree/VXGI ) was updated just now with our new VXGI-0.9 release, including support for multi-bounce!



                UE 4.7.5 + VXGI 0.9
                Changes:
                •Reduced shader compilation times for VXGI-enabled materials. We have measured a 4.6x speedup on the VXGI shader compilations in one of our tests.
                •The material editor now sets "Used With VXGI Voxelization" to true by default (for the materials that are missing this property). For VXGI voxelization to actually be enabled for a particular material, addition conditions currently need to be met: 1) the material domain must be MD_Surface, 2) the material cannot be a special engine material.
                •Added experimental support for temporal reprojection for reducing flickering artifacts in the VXGI Diffuse Tracing output. This feature is disabled by default and can be enabled by checking the "Temportal Reprojection Enabled" checkbox in the "VXGI Diffuse" section of the current PostProcessVolume. Temporal reprojection can be particularly useful to filter out flickering artifacts when performing quarter-resolution diffuse tracing (by setting VXGI Diffuse Tracing Sparsity to 4).
                •Added experimental support for multi-bounce indirect illumination, by fetching VXGI irradiance output from the previous frame. To enable this feature, one needs to have: 1) bVxgiMultiBounceSupport=true in an engine ini file (e.g. BaseEngine.ini), 2) the "r.VXGI.MultiBounceEnable" cvar must be set to 1 (and can be toggled at runtime). The r.VXGI.MultiBounceIrradianceScale cvar is a scale factor for the irradiance term from the previous frame. Ideally this scale factor should be 1.0, but sometimes it makes the scene illumination blow up, so the default setting for this cvar is lower to work around that issue.
                •Added the bVxgiHighQualityEmittanceDownsampling engine ini option, to enable a higher-order filter for emittance downsampling. This option is enabled by default and helps to avoid any popping artifacts when voxelizing emittance from moving lights.
                •Renamed the bVxgiStoreEmittanceInFP16 engine ini option to bVxgiStoreEmittanceInHdrFormat. If bVxgiStoreEmittanceInHdrFormat is enabled, the engine uses FP16 precision for storing the voxelized emittance if FP16x4 atomics are supported by the GPU (which is the case for GM20X), and FP32 precision otherwise. If bVxgiStoreEmittanceInHdrFormat is disabled, the engine stores emittance in a RGBA8 texture.
                •Added VXGI support for unlit emissive materials.
                •The VXGI version number is now reported in the Launcher and About popup windows of the editor.
                Thank you Mike for reduced shader compilatio time.
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                  Originally posted by Mike.Skolones View Post
                  Hello friends,

                  The VXGI branch (https://github.com/NvPhysX/UnrealEngine/tree/VXGI ) was updated just now with our new VXGI-0.9 release, including support for multi-bounce!



                  UE 4.7.5 + VXGI 0.9
                  Changes:
                  •Reduced shader compilation times for VXGI-enabled materials. We have measured a 4.6x speedup on the VXGI shader compilations in one of our tests.
                  •The material editor now sets "Used With VXGI Voxelization" to true by default (for the materials that are missing this property). For VXGI voxelization to actually be enabled for a particular material, addition conditions currently need to be met: 1) the material domain must be MD_Surface, 2) the material cannot be a special engine material.
                  •Added experimental support for temporal reprojection for reducing flickering artifacts in the VXGI Diffuse Tracing output. This feature is disabled by default and can be enabled by checking the "Temportal Reprojection Enabled" checkbox in the "VXGI Diffuse" section of the current PostProcessVolume. Temporal reprojection can be particularly useful to filter out flickering artifacts when performing quarter-resolution diffuse tracing (by setting VXGI Diffuse Tracing Sparsity to 4).
                  •Added experimental support for multi-bounce indirect illumination, by fetching VXGI irradiance output from the previous frame. To enable this feature, one needs to have: 1) bVxgiMultiBounceSupport=true in an engine ini file (e.g. BaseEngine.ini), 2) the "r.VXGI.MultiBounceEnable" cvar must be set to 1 (and can be toggled at runtime). The r.VXGI.MultiBounceIrradianceScale cvar is a scale factor for the irradiance term from the previous frame. Ideally this scale factor should be 1.0, but sometimes it makes the scene illumination blow up, so the default setting for this cvar is lower to work around that issue.
                  •Added the bVxgiHighQualityEmittanceDownsampling engine ini option, to enable a higher-order filter for emittance downsampling. This option is enabled by default and helps to avoid any popping artifacts when voxelizing emittance from moving lights.
                  •Renamed the bVxgiStoreEmittanceInFP16 engine ini option to bVxgiStoreEmittanceInHdrFormat. If bVxgiStoreEmittanceInHdrFormat is enabled, the engine uses FP16 precision for storing the voxelized emittance if FP16x4 atomics are supported by the GPU (which is the case for GM20X), and FP32 precision otherwise. If bVxgiStoreEmittanceInHdrFormat is disabled, the engine stores emittance in a RGBA8 texture.
                  •Added VXGI support for unlit emissive materials.
                  •The VXGI version number is now reported in the Launcher and About popup windows of the editor.
                  Great job man! You beat me to it on multiple bounces . Will check it out

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                    Originally posted by GalaxyMan2015 View Post
                    Nice. Time to create a 4.8 merged branch of VXGI and HairWorks. and maybe others if time allows.
                    We're working on it. We need to update FleX this week too, then we'll move on to 4.8, etc.

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                      Can someone please help me on this? I managed to clone the new VXGI branch. I cloned yesterday the HairWorks branch but I deleted it because I wanted to clone the VXGI branch now. When you click clone to desktop buttion , you clone the UnrealEngine folder of that specific branch with its content and the UnrealEngine repository appears on your github client. So I went to github HairWorks branch and I tried to clone it after I cloned VXGI but nothing appeared to tell me where do I want to clone it. It seems when you clone a certain branch of a repository that repositroy name appears in the client and you can't otehr branches under same repository. Do I need to remove that repository from the client and clone so I cna clone the HairWorks branch? Is there a way to clone multiple branches of same repository without needing to remove it each time since it uses same name in the client? Sorry I am really not used to github and I don't want to use zip files sicne they don't get updated instantly. Thanks.

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                        Originally posted by PLASTICA-MAN View Post
                        Wow. Thank you very much Mike. Though yesterday I could clone from github but today :I got failed to clone the repository... the process timed out...

                        Btw, are those for 4.7.6 or 4.7.4? And how do you plan to make this VXGI work with 4.8 since it has its own Distant Filed dynamic GI? Will it conflict with with it or will they be complementary? Also does this version of VXGI support refractions in UE4 like the sample project you showed two pages ago? Is the translucent dragon example provided with the new updated branch? Thanks.
                        The VXGI branch is on 4.7.5. I think HairWorks is on 4.7.4, I'll have to double check. There is a bit of a mixture right now because of the way we're updating our branches internally. I'm going to spend time pulling all of them up to 4.7.6 once we get the FleX update out the door. I think 4.8 will be more work, the VXGI team is going to have to look at it, not me. The update doesn't include the dragon, I'm afraid...just the same SciFi Hallway and Cornell Box. The dragon is in the VXGI demo application available with the VXGI download on developer.nvidia.com.
                        Last edited by Mike.Skolones; 05-19-2015, 11:03 PM.

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                          Originally posted by PLASTICA-MAN View Post
                          Can someone please help me on this? I managed to clone the new VXGI branch. I cloned yesterday the HairWorks branch but I deleted it because I wanted to clone the VXGI branch now. When you click clone to desktop buttion , you clone the UnrealEngine folder of that specific branch with its content and the UnrealEngine repository appears on your github client. So I went to github HairWorks branch and I tried to clone it after I cloned VXGI but nothing appeared to tell me where do I want to clone it. It seems when you clone a certain branch of a repository that repositroy name appears in the client and you can't otehr branches under same repository. Do I need to remove that repository from the client and clone so I cna clone the HairWorks branch? Sorry I am really not used to github and I don't want to use zip files sicne they don't get updated instantly. Thanks.
                          I don't know how it works with 'clone to desktop', I found that path to be cumbersome. I would recommend using the git shell, it might seem intimidating at first, but you really only need to learn a few commands. The README for VXGI branch spells out the steps. Once you git clone the UnrealEngine.git, you can copy the clone to multiple directories, and in each directory you can switch the clone to its own branch by doing 'git checkout VXGI', 'git checkout FleX', etc.

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                            Originally posted by Squarecoin View Post
                            I'm correct in thinking that, at present, the hair isn't affected by lighting (outside of the blueprint viewer)? Or am I missing something obvious....

                            Still, really excited to get my hands on this!
                            This first integration has a limitation, only one directional light at a time is supported. We will be fixing this as soon as we can.

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                              Originally posted by RyanTorant View Post
                              Great job man! You beat me to it on multiple bounces . Will check it out
                              Credit to the VXGI team, Alexey and Louis, and the others. I'm just the messenger, but I'll gladly accept your enthusiasm on their behalf.

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                                Originally posted by Mike.Skolones View Post
                                I don't know how it works with 'clone to desktop', I found that path to be cumbersome. I would recommend using the git shell, it might seem intimidating at first, but you really only need to learn a few commands. The README for VXGI branch spells out the steps. Once you git clone the UnrealEngine.git, you can copy the clone to multiple directories, and in each directory you can switch the clone to its own branch by doing 'git checkout VXGI', 'git checkout FleX', etc.
                                Yes it seems cumbersome and it seems it the zip files are based on same principles of getting main branch and adding the extra branch content to it. I will stick to zip files then. Thanks. Really looking forward for the merged branch having all features which will solve all these problems.

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