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FS#190 - photon message reporting
Opened by Jim Holsenback (jholsenback) - Saturday, 08 January 2011, 17:15 GMT
Last edited by William F Pokorny (wfpokorny) - Sunday, 22 January 2017, 14:34 GMT
couple of observations:
if no photons are gathered (hey it happens ... my typo) when attempting to save a photon map the warning message just indicates that it couldn’t save the map, maybe the message could be enhanced to say something like: No photons were gathered so no map information was saved. At first I thought something had changed in my I/O restrictions (I’m writing to an image directory not current or work directory)
when reading a previously saved photon map there is no indication that it was read in other than the end stats showing a small amount of photon time. I don’t recall but didn’t v3.6 indicate that the a previously saved map was being used? Just for the heck of it I moved the map file aside and it did prove to me that it was indeed being input. Some sort of message at the time the file is read in might be helpful.
Sunday, 22 January 2017, 14:34 GMT
Reason for closing: Fixed
Additional comments about closing: Closing as fixed. Please open a new issue on github with a test scene & set up for the last open question if still a concern. Thanks.
Looks to me as if changes were made to the better with a smallish concern remaining in a situation I could not re-create quickly.