Author Topic: Block Lightmix auto setup from using illegal characters  (Read 406 times)

2022-06-23, 21:08:58

danio1011

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Just recently had all my nodes crashing (using Pulze render manager, scene manager, max 2022 and latest DB of Corona 8.)  Tracked down the crash to a render element with an asterisk * in it.  It was created because lightmix auto setup (which we often quickly use for Draft 1 images) grabbed a layer name that had a light material assigned to it which the architect had named with a '*' in the title.

Couple of hours later and we solved it.  But might be worth blocking Lightmix setup wizard from using any characters that'll cause this kind of crash.

Thanks!
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2022-06-24, 13:26:23
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maru

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Thanks a lot for reporting this. It sounds like a serious and fixable issue so we will see what exactly we can do about it.
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2022-07-01, 11:50:57
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On a second thought, I am not sure if it makes sense for LightMix to detect illegal characters.
LightMix render elements are named after each object. If an object name includes some illegal character, a render element with this name will be created.
At the same time, the user can always rename a render element to include illegal characters, so this is not specifically a LightMix issue.

When this happens, 3ds Max should show a warning (attached) and this warning should be included in the log files.

I will log this as a more general issue (not only related to LightMix).
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2022-07-01, 12:00:49
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