[Bf-cycles] Please Give Us Back Volume&Surface Combos

Michael Fox mfoxdogg at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 22:55:12 CEST 2011

On 13/10/11 06:22, Kel M wrote:
> Hi Brecht,
> I just noticed this commit go in today:
> "Cycles: replace surface/volume sockets in output nodes with a single 
> shader socket,
> decided it's better to render objects as either surface or volume.
> This may break the volume rendering patch, but shaders with volume closures still
> get tagged as having volume closures, so it should be fixable without too many
> changes."
> "
> The ability to render an object with both a surface and a volume 
> shader was a selling point of Cycles. It's how swimming pools must be 
> rendered. I'm asking you to please revert this commit, I was able to 
> make a bunch of beautiful ice sculptures with the volume patch because 
> Cycles allowed both Surface and Volume on the same object.
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i agree with this, you shouldn't be taking away slots as it takes away 
the flexibility that was a cornerstone of the nodal workflow when it was 
designed if anything we need to add the ability to add more sockets, 
like more displacment values and surface and volume so we can layer 
shaders rathur then mix or add them
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