I’ve been playing with running blender on a server with php/mysql.
Previous attempts (Redhat Enterprise, Blender 2.3, Yafray 0.0.7) worked well but now things have gone a bit haywire.
Now attempting to rework it with Ubuntu, Blender 2.4 and Yafray 0.0.8 and things have taken a turn for the worst.
Home server, excuse the slow speed etc.
On the font based rendering, (second link on that page) the form submits the 3 letters to php which creates an image. blender fires up and loads the scene, then the image that was created and applies it to the ring as a nor map.
Previously I was getting a nice clean “engraved” look but since altering the server and the version of blender & yafray it is really chewing the hell out of the bump map.
No setting have changed in the file. I am suspecting that it might be the version of GD that is compiled with Ubuntu’s server setup. Any thoughts as to where this is going wrong?
I have attached a comparison between both version. (Watermark on the first image is the old company where I worked on this) Note that even the watermark looks rough, this seems to point to GD’s imagecreatefrom* as the problem.