Vignette Rendering Bug
This is a strange rendering error. WordsEye chooses a random backdrop whenever I try to use the "creek" vignette.

Input text: The dog is next to the creek.
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Attributions: The Breach by lespaulguy
coyne  (2/11/2019) 
probably a result of various recent changes to support more backdrops...will look into it.
coyne  (2/12/2019) 
@jarble. Thanks for the report. I looked into it, and it seems that the particular 3D creek object used in this scene is at fault. It's not a vignette, but a built-in object that is at a strange angle and curved and quite large. And putting something (the dog) next to it goes next to an empty area, so you see nothing. If you zoom out and rotate you can see it's there. Note that previously the default "creek" was a straight water-textured rectangle that didnt look as good but but was easier to put next to other objects.

The randomly chosen backdrop has no effect on this. You can swap in a different backdrop or one of the 3D grounds, and the result will be the same. Swapping in one of the creek/river vignettes also seems to work as it would normally.

I will change it so that that new creek doesn't come up as default anymore, since it's too hard to use given the limitations in placing large curved ground objects next to other objects. In general, environmental objects (rivers, mountains, etc) are challenging for the system to handle. This is one reason for allowing 2D backdrops with shadow planes. They give provide a good looking background setting without having to construct it. (There are currently over 1000 in the system). Of course, 3D elements and 3D terrains can also be used too.
coyne  (2/12/2019) 
btw the "report problems creating this scene" button is available again. It's under the text input area. (You had noticed earlier that it had gone missing).
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