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WChestnutt
03-18-2003, 07:38 PM
Hi,

How can surface baking the radiosity help with render times in animations, when it takes 5 hours to bake just one texture????!!!! :annoyed:
at this rate i could have rendered 5 animations with radiosity by the time it's finished, and thats no exaggeration!!!:insane:

is it meant to be taking this long???????

Thanks,

Will

Arte
03-18-2003, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by unknown limit
Hi,

How can surface baking the radiosity help with render times in animations, when it takes 5 hours to bake just one texture????!!!! :annoyed:
at this rate i could have rendered 5 animations with radiosity by the time it's finished, and thats no exaggeration!!!:insane:

is it meant to be taking this long???????

Thanks,

Will

Could take that long yes.

If you don't have to render it again then yes it makes a lot of difference. Imagine 3000 frames rendering at similar speed:)

It really depends on what you plan on doing.

X

Dreamwave
03-18-2003, 08:22 PM
I'm not familiar with baking yet but the point is -I think- that you have to bake the radiosity map once and then use it for all your frames without having to bake them again

wgreenlee1
03-18-2003, 08:25 PM
Learn to set up your light rigs that simulate radiosity.
Eki has some plugs at his site just for your situation.
Either that or splurge on Shadow Designer which is really fast.:wip:

WChestnutt
03-18-2003, 08:29 PM
Thanks guys!
:thumbsup:

Will

Arte
03-18-2003, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by wgreenlee1
Learn to set up your light rigs that simulate radiosity.
Eki has some plugs at his site just for your situation.
Either that or splurge on Shadow Designer which is really fast.:wip:

You can also follow SplineGod's nice trick of using the baked texture as a diffusion map. That one rocks!

wgreenlee is spot on on Eki. His entire set is killer and a virtual gieveaway considering how much time you save.

X

policarpo
03-18-2003, 09:45 PM
or just get a beowulf cluster

http://www.swbic.org/images/clstrall.jpg

CIM
03-18-2003, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by policarpo
or just get a beowulf cluster

http://www.swbic.org/images/clstrall.jpg

Gimme!

I generally use a Dome/Globe light rig to simulate GI or ambient fills lights.

Mangled Poly
03-18-2003, 10:29 PM
I think SGis refregerator box is better how many cpus that thing hold like 100?:beer:

draconix
03-18-2003, 10:33 PM
Wow, i want :D

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