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Sincrol
10-28-2009, 04:10 AM
have you guys seen this already?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcePx5V2qL8

i was searching some rendering videos on YT... and i found this...
man, can someone explain to me please, why do MR takes my AGE for rendering a fur... and then, i watch this and fur is at realtime...


lets discust this.

cgbeige
10-28-2009, 05:55 PM
I could use realtime nad fur (best video typo ever?)

This is one of those textbook cases where GPU rendering is a bajillion times faster than software rendering and it might very well be the future of fur layer compositing since you don't need to raytrace/GI hair (or you shouldn't). But it's early in the game - you'll likely see more of this coming in the future from Mental Ray or other big names. But until OpenCL, there wasn't a viable standard to use and you couldn't assume that everyone in the future would own Nvidia CUDA GPUs. The real work on this has just started.

ndeboar
10-28-2009, 06:01 PM
gpu based rendering has been discussed a crap load here:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=2&t=806562&page=1&pp=15&

And i'm sure they'll be disscussed a hell of a lot more in the future :)

If your having troubles with fur in mental ray, i'ld say check out a renderman based pipeline.

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