08 August 2004, 09:59 PM
Calculationg GI/FG...NO, Overall rendering...YES.
The core of MentalRay is the exact same with Maya and XSI, so rendering calculations are the same. The overall rendering times of XSI will always be faster than Maya because XSI was built around MentalRay. When you hit the render button in XSI, MentalRay immediately begins to render your image...In Maya, there is first a translation process, where Maya converts everything in your scene to a MentalRay compatable format. Once all the data is converted, MentalRay can then start the rendering process. So, its this conversion process that adds the extra time to Maya's renders.
Dr. Ira Kane
08 August 2004, 11:26 PM
Thanks for the explanation, now I can sleep well :)
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