XM Magdalena 3D print, GGeorgy (3D)
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07-19-2005, 07:56 AM

I'm working on producing a landscape backdrop for an exhibition that will be quite big (3m x 5m) and I was wondering if there were any other users who have produced, or attempted to produce such large images, and if there were any tips they would wish to share.



07-19-2005, 01:43 PM
well nothing much to say except that render times will be realy biiig, the one tip i do have is to render it in segments, ie divide up the final scene/render in several smaller renders, that way if a detail is crappy you can also go back in and re render that segment other then that good luck and please show us what you guys ended up doing.

07-21-2005, 06:59 AM
Thanks for the tip.

It looks like I'm going to have have to make 3 seperate images and at least 3 seperate renders anyway, as the backdrop is made up of 3 different environments, 2 of which will run into millions/billions of polygons (the African savannah scene in the one is already 2.5 billion in tests, maybe I'm just getting a little carried away with EcoSystems though! :) )

I have done a large render in Vue d'Esprit 4 before, final printed output was 8m x 1m, but that was without GI or Radiosity!, and renders times (at 75% of final output size) were around 9 hours at Final.

07-21-2005, 10:30 AM
sounds like quite a nice project you got going there, looking forward to seeing something from it :)

07-22-2005, 12:01 AM
If you need, I can lend you 8 Pentium IV 3.06 with 1 gigs ram, 4 Centrino 1.8 (they render faster) with 512 M ram in 2Mbit/512Kbit ADSL connectivity, UPS and power generator backuped LAN for the weekend, starting from Friday 22/07/05 19:00 (GMT+2) till Monday 25/07/05 08:00 (GMT+2) via HyperVue.

BUT, beware, I neither trust Vue renderer (yes, it crashes a lot, HyperVue is a shame etc.) nor Turkish Telecom ADSL. But, trying is free :) If it works, it works. You can contact me via voica call or SMS from +90-532-7812324, my personal mobile.

07-22-2005, 10:50 AM
Thats very kind of you, much appreciated. I can put together a small farm here of 3 or 4 machines, and rendering over the weekend should do the trick.

Anyway, South Africa's telecoms situation is pretty rubbish too.

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