XM Magdalena 3D print, GGeorgy (3D)
LC #42 Pipers Alley

View Full Version : Render comparison - GI in 2.5 v 3.0

03-02-2008, 08:14 PM
Hey all,

Some of you might remember this thread :


Where a few of us tried to get MS close to the render times of Kray... and failed.

Just quickly tweaked the project in v3 and with an A64 X2@2.9ghz ( 2 threads - 16 chunks ) it rendered this in 1min 24secs @ 600x600 :

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4800/krayboxmslv8.th.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/my.php?image=krayboxmslv8.jpg)

It's not perfect, but now noise reduction actually works & looks 10x better than before :) and we also get to see the photons being 'drawn' rather than just waiting on MS to render.

Big improvement :thumbsup:

03-03-2008, 02:15 AM
Great job!!.

Glad to see examples of how much the renderer has improved!

Should be on their site to show the speed and quality!


03-03-2008, 02:48 AM
nice... , now we need to have diff logos on those walls...

03-03-2008, 07:56 PM
The "Y Res" option in Render->Output->Management gives you a much faster preview, too. For me rendering a 1000x560 scene, first pass with Files chunk type was 25sec. With YRes, the first pass only took 13sec.

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