I haven’t been active here for a while. Come to think of it most people seem to have slowed down with their activity here on this forum.
Christmas time gives me the opportunity to jump into some of the great stuff you can get involved in on the CG Society Forum in general.
I am doing one of the Lighting Challenges at the moment and though it would be good to post the url of my work in the challenge just to let everyone see how the new version 8.0 fairs in the real world given the model formats that are given to us and the new features that are in version 8. Check it out if you get a chance (post #480) and let me know if I have embarrassed the EI community with my attempt.
Thanks for looking. I love the new features by the way.
Mac Pro Nehalem with 8G of ram. Rendering times on the 1280x720 image were about 30 minuets with GI sampling engine and about 1 hour without the GI sampling engine on the light shadows. 2 Area Lights, 1 Radial Light for Sun and 1 Radial Light for the atmospheric mist.