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by Mango3
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UE4 for archviz test demo
Replies: 3
Views: 229

UE4 for archviz test demo

Seem to me that UE is encroaching ever more on traditional archviz production options. I'm not from the field and cannot comment competently on the drawbacks of using UE or other Game Engines compared to a Blender/V-Ray or Blender/LuxCore workflow for archviz animations. But this is quite impressive...
by Mango3
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: LuxCore for Maya
Replies: 28
Views: 952

Re: LuxCore for Maya

Hi motaman, You can definitely have a look at our Maya plugin. It is regularly updated and works with all recent Maya versions, including 2019. Most of it is in C++, though there are also Python scripts for the UI menu, render settings etc. Not sure how much you will be able to adapt, it is tightly ...
by Mango3
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: PhotonGI cache
Replies: 916
Views: 49647

Re: PhotonGI cache

lacilaci wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:26 pm
so, first gi bounce is still brute force and then cache?
Yes, that's what was mentioned in the forum.
by Mango3
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: PhotonGI cache
Replies: 916
Views: 49647

Re: PhotonGI cache

yes it seems there is some voodoo going on in vray's case. my guess is that both vray and corona have a lot of workarounds going on with their caches. That is probably also the reason that they are the only engines(redshift too) that do caching... There is no universal solution to this problem. Nop...
by Mango3
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: User Support
Topic: anisotropic metal UV problem
Replies: 23
Views: 2277

Re: anisotropic metal UV problem

lacilaci wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:36 pm
Nice.
Looks like an interesting scene by the way, will you show it once it's finished?
Pretty cool!
Nice render indeed!
Though I think lacilaci may add to this box a big GI Caching On and Ditch BCD Denoiser switch.....
by Mango3
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CGI tech news box
Replies: 96
Views: 27416

Re: CGI tech news box

interesting. So they have the same problem with photon mapping as other renderers (splotches, too many settings and gpu memory, but working caustics). Standard photon mapping is a robust and well known method but has been largely superseded by far better methods (progressive photon mapping -> stoch...
by Mango3
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this CGI or a photo?
Replies: 8
Views: 1056

Re: Is this CGI or a photo?

Most of the images in the IKEA catalogues are rendered. Much more cost effective than building up the furniture and getting it photographed. Software is VRAY and 3ds Max, for special effects (fire, water, smoke) Phoenix FD for Max. More info: https://architizer.com/blog/practice/details/see-how-ikea...
by Mango3
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: playing with caustics
Replies: 46
Views: 5856

Re: playing with caustics

Nice animation!
by Mango3
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Finished Work
Topic: Just another render
Replies: 18
Views: 2451

Re: Just another render

Another well done interior render Sharylbg, acrylic chairs look great. whoa, there's a lot of bluring and artifacting going on on the ground and on the door in the shadow. Especially for 22hrs. of rendering :shock: why bidir? Dark, mostly indirectly lit areas are hard to get noise free with pathtrac...
by Mango3
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Finished Work
Topic: Soft Pad Chair
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: Soft Pad Chair

Nice one lacilaci,
great product viz render!
The leather looks very convincing and lighting is good too.