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by epilectrolytics
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Development
Topic: LuxCore static on macOS .. finally
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Re: LuxCore static on macOS .. finally

Here is a test version for all macOS users. I needed to manually permit several files but then Blender opened and rendered two different scenes. I'll keep it installed and report if a problem occurs. On MacBook Air M1, OS 12.0.1, Blender 2.93.5 Intel (Rosetta). Edit: There is one difference to the ...
by epilectrolytics
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Issues Building on MacOS Big Sur (11.4)
Replies: 27
Views: 919

Re: Issues Building on MacOS Big Sur (11.4)

With the new MacBookPro updates i'm more than tempted to get one ... but ... it's alot of money. Yeah I was waiting for those one year long but I think for rendering they are not well suited. With the lack of raytracing cores they won't be able to compete with nVidia's mobile cards but being much p...
by epilectrolytics
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Issues Building on MacOS Big Sur (11.4)
Replies: 27
Views: 919

Re: Issues Building on MacOS Big Sur (11.4)

u3dreal wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:12 am
Be aware that OpenCL seems to be broken ... again in 11.6.1 .. I not sure if 11.4 works or not...
No idea about building but latest MacOS BlendLux (from 2 weeks ago) works with 12.0.1 on M1 via Rosetta including OCL rendering, which is great!
by epilectrolytics
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: User Support
Topic: issue with glass
Replies: 30
Views: 3346

Re: issue with glass

Looks like I have the issue back on last build : obviously the shadow under the glass sheet is too dark. It does not work with PathGPU + indirect cache alone. It does work with PathGPU + indirect + caustic caches or with PathGPU +indirect cache + bright shadow color (fastest way). BiDir Metro.jpg P...
by epilectrolytics
Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Finished Work
Topic: Luxcore 2.1 Benchmark
Replies: 62
Views: 33471

Re: Luxcore 2.1 Benchmark

it may better to use Luxmark for M1 Pro/Max testing if it work on M1? The user don´t have to install or setup anything for the test, I guess the barrier is to high for non Luxcore user. You're probably right, there was no response. Luxmark results can be found on the web already, I was rather tryin...
by epilectrolytics
Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Finished Work
Topic: Luxcore 2.1 Benchmark
Replies: 62
Views: 33471

Re: Luxcore 2.1 Benchmark

So an M1 CPU is faster than a AMD 3900X (without even been natively compiled for ARM CPUs) :?: Nope, the CPU is about half as fast natively, in LuxMark even worse because of ~20% Rosetta (X86 to ARM transl.) penalty. LuxBench.pdf.zip Above I have measured the average wall power during the main rend...
by epilectrolytics
Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Finished Work
Topic: Luxcore 2.1 Benchmark
Replies: 62
Views: 33471

Re: Luxcore 2.1 Benchmark

Bought a used MacBook Air M1, base version: 8CPU/7GPU cores, 8GB RAM+256GB SSD (modded with thermal pad). Tested against Ryzen 3900X @ 65W TDP +2x RTX 2070 @ 130W TDP while measuring wall power in Watt. Benchmark scene @ 256 samples, no denoiser, SOBOL progressive is faster for Mac while SOBOL cache...
by epilectrolytics
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Computer Graphic News
Topic: Power efficient CPU rendering
Replies: 0
Views: 1470

Power efficient CPU rendering

Interesting comparison of Apple M1 Max, Threadripper 3990X and others rendering massive scenes:
https://blog.yiningkarlli.com/2021/10/t ... 1-max.html