AccuRender nXt

advanced rendering for AutoCAD

We're up to Build 0082.  This new major release of the AccuRender and nXt product line now includes a plugin that works entirely within AutoCAD just like previous versions. It's got a ton of new features and is available for free for a while.  Take a look and let me know what you think.

See the Download->AccuRender Studio menu items for more details.

Views: 2375

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Is there going to be the option of using ies files?

I think so-- that would also work for this.

I posted 0086, which changes the light distribution somewhat-- so that 25% of the light is distributed diffusely (beam angle = 120) and the rest at the specified beam angle.  The results seem to be pretty good-- I'll make this user configurable if I can figure out how to explain it to people.

Call it "Diffuse Glow" and make it a tick box on the light setup dialog box.

I forgot to mention window glass properties that will negatively impact performance--

  • Not using the Thin checkbox and modeling glass as a solid
  • Using a bump map of any kind
  • Using surface roughness

It's fine to do all of the above when you need to.  They all work, they just take a little longer to converge.

The Farm is now working.

This one ran for 40 minutes (80 cores).

Will there be an option for running renderings for a certain number of passes rather than by time?

Nice. 

I can certainly add passes as a constraint.  I did this to keep it consistent with the cloud stuff, where I won't be adding passes since everyone is billed by time. Passes, BTW, are called Samples per Pixel in the Image Editor.  You can check that number to see what's reasonable (which may be significantly different than past engines.)

Check out a product called Neat Image when you get a chance.  It does a really nice job removing residual noise. 

Something has gone wrong with the direction of lights.

I set it to 0,0,-1 and it keeps reverting to 0,0,0 and no light is being emitted from the source.

Okay, I've changed it to "Down" which seems to work.

I'll check into this. I may ask for additional steps to recreate.

0087 should take care of this.

Here's a direct comparison between nXt and Studio with all the correct settings.

nXt ran for just over 22 minutes with 2000 passes.

Studio ran for 23 minutes with 6443 samples.

My two concerns are: the graininess of the image and the jagged outline round the lights.

RSS

Search

Translate

Latest Activity

Peter Milner replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"Yes, the glass material translated as Refractive automatically."
Dec 23, 2020
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"Yeah-- like I mentioned the caustics are accurate but could be annoying.  Things that might alter it include changing the sun angle so it's not striking the chair's metal surfaces so directly, changing the roughness of the chair…"
Dec 23, 2020
Peter Milner replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"Here's the latest render using metallic materials. The chrome now looks a lot better. I do feel though that the reflected light on the back wall is too bright."
Dec 23, 2020
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"Ah-- so that's a function of the material type.  The standard material won't give you a mirror anymore.  You need to change the material to metallic and you should get something more familiar.  Use the Type popdown on the…"
Dec 18, 2020
Peter Milner replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"Pacing a mirror on the back wall (reflections = 1.0, noise = 0.0), you can see the difference more clearly (top image is nXt)."
Dec 18, 2020
Peter Milner replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"You can see from these two images that there is definitely something wrong with reflective surfaces. It appears the light is being reflected, but not objects or textures. In the nXt version (top image), the carpet texture is being reflected in the…"
Dec 18, 2020
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"It's interesting-- overall the quality of this interior is very high for that short amount of processing, and may be acceptable for certain scenes.  In this one, however, there are some reflective caustics that are taking longer to…"
Dec 17, 2020
Peter Milner replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"ARDECAL now works. Here's the image after 10 minutes of rendering. I do have a slight concern that reflective surfaces seem rather dull. This is particularly evident on the end frame of the desk and the base of the chair."
Dec 17, 2020

© 2021   Header image courtesy Peter Milner   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service