The State of Rendering (with a hint of MOI)

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 From:  coi (MARCO)
6041.1 
I thought, that this might be of interest for some of you.

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we explore the state of play with renderers in the visual effects and animation fields. Part 1 provides background on the issues of the day, while Part 2 highlights each major renderer in some detail based on interviews done exclusively with each company. We also take a brief look at the future and question if the whole approach is not flawed?


http://www.fxguide.com/featured/the-state-of-rendering/
http://www.fxguide.com/featured/the-state-of-rendering-part-2/

and i noticed a MOI model from Zarkow in the C4D section.



http://moi3d.com/gallery/viewitem.php?id=613

..overall a good read, not too techie and it's quite handy to have a bit of background knowledge, because...to quote from that very article: "People can be very religious about their renderers!". Amen to that!

~Marco

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 From:  Michael Gibson
6041.2 In reply to 6041.1 
Wow that's a lot of information in that article, and that's really cool to see one of Zarkow's MoI models in there too!

- Michael
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
6041.3 
Gorgeous :)
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 From:  zarkow
6041.4 
Nice, cool, my bike is in this article, Maxon ask me if they can use it.
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 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
6041.5 
I really like this article!

The great thing is that much of this recent tech advancement will eventually matriculate into the consumer market.
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 From:  DeMo (JOHND)
6041.6 In reply to 6041.5 
So, I have looked through the past posts with search and found some threads from a few years back on rendering. It looked like Kerky Thea was a winner from a few of you for a free standalone renderer. It appears that this product is no longer available the url gets you to a what I think is a Joomla logon. What would you suggest for me to explore on. Both Mac and PC would be perfect, but I can work in only one or the other if need be. Any thoughts or ideas on what I should explore for a free or low low cost? :)

John
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 From:  Michael Gibson
6041.7 In reply to 6041.6 
Hi John, you might check out SimLab composer, it's pretty inexpensive and a lot of people seem to like it. It's also got both a Mac and PC version I think: http://www.simlab-soft.com/3d-products/simlab-composer-main.aspx

- Michael
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
6041.8 In reply to 6041.6 
Seems you can replace kerkythea by another free crazzy product!
In blender you have the choice principally between 2 renderers : the internal renderer and Cycles!


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 From:  BurrMan
6041.9 In reply to 6041.8 
Blender can use Luxrender.
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
6041.10 In reply to 6041.9 
yes and so many other! :)

YafaRay – Free renderer (GPL)
Pov-Ray – Free renderer (GPL)
Mitsuba – Free renderer (GPL)
Indigo Renderer
V-Ray
Octane Render

etc...
+ soon Pixar, Dreamworks... with the Open Libraries! Absolutly amazing!


EDITED: 19 Jul 2013 by PILOU

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 From:  DeMo (JOHND)
6041.11 
Thank you everyone for the hints to look at for renderers. Another puzzle to work on! Ease of use and fairly quick renders at a good quality is my criteria at this point. I can't imagine waiting days to see a render! I know that makes me impatient, but with limited time to play with my new toys I seem to want instant gratification. What was I telling someone the other day? Oh yeah (patience is a virtue". :) thanks again for sharing your ideas with me!

John
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 From:  moujiik
6041.12 In reply to 6041.11 
Hi.
There is also Ironcad compose. It is easy to set up, drag and drop materials with a library, hdr illumination, realy fast renders, and a real time render quite convincing. Export from Moi as obj. And this is not only a renderer...
And it's free. http://www.ironcad.com/index.php/products/ironcad-compose
Cheers
Moujiik
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
6041.13 In reply to 6041.12 
<< And it's free.

Seems only 30 days ? ;)
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 From:  eddi
6041.14 In reply to 6041.13 
>>> source http://www.ironcad.com/index.php/support/download-products

>>> Beyond the 30-day trial, you can continue to use IRONCAD COMPOSE as a free licensed product utilizing data created during the trial or reuse data from other sources to build, render and communicate your ideas.
-EDDI
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 From:  FDP
6041.15 In reply to 6041.14 
I don't know if anyone else works in a parallel Rhino - MoI workflow*, but if you do you should definitely take a look at Neon for Rhino. For a free plugin (with a ~$500 optional hardware component) it really does a fantastic job.

As someone who came partially out of the more traditional shader-based rendering world (Mental Ray & Turtle in Maya) I was surprised to find Neon/Rhino to be such an enjoyable and competent tool. Being able to get immediate feedback on a scene has made a huge difference in the speed at which I can work. (not my work, but a video example here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWD6HyyWRpw)

What's nice is that if you also have a Brazil licence you can get slightly more efficient final renders out of Brazil after using Neon to nail your look.

-FDP

*(I love MoI for starting models and getting ideas out there and then usually move into Rhino whenever I finish/want to bring Grasshopper, Python or other features into the mix)
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