marble rendertest

Inspired by great Marble renders and Shader hack by Lee Griggs. I’ve decided to recreate some tricks with different render engines, a little render Comparison. The basic idea, using a glass shader for outter shell and an inner sphere with textured volume to fake depth. this way, you will save a lots of work withContinue reading “marble rendertest”

gafferCycles test

After a while, I’ve started to pick up GafferCycles. Its an openSource integration of Blender’s Cycles render engine into Gafferhq. (written by Boberfly) i using the free camera model from 3d Model Haven. so far the Test looks pretty promising, also discovered some bugs which reported. I can’t to try on more complex scenes.

Renderman Spline rendering

I’ve tested RenderMan with spline rendering. it’s much faster compared with baked Geometry. the spline primitives are very good in Renderman. I’ve stopped the test with mantra after 10 minutes, it is super slow even with optimized render settings. the Renderman images rendered for 3:20 on a 6 core Xeon 2.7ghz with pxr pathtracer. 4kContinue reading “Renderman Spline rendering”

atmossphere volume in arnold

rendered with Arnold in Houdini. I’ve tried the atmosphere volumes the first time. easy to setup. The render time was quite slow on the volumes, typically for volumes, but much faster then render the screen envr with VDB cloud. I’ve used a mesh light for inner character illumination.  it’s a shame I could not useContinue reading “atmossphere volume in arnold”