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The Birth of Stormbringer!
« on: June 23, 2016, 06:16:44 AM »
OK, I be here J!    True, a little more out of the public way.  I'm not as likely to suffer heavily from that foot and mouth disease.  :(

Did ya get the zip ok?  AND, when we go to hit the render button and start timing (how do ya tell how long a render went on? ) I will just use RENDER as Render In Background sorta gives me an advantage.  I can keep doing other stuff while the render goes.  THAT one to me is priceless!
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2016, 08:02:01 AM »
I c u !
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2016, 08:04:19 AM »
On the tool bar there is a drop down called scripts > partners (?) > Dimension 3d > render firefly

It brings up a dialog box for additional settings one can tweak, once set or use default which is what I will set it at, you can then click on "Render Time" and it will render the scene and give a dialog box with the length of time it took to do the scene once complete.

We got the zip and as mentioned had to go to work did open a new scene and have the repair shop and the acacia loaded once back home I will be able to set the camera and light the same and press the button

I render in the background as well and can do other things while it is running.
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2016, 08:16:19 AM »
On the tool bar there is a drop down called scripts > partners (?) > Dimension 3d > render firefly

It brings up a dialog box for additional settings one can tweak, once set or use default which is what I will set it at, you can then click on "Render Time" and it will render the scene and give a dialog box with the length of time it took to do the scene once complete.

We got the zip and as mentioned had to go to work did open a new scene and have the repair shop and the acacia loaded once back home I will be able to set the camera and light the same and press the button

I rendeer in the background as well and can do other things while it is running.

Excellent!   I think while you and the rest of the world is off working I'll hit the hay for a nap.  Can't sleep in the heat, but its cool now and can snooze a bit.  Scene is ready to render here too.  I will use that D3D render thing!
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2016, 08:20:43 AM »
I never even looked at that one J.  I will be using it all the time now, which means copying the py to an easier to reach place like in Utility!  Ha!
One other thing, I am using PP 2014 most of the time now (still).  Cause they are really messing up with PP 11 and the Library.
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2016, 08:48:50 AM »
It is a godsend to say the least I especially like being able to tweak the settings even further then the drop down on the tool bar
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 08:50:11 AM »
I never even looked at that one J.  I will be using it all the time now, which means copying the py to an easier to reach place like in Utility!  Ha!
One other thing, I am using PP 2014 most of the time now (still).  Cause they are really messing up with PP 11 and the Library.
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That's fine we are just looking to do a side by side comparison and figure out where the bottle neck is located on my system.
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2016, 02:20:03 PM »
All right been reading here and there and what I want to know is about the GPU render feature that Poser 11 and 2014 have, which I do not have in Poser 10

Is that what is contributing to the differences in our render times?
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2016, 04:32:23 PM »
I have no clue.   I am not using SuperFly.   There are no options I can find to control that in ANY Poser version I have.  Studio has options for that.   2014 does have some options for doing some stuff in hardware.  But that is for the Preview room.   So, I dunno.  I know that 2014 is all 64 bits and it made a big difference over the original Poser Pro.  I sorta skipped (waited really) from Pro (7) to 2014.  And now, I bought a Poser Pro 11 upgrade and the program IS better but the Library is for shit right now.  So, I wait for them to fix their screw up before trying to use it seriously.
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2016, 04:34:59 PM »
A first render using the D3D Firefly panel;  well see the little screencap attached.  18 mins 19 secs.  And I watched it, the acacia canopy slowed the advance of the squares to a near halt!  LOL!
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2016, 05:55:27 PM »
Well, methinks we might be on to something now as I loaded all your settings into the scene reset my render controls to default and then loaded your setting there and then did the "render time" from the script.

Final Time:

00:10:18.608

Now we be talking ...

Damn, so it is obvious I have been bogging things down all this time with excessive settings that add nothing to a scene but time.
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2016, 06:44:32 PM »
Well, yeah,  a little.  But how can you know?  If you hung out in some Poser geek forums you might have caught some of these tidbits. I picked up this stuff in the usenet Ng alt.binaries.3d.poser.  There's always someone rooting around trying stuff out.
One obvious one is using IDL in the outdoor setting.  Running render with then without a item shows what's what.  But hours of difference?  Whew!
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2016, 06:47:25 PM »
IDL has great uses.  But really wasn't made to be an infinite light. 
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2016, 06:50:22 PM »
Knocked 8 mins off my time, yeah that's great!  Now your machine is showing its biceps!
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2016, 07:12:45 PM »
I wonder what would happen if I do it again with the extra special functions enabled in the D3D dialog box

Take longer no doubt, but still I am so happy to see that when we use the same settings that Stormbringer lives up to its potential.

I do see that my biggest hurdle has been my lighting all these years,
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