Arne- that Cornell Box has nowhere near the GI quality of the one rendered in Indigo. However- I am aware that Mental Ray is awesome- the pic from my avatar was rendered in just 3 hours. Indigo would take years :p
Originally posted by Joopson
sounds like me and you are the only ones who like this renderer much
Yeah, that's cuz we can leave this or Maxwell (or u
can leav Maxwell) on during school, but still
well on my raytracer, I am having problems with certain BRDF models (to be exact, all of them) so I can't add global illumination!
I decided (again) not do do photon mapping but to go back to my path tracing idea, and to take a look at the MLT algorithm, might speed things up a bit.
But I really want to make it work with Maya... first of all, or at least work with any model that comes in (obj & .3ds). But if I learned anything from this it is that I really need to write a .XML parser for my model loading, and shaders, materials, etc.
Oh well, I have a while ahead of me, it's not like I have to finish this project tomorrow or the day after( or the month after, or the year after for that matter).
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