[Bf-cycles] Speed increase for real production

Brecht Van Lommel brechtvanlommel at pandora.be
Sun Jun 19 16:25:18 CEST 2011


Speed improvements are not the primary concern at the moment,
development is more focused on integration and user interface. There's
isn't really a fixed schedule, but this is what I have in mind:

within 6 months: initial version in a blender release, focus on
integration, user interface, stability
within 1 year: speed improvements and most important features working,
'production ready'
within 2 years: roughly support all features on todo in the wiki

That may seem long, but I'm trying to be realistic, I'm only able to
spend about 2 days a week on this. As far as speeding up the
development goes, I'm not sure what to suggest, we'd need to get more
developers involved somehow, lack of feedback is not an issue.


On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 6:17 PM, Andreas Galster
<andreas_galster at hotmail.de> wrote:
> Currently I am looking for some ways to integrate Blender into our companies
> pipepline completely. Until now I was just doing modeling and texturing, but
> lately there have been some rendering tasks coming up.
> Blender internal isn't up to discussion, because we usually need GI. So I
> tried to use Cycles. Regarding the current features I am very happy with it
> and I get almost no crashes on a Mac (something completely different on a
> PC).
> The main issue with Cycles (for real production at least) is the speed at
> the moment. On a Mac with an ATI card it's pretty slow due to no OpenCL. So
> I was wondering if there is a rough time schedule when new features will be
> intregrated that make rendering faster.
> Such things would be: OpenCL support and other rendering methodes besides
> pathtracing, like for example irradiance maps? I would also like to know if
> there are any ways to help speed up the development process. Bug reports,
> donations, general feedback?
> Kind regards,
> Andreas Galster
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