[Bf-cycles] Squared Samples feature

Matthew Heimlich matt.heimlich at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 17:19:38 CEST 2013

As you know, I like the renaming and label ideas, but don't think it makes
any sense to have square samples enabled for progressive rendering at all.
Exact values for sampling are rarely ever used or needed when progressively
rendering, so it would just be more UI clutter, IMO. There's a difference
between a set of values in non-progressive mode purposely chosen for your
unique scene and materials therein, and a single value that you let run
until things are clean enough.

On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:53 AM, Thomas Dinges <blender at dingto.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I discussed the implementation with our artist module members Greg and
> Matt, also got some feedback from Brecht.
> But I am still not sure how to proceed. Suggested changes:
> * Re-enable for Progressive integrator again, for consistency.
> * Rename property to "Square Samples" (present tense), so it's a bit
> more clear that the action is not already done.
> * Add a label which displays the total amount of Samples. It would be
> nice to do this per ray type for the Non-Progressive integrator, like:
> Total AA Samples = AA²
> Total Diffuse Samples (Diffuse² * AA²)
> but I don't want to waste much space either in the Sampling panel.
> Ideas and improvements how this could be tackled are welcome.
> Thomas
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