[Bf-cycles] Micropolygon implementation
mfoxdogg at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 11:55:50 CET 2014
what luxrender use for their mpoly displacments
On 01/04/2014 04:26 PM, Matt Ebb wrote:
> On 4 January 2014 11:57, Nathan Vegdahl <cessen at cessen.com
> <mailto:cessen at cessen.com>> wrote:
> Regarding Monsters 2: I'm probably being needlessly pedantic here,
> but isn't RenderMan's raytracing still based on on-the-fly
> tesselation into micropolygon grids (using a geometry cache
> iirc)? Maybe that doesn't technically count as micropolygon
> rendering, but I still think of it as being strongly related.
> It's sort of best-of-both-worlds: you get proper higher-order
> surfaces and displacements, and you also get ray traced global
> It's also ridiculously slow, so in practice you get nothing at all,
> hence the full pathtracing mode coming in prman 19. For many (most?)
> types of production scenes these days a modern raytracer beats the
> pants off renderman's GI, and the set of those scenes is growing, not
> shrinking as time goes by.
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