[Bf-cycles] Cycles as Default Engine
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Thu Jun 19 19:37:57 CEST 2014
I'm quite unsure about this. I really love Cycles but its current lack of a
proper shadow catcher & the missing env light support in the shadow pass
(that is absolutely necessary for serious compositing work is making me
doubt) if we should do that already. If we like to make the switch when we
are "production" ready then I would vote against the change. If we can live
with compositing artists biting in the desk when it comes to compositing
live action with Cycles I'd say look if we can implement a shadow catcher
I am teaching Cycles often but I would never stop to teach BI as well as
it's a very fast (esp. for MoGraph) and decent renderer if you know which
knobs to turn. It may be harder for beginners but I would vote for the
change only if we are feature complete. For me and my compositing buddies
(and I'm sure Sebastian is screaming out loud here too) is a proper shadow
pass support (including environment lighting, shadow catcher) a show
Many greetings, Thomas
2014-06-19 18:53 GMT+02:00 Gottfried Hofmann <gottfried at blenderdiplom.com>:
> using Cycles as the default engine would really help newbies, so +1
> I stoppped teaching BI about one year ago...
> On 06/19/2014 06:51 PM, Thomas Dinges wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I think it's time to make Cycles the default engine in Blender. This has
> > been discussed a few times already, and the argument was to wait until
> > we have Volume/Smoke etc..
> > Now that we do, it's time to act. :)
> > 1) Any open issues?
> > Sergey fixed some remaining issues with Preview Rendering for Brushes
> > etc, while Cycles is the active engine. Are there any other problems
> > that need to be addressed?
> > 2) Presets
> > I think we should have some presets, at least a "Standard Surface" for
> > Beginners. Brecht made a quick hack for that a while back, I think
> > having bundled Node Groups is still the way to go.
> > https://developer.blender.org/D474
> > I would like to do the move for Blender 2.72 (upcoming Release).
> > Thanks,
> > Thomas
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