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Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:29 pm

wow, wow, wow. Now, THAT is an update eh?

what is the "micro roughness" setting? Can you give an example? (somebody asked before but I guess there was no answer)

if Presto alone is some 4 times faster than Presto before, I can only wonder what GPU+CPU will be able to do!

Since I started checking on Thea, I tested it but I held on buying it because I read that Presto could not do instancing, nor displacement, etc, so I felt it was too limited yet.

I suppose Thea 1.3 will end my excuses to hold on buying Thea!


btw: any news about Displacement on Presto? Or maybe using CPU+GPU will be able to do displacement? (CPU doing the work the GPU can´t do)
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Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:06 pm

rogerpenna wrote:...
if Presto alone is some 4 times faster than Presto before, I can only wonder what GPU+CPU will be able to do!
up to 4 times faster...
about GPU+CPU, naturally it's up to GPU+CPU combo. With a high end GPU (Titan, 780) and mid range CPU (i5) you probably will not find that great benefit (but naturally all speed increase is good ;) ), but in case of a typical cad workstation (dual processor) and some mid range quadro card... the situation should be a lot different.
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Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:20 pm

right now its an i7 2600k and a GTX670.
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Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:17 am

Yes, I need to repeat here after Pentti, to avoid wrong conclusions: the improved sampling gives a convergence boost that can be up to 4 times faster in the presence of area lights. This is really the case for example, in complex internal scenes like the one we received from MrWip (the comparison images shown in the trailer; actually the boost there was even more than 4x).

On top of that, there are other improvements like the GPU+CPU, so everything adds up to something... impressive. :D

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Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:10 pm

i hate to do this : any news on the modo plugin ?
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Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:15 pm

raybender wrote:i hate to do this : any news on the modo plugin ?
Not at the moment.
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Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:24 am

giannis wrote:
raybender wrote:i hate to do this : any news on the modo plugin ?
Not at the moment.
As Ice Cube would put it: dayum. Nice update, though.
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Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:01 am

GREAT NEWS! Bells are ringing :D 57 days to go till December.
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Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:22 am

PINOY wrote:57 days to go till December.
You're right... It's 57 days till December, however, I don't think you can expect to see this new baby being released on December 1st... ;)
There's 31 days in December and it can be any of the dates and it will still be December...

But nice try... :lol:
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Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:51 am

Frederik wrote:
PINOY wrote:57 days to go till December.
You're right... It's 57 days till December, however, I don't think you can expect to see this new baby being released on December 1st... ;)
There's 31 days in December and it can be any of the dates and it will still be December...

But nice try... :lol:
actually, at least the trailer thumbnail only says "COMING IN DECEMBER"

it never mentions the year 2013! :think: :think:
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