Parting the Sea

Started by Mohawk20, February 13, 2009, 11:38:28 am

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Mohawk20

Yeah, that was my plan for the boat. Place it when it's done and do a crop render. If I place it far away enough it will be a really small crop  :D
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Luminos

you could just re-render the whole thing just to be sure :P
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Mohawk20

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MacGyver

Isn't it finished by now? :o ;D
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Mohawk20

Nope...
I found out that I hadn't masked a reflective surface, so it extends way into the distance under water. It really helps with lighting the water, so I'll leave it, but it does cause about 3 more raytrace calculations than normal, with an underwater reflection of the sun that has to be scattered by waves.

I guess it'll be done in a week, but perhaps less, as it's now rendering the final two render buckets with water or reflections in them, and one bucket will finish tonight.
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MacGyver

So this is way over 200 hours now?! Or did you start rendering it again? ??? :o
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Mohawk20

It's now almost at 400... I guess at another 50 before finishing, but we'll know in 2 days.
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MacGyver

Couldn't you part the render time instead of the sea? ;D
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Mohawk20

Yep, by going quadcore  ;)
But it's just one last bucket to render, so only one core is being used.
It would be nice if that last bucket would be finished by both cores.
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PG

Oh damn, I thought planetside were fixing it so if a core finished all it's buckets it would give it's resources to the last one.
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Oshyan

That would require dynamic splitting of the remaining tiles, which is a bit more challenging than it sounds. Hopefully something for the future.

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Jack

so its been going for like 16 and a half days?
that is ridiculous :-\
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Mohawk20

Hmmm, it seems my guess of 50 hours was wrong  :-[

It was only 20 hours  ;D


So see below, the final beta. I have to crop render that line in the middle away, and add a ship of which I have to cut down the masts first. But hopefully those extra crops will go a bit faster. I'm installing the gold version before rendering, so that should shave off a few percent rendertime.
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domdib

LOVE the sky. And the water isn't too shady either  ;)

Hetzen

That's quite an eerie scene you've created, to the point of me questioning my atheism. :)