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Announcements / Re: Terragen 4 Benchmark released!
« Last post by Oshyan on April 25, 2019, 07:22:14 PM »
There are a couple of things to keep in mind about the 2990WX result vs. 1950x. First, 4.4 is going to be faster than 4.3 and the only 2990WX result we have so far is from 4.3. A 4.4 result from the same CPU would probably be 45 seconds faster, which doesn't sound like much, but is ultimately a good deal faster percentage-wise. Second, there are some scheduler and potential memory bandwidth/routing issues with the 2990WX, yes, but as far as I understand much of this is down to problems in how Windows handles thread management for Threadripper CPUs. It's something that can and should be improved over time. And if you happen to be able to render on Linux, those problems seem to mostly disappear (better thread management).

All that being said, of course a past generation CPU will be much cheaper, and unless the newer CPU really doubles performance (unlikely to happen in a single generation), then the *value* is usually with the past generation. This has been true of Intel for a long time, even more so in fact. I bought my dual Xeon workstation (currently #7 result on the list) on eBay for about $1800, and it nearly equaled some brand new Xeon workstations of the time for less than half the price. Since Intel was making only marginal improvements year to year with performance prior to AMD's Zen chips coming out (Ryzen and Threadripper), you had this glut of older but still close-to-current performance level hardware that was selling at much lower used prices. It made for a very interesting used market. :D

- Oshyan
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File Sharing / Re: Black Holes again
« Last post by Ariel DK on April 25, 2019, 06:34:27 PM »
It's hanging at 99%

Are you meaning to MEGA?
I just checking for myself and looks ok bobby ???

Any else have some problems?
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Terragen Animation / Black hole little animation
« Last post by Ariel DK on April 25, 2019, 05:55:30 PM »
This is my first post here ever. this is from my previous version project file, it took me 40 hs render this 4 sec at 720p
The camera movement is done in TG (what a hard job!), and the accretion disc is animated with two layers spinning VERY fast in opposite directions

Petition:
Honestly, I don't know if I should say this here, but my PC obviously is not able to handle large HD animations, anyway, i would love to see this at 1080p
I wonder if somebody can be able to make a full HD animation of this, just if is possible, of course.
As i say, i don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but i don't lose anything just by asking  :)

BTW, hope you like it!
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Image Sharing / Re: Dojo: Work in progress
« Last post by Asterlil on April 25, 2019, 04:10:10 PM »
On it. Thanks, guys!
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File Sharing / Re: Black Holes again
« Last post by bobbystahr on April 25, 2019, 04:04:47 PM »
It's hanging at 99%
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Terragen Discussion / Re: Consolidating Lights and Objects
« Last post by Hannes on April 25, 2019, 04:04:14 PM »
@Oshyan; but does that include lights? Would be cool.

Oh yes! And maybe even cameras.
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Terragen Discussion / Re: Consolidating Lights and Objects
« Last post by bobbystahr on April 25, 2019, 03:58:52 PM »
@Oshyan; but does that include lights? Would be cool.


Hear! Hear!
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Image Sharing / Re: Dojo: Work in progress
« Last post by bobbystahr on April 25, 2019, 03:37:25 PM »
I personally would act on Dune's good advice...he's never failed my images yet...just sayin'
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Announcements / Re: Terragen 4 Benchmark released!
« Last post by archonforest on April 25, 2019, 03:22:21 PM »
The Threadripper 2990 WX did the test in: 05:13.
The Threadripper 1950X did it in: 06:34sec.

But the price of the 2990WX is about 2x compare to the 1950X. Why would anyone pay double to save about 50seconds?  :o

But on a longer render, say 2 hours, it would save around 15 minutes.  Then think of a long animation.....

Yeah, true. Guess when you are making your living out of it then you count every minutes...
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Image Sharing / Re: Just a Doodle from Sunday
« Last post by bobbystahr on April 25, 2019, 03:00:13 PM »
I was immediately enthusiastic about the nice sparkling lake :)

I like the quite natural slightly overexposed look. Looks much more real to me than many HDR pics.
Perhaps a DoF would increase naturalness and authenticity?


thought about DoF but it would blur that lovely Pine tree....and I featured it purposely to give the impression of the distant ones which are very indistinct in the distance.
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