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Artwork => Finished Works and Works in Progress => Topic started by: onespirit5777 on August 30, 2008, 04:34:50 pm

Title: Caustics - How would this look?
Post by: onespirit5777 on August 30, 2008, 04:34:50 pm
Hi Steve, just trying to inspire you when it comes to caustics. Can you imagine how this would look if caustics were involved. I rendered this at 1024x768 with the AA set to 16; this took about 8 to 10 hours.

I didn't render with shadows because of the look I was going for.

This is just 400x300 to save space.
Title: Re: Caustics - How would this look?
Post by: Steve on August 30, 2008, 09:41:29 pm
Nice work, onespirit5777.  Transparent dielectric materials can generate dozens or even hundreds of rays for eacy primary ray.  That's why they take so long to render.  I'm working on an optimization or two to help speed that up but it will never be as fast as, say, reflections.  As for caustics direct rendering of them is much slower than dielectrics so I won't be adding that.  Light maps do a good job but that's now how ART renders.
Title: Re: Caustics - How would this look?
Post by: onespirit5777 on August 30, 2008, 10:18:26 pm
I don't mind waiting for good art. If it took 3 or 4 days to render one pic because of caustics, that is good for me. To me, quality is more important than speed. To have a program that is as user friendly as this, with as much as it has to offer, as far as I know, this is the best program on the market.

Hope one day you go caustic - I would pay for the up grade. There are programs out there that do caustics, but they are built for certain programs. One of them you can buy for a little over $200.00.

Make one for anim8or - I'd be willing to pay!

Title: Re: Caustics - How would this look?
Post by: almost cool on August 31, 2008, 07:23:17 pm
well i dont think steve would charge us even with caustics.if he needed money that bad,(i doubt it,he works for nvidia)he could have ads.
Title: Re: Caustics - How would this look?
Post by: xalener on September 01, 2008, 07:19:30 pm
You won't be adding it?

Ever?

Dude...
Title: Re: Caustics - How would this look?
Post by: Mactetra on September 01, 2008, 09:05:36 pm
so, could someone please tell me, is Caustics = light shattering.
or am i completely wrong? :S
Title: Re: Caustics - How would this look?
Post by: RudySchneider on September 01, 2008, 09:58:52 pm
Google is your friend:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caustic_(optics)