Print at Mar 29, 2020, 10:07:44 AM

Posted by Ceciliabr at Aug 30, 2019, 1:38:00 AM
Re: YafaRay rendering plug-in
I fixed the issue encountered by Cecilia (just a missing DLLs for older macOS versions)

Thank you! It works now.

From my tests, this new rendering engine runs twice faster.

I created a this project from scratch - a small construct with no panel lights, only 40 Mb.
A comparative test (for speed check):

The bottom line is that Sunflow performs a lot faster.

I also recorded a short screen movie to show the difference.

In the video, you can see that YafaRay is using 17 seconds to prepare the rendering process, as the default renderer is using only 9 seconds. With a larger file ( 1.4 GB) it was still preparing when I stopped it after 5 minutes.

I know we are on beta-level, and that there's still lots of work to be done – and from looking at the quality renders in the YafaRay gallery, I think YafaRay can be a very good alternative smile