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.
http://ceciliabr.com/sh3d/YafaTest.mov

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


Cec