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stevenpalomino
06-04-2012, 07:20 PM
Hey all

I was just wondering what the difference was between the Kray renderer and the native lw one. I've seen great renders coming out of Kray but also similar in the native renderer. I also know the Kray settings tend to be a bit confusing haha. Any insight would be appreciated!

djwaterman
06-05-2012, 12:18 PM
Kray will be faster in most situation with GI type lighting. It really can be very fast, there's room for improvement but its coming in version 3. Very applicable for arch-viz as you have seen. I'm still just using it occasionally, both rock in there different ways. If you think you might need it and have the cash, it's worthwhile, try the demo first, that's what I did, it's nice to have an alternative I reckon.

djwaterman
06-06-2012, 03:24 AM
Can't say much more without getting bogged down in technical talk, best to try for your self and then you'll know for sure.

erikals
06-06-2012, 11:47 AM
much good info on the kray site... http://www.kraytracing.com/joomla/forum

in short, based on what other said on the Kray forum.

- better interior renders
- faster interior renders
- afaik it's slow for interior animation because of the algorithm that is needed.
- fast AA (though AA quality could be better)
- no SSS
- more complex GI setup, takes time to learn /understand.
- very good tonemapping
- fast reflection blur

 

stevenpalomino
06-06-2012, 12:04 PM
much good info on the kray site... http://www.kraytracing.com/joomla/forum

in short, based on what other said on the Kray forum.

- better interior renders
- faster interior renders
- afaik it's slow for interior animation because of the algorithm that is needed.
- fast AA (though AA quality could be better)
- no SSS
- more complex GI setup, takes time to learn /understand.
- very good tonemapping
- fast reflection blur



Thanks for that break-down. Just what I was looking for :) :D

erikals
06-06-2012, 12:22 PM
 
no problem.
note though that as far as surfacing, you're on your own... :]
not much info on it, not for LW, not for Kray. (well, maybe a bit more info on the Kray site)
lot's of people seem to learn from studying evermotion.com interiors.
so you might need Vray/Max for that... :]

 

silviotoledo
06-06-2012, 01:20 PM
Kray give you results so good as VRay for interior renders. Althought V Ray is more flexible, K Ray add this power to Lightwave, but I'd use Kray for architectural renders only, not for characters. It will add an extra realism specially for architectural interiors renders.

spigolo
06-06-2012, 02:58 PM
don't forget tonemap.. feature lightwave is missing