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Ed M.
04-16-2003, 04:06 PM
I don't know about the quality of the renderer, but at least there are some companies that are trying ;-)

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LightWorks updated with AltiVec optimizations 150% (1.5x) speed increase!

By Peter Cohen [email protected]
April 16, 2003 11:00 am

http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/2003/04/16/lightworks/

LightWork Design has released a new update to the Mac version of the 3D rendering engine in its LightWorks 7.0 software. The update adds AltiVec optimization -- changes designed to improve performance using the Velocity Engine registers in G4 chips -- that results in a 1.5x faster rendering speed than before.

LightWork Design said that the AltiVec optimization provides performance boosts in scenes containing soft shadows, ray tracing and procedural shaders.


The AltiVec optimization -- built on the new software architecture introduced in LightWorks 7.0 - gives user a performance increase of up to 1.5 times for typical scenes containing soft shadows, ray tracing and procedural shaders.

The new update is available now as a drop-in replacement for the standard version of LightWorks.

Ade
04-16-2003, 09:12 PM
To be fair u have to ask how much altivec optimising there was at the start?

Newtek is trying (we hope), lets hope they come out with a breakthru for lightwave which im sure they could do more.

archiea
04-18-2003, 04:19 AM
Hey, I'll be happy with just "a drop in replacement" for 7.5b! :mad: