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kane
05-07-2008, 10:45 AM
Tested a frame,

5 min 13 sec on OSX
1 min 2 sec on XP

Wow....that's all:lwicon:

Captain Obvious
05-07-2008, 11:01 AM
Doing what, exactly? Rendering? And is that the UB?

kane
05-07-2008, 11:27 AM
Yup, Universal Binary
LW 9.3.1
exact same on both.
Rendering a female characters face with GI (Final Gather) no other special settings

cresshead
05-07-2008, 12:06 PM
wow the apple macpro really rocks!....with xp!

3dworks
05-07-2008, 12:45 PM
did you use all 8 cores when rendering on mac? in my experience there shouldn't be such a big difference in render speed with the same scene between both platforms for LW 9.3.1. what GI settings did you use? can we see a screenshot?

markus

kane
05-07-2008, 12:47 PM
I just hit render and waited. I hope it using all 8 cores.
I also did a Modo test...same setup

xp - render time 1 min 28 sec
osx - render time 1 min 45 sec
much more similar

Chilton
05-07-2008, 02:08 PM
Hi,

That's not so great. Can you send me the scene?

FWIW, the render calculations should be nigh identical between platforms, so if you're seeing this, there's something very wrong happening somewhere.

-Chilton

kane
05-07-2008, 03:54 PM
Looks like LW was set to 1 processor in OSX...so, nevermind.

Chilton
05-07-2008, 06:25 PM
I'm... glad to hear it ;-)

Also, please join the Open Beta--I am curious about the render times there, but we can't discuss that anywhere except the OB forums.

-Chilton

Kuzey
05-08-2008, 05:55 AM
Hey Kane,

You have me interested now...can you make another test with all processors running so we can see the results :D

Kuzey

SP00
05-08-2008, 09:06 AM
Of course post in Open Beta.

kane
05-08-2008, 09:55 AM
I tested it again...it only took 10 seconds longer on the osx side...so, no real difference.