View Full Version : Radiosity question

10-30-2008, 02:31 PM
Just wondering what the best setting for a space scene radiosity would be? Monte Carlo or something else. I want the most accurate one. There's a few to choose from I know they are better in different situations. Anyone have any clue about a ship being reflective of the earth and the sun? I'm thinking Monte Carlo but not 100% sure.

10-30-2008, 04:30 PM
The radiosity type you select isn't really related to the kind of scene you have.
It's more a case of how much accuracy do you need in the solution and for a space scene, that shouldn't be much as it's generally interiors with light coming in and bouncing around that require high accuracy.

So I'd suggest Interpolated Final Gather as it's really quick and gives great results.
Monte Carlo is a no go. Very accurate but unbearably slow for all but the most basic scene. Interpolated Monte Carlo is slightly better than FG but slower.

Unless you have Fprime of course and you can have Monte Carlo all the way.