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  1. Thread: House Render

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    Walls need some underlying texture, photograph a...

    Walls need some underlying texture, photograph a bit of wall & use it for a bump map.
    SS gutter & downpipe would look better zinc or galvanised. If they a SS it would be a lot less...
  2. Have a look at my scene in this thread....

    Have a look at my scene in this thread. Especially the glass. There is a piece of 'glass' at the end of the balcony as well.
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    The render was made with trees placed as per...

    The render was made with trees placed as per survey, so there are a few trees going through walls. There is also another error where a bit of background moves. It was rendered in LW 9.something at...
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    A fly through done pre instances. There are a few...

    A fly through done pre instances. There are a few leaves on the road & footpath.
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    I tend to have a lowish setting for the whole...

    I tend to have a lowish setting for the whole scene so if you quickly add another few growie render times won't spiral out of control. Growies make really low settings. Key things like the obvious...
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    I also bought Robie house to get up to speed with...

    I also bought Robie house to get up to speed with LWCad. Should have a go at it again, I'm getting a bit rusty.
  7. I had been fortunate to get away from all...

    I had been fortunate to get away from all electronic devices for 6 months. Then had a small job to do on the computer for about 3 days & it was not urgent either so hours were reasonable.

    After...
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    I tried the LW grass and it seems ok. Make sure...

    I tried the LW grass and it seems ok. Make sure you have the grass in a separate layer & un tick Use Global in Global illumination so you can turn the radiosity settings down to really low numbers...
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    All I use is a Sun at 10km 10m diameter, & a...

    All I use is a Sun at 10km 10m diameter, & a second sun in the same position but 2000-3000 metres in size at about 10% as a fill & very very slightly blue. Also make shadows for the lights very very...
  10. Looking at the Intel price for the 2690 v2 it is...

    Looking at the Intel price for the 2690 v2 it is a touch cheaper than the 2687W. Turbo is 3.6 GHz which is good enough and you get quicker renders.

    As I always say. Add up the cost of the whole...
  11. E5-2643 is an old CPU released Q1/12, it only has...

    E5-2643 is an old CPU released Q1/12, it only has 4 cores, if you have the v2 then it has 6 cores. The v2 was released Q3/13, so for the quickest renders you need the E5-2697 v2 which has 12 cores...
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    Northlight Images has an article, Making a giant...

    Northlight Images has an article, Making a giant print from an 11MP image
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    What is the actual end use of the image. Without...

    What is the actual end use of the image. Without being precise so to speak.

    If you getting a bureau to print it, speak to them.

    Also the way you sharpen an image can make it look a lot...
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    The above 4158 & shift amounts work out to 16008...

    The above 4158 & shift amounts work out to 16008 pixels wide! (208 pixels overlap between frames & 8 pixels at the side)



    If you haven't set up Screamernet, it is now NOT the time to try. It is...
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    Segment memory Limit 2662 MB for 4158 x 16000...

    Segment memory Limit 2662 MB for 4158 x 16000 pixels for 1/1 segments.

    Shift camera: Do 4 frame animation, Horizontal shift -1.425 -0.475, 0.475 & 1.425. This should be about right with a bit of...
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    Laptops will throttle down the CPU if they get...

    Laptops will throttle down the CPU if they get too hot to protect themselves from over heating. So will a desktop, but it has a lot more headroom. After a few hours of rendering it maybe ok if room...
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    We had a very good system & there was about a...

    We had a very good system & there was about a thousand people who could login at any one time. The system was slow when everyone used it, but by far the largest problem was when the system was having...
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    I always render a few progress renders for...

    I always render a few progress renders for customers. If they a nice customers to deal with I often render a view or maybe 2 if there is enough data in the overall scene that maybe useful for them...
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    It is funny how things go full circle. When I...

    It is funny how things go full circle.

    When I first used computers it was on a terminal attached to a mainframe. I even had a terminal at home so I could work from there.
  20. cd L:\LightWave11.6\bin LWSN.exe -2...

    cd L:\LightWave11.6\bin
    LWSN.exe -2 -cL:\LightWave11.6\Config -dL:\LightWave11.6 L:\LightWave11.6\Command\job3 L:\LightWave11.6\Command\ack3
  21. My guess is that they are all the same CPU. The...

    My guess is that they are all the same CPU. The top ones are Xeons & depending what doesn't work in them they are relegated to lower speed & or cores. When they pass a test to determine the level of...
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    11.6 is not that much quicker. It just handles AA...

    11.6 is not that much quicker. It just handles AA better, and you can get away with less, but if you look closely AA will need to be wound up. I would buy 11.6 for many other reasons but faster...
  23. I bought my W5580 x 2, box five years ago. The...

    I bought my W5580 x 2, box five years ago. The CPUs were about $2k each. To date I haven't needed a new dual CPU box but whould be more than happy to buy a new one if needed. This dinosaur is about...
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    Are doing a F9 or F10? F10 should be ok. ...

    Are doing a F9 or F10?

    F10 should be ok.

    F9 can crash or freeze the computer, generally if they are very large files & or Layout has used a lot of ram. Layout viewports use a lot of ram...
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    I can't recall how slow that tool is. But when I...

    I can't recall how slow that tool is. But when I rescale a whole lot of architectural drawings it can easily take a minute or 2.
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