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    Regarding: 1500 W PSU: Should be ok, but I...

    Regarding:

    1500 W PSU: Should be ok, but I would not go below that.

    Water vs. air: Air is usually more noisy. I read (also in the benchmark thread). that a good CPU fan can do the trick (with...
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    - Asrock Creator TRX40 Reason: Affordable - good...

    - Asrock Creator TRX40
    Reason: Affordable - good reputation compared with ASUS regading previous Threadripper versions (the previous Asus extreme boards were a disaster according to Overclock.net...
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    You can also do this: 148006

    You can also do this:

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  4. Thanks, will definately have a look as window...

    Thanks,
    will definately have a look as window glass and refraction creates a mess in GI my test at the moment.
  5. Many thanks guys and dpont. Based on the tests I...

    Many thanks guys and dpont. Based on the tests I would call OIDN a game changer. Used it in Blender and was already impressed and am now the same in LW.
  6. DP open image denoiser - use a different normal image ?

    I hope I can explain:

    Testing DP open image denoiser in LW 2020 - so far quite impressed.

    But, have a render that seem to loose details because of noise in the normal pass.

    I can't increase...
  7. In the past I did it with a surface (I wanted the...

    In the past I did it with a surface (I wanted the floor texture to add more color to the GI).
    But now I am searching for a way to do this with the color coming from the ENV lights in 2020.
    Idea is...
  8. Spot Info node in 2020 to catch indirrect rays ?

    In older LW versions there was a spot info node which helped to catch ray types and do something with them.

    I am now trying to catch the indirect rays of an env light. Goal is to alter the...
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    2020.0.1 - Portal blocking Env reflection ?

    Just installed 2020.0.1 to test portals to get faster indoor render.

    Image with portal on - reflection of ENV panorama on painting gone
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    Image with portal off - reflection of ENV...
  10. Thanks for posting the details. I tried...

    Thanks for posting the details.
    I tried Overclocking RAM and CPU manually to some extend. It was fun but not worth it in the end.
    Best Cinebench was 14668.
    Now after BIOS update and RAM @ XMP...
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    Thanks. Trying 2020 Trial right now as well. The...

    Thanks. Trying 2020 Trial right now as well. The shown render is from 2019 Trial - took more than two hours.
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    Famous archviz test scene

    An attempt with the famous Zhiyaochen indoor test scene:

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  13. Yes. Added test: LW 2015.3 = 18 min 2 sec LW...

    Yes.
    Added test:

    LW 2015.3 = 18 min 2 sec
    LW 2015.3 = 14 min 0 sec - importance sampled BG = off - noisy
    LW 11.5 = 13 min 5 sec - noisy

    Rendered on:
    Threadripper 3960x (Auto Overclock in...
  14. Test done: LW 2015.3 = 18 min 2 sec LW 11.5 =...

    Test done:

    LW 2015.3 = 18 min 2 sec
    LW 11.5 = 13 min 5 sec
    But LW 11.5 result is more noisy.

    Rendered on:
    Threadripper 3960x (Auto Overclock in Ryzen Master software active)
    RAM 64GB @ 3200...
  15. Interesting, the 3950x was with LW 11 the 3960x...

    Interesting,
    the 3950x was with LW 11
    the 3960x was with LW 2015

    Running a test with those versions right now.
  16. Is your Theadripper at stock setttings or did you...

    Is your Theadripper at stock setttings or did you enable Boost mode in Ryzen Master software?
    May i also ask what RAM timings you use?
  17. Thread: Lightwave 2020

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    Got a render with SSS in GI (1 hour 13 min. with...

    Got a render with SSS in GI (1 hour 13 min. with my 24 core Threadripper - this would be around 2 hours 26 min on my old dual Xeon 16 core). ... Edit ... Here was a sentence about my frustration, but...
  18. Thread: Lightwave 2020

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    Don't know. But found out that SSS needs...

    Don't know.

    But found out that SSS needs caustics in GI - "Use SSS" does nothing as it seems to me.

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  19. Thread: Lightwave 2020

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    I have seen that behaviour on my old Xeon as...

    I have seen that behaviour on my old Xeon as well. Sometimes I got blown out circle blotches in scenes which worked before. Solution was to change something a bit (especially the lights and camera)...
  20. Thread: Lightwave 2020

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    Here is a render strait out of Threadripper 3960x...

    Here is a render strait out of Threadripper 3960x if that helps.
    I noticed your CS sertiings are all set to linear and the lights are very bright.

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  21. Thread: Lightwave 2020

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    Either 2020 has an issue with SSS in GI or I am...

    Either 2020 has an issue with SSS in GI or I am doing something wrong. The curtain in the first image is thickened geo with sss and should contribute its color like the translucent flat curtain in...
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    Thanks Tim, hope they fix within the 30 day...

    Thanks Tim,

    hope they fix within the 30 day trial I am using here.
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    Are portal lights still working in 2020 ?

    I tried to use portal lights in 2020 (area lights in front of windows for indoor test). They don't seem to work anymore. Has anybody information about this?
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    Yes I did, and GPU denoising works. I just don't...

    Yes I did, and GPU denoising works. I just don't get any settings to adjust. I vaguely remember there might be no options for GPU denoising, only for the CPU one. But, the docs don't mention GPU at...
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    2020 GPU Noise Filter Options ?

    I finished a render in 2020 Trial.
    Noise Filter is on in Render Settings and Buffers.

    How do I get the Noise Filter Options in this case?
    The button is greyed out.

    Or does GPU not provide any...
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