Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Optimizing render speed [ LW B747 Benchmark (LW 2020+) ]

  1. #1
    Founding member raymondtrace's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003

    Optimizing render speed [ LW B747 Benchmark (LW 2020+) ]

    The original topic, quoted below, was intended as a benchmark test. However, some of us were unfamiliar with controlled experiments and the topic strayed a bit.

    Here's your opportunity to explore rendering options. How fast can this scene render, while approximating the quality of the original benchmark test?

    Bonus points are awarded to those that optimize this render for LightWave 2020's native render or the included Unreal Bridge.

    If you haven't already participated in the original benchmark test, do that as well!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post

    - I'm providing these two LW scenes made in LightWave3D v2020.x for BENCHMARK purposes.
    They are intended to be uses as LW Benchmark (LW_B747_Bench) scene for testing/comparing various workstation render speeds (bragging rights ).

    - It's usable ONLY in LW 2020 and above (so please do not compare older LW render-times or change settings 'coz then it's pointless test if circumstances are different/changed).
    Although LW 2019 and 2018 will load scenes fine it will not give proper results due missing features since they both use new tone mapping feature only available in LW 2020+.
    So i suggest LW 2020 and above ONLY (at least for posting bench results).

    - It contains 4.95 million of polygons and uses about 5.8GB of system RAM during render-time so even systems with 8GB RAM should be able to use it easily.

    - Scenes are optimized for performance/quality ratio and they are NOT fully clean of noise (i know that but it's good enough for Bench/test) but i wanted to have it fairly quickly on fast computers (like 64+ threads AMD TR or Xeons) and medium speed computers like i7/R7 or even older/slower like i5/R5 computers.
    So it should render roughly from 5-55 minutes depending on your machine specs.

    Archive contains TWO scenes:
    1. LW_B747_Bench.lws - this one is faster to render, lighting is just luminous polys+GI.
    2. LW_B747_Bench_Volumetric.lws - this one is roughly 3x slower than No1 'coz additional volumetric lights.

    - Models (Boeing747.lwo and Hangar.lwo) are made by Elvis Blazencic aka Lewis and are free to use for Personal work and this Benchmark but NOT allowed for commercial work or any resale of models.

    - So usage is that you Load Scene 1 (LW_B747_Bench.lws), Hit F9 and wait and then post your render-time + screen-grab as proof and if you feel lucky you try heavy one with "LW_B747_Bench_Volumetric.lws" and do same .

    Thanks and I hope you enjoy this test.

    Here is the File Link

    P.S. This is not NewTek/VizRT Official Benchmark so don't send any Requests/Questions to them

    P.P.S. I couldn't upload 18.8 MB fiel to the forum so it's on Dropbox but Maybe SBowie can upload it to the forum/some permanent link ? (Thanks in Advance Steve )

    skype : lewis3d
    LW4, 7.5D, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020 running portably on a USB drive.
    Active LW Development in 2020: DB&W | Deep FX | DPont | LWCAD | TrueArt | ...

  2. #2
    Thanks for setting up this thread.
    Don't have 2020, thus the reason I posted as I did in the other thread. Trying to learn.

    Chuckle. To imagine, a thread here became derailed...

    I do, though, hope to learn from posts that follow.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts