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How Many Users Ray Trace With Chief?

How Many Users Ray Trace With Chief?  

35 members have voted

  1. 1. What percentage of your work includes RayTracing

    • 0 - 10%
      29
    • 11 - 25%
      1
    • 26 - 50%
      2
    • 51 - 75%
      1
    • 76 - 100%
      2


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Never set up a poll so please excuse any bonehead parts or pieces. The reason for the poll is that I find I almost never Ray Trace any more. Had a machine that was previously set up for Ray Tracing back in the day but find I use walk throughs and standard view for almost all of my presentations. You?

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Very little RT currently, more than 70% PBR which I see replacing with RTRT-how do you want it answered?

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1 hour ago, MarkMc said:

Very little RT currently, more than 70% PBR which I see replacing with RTRT-how do you want it answered?

Dunno exactly. I think current useage. Can you choose a percentage in the poll questions?

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Almost all standard views. I bought my current machine with PBR in mind, but I just can't justify spending the time to get good at it. Most of my clients will not pay for PBR's or RT's so I primarily use standard. That being said, the quality of standard views has certainly improved in recent years as well as the quality of CA materials available (I'm sure because of PBR and RT improvements).

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I use ray trace for mainly exterior views.  Chief changed something with the last update and now the interior ray trace doesn't work as well as it used to before the update.  I don't use physically based style because of the poor quality image.

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Can’t wait for that line drawing over standard view in X13. 

Looks real crisp and clean. 
 

Lets face it, unless your RayTrace or PBR is at the level of fooling people into thinking it’s a photograph, then it’s just going to look cheesy. 

 

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Just now, Michael_Gia said:

Can’t wait for that line drawing over standard view in X13. 

Looks real crisp and clean. 
 

Lets face it, unless your RayTrace or PBR is at the level of fooling people into thinking it’s a photograph, then it’s just going to look cheesy. 

 

...and quicker Water Color with lines too....

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I stopped after PBR was introduced. I'm a very impatient person with electronics. So I never cared for the wait. Lol. I'm excited for the X13. Sounds like I'll be using their new live render feature quite a lot. 

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Since CA introduced PBR'ing I never use Ray Trace. Can produce better results in PBR without the wait and the advantage that I can work live within a PBR window. Now that CA has added Ray Tracing to their PBR it will be interesting to see the impact. To be honest though, from the recent webinar on this I was not overly impressed.

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Perhaps the pole should be 'how many would ray trace with Chief if it was way faster'?

 

Even though I upgrade PC's regularly and try to get the best balance of overclocked core speed vs number of cores, ray trace has not appealed since we've had PBR.  As I use a 3D mouse the rendering on the new PBR + Ray trace on X13 didn't look that good to me as I move a lot in 3D views.

 

I am more interested in the consistent lighting model mentioned and hope that will fix the issues of materials looking so different in standard, pbr and ray trace modes as well as the bleed of colours from backdrops and other areas radically changing the internal views.

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PBR for me , I just don't have the time to wait for a good RT

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At a cost of about $700 for a RX 3080 I don't think I'm going to be upgrading to RTRT anytime soon.

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2 hours ago, Joe_Carrick said:

At a cost of about $700 for a RX 3080 I don't think I'm going to be upgrading to RTRT anytime soon.

If you can find one.

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100%. Every plan set.

 

Pretty pictures are not required but neither is a fine meal when a baloney sandwich will sustain life.

 

Maybe it's just me but I don't think this looks cheesy. And I don't think this is possible with PBR and no retouching in other software.

 

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1 hour ago, Chrisb222 said:

100%. Every plan set.

 

Pretty pictures are not required but neither is a fine meal when a baloney sandwich will sustain life.

 

Maybe it's just me but I don't think this looks cheesy. And I don't think this is possible with PBR and no retouching in other software.

 

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Nice...

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1 hour ago, Chrisb222 said:

Pretty pictures are not required but neither is a fine meal when a baloney sandwich will sustain life.

Excellent comparison, haha  ... 

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