RobUSMC

Raytrace Speed

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For some reason, when I finished a plan and started a raytrace and it is taking an extremely long time (14 minutes for the first pass).  Usually, it will get thru 4-5 passes in 5-10 minutes.  I dont know if there is something in this plan that is causing it.  Not sure how to export the plan to make it small enough to attach here

 

Thanks

 

Rob 

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The number one cause of extended ray trace time is unnecessary light sources that do not directly contribute to the scene being rendered. In ray tracing ALL light sources that are turned "on" in a plan file will be parsed by the render engine, each unnecessary light source adds a factor of 10 times to the overall time it takes to fully render a scene. Turn off all lights that do not illuminate the scene of address; doing so will then cut render time to its possible minimum.

 

DJP

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Ill give it a try.  Thanks

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It must be something in this plan. I turned ALL lights off and is still is very slow.  I went back to a previous project where there were more can lights be used and I got my first pass completed in 37 seconds.  

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What's the best way to upload a plan to the forum?  I tried to do a plan back up without all the textures but it was still too large.

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What's the best way to upload a plan to the forum?  I tried to do a plan back up without all the textures but it was still too large.

 

Upload to Dropbox or another file-sharing service, then give us the link.

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or Zipping it often helps get it below the 25mb limit

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Once you zip it, you should also send a copy and explanation to Tech Support for analysis. They will let you know what they found and it may help us all. Part of your license fee buys you Tech Support and they are quite good.

 

DJP 

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I've used Tech Support many times and they do a great job of sorting out problems either in the design or, usually, in some setting. I send them a .zip file and take screen shots to direct their efforts more efficiently and to let them see what/where my problem is.

 

Steve

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Upload to Dropbox or another file-sharing service, then give us the link.

Do as   Racklamore suggests,  learn to use drop box,  one of the greatest inventions since Al Gore invented the internet.  

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one of the greatest inventions since Al Gore invented the internet.  

hahaha!

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