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by IanT
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Indigo General Stuff
Topic: how to make stained glass?
Replies: 20
Views: 4811

I like the way how it is solved in other renderers (biased). You can treat texture as a shell of transparent paint on your glass By far the most trivial solution to implement (and not just the preserve of "biased" renderers :wink: ). A 3D volume map would also be trivial to implement with no more m...
by IanT
Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Programmers, present your IDEs
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

I'm a die-hard Netbeans user, but...

6.0 still has a few bugs which I'm hoping will be ironed out in 6.0.1 (specifically, the feckin debugger doesn't work correctly under Java 1.6.0_04 :?) Despite that, the improvements in 6.0 far, far outweigh the early teething problems.

Ian.
by IanT
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Indigo General Stuff
Topic: supersampling level vs speed ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

btw, indigo uses double precision internally because bidirectional path tracing needs it

Does it?

Ian.
by IanT
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any Java programmers here?
Replies: 27
Views: 4494

Cool project idea Dougal :) Most of the advice you've been given is great. Watch out for the String == thing... the reason that... foo = "hello"; foo2 = "hello"; if (foo == foo2) System.out.println("foo and foo2 are equal"); ... works is because the Java compiler recognises the string literals are t...
by IanT
Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: cheap quad cores
Replies: 19
Views: 3561

I've personally never been a firm fan of either (not wanting to stray into the murky religious obsessions that some others seem to get stuck into). I was in the position of needing to upgrade about 18 months ago and I would have bought an AMD had Intel not just released the Core2Duo. Based on some e...
by IanT
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Shut these guys up!
Replies: 36
Views: 5079

It is a common misconception that all unbiased engines are using MLT. I don't believe anyone is claiming to use MLT as some sort of "brand" advantage. I agree ... I don't ever remember NL or Feversoft (to name the two notable commercial examples) claiming to use MLT. To echo another post here, neit...
by IanT
Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: Bugs and Requests
Topic: [REQ] Indigo imaterial and .imt material format.
Replies: 27
Views: 4796

I have recently been doing some python, and in combination with wxwidgets, that's nice and cross platform too.

Also an excellent idea ... Python would probably be the quickest option of all.

Ian.
by IanT
Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: Bugs and Requests
Topic: [REQ] Indigo imaterial and .imt material format.
Replies: 27
Views: 4796

Java would be puuurrrrfect for the job and it would get done in half the time :P

P.S. The next person to use 10 apostrophes where zero would do gets a grenade :wink:

Ian.
by IanT
Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Learning to program....
Replies: 25
Views: 4285

for 3D stuff, i really don't like playing with, but java does have the JOGL api, which is just making calls to OpenGl through java. .. and don't forget Java3D which has progressed significantly in the past couple of years. It's effing quick too considering that the API is fairly high level. I remem...
by IanT
Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Learning to program....
Replies: 25
Views: 4285

Hehe yes ... BBC Micro Model B ... 8 hours for a 160x256 scene of a
couple of mirrored spheres over a white/red checkered plane. Great fun :wink:

Ian.
by IanT
Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Learning to program....
Replies: 25
Views: 4285

Pah, bunch of wimps... :P

Learn assembler first, it's much better for the soul. I think I was 14 when I coded a ray tracer in 6502 assembly language, and C was a piece of cake after that :wink:

Ian.
by IanT
Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Learning to program....
Replies: 25
Views: 4285

WytRaven wrote:For some reason a lot of my close friends seem to think I'm masochistic :lol:

...I tell them I just believe in learning from the bottom up not from the top down. :wink:
Everyone to their own ... just don't leave the clamps on too long :wink:

Ian.
by IanT
Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Learning to program....
Replies: 25
Views: 4285

...countering one sweeping statement with another...interesting Haha, touche :wink: I should have prefaced that with "in my experience". There's a trade-off between doing one's own garbage collection (and the many hours of debugging and hair-pulling that comes with it) and having something else do ...
by IanT
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Learning to program....
Replies: 25
Views: 4285

Nothing running under a virtual machine can ever be as fast as native code. simple. That's a slightly sweeping statement :wink: The difference is usually negligible for most applications, especially if the language in question has a JIT compiler. Java or C# would probably be fine for 99% of anythin...
by IanT
Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: random hemisphere (tlrcam related
Replies: 84
Views: 13190

Wow that looks like excellent progress and nice to see a non-Cornell render :wink:

One thing you should be careful of ... tonemapping will only have masked the over-bright GI problem, it won't have fixed it.

Ian.
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