The RANCH renderfarm now supports Indigo!

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Post by RenderFred » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:08 am

CTZn wrote:on a theorical note again:
If it finds that the settings are not the same, the project is automatically discarded.
Is it true for all tags within <renderer_settings> ? It is sometimes usefull to resume with a different MLT setting, although the process power you seem to offer may render this note obsolete... nevermind.
No it checks the user who sent the project and the definition, but not all the internal Indigo settings. So what you say should work.

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Post by RenderFred » Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:46 am

Just to say that the IGIinfo command-line utility has been updated to 1.01 (bug fix - download link in the first post).

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Post by Zom-B » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:52 am

Here another Render done on the farm in 45 min (2 times resumed).
The Sibenik Cathedral with Super Sampling of 2 and MN filter for SuperS and Splat of 0.333/0.333. A little color corrected in PS.
Szene is lit by Env Map via a lot of Exit portals for each hole!

On my system this result done in 45min here would take about 7.5 Days!!1!

BTW: works nice your little app, but the rendertime is displayed only for the last session, even if resumed and also calculates in the merging time, maybe on Ono's side some more detailed infos could be put into the IGI since he launched an updated IGI version in 1.1.4...
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Post by pixie » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:03 am

This is a light experimentation I had built for an house.. indirect sun lighting
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Post by pixie » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:17 am

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Post by Kram1032 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:08 am

very crisp cathedral, great :D

Nice indirect light test scene :)

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Post by PureSpider » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:57 am

Found another bug, it seems to be related to using HDR maps...
See the attached pic...
I used the official material test scene
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Post by RenderFred » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:09 am

PureSpider,

it's not a bug. The IGI is perfectly fine, if I load it into Violet - without touching anything - you get the image below. Probably the tonemapping settings in your scene do not go well with the 1.1.3 Indigo tonemapper.

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Post by pixie » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:57 am

Perhaps Ranch could (should) 'sponsor'* indigo materials ;-)


*With CPU Cycles...

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Post by tony » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:37 am

I am delighted and surprised:

Render 15 minutes, 20000 SPP.

Image obtained to the igi with VioletToneMapper.

Thanks Ono, thanks Fred.
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Post by RenderFred » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:48 pm

Just to remind you that if you want to see your name and one of your images on the RANCH site, you can send us one or two of your creations at contact < at > ranchcomputing.com. All the details are on page 4 of this thread, in the following post:

Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:59 pm Post subject: Your image on the RANCH site

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Post by PureSpider » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:01 pm

The image is too dark 'cause of camera tonemapping again... *sigh*

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Post by palawat » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:40 am

Just tested the resume rendering by created an originally .txt file (from Notepad), typed something in it, then saved and renamed the file and the file extension (.txt to .vui) to the same as the previous file I submitted.

It works like a charm. This feature is really helpful for any big .pigs project.
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Post by lar111 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:31 am

I've been running a few igs thru renderranch and so far it works great, no problems encountered and it seems nice and simple to use.. I am amazed at the speed of it. I have one render which I was never able to finish, the longest I let it render for was 4 days..I put it thru the ranch, 15 minutes and it was up to 16000 spp, it took one resume to finish it off and its done... I wish I could give some more critical feedback but it all works as expected so far.. Really nice work guys, unfortunatley I can see myself spending too much money getting renders done quickly.

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Post by palawat » Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:09 am

lar111 wrote:Really nice work guys, unfortunatley I can see myself spending too much money getting renders done quickly.
I hear you. :roll:

BTW, Fred, I know the cost estimator exists on the Ranch's page but It'd be nice to know the actual cost for rendering so that we get the real awareness of the price we have to pay when the beta phase is ended.

I've never use Indigo for any commercial project before. Basically because it's not practical with my poor-old computer and limited time frame given (not to mention that I still have too much to learn about this great renderer). But with the information about the real price, I can guesstimate the project's overall budgets better.

Hope it's not too much to ask.
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