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UPDATE DEFAULT RENDERING [message #47636] Sun, 29 April 2012 18:56 UTC Go to next message
avatar christopherlowe  is currently offline christopherlowe
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I read somewhere that shapeways uses Blender to churn out the default renderings when you upload a file. if this is true, i would suggest that it is time to update the rendering method that is being used.

blender has been updated a bit and now has a very powerful, fast and accurate render-er called CYCLES. if they are using blender now it would be very easy to implement the use of CYCLES and if nothing else would speed up the process that it takes to upload a model.

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Re: UPDATE DEFAULT RENDERING [message #47748 is a reply to message #47636 ] Wed, 02 May 2012 11:50 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Chris,

correct - we use Blender:

http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/404-Shapeways-release s-Blender-rending-files-under-Creative-Commons-License.html

We're aware of Cycles (I run BlenderNation Wink, and better renders are on the wishlist for sure! It's not exactly 'easy' though as we do everything on servers, clouds etc.

Bart


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Re: UPDATE DEFAULT RENDERING [message #47784 is a reply to message #47748 ] Wed, 02 May 2012 23:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar christopherlowe  is currently offline christopherlowe
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that is what i thought...

i go to blendernation every day so i am well impressed with the information provided there.

if there is anything that i can do to help out i would be willing to offer my services...

chris


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Re: UPDATE DEFAULT RENDERING [message #47878 is a reply to message #47784 ] Fri, 04 May 2012 14:14 UTC Go to previous message
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christopher lowe wrote on Wed, 02 May 2012 23:49

that is what i thought...

i go to blendernation every day so i am well impressed with the information provided there.

if there is anything that i can do to help out i would be willing to offer my services...

chris



chris,

Thanks for the idea! We're definitely optimizing Blender heavily right now to render quite fast. We're also releasing some improvements in the coming months that should give some nice speed boosts to our model upload process.

Until then, I'll check in with our devs and make sure they've tried out Cycles (though as Bart said, I'm sure he's clued them in as he is a master!) in case it will speed things up.


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