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King 2 by ItiseyeMeeSzark King 2 by ItiseyeMeeSzark
carry on from this itiseyemeeszark.deviantart.com… here is another test render using Dof and repostioning the HDRI
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Jim-Zombie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work - very realistic. I've wondered about cycles myself. From what I've heard it really only supports CUDA, with OpenCL in need of AMD to get their act together.
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ItiseyeMeeSzark Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

yes I have an AMD graphics card and I know that this side is expermental but I have heard on Blender Cookie that Cycles will become the standard Blander render engine so I am presuming that this side will get fixed. But I can say that it is quicker that Lux for rendering.

 

Also if you think this looks realistic wait until you see the next one that is still rendering. :)

 

 

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Jim-Zombie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cycles is a very good engine. I hope AMD hurry up and get this fixed. I don't like the idea of forking out for a new high end nvidia card. They are more expensive and tend to have less VRAM than AMD. It would be a great shame to see all the unbiased OpenCL engines fade away or become CUDA only. The latter seems to be happening with Cycles, but there is definitely interest and hope that AMD will get it done.
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ItiseyeMeeSzark Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I have always been an ATI man but I will be getting the Octane for DS plugin so I have no choice in going Nvida but I am loving working in Blender so much more now. Can't wait for my new workstation that I am saving for.
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Jim-Zombie Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was going to swap out of ATI. I've had a lot of trouble with them over the years - issues with driver quality. Things have improved a good deal over the last year though. I'm not switching because I'm going to stay with LuxRender. Unfortunately Nvidia aren't much interested in developing OpenCL compatibility.
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ItiseyeMeeSzark Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I have always had ATI/AMD cards and never had any problems. Mind you in near on twenty years I have only had 3 PCs and I have never had as much trouble with softwae or hardware like others. Yes my last main PC died given the make and quailty of the hardware but for genral runnning day to day it has been PC stress free. Software issues I caused myself with my first compter taught me a big lesson not to mess with things you don't understand. Hardware side I clean out the PC evey couple of months. I don't DLed a lot of crap and install it. I am very selctive on what I install.

 

Anyways yep Nvida for me in the New Year. I don't like Lux even with Luxus anymore. Blender has shown me a new and better way, similair to the Octane Plug-in for DS and for that I will need Nvida, well two of them. :)

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Jim-Zombie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the lucky ones. ATI had a rough few years with their drivers, at least when it came to high-end DirectX games. I know I wasn't the only one. It was everywhere I went when I was looking for fixes. I know a lot more about driver maintenance now :D

Best luck in Nvidia land. I may end up joining you.
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ItiseyeMeeSzark Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose the reason why I am lucky as I don't play games, I don't do much apart from Photoshop, 3D rendering and DTP/Word Processing. I don't run any gadgets or funcky cursors etc etc. Yes I have a photo of my last dog as my wallpaper and that is it when it comes to customisation.
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Vaskania Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with Robert- I like this one better also. It seems to be more crisp and areas that looked a tad flat on the other one pop out nicely on this one. Very good job for your first go at Cycles rendering.
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ItiseyeMeeSzark Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Vask/sinsation. Well after roberts comments I went back and repositioned the HDRI and realised I had cocked up with that. Then I redid the nodes and boy did I have things wrong with that too. Anyways I am rerendering and what a difference a day makes.
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