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GTX1080Ti 11 GB Gainward Founders Edition
show user profile  HG
My motherboard is 2011-3
My CPU is 6950x I7 (16 CPUs) 3.0 GHz
Memory : 32 GB RAM DDR4
My current graphic card is : GeForce GTX 980 with 2 GB RAM.

I wanted to buy two new graphic card instead of this one.
I wanted to buy the :GTX1080Ti 11 GB Gainward Founders Edition
it cost 990 Euro and two of it will be 1980 Euro, which is too much money for me.
Therefore I wanted to ask if that what I am doing it worth ? does it help in Rendering ??
is it just waste of money ?
I am not good in Hardware . Can anyone give me a tip ?
tnx in advance

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3/17/2017 11:08:10 AM (last edit: 3/17/2017 11:08:10 AM)
show user profile  HANZZ
I'm not overly familiar with max 2016-2017, but they finally gave max a hardware accelerated rendering option called quicksilver, found in the common/renderer option tab. It will make use of your video card/s, but regular scanline renderer won't. There ARE, however, secondary softwares you can also get, like Redshift or Corona, which DIRECTLY access your video card, and bring MASSIVE speed gains in rendering. If you get Redshift, and have that system, you'll see dramatic rendering speed increases when rendering complex lighting, raytracing, AO, millions of polys, etc.

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3/17/2017 1:04:58 PM (last edit: 3/17/2017 1:04:58 PM)
show user profile  3joez
Does Vray access graphic card power when not rendering in realtime?
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3/17/2017 1:22:41 PM (last edit: 3/17/2017 1:22:41 PM)
show user profile  HANZZ
Not that I'm aware of, no. Vray is CPU only, not GPU. You can, however, most likely still use Redshift along with Vray, though you'll have to use the Redshift material included in Redshift itself.

Actually, it seems Vray and Redshift are not really in the same line of rendering at all. Redshift is its own rendering solution standalone, just like Vray is its own. Vray does NOT use any video card GPU. Redshift is certainly worth the investment and learning, if one has need of high end rendering. I'll be researching it more very soon, as I have a big personal project coming up. There are a few threads here that tell more about redshift from people using it. Look for those.

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3/17/2017 1:30:17 PM (last edit: 3/17/2017 1:35:52 PM)
show user profile  HG
I am using VRay for my Rendering.
Do you mean that there will be no change in Rendering Time ?
and what about simulations ? like water or smoke or fire . in 3ds max or other programm like Realflow ?
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3/17/2017 1:44:26 PM (last edit: 3/17/2017 1:44:26 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Fuck Gainward.

I had a card from them that was faulty. They messed me around for weeks refusing to honour the warranty. In the end, they said they would replace it, but I'd have to send them the card for testing (fair enough), and they would then send a replacement if it was faulty (fine), but this might take up to SIX MONTHS.

Six months.

To replace a card.

Fuck Gainward.

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3/17/2017 2:58:35 PM (last edit: 3/17/2017 2:58:35 PM)
show user profile  HANZZ
HG, your card is not accessed by Vray, unless someone out there knows otherwise (anyone??)
So, no, Vray won't be faster no matter what card/s you have.

However, if you get ahold of Redshift or Corona, they WILL make FULL use of your 3d card, and you'll CERTAINLY see a speed increase even with huge and complex scenes being rendered. That's the entire point of redshift and corona.

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3/17/2017 7:43:53 PM (last edit: 3/17/2017 7:44:37 PM)
show user profile  HG
Thank you very much for your answer
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3/17/2017 11:10:44 PM (last edit: 3/17/2017 11:10:44 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
"Vray does NOT use any video card GPU"


V-Ray the production rendering system does not use the GPU- but V-Ray RT GPU...


-Marko Mandaric

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3/18/2017 7:04:05 AM (last edit: 3/18/2017 7:04:05 AM)
show user profile  HANZZ
That's the greater insight I was hoping would happen, for sure. Thanks Bolts.

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3/18/2017 7:36:14 AM (last edit: 3/18/2017 7:36:14 AM)
show user profile  FX
RT/GPU still has a lot of unsupported features that can impact your workflow:

Still needs additional workarounds if you use Fume FX afaik.

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3/20/2017 8:50:40 AM (last edit: 3/20/2017 8:51:09 AM)
show user profile  HG
I decided to change from VRay to another Renderer , which can be calculated also with GPU.
There were some of them. Can anyone tell me witch of this one has the best and most realistic quality ?

and about the Renderman, is it also available in 3ds max ?

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3/21/2017 9:50:43 AM (last edit: 3/21/2017 9:50:43 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Corona doesn't use a GPU for rendering.
Renderman doesn't a GPU for rendering, and isn't supported under Max.
Arnold doesn't use a GPU for rendering.

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3/21/2017 10:15:41 AM (last edit: 3/21/2017 10:15:41 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
Im certain Vray will have most features supported in Vray GPU in the near future, so why the switch? I recently did a webinar on VRay 3.5 for 3ds and the biggest improvement had to be GPU support.

Chaosgroup knows what's up.

Personally I'm figuring on switching to redshift since Chaosgroup doesn't seem to be putting a lot of effort into Vray for Houdini.

If Vray for Houdini was as advanced in development as Vray for 3ds/Maya I'd most likely stick with it as my primary render solution.

Octane/Redshift are GPU render options although if your coming from Vray Redshift would be similar to vray.

- Portfolio-

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3/21/2017 12:44:27 PM (last edit: 3/21/2017 12:44:27 PM)
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