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Rendering in GPU in 3ds max? How to do this?
show user profile  Alex910
Hello, how can I set 3ds max to use hardware acceleration when rendering?
Is any setting there or i have to download something for that?

Thank you;)
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7/5/2012 11:49:11 PM (last edit: 7/5/2012 11:49:11 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Scanline, mental ray won't do this. You need iray, or the version of Vray that supports gpu rendering.

Which renderer are you using?

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7/6/2012 1:13:57 AM (last edit: 7/6/2012 1:13:57 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
@Nik- Are you talking about Vray RT or does the standard, production (not activeshade) vray have that ability now and I'm behind the curve on things?

- Portfolio-

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7/6/2012 4:56:28 AM (last edit: 7/6/2012 4:56:28 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Vray RT.... general,...GPU rendering is not the holy grail,...not "everything" is supported, and you DO need a kickin gfx card! You might also find if you have say...a GTX 580 or so and some kicken cpu's (2 X 6core) that the CPU is faster anyway!

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7/6/2012 3:30:51 PM (last edit: 7/6/2012 3:30:51 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Personally, I am impressed with iray.

This image rendered in three minutes on an i5 machine with an Nvidia 560. A real budget system.

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7/6/2012 3:32:47 PM (last edit: 7/6/2012 3:32:47 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Some things i find limiting though Nik. Unless things have changed recently, i didn't like the lack of things like being able to use blend materials and lots of other little niggles that escape me now! :)

My Turbosquid Area

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7/6/2012 4:55:04 PM (last edit: 7/6/2012 4:55:04 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
That hasn't really changed, sadly. Pretty much all the things I'm used to in mental ray don't work in iray yet. It can be quite infuriating at times. It has improved over version 1, but not as much as I'd like.

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7/6/2012 4:57:23 PM (last edit: 7/6/2012 4:57:23 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Yeah, had a feeling that was still the case. It is a shame, i'm sure that it'll improve in the future though. I guess its early days.

My Turbosquid Area

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7/6/2012 5:49:14 PM (last edit: 7/6/2012 5:49:14 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
My biggest grief with them is the fact that everything has to fit in the gpu memory which basically means that all things furry (hair, grass, foilage) are out. They could stage the buffers to the main memory for extra space but since memory space is the only remaining selling point of quadro/tesla cards (iray is owned by nvidia in case anybody forgot) i doubt that will ever happen.

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7/6/2012 8:54:48 PM (last edit: 7/6/2012 8:54:48 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
fur shouldn't take much vram, it's procedural.
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7/6/2012 9:00:53 PM (last edit: 7/6/2012 9:00:53 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Yeah. it's quite limiting, especially on my 1GB card. Main memory is fairly fast, there must be some clever programming trick they can come up with.

This is about what my 1GB card can do. Much more and it falls over. This is without textures.

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7/6/2012 9:03:57 PM (last edit: 7/6/2012 9:03:57 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
you can access main memory from a modern gpu but there's a performance hit & software isn't always configured to use it. on top of that you can rotate stuff in as you need it but again with a performance hit. that's why amd is moving to a unified memory architecture.

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7/6/2012 9:06:28 PM (last edit: 7/6/2012 9:07:45 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Well, it's a shame. I wonder if the perfrmance hit outweighs the advantages. Unified memory, hurry up. Although I dont' think Nvidia will ever let ATI cards render iray.

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7/6/2012 9:08:27 PM (last edit: 7/6/2012 9:08:27 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
that's why iray isn't very interestig.
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7/6/2012 9:08:57 PM (last edit: 7/6/2012 9:08:57 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
It is to me. To have an unbiased render that works with my mental ray experience is awesome.

Each to his own.

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7/6/2012 9:10:00 PM (last edit: 7/6/2012 9:10:00 PM)
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