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On 11/9/2017 at 2:07 PM, StepbyStepVFX said:

As this is a repository of random links, I share this one that I found interesting :

http://www.catb.org/esr/structure-packing/

VEX being close to C, I was wondering if this structure packing was applicable, to improve the memory footprint of some code in VEX when instancing user defined structs....

I would imagine this is not very applicable to VEX, really because it's executed in SIMD fashion -- ie. Single Instruction Multiple Data -- which basically means that data isn't laid out in single data units as it appears in the code, but instead are each large uniform arrays in memory, loaded with data from the entities it's processing (eg. points, prims, etc). These arrays are dense and chewed through in a processor-pipeline-friendly fashion. If you look at the runVex() HOM command you can see how you need to provide arrays of data.

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if I could Mr. Torgue's impersonation, I would shout...PROCEDURALIZE !!!

 

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3 hours ago, Jason said:

Isn't that cool?!!

Out of interest are oscars also awarded to individuals instead of companies?

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17 minutes ago, marty said:

Out of interest are oscars also awarded to individuals instead of companies?

didn't vlado recently win one for vray ?

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On 10/12/2017 at 4:09 AM, Noobini said:

if I could Mr. Torgue's impersonation, I would shout...PROCEDURALIZE !!!

 

This reminds me of Theo Yansen's Strandbeest's

 

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Maybe someone will be interested in testing something new. :)

 

Here in Russia(for this reason render is still little known), a group of people develop new GPU biased+unbiased render(it's absolutely free and open source https://github.com/Ray-Tracing-Systems/).


Some features:
- Standalone core implemented.
- Hydra API.
- Plug-in для Autodesk 3ds Max 2017-2019.
- OpenCL = GPU + CPU.
- PT (path tracing), IBPT (bidirectional PT).
- Post processing.
- Render elements.

There is a version for 3dsmax,Blender's version is already being tested.
People wrote to the developers about Houdini's version(that it would be relevant), and they said that they would consider this.

Unfortunately, the site is only in Russian,but this does not stop from downloading(especially with google translate). :)

http://www.raytracing.ru/
http://www.raytracing.ru/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/hydrarenderer
https://www.youtube.com/user/RayTracingSystems/videos
https://vk.com/hydrarenderer
 

 

 

 

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