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Is POVRay still the most liked LDraw HQ renderer? - Roland Melkert - 2014-10-30

I'm wondering... is POVRay still the most liked / preferred HQ rendering tool for LDraw scenes / animations out there?

I mean with GUI tools like blender around and all.

Just wondering in preparation of the LDCad animation HQ export feature.


Re: Is POVRay still the most liked LDraw HQ renderer? - Tore Eriksson - 2014-10-31

Yes, POV-Ray is still the unchallenged No. 1.

+ It's free.
+ It's text based = manual and scripted post-processing is possible.
+ It's quite economic with usage of system resouces.


Re: Is POVRay still the most liked LDraw HQ renderer? - Michael Klein - 2015-03-14

Well. POVRay is supporting rendering LDRAW in an easy way. I did some very time consuming research how to import LDRAW models into MODO and the speed and quality beats POVRay.

https://artstation.com/artist/virtualrepublic


Re: Is POVRay still the most liked LDraw HQ renderer? - Willy Tschager - 2015-03-14

As long as you give us just some hints how to do it:

http://forums.ldraw.org/showthread.php?tid=12940&pid=12940#pid12940

and not a "LDraw 2 MODO for dummies" kind of tutorial I usually put together on:

http://www.holly-wood.it/index-en.html

It's highly unlikely that this will ever change.

w.


Re: Is POVRay still the most liked LDraw HQ renderer? - Orion Pobursky - 2015-03-14

While I really like your renders, MODO is not free. You're going to have a hard time convincing me to spend over 1000 USD on my part time hobby.


Re: Is POVRay still the most liked LDraw HQ renderer? - Reuben Pearse - 2015-05-14

I use POV-Ray for all my renders. I recently saw this on the POV-Ray newsgroup - this was rendered using UberPOV (an POV-Ray extension)


[Image: bricks_2015-03-04-1654.jpg]


Re: Is POVRay still the most liked LDraw HQ renderer? - Roland Melkert - 2015-05-17

This looks nice,

What is the difference between normal povray and uberray? As the github page doesn't do much explaining all I can make out it does more lighting stuff or something.


Re: Is POVRay still the most liked LDraw HQ renderer? - Damien Roux - 2015-05-17

Could you give a link to that pic on the povray forum?

This is quite interesting...


Re: Is POVRay still the most liked LDraw HQ renderer? - Willy Tschager - 2015-05-19

Really nice stuff. A short howto at the wiki would help enourmously.

w.


Re: Is POVRay still the most liked LDraw HQ renderer? - Michael Horvath - 2015-07-18

If I could for instance export directly to a different renderer without using Blender as a go-between I would consider switching from POV-Ray. POV-Ray is simply too slow IMO, but at the same time Blender is too convoluted IMO.

I also agree with Willy. We need a "tutorial for dummies" for us to change.