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vray vs R16

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have you downloaded the latest Thea for C4D plugin and tried it in the Darkroom in C4D under Plugins > Thea > Darkroom?
It's got real time updating now.  It's really cool.

 

Splendid news. I'll get on the case and give it a try.

 

Thanks for the tipoff.

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Are you guys using it primarily for animation or stills? Can't find many full animation projects using it, a few camera animations but not so much object anims.

 

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If we're still talking about Thea it's definitely best on stills from my experience. But I'd never use Maxwell for animation work either and I view Thea & Maxwell as peas from the same pod.

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That comparison helps me place it a lot thanks, I will still give it a go though.

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Thea has been used for animations.  It just has such a small user base there are not a lot of them.  One thing I like a lot is it's always completely flicker free.

 

Here are a couple from the Thea website.

http://www.thearender.com/cms/index.php/news/featured-artists/341-sam-howell.html

 

One I rendered out myself using an older thea for c4d plugin and beeple's scene.

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There are so many rendering options now... it's a bit hard to keep up.

 

Serious C4D Contendors:

C4D Physical

VRAY

Octane

Thea 

FurryBall

Arion

Maxwell

Corona (PC only)

 

and

Arnold (coming, currently in Alpha)

 

Surely, there will be a shake-out. I doubt the market can sustain all these. It would take a very persuasive person to make me buy another renderer, outside of Arnold, which I might consider. (Own c4d 16, VRAY and Octane) But I'm open to being persuaded.

 

My work is mostly animation.

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Just ran a quick comparison on the included r16 Stairway file between Vray and C4D's renderer. I didn't change anything on the native C4D render settings, and didn't spend much time tweeking on the Vray side of things.

The main thing for me as a working arch. viz guy is clearly the speed difference.

C4D - 29 mins +/-

Vray - 10min +/-

 

Not trying to start a war here, and clearly there are optimisations to be made on both sides, but this agrees with most of my experiments between the two.

 

The C4D file is rendered in R16 (not r14 as the caption reads). The vray version is in C4D R14, vray 1.9

(The first image is the native C4D render)

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Just ran a quick comparison on the included r16 Stairway file between Vray and C4D's renderer. I didn't change anything on the native C4D render settings, and didn't spend much time tweeking on the Vray side of things.

The main thing for me as a working arch. viz guy is clearly the speed difference.

C4D - 29 mins +/-

Vray - 10min +/-

 

Not trying to start a war here, and clearly there are optimisations to be made on both sides, but this agrees with most of my experiments between the two.

 

The C4D file is rendered in R16 (not r14 as the caption reads). The vray version is in C4D R14, vray 1.9

(The first image is the native C4D render)

 

In all fairness to C4D, the render quality is far cleaner and it appears to be have a lot higher subdivision levels on things like the shadows. I think once you've tuned your V-Ray scene you could easily double that render time in order to to clean up the GI blotches and refine the shadows.

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Agreed. Like I say it was just a quick comparison. I didn't bother optimising either scene. If I can be arsed I'll have a fiddle around.

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The rug in the c4d version appears mottled or something...

 

.....GI artifacts?

 

Meanwhile the pillow in the VRAY version appears striated and noisy.

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