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Offline Clay

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Long cloud render time file
« on: October 25, 2016, 12:20:15 AM »
Here's the long cloud render file.

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Re: Long cloud render time file
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 01:46:03 AM »
Receive Shadows from Surfaces is still enabled in the *cloud layer* in this file. That is likely responsible for the high render times. However on my machine (a fairly modest-by-modern-standards i7-2700k at 4.2Ghz) it only takes 15 minutes, nowhere near the 3 hours you said it took you. I'm fairly sure you have a similar or better machine than mine so something may be going wrong on your machine. Any thoughts what it might be?

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« Last Edit: October 25, 2016, 01:59:46 AM by Oshyan »

Offline fleetwood

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Re: Long cloud render time file
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2016, 02:09:18 AM »
Also renders in only 14 minutes on my I7 machine after making sure "receive shadows from surfaces" is not checked in  both cloud node and the atmosphere node. 

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Re: Long cloud render time file
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2016, 02:18:05 AM »
I left Receive Shadows enabled in the cloud layer only and it was actually 17m38s. Huh. Thanks for the confirmation Fleetwood.

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Re: Long cloud render time file
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2016, 02:47:41 AM »
I rendered one with the shadows enabled and got 12m38s, one without was 10m12s. Also got an error about the size of the memory cache per thread. I'm sure that is because of my setup though.  ???

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Re: Long cloud render time file
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2016, 02:57:16 AM »
ok I'm at 44 mins half done , is it a Mac osx issue?

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Re: Long cloud render time file
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2016, 03:03:54 AM »
What is your system hardware?

I recall another recent thread where someone was having cloud rendering performance issues on a Mac. Ah, here:
http://www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,22285.0.html

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Re: Long cloud render time file
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2016, 04:14:50 AM »
What is your system hardware?

I recall another recent thread where someone was having cloud rendering performance issues on a Mac. Ah, here:
http://www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,22285.0.html

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  Model Name:   iMac
  Model Identifier:   iMac13,2
  Processor Name:   Intel Core i7
  Processor Speed:   3.4 GHz
  Number of Processors:   1
  Total Number of Cores:   4
  L2 Cache (per Core):   256 KB
  L3 Cache:   8 MB
  Memory:   16 GB
  Boot ROM Version:   IM131.010A.B09
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX:

  Chipset Model:   NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
  Type:   GPU
  Bus:   PCIe
  PCIe Lane Width:   x16
  VRAM (Total):   2048 MB
  Vendor:   NVIDIA (0x10de)
  Device ID:   0x11a3
  Revision ID:   0x00a2
  ROM Revision:   3707
  Metal:   Supported
  Displays:
iMac:
  Display Type:   LCD
  Resolution:   2560 x 1440
  Pixel Depth:   32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
  Main Display:   Yes
  Mirror:   Off
  Online:   Yes
  Automatically Adjust Brightness:   Yes
  Built-In:   Yes

Offline PeterParker

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Re: Long cloud render time file
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2016, 03:09:51 PM »
I left Receive Shadows enabled in the cloud layer only and it was actually 17m38s. Huh. Thanks for the confirmation Fleetwood.

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Got this rendered in 11:23 Min. with an Intel i7 6850K and 32 GB of Ram. Receive Shadows switched on and off but makes not that big difference.
Turned then down the Atmosphere samples from 32 to 16 with defer/atmo off and got a rendertime of: 06:32 Min.

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Re: Long cloud render time file
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2016, 06:14:31 PM »
Thanks Peter. We've identified the probable source of this particular performance issue and it is significantly worse on the Mac. We're working to address it now and will release an update with a fix as soon as we can.

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Offline Clay

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Re: Long cloud render time file
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2016, 06:20:57 PM »
Thanks Peter. We've identified the probable source of this particular performance issue and it is significantly worse on the Mac. We're working to address it now and will release an update with a fix as soon as we can.

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Awesome!

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Re: Long cloud render time file
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2016, 11:46:35 PM »
Hoo Ray from the pc side as well
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Offline Clay

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Re: Long cloud render time file
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2016, 10:19:34 PM »
Yup you fixed it! Yaaay! render time of 14 miutes on the mac side with all the original settings in place.

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Re: Long cloud render time file
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2016, 10:26:02 PM »
Excellent! Which reminds me to formally update and say that version 4.0.04 fixes this issue and was released a couple days ago (as Clay discovered). :D

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Re: Long cloud render time file
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2016, 01:41:29 AM »
Excellent! Which reminds me to formally update and say that version 4.0.04 fixes this issue and was released a couple days ago (as Clay discovered). :D

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Been busy:-P