Now online, the recent 76-minute webinar for users of the new Poser 11: “How to Get the Best Results from Poser’s SuperFly render engine”…
Update, video was at /l0yjSRMsAjY but is now dead.
A rather unfortunate frame (above) for YouTube to decide to dwell on. Don’t worry, you really don’t have to learn math and draw complex diagrams to use Poser! However, the graphic does indicate the nature of the video.
BE WARNED: this video is a highly technical look at the innards of SuperFly, and is not ‘pretty pictures of space babes and a half-dozen hot rendering tips’. Basically, if you don’t know what “bucket size” is and what “shader nodes” are, your head will explode about half-way through the video 🙂
Poser newbies who do try to watch it should be aware that all this complexity is hidden behind simple presets for render-quality and materials.
I did learn something interesting right at the end of the video though. “Bucket size” can affect the speed of a CPU render, but it depends on the type of scene. Doesn’t seem to work for my simple CPU though, on a test scene…
Bucket size (default Fast Preview preset is 64) | seconds:
16 | 31 seconds
32 | 30 seconds
64 | 30 seconds
128 | 43 seconds
256 | 59 seconds
Update: Those with multi-thread workstations (e.g. 12 fast cores, 24 threads) can go higher up this list and get faster not slower.