just installed 2010, everything is fine apart from pv360. i thought the old version was slow, this is 10x worse even on small parts. are others finding this?
also, why does it say (group) under all the appearances etc?
this render took over 4 minutes just to get to the 2nd pass, and this is normally the quick pass!
I haven't notice any slow down issues with PV360 2010. I will say depth of field can greatly add to rendering time.
Here is an image I did recently http://files.solidworks.com/InternalMarketing/PressRoom/Automotive/Baker_DriveTrainCloseup.jpg
This image saved at "best" quality to a 6000 pixel image size on a 3.2 core i7 (4 real cores and 4 virtual cores for rendering) 64 bit machine to just under 48 hours to complete. There are a lot of factors giving this image longer rendering times but I believe DOF is one of the biggest factors increasing rendering times here.
In contrast, this image http://files.solidworks.com/InternalMarketing/PressRoom/Automotive/Baker_DriveTrain_Cutout.jpg rendered on the same machine at the "best" setting at 4500 pixels took only 7 hours. Apperances are the same, image size is a bit different and no depth of field on this one.
i thought the depth of feild might be the problem, so i turned it off, with no noticable difference.
this model i have rendered before (look in the pictures of solidworks models thread) and it didnt take more then 5 minutes.
how long do you reckon it would take? ( guess)
That's arad to say. Looks like you have your quality set to best or max? This will increase time. The transparent materials will increse time as well.
What happens if you run it at good quality?
Your area light materials certainly are not going to be helping your performance.
I can't see your scene too well, but It looks like there is some transparency there. The first 4 passes are irradiance cache passes. I think when there is a lot of transparency, this will take a little longer to run those. However, I assume you ran this in 2009. How does it compare in rendering times between the 2?
paul, see my above post. there is glass in the model. in 2009 the render was pretty much finished by the time 2010 got to the second pass.
i hope it can be sorted!?
did it on good render setting and it took 4 minutes 12 seconds, which is ok. i would like to use the max setting though.
Looking at the config file for this, here are the differences between best/max:
Do you see a big difference between the renderings on max/best?
In stock PV360 scenes there is no direct lighting - only indirect from the environment. You can put 'luminious' geometry in there but I believe it acts like indirect lighting as well. Therefore, subsurface scattering is engaged when you go to the 'max' seeing as well as the other increases in quality factors.
However, I have no good answer as to why you would see a difference with the same settings from '09 to '10
Greg, Yes, you can unistall it separately.
But it depends on whether you used Install Manager or not. If you did use IM, go to your control panel>add remove programs and do a "change" on your SW2010 install, at that point you can uninstall it. Once done, I recommend a reboot of your machine. Also make sure that your photoview.CFG file is deleted (it's underC:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Luxology\PHOTOVIEW460SP0.CFG) Then go back and repeat your first step to change your SW2010 install to add PV360 back to your install.
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