With the recent release of Bunkspeed 2014 Beta, and the inclusion of the latest release of Nvidia iray, a new render mode, “Fast” has been added to the two currently available render modes: “raster” which is now called Preview, and “iray”, which is now called Accurate. The iray Fast render mode is fully optimized to take maximum advantage of the CUDA cores found on a single Nvidia gpu. Where iray Accurate is a consistent renderer that continues to improve in quality over time, and offers the best in all rendering scenarios without settings, iray “Fast” is set to finish after 100 passes so you know when the render is done, and gets to a finished quality in seconds. For product and car rendering scenarios for example, the new fast mode is fantastic.
The Corvette images below all completed in about 10 seconds at HD 1920×1080 on a single graphics card. Accurate render mode is linearly scalable with additional GPU’s, whereas the Fast render mode does not benefit from multiple GPU’s, it works well on one graphic card to provide fantastic interactive performance and final rendered images in seconds. The new Fast render mode is:
- Perfectly suited for rendering car exteriors, industrial designer products, architectural exteriors
- Fast on single graphic card. A Fermi or Kepler card, Quadro or GeForce will provide great performance with HD renders in seconds.
- Biased renderer that finishes to completion after 100 passes.
The Corvette image on our homepage was rendered to 58 megapixels in just three and half minutes on a single gpu.
If you are interested in getting the beta release be sure to go to the Bunkspeed Community, and go to the members only section of the Forum to sign up. If you’d like to see the replay of last weeks webinar on the 2014 release click here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/320652240
At Bunkspeed, we’re very excited about the pending full release of the new fast render mode and the many exciting new features to be found Bunkspeed 2014.