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by sarah
Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Rendering
Topic: Threading Problems with Texture Plugins
Replies: 2
Views: 2743

Threading Problems with Texture Plugins

Hi, I've seen a couple different reports of problems with texture plugins when rendering with more than one thread, and I've seen the same problems in texture plugins I've been developing, and I've had to work around it. The symptoms are that random garbage appears in the render output, and changes ...
by sarah
Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Rendering
Topic: Dual core rendering????
Replies: 32
Views: 30463

The only time this will be faster is if thread processes can be overlapped and the time saved is greater than the added thread overhead. This is the clue to why our Nexis-6 friend a couple posts north is not seeing his expected speedup with a Hyperthreaded P4. Hyperthreads is a sort of poor man's d...
by sarah
Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:16 am
Forum: Rendering
Topic: Dual core rendering????
Replies: 32
Views: 30463

Next release has a cute little Threads button in the Render Output panel that goes up to 8. You can see it in the release candidates. 1. Yay! 2. I *have* looked at the RC, but only briefly. Missed that bit, obviously. 3. Why doesn't it go to 11? :-) 4. No, seriously, why is 8 threads the limit? Wha...
by sarah
Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: Rendering
Topic: Dual core rendering????
Replies: 32
Views: 30463

Has anybody tried rendering with a quad core? I was thinking of getting one. I have a Mac Pro (quad core Xeon) at work and blender runs very nicely on it. The internal renderer (2.42) seems to only offer one thread or two. Yafray will use four threads, and it's very nice. Even rendering on two core...