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joeri
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Post by joeri »

Hi,

floating point format of ILM goes opensource.
http://www.openexr.net/

Does anyone want to put it in before siggraph?

-Joeri

sedgetone
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Post by sedgetone »

Why ????

For digital film and grading it's fantastic, but to try and shoe-horn it into Blender's renderer as it stands would be a complete waste of time.

Sedgetone

Eric
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Post by Eric »

sedgetone wrote:Why ????

For digital film and grading it's fantastic, but to try and shoe-horn it into Blender's renderer as it stands would be a complete waste of time.

Sedgetone
Who said anything about Blenders renderer? :roll:

joeri
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Post by joeri »

Why ????
As I understand it blender has a floating point renderer (unified renderer) but all this data is trown away by saving 24 bit RGB images.

-Joeri

matt_e
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Post by matt_e »

Not to mention it's other capabilities such as (paraphrased from an email on a list I read):

- lossless compression support with multiple codecs
- unlimited channels (for example. to save multiple Z depth information channels, alpha channels, etc)
- support for crop windows so that even though the render may be at 2K resolution, you only need to actually save the data for a small number of pixels, if your rendered object only takes up a small part of the frame
- metadata support like f-stops, lens types, etc. etc.
- direct support for fast hardware manipulation with commodity NVidia cards

Looks pretty darn good to me!

sedgetone
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Post by sedgetone »

I'm not knocking it's abilities... I'm just saying that blenders current renderer would need a complete re-write to be able to make use of these features. By all means get stuck in and start codeing!!!

Sedgetone :wink:

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